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PEX 129 Volleyball (1 credits)
An introduction to the basic rules, skills, and strategies of volleyball. The individual skills of passing, setting, hitting, blocking, and serving will be taught through drill and game experience. Perimeter and rotation defenses will be covered. May be repeated three times. [S/U]

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PEX 134 Rock Climbing (1 credits)
Beginning rock climbing class: students will demonstrate safe and proper technique for belaying, including knots and basic anchor set up. Intermediate class: students are expected to have knowledge of basic skills so that they will be able to demonstrate safe, proper sport climbing, multi-pitch commands, repelling skills, and proper anchor set up in climbing with a partner/s. [S/U]

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PEX 143 Karate (1-2 credits)
An introduction to martial arts for beginners and a continuation of training for more advanced students. Students will learn martial art skills through the practice of basics, forms, and sparring. Together, with the self-defense aspect, the student will develop a sense of well being through the self-confidence produced by disciplined training. May be repeated three times. (Formerly RPED 152, Karate) [S/U]

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PEX 148 Tai Chi (1-2 credits)
Tai Chi is an internal martial art and a set of self-practicing exercises. Because it is an internal martial art, it is used solely for self defense. It is comprised of four parts: mediation, warm-up exercises, Tai Chi Ch'uan movements, and cool-down exercises. By integrating these four parts, the student learns to combine each part of the body into a whole unit, exercising every muscle, joint, tendon, ligament, and especially the mind. Tai Chi can be used as a wellness program, an exercise program, and a relaxation program, all rolled into one. No special equipment required except for flat-bottomed shoes. Can be performed anywhere. Tai Chi teaches the student to live in harmony with oneself and nature. It is an art and is often called ""poetry in motion."" [S/U]

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PEX 169 Yoga (1-2 credits)
Participation in the various class offerings will increase the student's overall flexibility, enhance physical strength and stamina, increase heart and lung function, and nurture the health and well-being of beginning and experienced yoga practitioners. Correct structural alignment will be emphasized as well as linking movement with breath; effort with relaxation; and the mind, body, and spirit. May be repeated three times. [S/U]

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PEX 170 Aerobics (2 credits)
This course involves participating in physical activities in which each individual can achieve the benefits of realistic fitness goals through activities such as hi/low impact sessions, kickboxing, and interval and circuit training. Class can be modified for most fitness levels and conditions and is a great fat burner. May be repeated three times. [S/U]

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PEX 172 Body Contouring and Conditioning (2 credits)
Intended to enhance physical activity to improve overall health and quality of life. Students will learn knowledge of muscle groups, target heart rate, and the potential benefits of regular exercise which includes improved cardiovascular endurance, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and improved body contour. Students will participate in aerobic activities, calisthenics and sculpting-isometric exercise, sports, conditioning, and flexibility training. May be repeated three times. [S/U]

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PEX 180 Strength Training (2 credits)
This class provides safe and effective conditioning of the body through muscular fitness training. This is often done with weight lifting, but can be accomplished through a variety of exercises such as Pilates. May be repeated three times. [S/U]

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PEX 183 Weight Training (3 credits)
The proper form and techniques of a lifting exercise will be taught in the beginning class section. The student will learn how to implement the different programs and methods to help them achieve their goals. Spotting techniques to enhance safety will be addressed. Additional sections are offered to help the student develop a stronger and improved physique. May be repeated three times. [S/U]

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PEX 199 Special Topics in Recreation and Physcial Education (1-2 credits)
Selection will depend on current interests and needs. Student Open Workout, Relaxation Techniques, and New Year's Resolution are some examples of selections in this category. Descriptions of individual Special Topics in Recreation will be found in the current class schedule. May be repeated three times. [S/U]

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PEX 351 Teaching Physical Education in Elementary School (3 credits)
Designed for elementary education majors and those in related fields. Emphasis is placed on the teaching and spotting of basic gymnastics and tumbling skills. Foundational concepts of balance, flexibility, spatial awareness, motor learning, and risk management will be covered.

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