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Please Note: Courses effective Fall 2014; for earlier terms, please refer to the appropriate class schedule.

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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

Physical Education

PED101 - First Aid
Course investigates accident prevention and procedures to be followed in cases of accident or sudden illness. Content includes accident scenes in the home, school and community. Standard American Red Cross Certificate awarded uponsuccessful completion of course.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 0)
Fee: $25

PED102 - Living With Health
Course presents overview of healthy living. Content includes application of scientific health facts and principles of effective living. Media based course.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

PED103 - Badminton
Course provides instruction in fundamentals of badminton. Content includes shots, rules, strategy of the game, and skill practice in singles and doubles and tournament play.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)

PED105 - Bowling
Course provides instruction in basic skills of bowling. Content focus is on skills practice, tournament play and handicapping. Fee $2/week, payable each week at bowling alley (subject to change).
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $20

PED107 - Tennis I
Course provides instruction in fundamental tennis shots. Content includes rules and etiquette of the game, skill practice at singles and doubles play.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $20

PED108 - Tennis II
Course continues basic knowledge of tennis, with content focus on development of intermediate skills, and strategy of play.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $20

PED109 - Volleyball
Course provides instruction in fundamentals of volleyball. Content focus is on skills, rules of the game, skill drills, and game playing.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)

PED110 - Volleyball II
Course continues development of volleyball skills and knowledge of the game. Content focus is on intermediate skills, team strategies and offensive and defensive play.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)

PED112 - Soccer I
Course provides instruction in fundamentals of soccer. Content focus is on skills, rules of the game, skill drills and game playing.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $20

PED114 - Soccer II
Course continues development of soccer skills and knowledge of the game. Content focus is on intermediate skills, team strategies and offensive and defensive play.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $20

PED118 - Softball I
This activity course gives instruction in the fundamental skills, rules, and strategy of the game. Game playing is emphasized.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $25

PED120 - Softball II
This activity course gives instruction in the fundamental skills, rules, and strategy of the game. Game playing is emphasized.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $25

PED121 - Basketball
Course gives instruction in fundamentals of basketball. Content includes skills, rules, and strategy of basketball.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)

PED122 - Baseball I
This activity course gives instruction in the fundamental skills, rules, and strategy of the game. Game playing is emphasized.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $25

PED124 - Baseball II
This activity course gives advanced instruction in the skills, rules, and strategy of the game. Game playing is emphasized.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $25

PED128 - Yoga I
Class introduces yoga postures with fitness movements. Content focus is on techniques of relaxation and breathing in order to increase flexibility, strength, range of motion and improve balance.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)

PED129 - Yoga II
Class continues to explore a variety of yoga postures with fitness movements. Content focus is on techniques of relaxation and breathing in order to increase flexibility, strength, range of motion and improve balance.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)

PED130 - Conditioning I
Course is designed to shape, strengthen and tone the major muscle groups for total body fitness or sport-specific skills. A variety of exercises and equipment will be used.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 1)

PED131 - Physical Fitness I
Course aids in development of total physical fitness. Content includes use of weight machines and aerobic exercise equipment to develop strength, improve muscle tone, flexibility, and aerobic endurance. Enrollment in only one of the following courses within the same semester: PED 131, PED 132, PED 141, or PED 190.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $25

PED132 - Weight Training I
Course introduces basic skills of lifting weights for the purpose of physical development. Content includes basic lifts, with focus on constructing individual weight program to develop strength, endurance, and flexibility and muscle tone.Enrollment in only one of the following courses within the same semester: PED 131, PED 132, PED 141, or PED 190.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $25

PED136 - Walking for Fitness/weight Loss
Course improves aerobic endurance and aids in weight loss. Content includes brisk walking or jogging of several miles outdoors (weather permitting), preceded by stretching exercises.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)

PED137 - Fitness Walking II
Course continues program of weight loss and/or fitness walking (jogging) at an accelerated level. Content includes participation in individualized walking program geared toward either weight loss or fitness. Prerequisite: PED 136.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)

PED141 - Physical Fitness II
Course continues to develop physical fitness. Content includes weight machines and aerobic exercise equipment to increase strength, and improve muscle tone, flexibility, and aerobic endurance. Enrollment in only one of the following courses within the same semester: PED 131, PED 132, PED 141, or PED 190.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $25

PED143 - Badminton II
Course provides instruction and practice at intermediate level. Content includes badminton shots, rules, and strategy of the game, and skill development practice at singles, doubles, and tournament play.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)

PED160 - Conditioning II
Course further shapes, strengthens and tones major muscle groups for total body fitness or sport-specific skills. A variety of exercises and equipment will be used.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 1)

PED161 - Step Aerobics
Course develops muscular strength and endurance, and increases cardiovascularendurance. Content includes using a step platform to perform various step patterns and arm movements to music. Focus is on a low-impact high intensity workout. Height of step platform can be varied. Course suitable for both beginner and conditioned athlete.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)

PED171 - Step Aerobics II
Course presents stepping patterns at intermediate level. Content includes increased complexity of patterns, individual variations of workout intensity level to meet fitness needs. Intended for students already familiar with basic step training. Prerequisite: PED 161 or consent of instructor.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)

PED172 - Steps Aerobics III
Course continues step training. Content focus is on increased complexity of choreography and “power” movements. Prerequisite: PED 171 or consent of instructor.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)

PED173 - Steps Aerobics IV
Course combines aerobic floor patterns with step patterns. Content focus is on more intense workout, and choreography for multiple step patterns. Intended for advanced students. Prerequisite: PED 172 or consent of instructor.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)

PED185 - Golf
Course combines instruction and practice for skill development. Content includes rules, etiquette and information about purchase and care of equipment, and fundamental skills of playing golf.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $20

PED190 - Fitness Center
Course develops fitness through proper exercise. Content includes various types of equipment to exercise every major muscle group, while heart rate is maintained at exercise level. Enrollment in only one of the following courses within same semester: PED 131, PED 132, PED 141, or PED 190.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 2)
Fee: $25

PED191 - Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries
Course explores prevention, recognition, and treatment of common athletic injuries. Content includes supportive taping and wrapping, duties and responsibility of the athletic trainer, budgeting and ordering supplies, and operation of the training facility.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $5

PED192 - Fit and Firm
Course safely improves flexibility by using DYNA-BAND, Total Body Toner. Content includes exercising to music, using various resistance bands either individually or in combination for greater resistance. Focus is on firming variousmuscle groups. Intended for both the beginner and conditioned athlete.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)

PED205 - Introduction to Elementary School Physical Education Curriculum and Methods
Course introduces curriculum models and methodologies for teaching contemporary physical education in elementary school. Content includes materials, and activities, teaching methods, styles, and planning, child growth in psychomotor, cognitive, and social domains. Intended for prospective educators.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 0)

PED230 - Coaching Certification in Illinois
Course focuses on coaching principles, sports first aid, and Illinois High School Association (IHSA) by laws. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the test to receive certification from the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) allowing them to coach in Illinois schools.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

PED231 - Theory and Practice of Basketball
Course examines principles underlying the profession of coaching basketball. Content includes teaching techniques for developing competitive basketball skills. Focus is on strategy and instructional methods of basketball.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

PED232 - Theory and Practice of Baseball
Course examines principles underlying the profession of coaching baseball. Content includes rules, strategy, and teaching methods.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

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