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Health/PE/Recreation

  • HE112 1 credit
    Emergency First Aid - Register

    Teaches students the critical skills necessary to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. Course allows more time for in-depth practice and testing in CPR as well as setting a scene for safety, learning about blood borne pathogens, AHA chain of survival, and the Good Sam Law. Upon successful completion of the written and practical portions of the course, students will receive an American Heart Association’s Emergency First Aid Heartsaver® card.

  • HE131 3 credits
    Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science - Register

    Introduces students to the field of exercise and sport science (EXSS). Upon completion of this class, students should have a good understanding of the history, the need for, current topics in, and careers available in EXSS, as well as education/certification required for these careers. This course helps many students decide if an educational path in EXSS is something that they wish to pursue. Several guest speakers representing various careers/areas in EXSS will present their experiences to the class. Basic online research skills will also be covered to allow students to seek out accurate and reliable information about EXSS.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores. Offered winter and summer terms.

  • HE199 Variable credit
    Special Studies: Health - Register

    Presents special topics in health including, but not limited to, smoking cessation, stress management, heart and back health, emotional health, and wellness assessment.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores.

  • HE208 1 credit
    HIV and Other Epidemics - Register

    Introduces students to the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted diseases. Students will examine treatment options, prevention strategies, legal and policy issues that impact infected individuals as well as the larger community. The course also explores the social, psychological, and ethical issues surrounding these diseases and their impact on present and future generations.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores. Offered fall and spring terms.

  • HE250 3 credits
    Personal Health - Register

    Examines personal and societal health topics including consumer health issues, major disease patterns, and the elements of good health, and relates them to daily life.
    Prerequisite: WR115.

  • HE252 3 credits
    First Aid/CPR - Register

    Offers a basic life support (BLS) plan for emergency care of cardiac victims until EMS arrives. Helps students recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and cardiac arrest that pose a threat to life. Using techniques that emphasize the importance of compressions, airway management, and assisted breathing techniques (CABs), students are taught assessment skills that allow evaluation of one- and two-rescuer strategies on adults, children and infants (excluding newborns), airway obstruction relief, and how to appropriately use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The first aid, CPR, and AED section covers the critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest. Students learn how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock, and other first aid emergencies. Building on these skills is basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. It provides the skills necessary to respond to a community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster when emergency services are not immediately available. Successful completion of the course leads two certifications from the American Heart Association: American Heart Association’s Emergency First Aid Heartsaver® card and an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider card, both valid for two years.
    Prerequisite: WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test score.

  • HE253 3 credits
    Wilderness First Aid - Register

    Provides individuals with foundational first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies in areas without access to immediate emergency medical services. Highlights the importance of critical thinking and decision making and provides hands-on learning using delayed-help situations. Students are trained to deal with many situations that may be encountered in the wilderness or remote location. Training focuses on teaching students to assess situations, improvise solutions using available resources to stabilize patients, and identify the best way to get patients to definitive medical treatment. Includes an overview of wilderness issues and allows students to be certified in basic wilderness first aid with successful completion of the course (in effect for two years).
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores, and physical abilities to allow hiking and lifting equipment. Basic first aid knowledge and CPR is useful. Offered winter term.

  • HE259 3 credits
    Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury - Register

    Introduces students to prevention, treatment, and management of athletic injuries. Basic musculoskeletal anatomy will be reviewed. Students will learn to assess, treat and rehabilitate various athletic injuries. Practical skill sessions for hands-on experience will be included in the course.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores; BI121 recommended.

  • HE261 1 credit
    CPR/Basic Life Support Provider - Register

    Offers a basic life support plan for emergency care of cardiac victims until EMS takes responsibility for the victim. This is a Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider course designed to help students recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and cardiac arrest that pose a threat to life. Includes scene safety assessment, in-depth coverage of the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest and heart attack, how an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) functions, blood borne pathogens, the Good Samaritan Law and chain of survival. Using techniques that emphasize the importance of compressions, airway management, and assisted breathing techniques (CABs), students are taught assessment skills to evaluate one- and two-rescuer strategies on adults, children and infants (excluding newborns), airway obstruction relief, and how to appropriately use an AED. Manikins are used in all intensive skill areas with ample time to practice and learn lifesaving skills. The course is intended to introduce and enhance existing skills and concepts, and leave students with a firm understanding of both their limitations as first responders and their ability to provide basic lifesaving care. The course is taught at the provider level through the American Heart Association and results in a CPR, Basic Life Support Provider card upon successful completion.

  • HE280 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/Health Science - Register

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.

  • HPE295 3 credits
    Health and Fitness for Life - Register

    Prepares students with the foundation needed to be successful health/PE majors and in other majors as well. Dominant topics include disease projections, essential nutrients, behavior modification, body composition, strength and endurance training, cardio-respiratory health, flexibility, the mechanics of stress and stress relief, and relationship building. Students assess lifestyles, wellness, fitness, nutrition, and risk for illness/disease as part of the course.
    Prerequisite: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores.

  • OAL150 2 credits
    Outdoor Living Skills - Register

    Introduces students to the art of preparing to camp in front or back country, presenting skills that are applicable to any environment and activity. Students will develop and apply skills in a range of environmental settings and will be prepared for future classes and experiences in the outdoors. The primary goal of this course is to learn the skills necessary to plan equipment and food for group trips as well as practice the skills of making informed choices in wilderness environments.
    Prerequisites: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test scores and the ability to walk with a backpack containing personal gear. Offered fall term.

  • OAL223 2 credits
    Wilderness Navigation - Register

    Uses a classroom setting to preview and cover the types of land forms that will be seen in the wilderness to prepare students for understanding real life navigation complexes. Introduces students to wilderness navigation including how to orient, navigate, and route-find in a wilderness setting using maps, compass, altimeter and GPS. It also requires students to demonstrate competency in a field setting.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test scores. Offered spring term.

  • OAL250 3 credits
    Foundations of Outdoor Adventure and Leadership - Register

    Introduces students to the history, philosophy, and styles in outdoor adventure leadership in contemporary society, with application to current trends and prospects for the future. Allows students to develop knowledge and a personal style of effective leadership and communication.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test scores. Offered winter term.

  • PE184 1 credit
    Adaptive Physical Education - Register

    Focuses on knowledge, comprehension, and application of human movement principles related to individuals with disabilities. Prepares students with a foundation of special needs applications through a combination of research and practical classroom experience within the professional arena of persons with disabilities. Students are encouraged to raise issues, provide information from their own experience, and ask questions.
    Prerequisites: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test score.

  • PE185 1 credit
    Physical Education - Register

    Offers fitness and recreational activities in areas such as martial arts, physical fitness and conditioning, weight training, dance, aquatics, outdoor recreation sports, and individual, dual, and team sports.

  • PE185BA 1 credit
    Backpacking - Register

    Teaches the skills to travel and camp with quality and style, while exploring and respecting the wilderness. The skills necessary to plan equipment and food for group trips as well as the skills to make informed choices in a wilderness environment will be covered.
    Offered spring and summer terms.

  • PE185CC 1 credit
    Snow Skiing/Snowboarding - Register

    Teaches the complete range of alpine skiing or snowboarding skills, from basic to advanced techniques, in small group settings of students based on ability levels. It is designed to help students achieve personal fitness goals, while having fun and interacting with others. Upon completion of this course students will show improvement in downhill techniques, develop an understanding of rules and etiquette of the sport and be able to view the sport with greater appreciation of the techniques and skills required.
    Offered winter term.

  • PE185D 1 credit
    Physical Conditioning/Weight Training - Register

    Encompasses body composition evaluation, fitness assessments, a variety of the newest fitness industry weight training programs/activities − such as EMOMs and supersets − that involve muscle endurance and strength, aerobic activities for improved cardiovascular endurance and circulation, and stretching for flexibility. Students meet with the instructor and create an individual workout schedule based on components of best practices in the fitness industry. Incorporates fitness and weight lifting activities to accommodate each student’s ability and need by designing a workout schedule to “flex” around individual performance level and student goals.

  • PE185E 1 credit
    Yoga - Register

    Yoga offers an effective method for reducing stress and creating a relaxation response within the body and mind. Through a series of controlled exercises, stretching, and breathing techniques, this course will give students firsthand experience with the concepts and applications of being responsible for and improving health. Students of all ability levels are welcome.

  • PE185F 1 credit
    Karate - Register

    Teaches the fundamentals of Okinawan/Japanese karate (Ukinju-Ryu Karate-Do) that has an emphasis on balance, coordination, physical fitness, and personal wellbeing as a primary goal, with the acquisition of self-defense skills and a sport competition component as practical byproducts. Covers postures, fundamental techniques, interactive drills, and self-defense applications. In addition, international sport competition rules and regulations and the basic combative skills will be introduced.
    Prerequisite: Students must be able to minimally perform the requisite physical activities defined by the course.

  • PE185HA 1 credit
    Hiking Oregon - Register

    Teaches the necessary skills for hiking like pre-trip planning, orienteering, traveling as a group, wilderness ethics and safety. Course topics include plants, animals, animal track identification, map and compass lessons, geocaching GPS activities, and basic preventative first aid such as hydration and foot care.
    Prerequisite: Students must be able to minimally perform the requisite physical activity throughout the class. Offered fall term.

  • PE185J 1 credit
    Pilates - Register

    Pilates is an exercise that enhances flexibility, core strength and coordination. Also improves breathing and lung capacity, muscle control, and balance through a system of controlled movements. Pilates is an effective method for reducing stress, increasing abdominal tone, and improving posture and flexibility. Students of all ability levels are welcome.

  • PE185K 1 credit
    Core and Cardio - Register

    Offers a variety of methods to achieve a stronger core and greater cardiac performance. Step aerobics, weighted workout, kick boxing, circuit training, and interval training -- all set to music -- are used to strengthen and increase metabolism, heart circulation, and lung capacity. Stretching; mat work; use of balls, weights and exercise bands to tone, strengthen, and develop the core; will also be used. Short discussions will cover the benefits of exercise, proper breathing and execution of exercises, the prevention and care of exercise-related injuries, diet, physiology, major muscles groups and body terms, and information on related health issues.

  • PE185L 1 credit
    Lap Swimming - Register

    Fosters the development of cardiovascular health and increased strength and flexibility through aquatic and strength exercises. Emphasizes overall fitness and encourages students to swim and train at their own pace. Swim hours throughout the term can be scheduled around students' schedules. Students set individual goals for swimming and strength training and strive to reach those goals over the course of the term.

  • PE185M 1 credit
    Multi-level Aerobics - Register

    Consists of a high-energy, cardiovascular workout for men and women of all ages, sizes, and physical conditions using dance aerobics, step aerobics, kickboxing, and Latin craze as a foundation in the class. Geared to meet each student’s ability, needs and goals while strengthening the entire body to a music workout. Activities include muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, body composition, and flexibility while keeping one foot on the floor at all times during aerobic segments. Benefits of exercise, proper execution of exercises, the prevention and care of exercise-related injuries, and major muscle groups and body terms are included.

  • PE185N 1 credit
    Circuit Fitness Training - Register

    Provides students the opportunity to develop individual cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and muscular strength and endurance through a range of group exercise activities. Circuit activities will rotate on a regular schedule. Short lecture sections will cover the benefits of exercise, proper breathing and execution of exercises, prevention and care of exercise-related injuries, diet, physiology, major muscles groups and body terms, and information on related health issues.

  • PE185Q 1 credit
    Aquatics for Personal Trainers - Register

    Provides students with a solid foundation for working as personal trainers in the medium of water. The course provides a comprehensive approach to the fundamentals of physical fitness, weight loss, and functional movements that promote flexibility, movement, and a life of health and wellness in a pool setting. The course is designed to support students who would like to pursue a personal trainer certification, specifically the American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer.
    Prerequisites: PE185D and PE194.

  • PE185R 1 credit
    Beginning Rock Climbing - Register

    Covers the basic skills needed to explore and respect the wilderness while perfecting the ability to climb rock faces safely. The skills necessary to plan equipment and make informed choices in a wilderness environment will be covered and include: equipment, knots, safety, training, stretching, skills and techniques, belaying, top rope anchors, rappelling and team work. The course will include several venues and a field trip for successful completion of the course.
    Offered spring term.

  • PE185RC 1 credit
    Rock Climbing Adventure - Register

    Provides extended learning opportunities for students to challenge themselves while focusing on safety and teamwork. Focus is on both top rope and sport climbing on a wide variety of rock types and route difficulty levels. Introduction to traditional clean lead climbing methods will also be covered. Students will have extended opportunities to practice anchor evaluation, safety equipment usage, topographical reading, route finding, climbing skills, and teamwork. There will be a three-day, two-night climbing expedition.
    Prerequisite: PE185R or climbing experience. Offered summer term.

  • PE185RR 1 credit
    River Rafting Adventure - Register

    Provides a unique outdoor adventure rafting various parts of the Rogue River based on the ACA’s Essentials of Rafting Curriculum Levels 1-3. The course is designed to heighten enjoyment of the river and its beauty, both as a spectator and as a participant of the rafting adventure in still waters up to mild rapids. Includes the skills required to efficiently row and paddle a raft on the river by using good judgment and organization, river reading, considering safety considerations, and many paddling and rowing techniques.
    Offered spring term.

  • PE185SC 1 credit
    Open Water SCUBA Diving - Register

    Fosters the development of skills and knowledge to support a certificate in open water diving through the diver’s certification process. The objective of this course is to offer students the classroom instruction, pool practice, and a minimum of four open water dives of 20 minutes each, in either river, lake or ocean to prepare students for the final SCUBA dives and certificate. This certification allows certificate holders to dive to a maximum depth of 130 feet in open water.

  • PE185SD 1 credit
    Self Defense for Women - Register

    Offers instruction in the basic self defense awareness and practical physical techniques geared to specifically serve the needs and concerns of the female community. The physical core of the training is the Daimon-Ryu Kenpo Karate system, a traditional form of karate which has an emphasis on self development and awareness as a primary goal, with the acquisition of self defense skills as a practical by product. The course will cover situational awareness, critical distance, movement and postures, physical weapons awakening, self defense applications, stress inoculation and assault scenario practice. Men and women alike are welcome in this practical, demonstration-based course.

  • PE185SK 1 credit
    Sea Kayaking the Oregon Coast - Register

    Offers kayakers a unique outdoor adventure. Students will learn to maneuver sea kayaks in different environments in the ocean based on the ACA’s Essentials of Kayaking Curriculum, Levels 1-3. The course is designed to heighten enjoyment of padding in the ocean to appreciate the beauty, both as a spectator and as a participant of the kayaking adventure. Students will learn the fundamental kayaking skills that provide lifelong recreational learning and fitness enjoyment. Includes the basic elements of ocean navigation, safety considerations, and paddling and stability techniques.
    Offered fall term.

  • PE185SS 1 credit
    Step and Stuff - Register

    Develops individual cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and stability through group exercise activities utilizing the step platforms and various other exercise equipment. Learn about basic step moves, starting out easy and working up to more advanced moves, as well as mat work, stability balls, free weights, step/platforms and exercise bands to strengthen muscle, increase endurance, stretch bodies, and abdominal/core work.

  • PE185T 1 credit
    Toning, Training and TRX - Register

    Provides students the opportunity to develop individual cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and muscular strength and endurance through a range of individual and group exercise activities. Each class will begin with a warm-up including toning and dynamic stretching of all major muscle groups, followed by 40 to 55 minutes of activities that support functional movement and strength gains. The TRX band system, weights, steps, medicine ball, resistance bands, and stability balls are among the activities and equipment included.

  • PE185TC 1 credit
    Tai Chi - Register

    For beginners as well as more advanced students of Tai Chi, students will learn techniques for relaxation and stress reduction using the Yang style of Tai Chi and various breathing exercises. The relationship of Tai Chi to martial arts and the applications of the various postures will be explained.
    Prerequisite: Ability to engage in specific movement patterns.

  • PE185W 1 credit
    Winter Survival and Snow Camping - Register

    Provides training and practical application of learning to deal with the extremes of winter and camping in the snow. Covers the many inherent challenges posed by the winter environment.
    Offered winter term.

  • PE185WK 1 credit
    Whitewater Kayaking - Register

    Offers river runners a unique outdoor adventure. Students will learn to kayak various parts of the Rogue River based on the ACA’s Essentials of Kayaking Curriculum Levels 1-3. The course is designed to heighten enjoyment of the river and its beauty, both as a spectator of the river and as a participant in the kayaking adventure in still waters up to Class I-II rapids. Includes the basic elements of river reading, safety considerations, paddling techniques, and learning the skills required to efficiently maneuver a kayak on rivers with Class I-II rapids.
    Offered summer term.

  • PE185WW 1 credit
    Women and Weights - Register

    Focuses on empowering women with the basics of weight training and various modes of fitness, with a special focus on the physiology of the woman’s body. The benefits of safe, effective, and progressive strength training will be emphasized. Topics in the course will include enhanced strength, muscle tone, increased metabolism, enhanced energy levels and reduction of depression symptoms.

  • PE185Z 1 credit
    Zumba® - Register

    Zumba® is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music with dance movements, creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness workout. This class combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body in an aerobic/fitness fashion to achieve a unique blended balance of cardio and muscle-toning movements through easy-to-follow steps. Movements target areas such as the legs, arms, core, abdominal, and the most important muscle in the body, the heart.

  • PE194 2 credits
    Principles of Exercise Training and Conditioning - Register

    Provides students with a solid foundation in the essentials of exercise science that apply to exercise programs of conditioning and resistance training. The core topics covered will be basic exercise physiology, biomechanics and applied kinesiology, nutrition and exercise performance, human anatomy, flexibility, functional assessments, client screening and injury prevention. Much of the course will be in the weight room setting. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) text will be used to prepare students for pursuing a career in fitness training, coaching, personal training or continuing on to a four-year college. Students will receive both content knowledge through lecture and dialogue, and practical experience to prepare them to understand the principles of exercise training and fitness conditioning.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores; PE185D (may be taken concurrently); BI121 or BI231 recommended. Offered fall term.

  • PE199 Variable credit
    Special Studies: Physical Education - Register

    Offers selected topics of study in physical education through workshop and field study format.

  • PE264 2 credits
    Fundamentals of Personal Training - Register

    Provides students with a solid foundation in the basic principles and techniques for becoming a personal trainer. Covers physical fitness assessments including cardiovascular endurance, weight conditioning and strength training program design, joint flexibility, body composition, and other systems of conditioning. The core topics covered will be client screening, testing and evaluation, informed consent, data interpretation, exercise prescription, load training, flexibility, and advanced training for the apparently healthy population. Special populations of physically challenged, pregnant and postpartum women, and mature adults will also be topics of discussion. The American College of Sports Medicine texts will be used to prepare students for pursuing a nationally recognized personal trainer certification. Students will receive both content knowledge through lecture and dialogue, and practical experience in the weight room and health assessment settings to understand the fundamentals of fitness assessment and exercise prescription.
    Prerequisite: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores,PE185D and PE194. Offered winter term.

  • PE280 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/Physical Education - Register

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.
    Prerequisites: PE194; PE264 or HE259 (may be taken concurrently); and permission of instructor or department chair.

  • PE290 2 credits
    Fitness Instructor - Register

    Trains students in the skills needed to conduct a variety of group exercise classes. Course content includes the practical application of cardiovascular and neuromuscular exercise science, leadership and teaching skills, behavior modification and motivation, choreography and pattern development, class structure and components, and practical sessions. Course prepares students for the option of pursuing an American Council on Exercise, Group Fitness Instructor certification. RCC is a national testing center for the American Council on Exercise allowing students to easy access to the comprehensive exam.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores. Offered spring term.

  • PE291 2 credits
    Red Cross Lifeguard Training - Register

    Provides training for potential lifeguards in lifesaving skills in the event of an emergency. Includes a three-year Red Cross lifeguard training certification and a two-year CPR/AED professional rescuer certification with successful completion of the course. Through videos, group discussion, and both hands-on and pool practice, students will learn surveillance skills, patron rescue, first aid and CPR/AED.
    Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years old and meet strong swimmer requirements. Offered spring term.

  • PE292 2 credits
    Red Cross Water Safety Instructor - Register

    Prepares individuals to teach various levels of swimming instruction.
    Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years old and a strong swimmer.