Virtual PE Course Descriptions

 


The required Physical Education program offers a variety of activities in the areas of strength training, dance, cardio fitness, martial arts, individual and dual sports, team sports, and outdoor education. It is our goal that the experiences provided by these activities will contribute to the development of an active, healthy lifestyle.

The courses offered by the Physical Education Department are listed among the courses eligible for online registration as well as the Directory of Classes. You may register on-line during your scheduled appointment times.

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Fitness

This course focuses on improving cardiovascular fitness through walking, jogging, and ultimately running outside. Students will be encouraged to build walking and/or running endurance in order to improve cardiovascular health and physical well-being. Upon completion, students will understand and appreciate the lifelong benefits derived from these activities. 

Students will review key components of good walking form, progressive training programs, and strength training exercises to support it. Warm ups and cool downs will be emphasized in order to create a balanced workout. Suggested safety tips will also be addressed in order to encourage safe physical activity outdoors in a variety of environments.

Entire group meets three times during the semester. Office hours available during the scheduled class time during weeks without live Zoom sessions. Short asynchronous lectures and information posted weekly. Students submit weekly asynchronous physical activity (between 120-150 minutes) along with discussions on Canvas.

Students must have the ability to track walking outdoors, including route, distance, date, time, and duration.

Through this course, students will improve their running competency as demonstrated by improved times, distances, or perceived confidence. 

Running promotes cardiovascular fitness, functional health, stress management, and other positive health outcomes. Students will learn to build running endurance in order to improve cardiovascular health and physical well-being. The course will address components of good running form, progressive training, complementary strength training exercises, and basic nutrition. Warm ups and cool downs will be emphasized in order to create a balanced workout. Suggested safety tips will also be addressed in order to encourage safe physical activity outdoors in a variety of environments. Upon completion, students will understand and appreciate the lifelong benefits derived from these activities.

Entire group meets three via Zoom during the semester. Office hours available during the scheduled class time during other weeks. 

Short asynchronous lectures and information will posted on weeks without full class meetings. Students will submit asynchronous physical activity weekly (between 90-120 minutes) along with weekly discussions on Canvas.

Students must have the ability to track running outdoors, including route, distance, date, time, and duration.

Through this course, students will improve their running competency as demonstrated by improved times, distances, or perceived confidence. 

Running promotes cardiovascular fitness, functional health, stress management, and other positive health outcomes. Students will learn to build running endurance in order to improve cardiovascular health and physical well-being. The course will address components of good running form, progressive training, complementary strength training exercises, and basic nutrition. Warm ups and cool downs will be emphasized in order to create a balanced workout. Suggested safety tips will also be addressed in order to encourage safe physical activity outdoors in a variety of environments. Upon completion, students will understand and appreciate the lifelong benefits derived from these activities.

Entire group meets three via Zoom during the semester. Office hours available during the scheduled class time during other weeks. 

Short asynchronous lectures and information will posted on weeks without full class meetings. Students will submit asynchronous physical activity weekly (between 90-120 minutes) along with weekly discussions on Canvas.

Students must have the ability to track running outdoors, including route, distance, date, time, and duration.

This course focuses on improving physical fitness with an emphasis on cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. Students will engage in exercise workouts that encompass different areas of physical conditioning such as: strength, power, speed, flexibility, balance, agility, coordination and endurance.  Upon completion, students will understand and appreciate the lifelong benefits derived from these workouts.

The class will incorporate full class Zoom meetings, short asynchronous lectures, and information delivery / student engagement through Courseworks. Full class Zoom meetings will take place approximately every other week, with weekly office hours also available during the scheduled class time to address questions and student needs.

This course focuses on improving physical fitness with an emphasis on cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. Students will engage in exercise workouts that encompass different areas of physical conditioning such as: strength, power, speed, flexibility, balance, agility, coordination and endurance.  Upon completion, students will understand and appreciate the lifelong benefits derived from these workouts.

The class will incorporate full class Zoom meetings, short asynchronous lectures, and information delivery / student engagement through Courseworks. Full class Zoom meetings will take place approximately once every four weeks, with weekly office hours also available during the scheduled class time to address questions and student needs.

In this class, students will learn the basic components of Pilates exercises, core exercises, functional movements. This course approaches the Pilates method and basic Pilates Principles of Concentration, Center, Control, Fluidity, Precision and Breath actively with exercises that promote global body awareness.   

Class will meet via Zoom during scheduled hours. Students must be on camera for the duration of class and set up their space safely: no obstacles should be within 6 feet of the student, the camera must be set up so that the instructor can see the student during all movements, which will sometimes be standing, lying, and seated. Students who are registered for the class are the only ones allowed to participate; “guests” are not permitted.

This course focuses on improving physical fitness with an emphasis on functional movement patterns that reflect activities of daily living. Students will learn about different metabolic pathways, along with various components of fitness such as cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. Students will engage in exercise workouts that encompass different areas of physical conditioning such as: strength, power, speed, flexibility, balance, agility, coordination and endurance.  Upon completion, students will understand and appreciate the lifelong benefits derived from these workouts.   

The class will incorporate weekly Zoom meetings, weekly asynchronous workouts, and information delivery / student engagement through Courseworks.

This course focuses on improving physical fitness with an emphasis on functional movement patterns that reflect activities of daily living. Students will learn about different metabolic pathways, along with various components of fitness such as cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. Students will engage in exercise workouts that encompass different areas of physical conditioning such as: strength, power, speed, flexibility, balance, agility, coordination and endurance.  Upon completion, students will understand and appreciate the lifelong benefits derived from these workouts. 

The class will incorporate Zoom meetings twice a week, asynchronous workouts twice a week, and information delivery / student engagement through Courseworks.

Through this course, students will develop their understanding of physical well-being and how this practice can be applied to their lives. Concepts will encourage a balance of physical activity, nutrition, and mental well-being in order to maximize activities of daily life. Students will explore physical well-being as a dynamic state of continuous physiological renewal.  

Entire group meets twice a week via Zoom during the semester to discuss content and complete physical activity. 

Students will also be responsible for tracking physical activity and gratitude daily through journaling, which will be uploaded along with weekly discussions on Canvas on Sundays.

This course emphasizes cardiorespiratory (CR) fitness through running, biking, stepping, rowing, and body weight training, while using a heart rate monitor to track and evaluate performance. Each student will evaluate their own CR fitness level and based on this, the student will participate in an individualized program to improve or maintain that level. Throughout the class, discussions will focus on the benefits of cardiovascular health, physical activity recommendations, and positive health outcomes associated with life long participation in physical activity. Students will be encouraged to build endurance in order to improve cardiovascular health and physical well-being. Upon completion, students will understand and appreciate the lifelong benefits derived from heart rate training.  

By using heart rate monitors, students will be provided with real time data about the intensity of their workouts. Students will also gain a greater understanding of current fitness trends, which include heart rate monitors and activity trackers.

Virtual Cardio Fitness will have weekly Zoom meetings for 15-20 minutes that will include a check in, brief lecture, or discussion on the week’s topic. 

Outside of these meetings, students will be required to submit weekly discussion prompts on Canvas along with physical activity assignments Sundays at 11:59PM EDT. Physical activity sessions include two separate independent workouts of 30 minutes each, which must be completed on different days of the week and show an effort to complete the prescribed workout. 

Students must have a heart rate monitor. Example options include Polar, Garmin, or some Fitbit products and Apple watches. Successful completion of participation in the course is predicated on owning or having regular access to such a device.

Yoga and Mindfulness

Class will meet via Zoom during scheduled hours. Students must be on camera for the duration of class and set up their space safely: no obstacles should be within 6 feet of the student, the camera must be set up so that the instructor can see the student during all movements, which will sometimes be standing, lying, and seated. Students who are registered for the class are the only ones allowed to participate; “guests” are not permitted.

Hatha yoga taught with the Iyengar teaching method. Focus on alignment and precision in the yoga poses with the use of props.  

Class will meet via Zoom during scheduled hours. Students must be on camera for the duration of class and set up their space safely: no obstacles should be within 6 feet of the student, the camera must be set up so that the instructor can see the student during all movements, which will sometimes be standing, lying, and seated. Students who are registered for the class are the only ones allowed to participate; “guests” are not permitted.

A vigorous style based on a series of poses performed in a challenging flow connecting movement and breath.

Class will meet via Zoom during scheduled hours. Students must be on camera for the duration of class and set up their space safely: no obstacles should be within 6 feet of the student, the camera must be set up so that the instructor can see the student during all movements, which will sometimes be standing, lying, and seated. Students who are registered for the class are the only ones allowed to participate; “guests” are not permitted.

This course is an introduction to both Hatha Yoga and Meditation. The course links various asanas (poses) together sequentially to create strength, balance, and flexibility in mind and body. Students will learn basic yoga asana with attention to the breath and form. The kinesthetics of each pose will also be taught, along with how to modify poses correctly for optimum personal performance. Students will practice various forms of meditation during each class, with the amount of time committed to this practice increasing throughout the semester.

Class will meet via Zoom during scheduled hours. Students must be on camera for the duration of class and set up their space safely: no obstacles should be within 6 feet of the student, the camera must be set up so that the instructor can see the student during all movements, which will sometimes be standing, lying, and seated. Students who are registered for the class are the only ones allowed to participate; “guests” are not permitted.

This course aims to develop mindfulness by practicing movements and activities that increase body awareness. It will help students gain greater understanding of their body’s location in space, movement patterns, strength, and needs, such as nutrition and sleep. A holistic approach will provide students an opportunity to reflect on their body’s abilities and its needs.

Class will meet via Zoom during scheduled hours. Students must be on camera for the duration of class and set up their space safely: no obstacles should be within 6 feet of the student, the camera must be set up so that the instructor can see the student during all movements, which will sometimes be standing, lying, and seated. Students who are registered for the class are the only ones allowed to participate; “guests” are not permitted.

Outdoor Education

This course focuses on improving cardiovascular fitness through outdoor cycling. Students will be encouraged to build endurance in order to improve cardiovascular health and physical well-being. Upon completion, students will understand and appreciate the lifelong benefits derived from cycling outdoors. 

Students will review key components of cycling safety, proper set up, basic maintenance, progressive training programs, and cross training exercises to support performance. Warm ups and cool downs will be emphasized in order to create a balanced workout. Suggested safety tips will also be addressed in order to encourage safe physical activity outdoors in a variety of environments.

Entire group meets three times during the semester. Office hours are available during the scheduled class time during other weeks. Short asynchronous lectures and information are assigned weekly. Students submit asynchronous physical activity weekly (between 90-120 minutes) along with weekly discussions on Canvas. Partner workouts and activities are encouraged throughout the semester. 

Access to, and knowledge of how to ride, a bike is required in order to participate in this class.

Strategy and Team Building

This class is designed for students to develop several skills in virtual gaming and fitness while playing a variety of virtual recreational games via the free Plato App and other platforms. Students will become familiar with a variety of virtual games that are played competitively and recreationally throughout the country, such as Uno, chess, table soccer, Scrabble, Connect 4, Euchre, Codenames, and Settlers of Catan. Emphasis is placed on the basic skills and techniques, strategies, and elements of play for each game as well achieving a unique fitness goal for each class in association with each game. 

Participation in this class is predicated on owning / having access to an Android or iPhone / iPad, as a PC. The Plato App is required for this course and is a cross-platform app compatible with iOS and Android.

Students will participate in 2 live Zoom sessions per week.

Martial Arts

This course teaches the principles and techniques of Karate for self-defense, improvement of overall fitness and to give a greater understanding of the art and themselves. The basic techniques consist of blocks, punches, strikes, kicks and combinations of these techniques in correct stance or body position. 

Class meets twice weekly via Zoom.