PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES (PHYA)

PHYA 201. Adapted Physical Activity. 1 Credit.

Assignments to this class are made for students with special needs in physical education focusing primarily on acute and chronic physical limitations. Activities are assigned commensurate with interests and abilities. Students are required to present an exercise prescription from a physician including prescribed activities and limitations.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 202. Beginning Aerobics. 1 Credit.

Provides a cardiovascular fitness program incorporating physiologically safe dance and exercise movements to music. It develops strength, flexibility, and improved cardiorespiratory efficiency.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 203. Aerobic Circuit Training. 1 Credit.

Challenges students to achieve higher levels of overall fitness in a cardiovascular program that combines stations of muscular strength with endurance while incorporating a wide variety of equipment. Students are expected to be able to participate in a minimum of 20 minutes of aerobic exercise.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 205. Archery. 1 Credit.

Designed to teach the beginning student proper techniques of target shooting with a bow and arrow, this course deals with history, terminology, safety, and equipment selection. Shooting techniques included are the stance, nocking, drawing, anchoring, aiming, releasing, and following through. The use of the bowsight and target scoring are presented.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 206. Badminton. 1 Credit.

The course includes an orientation to the history and rules of the game, terminology, and equipment. Basic skills and techniques include the proper grip, stance, footwork, forehand and backhand clears, long and short serves, net shots, around-the-head shot, and the smash. Presents basic single and double game strategies.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 208. Beginning Ballet. 1 Credit.

The technique and vocabulary of classical ballet are presented. Exercises at the barre are followed by practice and combinations in the center.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 209. Beginning Basic Training. 1 Credit.

Beginning physical fitness program based on the model used by the United States Army Physical Fitness Academy and designed to improve aerobic and anaerobic strength, endurance, and overall physical fitness.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 210. Beginning Bowling. 1 Credit.

Presents terminology of the game, various grips and stances, the delivery approach, release, and follow through. Pick up spare leaves, releasing straight, hook, and back-up balls, reading the lanes, and handicapping are also included. Rules and scoring as well as tournament bowling are learned.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 211. Cycling. 1 Credit.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the history and skill of cycling. The course will focus on maintenance of the bicycle, fitness acquired through the use of cycling, and the skills of climbing, descending, cornering, and balance.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 212. Introduction to Dance Technique. 1 Credit.

This course is an introduction to the positions, exercises, and steps common to ballet, jazz, and modern dance. It is designed for students with no previous dance experience and is a prerequisite for PHYA 208, 220, and 224.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 213. Exercise and Conditioning. 1 Credit.

Covers activities that promote cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. The course content includes fitness evaluation, stretching, weight training, aerobic exercise, jogging, and circuit training. Individual exercise programs are developed.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 214. Beginning Fencing. 1 Credit.

Introduces students to the history, rules, and terminology of the sport of fencing. It traces the development of ancient and modern weapons; presents warm-up, stretching, and conditioning exercises that are specific to the sport; and covers grip, basic positions, and footwork. Individual and team competitions are conducted in the course.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 216. Beginning Golf. 1 Credit.

Stresses swing motion and the basic fundamentals. Techniques of the full swing and the short game are presented. Rules and etiquette are covered. Students who shoot 115 or less for 18 holes are not eligible for this beginner course.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 217. Beginning Tumbling and Gymnastics. 1 Credit.

Through proper progression, students are exposed to compulsory routines on several pieces of gymnastic apparatus--including the balance beam, parallel bars, pommel horse, rings, horizontal bar--and strength, flexibility, and gross motor coordination. Emphasis is placed on safe spotting techniques and safety awareness.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 219. Beginning Horseback Riding. 1 Credit.

Introduces students to tacking, grooming, and riding the basic gaits of walk, trot and canter. An additional fee is required; this course is taught off campus.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 220. Beginning Jazz Dance. 1 Credit.

Students will explore the roots of the jazz style through rhythm, principles of isolation and opposition, shape and energy through center work, stretches, movement across the floor, and simple routines. Previous ballet training is highly recommended.
Requisites: Prerequisite, PHYA 212.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 221. Beginning Jogging. 1 Credit.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to develop cardiovascular fitness through a popular activity. Selection of proper clothing and equipment, the physiological effects of a jogging program, care and prevention of common injuries, and the mechanics of jogging are presented.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 222. Karate. 1 Credit.

This course offers an introduction to the basics of one of many martial art styles. Emphasis is on traditional forms, basic movements, philosophy, discipline, and proper class conduct. Students will learn various stances and forms.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 223. Lifeguard Training. 1 Credit.

This course will teach the skills needed to help prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. This includes land and water skills, first aid and CPR/AED.
Requisites: Prerequisites, continuous 300 yard swim, two minutes of treading with no arms, and retrieving a 10 pound brick from 10 feet and swimming 20 yards.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 224. Beginning Modern Dance. 1 Credit.

Students will explore the principles of movement that define modern dance, gaining some understanding of the use of weight, the shape of the body in space, an awareness of timing and energy, and individual creative potential.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 225. Beginning Racquetball. 1 Credit.

The course introduces the beginner to basic skills, including forehand and backhand drives, grips, footwork, and serves. Safety considerations as well as rules and terminology are covered. Basic strategy is presented involving the return of service, use of ceiling, rear wall, pass, and kill shots.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 227. Scuba. 1 Credit.

Required preparation, strong swimming skills. This course prepares students for participation in recreational diving: both skin diving and scuba. Lectures cover physiology of diving, first aid, and decompression. It can lead to certification if students attend open water training dives conducted at the semester's end. An additional fee is required.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 228. Self-Defense. 1 Credit.

This course introduces the basics of self-defense techniques and will instruct the student by incorporating a three-dimensional educational approach. The student will develop skill, knowledge and self-confidence as related to self-defense.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 229. Downhill Skiing. 1 Credit.

This course is conducted in Boone, North Carolina, for five days over the winter break. It includes orientation to proper equipment selection, the use of lifts and tows, and the basic fundamentals, such as parallel turns, edging concepts, and rhythm. An additional fee is required.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 230. Beginning Soccer. 1 Credit.

Basic soccer skills are presented including dribbling, shooting, passing, heading, trapping, and tackling. Position play and strategies for basic offense and defense are learned as well as rules and terminology. Conditioning is achieved through drills and game play.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 231. Beginning Social Dance. 1 Credit.

The basic step patterns of popular social dances, such as fox trot, waltz, cha-cha, swing or shag, hustle, tango, and others are taught. Confidence in the ability to lead or to follow is developed. Social enjoyment of dance is emphasized.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 233. Beginning Squash. 1 Credit.

Basic shots are learned including forehand and backhand drives, corners, reverse corners, volleys, drop shots, and serves. Rules, terminology, and basic strategies are presented. Appreciation of squash as a game for fitness and fun is developed.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 235. Beginning-Level Swimming. 1 Credit.

The course consists of swimming skills for students with limited water experience. These skills include water adjustment, floating, kicking, front crawl stroke, rhythmic breathing, and elementary backstroke. Emphasis is on efficient movement through the water. Foundation skills taught enable students to enjoy swimming and other aquatic activities as a lifetime sport. Basic water safety and first aid procedures are included.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 236. Swim Conditioning. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness through swimming. Conditioning and the refinement of stroke techniques will be stressed through stroke practice and workout routines. Topics will include stroke mechanisms of the four competitive strokes, starts, turns, interval, sprint, and long distance training.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 238. Tennis. 1 Credit.

Basic skills are learned including forehand and backhand groundstrokes, the volley, and the serve. Rules, terminology, and basic game strategy will be taught. Through play, an increased level of fitness and skill will be gained to promote participation in tennis throughout life.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 239. Triathlon Training. 1 Credit.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the sport of triathlons integrating the discipline of running, cycling, and swimming. The course is physically challenging and provides information on transitions and maintenance of equipment, as well as setting up a training program.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 240. Ultimate Frisbee. 1 Credit.

Teaches the knowledge, skills, and rules of ultimate frisbee in order to develop a lasting interest in lifetime participation and to increase the student's level of physical fitness
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 241. Beginning Volleyball. 1 Credit.

Basic skills are taught including the forearm pass, the overhead pass, setting, spiking, blocking, dinking, and serving. Rules and terminology are included. Basic offensive and defensive strategy is learned.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 242. Water Safety Instructor. 1 Credit.

This course will train students to teach American Red Cross progressive swimming and water safety courses. Course content includes analysis of stroke mechanics, review of water safety skills, and investigation of teaching methodology. Students need to be proficient in front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and sidestroke.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 243. Beginning Weight Training. 1 Credit.

Basic techniques and knowledge of variable resistance and free weight systems are taught. Fitness evaluation and individual workout programs are included. Development of muscular strength and endurance is stressed. Physiological principles of fitness and their relationships to weight training are also emphasized.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 245. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 1 Credit.

This course will combine instruction in, and practice of, a sport or physical activity that can be sustained in later life, together with instruction in lifelong health.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 246. Sand Volleyball. 1 Credit.

Students will gain skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in sand volleyball and to increase the student's level of physical fitness. Students will also learn the rules of the sport and how it differs from indoor volleyball.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 290. Special Topics. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to cover the study and practice of special topics directed by an authority in the field. Subject matter will vary per instructor and topic.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 302. Intermediate Aerobics. 1 Credit.

Challenges students to achieve higher levels of cardiovascular, flexibility, and strength fitness through dance and exercise movements to music. Students are expected to be able to participate in a minimum of 20 minutes of aerobic activities.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 308. Intermediate Ballet. 1 Credit.

For the dancer with a solid understanding of the basics of ballet and several years' dance training. It emphasizes more sophisticated steps in longer combinations.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 310. Intermediate Bowling. 1 Credit.

Focuses on refinement of the experienced student's delivery mechanics including the approach, release, and follow through. Maximum quality practice time is emphasized. Alternative approaches and releases are presented and several types of tournaments are conducted.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 314. Intermediate Fencing. 1 Credit.

A review of the footwork and bladework covered in the beginning. Emphasis in this course is on individual and paired exercises rather than on large group lessons. An introduction to officiating is also covered in conjunction with greater competitive opportunities.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 316. Intermediate Golf. 1 Credit.

Builds on and refines the basic fundamentals of the swing motion. Ball flight control is introduced with more in-depth swing analysis. Students who shoot 85 to 115 for 18 holes are eligible for this course.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 317. Intermediate Tumbling and Gymnastics. 1 Credit.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to learn more difficult gymnastics skills and to incorporate them in a fluid routine. Added emphasis is placed on muscular strength and flexibility. Safe spotting techniques, particularly for more advanced skills, are stressed throughout the course.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 319. Intermediate Horseback Riding. 1 Credit.

Students are introduced to jumping; emphasis is placed on learning more balance and control in the three basic gaits. Dressage is introduced. An additional fee is required; this course is taught off campus.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 320. Intermediate Jazz Dance. 1 Credit.

Students will explore the jazz style in greater complexity plus gain understanding of jazz music as it relates to jazz dance. It includes center work, complex movement phrases across floor, adagio, and routines using large movement vocabulary. At least two years of dance and familiarity with jazz style are recommended.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 321. Intermediate Jogging. 1 Credit.

Introduces students to the cardiovascular and overall fitness benefits of running. Students will learn how running can be a lifetime activity when approached sensibly and effectively. Students are expected to be able to run three miles in under 30 minutes prior to registering for this course.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 324. Intermediate Modern Dance. 1 Credit.

Students will work to develop greater technical skill and continue a more advanced exploration of modern dance principles of effort-shape through center work and phrases of greater length and complexity in the center and across the floor. At least two years of modern dance training are recommended.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 325. Intermediate Racquetball. 1 Credit.

Students will review beginning skills. Aspects of competition will be covered, including match preparation, officiating a match, and tournament play. Specific practice will involve shot selection and placement and back wall play.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 330. Intermediate Soccer. 1 Credit.

Basic skills are reviewed and refined. Dead ball situations are studied, especially corner kicks and direct and indirect free kicks. Different systems of play are introduced and evaluated. Positional play is stressed in the development of advanced defensive and offensive tactics.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 335. Intermediate Swimming. 1 Credit.

Techniques for crawl, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl, and breaststroke are covered. Basic water rescue skills are presented including first aid procedures. Physical fitness is promoted through swimming.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 338. Intermediate Tennis. 1 Credit.

Increased proficiency in four basic skills will be developed. New shots taught include the overhead, the drop, the lob, and spin serve. Strategy for singles and doubles play will be stressed. Emphasis is on increased pace and ball placement.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 341. Intermediate Volleyball. 1 Credit.

Students improve execution of basic skills through practice. Stresses safe execution of dives and rolls. Teaches various offensive strategies and defensive alignments. Emphasizes team play.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 343. Intermediate Weight Training. 1 Credit.

Emphasizes the development of individualized muscular strength and endurance programs following instruction in the physiological principles and techniques of weight training. Students should have beginning weight training skills, techniques, and knowledge prior to enrolling in this class.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 402. Leading Group Fitness Activities. 1 Credit.

All aspects of leading group fitness activities will be explored and applied, including components of an aerobic exercise class, modifications for individual needs and special populations, health screening, fitness testing.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 408. Advanced Ballet. 1 Credit.

For the dancer with substantial background in ballet. Speed, endurance, multiple turns, beats, and complicated combinations are emphasized.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 409. Advanced Basic Training. 1 Credit.

Advanced fitness program based on the model used by the United States Army Physical Fitness Academy to further improve aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Builds on conditioning level obtained in PHYA 209.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 414. Advanced Fencing. 1 Credit.

A review of the footwork and bladework covered in the intermediate course; pair exercises and individual lessons dealing with both technique and tactics. Emphasis in this course is on individual and paired exercises rather than on large group lessons. Officiating is also covered in conjunction with greater competitive opportunities.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 416. Advanced Golf. 1 Credit.

Required preparation, a 15 or less handicap. Comprising this course are the ability to score, the analysis of strategy and shot production, and improvement of self-awareness and coping strategies.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 419. Advanced Horseback Riding. 1 Credit.

Provides more technical flatwork at the walk, trot, and canter, as well as jumping. Course work will be primarily jumping. An additional fee is required; this course is taught off campus.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 424. Advanced Modern Dance. 1 Credit.

This course is designed for the dancer with a solid understanding of the principles underlying modern dance and several years of dance training. It focuses on longer and more complicated phases of movements.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 427. Advanced Open Water Scuba Diving. 1 Credit.

Nationally recognized scuba certification may substitute for prerequisite. The course will follow the PADI Advanced Open water course curriculum which contains five specialty dives focusing on deep, night, peak performance buoyancy, underwater navigation, and underwater naturalist.
Requisites: Prerequisite, PHYA 227.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.

PHYA 438. Advanced Tennis. 1 Credit.

Individual skill improvement in all shots with pace and accuracy of shots is stressed. Advanced strategies for singles and doubles play are learned. Analysis of opponent's strengths and weaknesses and physical fitness are stressed through drills and games.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade; credit hours may not be used toward degree.