Wellness (WELL)

WELL 1001. Team Sports I. (1 Credit)

Basic skills are provided in the sports of basketball and volleyball. Cardiovasular conditioning is stressed.

WELL 1007. Aquatics I. (1 Credit)

This course is designed for the non-swimmer and novice. The course will address basic swimming techniques, safety and aqua aerobics. Emphasis is placed on improving overall cardiovascular efficiency and acquiring survical skills.

WELL 1020. Aquatics II. (1 Credit)

This course is designed for the swimmer. The course will address swimming techniques and safety. Emphasis is placed on improving over cardiovascular efficiency and acquiring survival skills. Prerequisite: PEDH 1007 or WELL 1007.

WELL 1105. Strength Training I. (2 Credits)

Involves strength training through a circuit of isotonic exercise using barbells, dumbells, and a selection of fixed/variable resistnace machines. Covers muscles of the body, types of muscular contractions, and principles of strength training. Includes orientation to the fitness center. Prerequisite: None. Offered: Fall, Spring.

WELL 1106. Walk, Jog, Run. (2 Credits)

Involves cardiovasuclar tranining through endurance walking, jogging, or running. Includes infomaiton on why such training is needed, how it is accomplished, and what results can be expected. Prerequisite: None. Offered: Fall, Spring.

WELL 1115. Step Aerobics. (2 Credits)

Emphasis is on cardiovascular endurance, muscle conditioning, and flexibility development. Continuous exercise is combined with music. Includes orientation to the fitness center. Prerequisite: None. Offered: Fall, Spring.

WELL 1122. Basketball I. (1 Credit)

An introduction to the fundamental skills & knowledge necessary to play basketball. Includes instruction in passing, dribbling, shooting, basic strategies, & rules. Prerequisites: None. Offered: On demand.

WELL 1123. Aerobic Pump. (2 Credits)

This course is designed to work the entire body using barbells with adjustable weights to music. Beginning with a general warm up, participants are led through a series of exercises including squats, presses, lifts and curls. The focus is on correct lifting techniques using light to moderate weights and high repetitions. Prerequisite: None. Offered: On demand.

WELL 1125. Badminton I. (1 Credit)

Introduction to techniques such as serve, clear, drop, smash, and drives with an emphasis on strategy and rules. Prerequisites: None. Offered: Fall, Spring.

WELL 1126. Tennis I. (1 Credit)

An introduction to the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to play tennis. Includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve, basic strategies and rules. Prerequisite: None. Offered: Fall, Spring.

WELL 1132. Lifeguard Training. (2 Credits)

Designed to teach fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to save one's own life or the life of another in the event of an aquatics emergency. Student can qualify for Red Cross certification through this course. Prerequisite: Swim Test. Offered: On demand.

WELL 1142. Square Dancing. (1 Credit)

Introduction to the basic steps and figures of square dancing. Prerequisite: None. Offered: On demand.

WELL 1145. Self-Defense I. (1 Credit)

An introduction to self defense including striking skills and Jiujutsu. An emphasis is on avoidance, defensive strategies, and basic escape maneuvers for self protection. Prerequisite: None. Offered: On demand.

WELL 1148. Archery I. (1 Credit)

This course is a Physical Education elective course designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of archery. Students will learn the history of archery, proper equipment use, techniques, rules, terminology, scoring, and etiquette. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Offered: Fall, Spring.

WELL 1151. Golf I. (1 Credit)

Introduction to techniques such as putting, chipping, pitching, sand play, full swing irons, and woods with an emphasis on the rules and etiquette of golf. Prerequisite: None. Offered: Fall, Spring.

WELL 1156. Volleyball I. (1 Credit)

An introduction to the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to play volleyball. Includes instruction in the serve, forearm pass, overhead pass, dig, spike, block, basic strategies, and rules. Prerequisite: None. Offered: Fall.

WELL 1161. Fitness I. (2 Credits)

Discussion of the four major components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Prerequisite: None. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

WELL 1162. Fitness II. (2 Credits)

Reviews the four basic components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Students will be required to research assigned fitness topics and submit written reports. Prerequisite: WELL 1161 or permission of instructor. Offered: Fall, Spring.

WELL 1166. Racquetball I. (1 Credit)

An introduction to the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to play racquetball. Includes instruction on forehands, backhands, serves, basic strategies, and rules. Prerequisite: None. Offered: Fall, Spring.

WELL 1168. Survival Skills I. (1 Credit)

This course is designed to teach and apply the basic concepts needed to prevent a survival scenario or survive one, including: water sources and purification, shelter building, fire building, map and compass use, emergency action principles, wild edibles, animal observation, outdoor equipment, minimum impact camping, and wilderness ethics. Prerequisite: None. Offered: On demand.

WELL 1187. Yoga I. (1 Credit)

A course designed to teach the student the various styles & techniques involved of yoga. Prerequisite: None. Offered: On demand.

WELL 1216. Beginning Paddling. (1 Credit)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental skills involved in canoeing. The student will have the opportunity to experience paddling strokes of various difficulties in a variety of fixed and moving water. This course will be taught in cooperation with the Flint River Outpost. This course will focus on the technical aspects of canoe paddling, reading hydraulic features, canoeing nomenclatures, and will address other issues such as environmental care, individual and group leadership, and team building. Prerequisite: None. Offered: On demand.

WELL 1236. Pilates I. (1 Credit)

Pilates, developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s, is a series of controlled movements engaging one’s body and mind which focuses on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the “core” or “powerhouse” of the body which includes the abdominal muscles, the back, and the buttocks. This course focuses on a progression of exercises from beginner to intermediate and assumes that the student has no prior knowledge of Pilates exercises. Prerequisite: None. Offered: On demand.

WELL 1241. Body Core I. (1 Credit)

This class merges three tested exercise programs – Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates. Students will experience strength training exercises, stretching, and balance while focusing on core activities. Prerequisite: None. Offered: On demand.

WELL 1243. Zumba Dance I. (1 Credit)

A course designed to introduce the student to the skills involved with Zumba dancing. This course will offer a survey of the technique of basic Latin dance moves as well as the choreography of Zumba dance.