Course Descriptions

Please Note: Courses effective Spring 2018; for earlier terms, please contact enrollment services for the appropriate class schedule.

This a list of all courses the College can offer; the College does not offer all courses every semester. For the current semester's courses, go to the class schedule. The class schedule provides more complete information, including course description, instructor, course fee, and textbook required.

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Display only IAI* courses

*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 Academic Advising 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

PED109 - Volleyball I
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.Prerequisite: PED109 or consent of instructor.
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.Prerequisite: PED112 or consent of instructor.
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.Prerequisite: PED118 or consent of instructor.
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.Prerequisite: PED122 or consent of instructor.
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.Prerequisite: PED 128 or concurrent enrollment in PED 128.
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
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

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.Prerequisite: PED131
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $25

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.Prerequisite: PED130
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 1)

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

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)

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