Warren Wilson College Catalog 07-08

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+ Physical Education Courses With This Symbol Are Graded On A Pass/Fail Basis.

PED 107 Weight Training 1cr+

This course provides instruction in proper weight training techniques for both free weights and weight machines. Students are taught how to develop and implement strength training programs designed to meet their individual needs and capabilities.

PED 108 Fitness Training 1cr+

This course provides instruction in cardio-aerobic training and proper weight lifting techniques.

PED 109 Canoeing 1cr+

This course provides basic instruction leading to American Canoe Association certification in canoeing. Students learn flat water and river canoeing techniques with emphasis on stroke mechanics, white water techniques, and safety procedures. Fee charged.

PED 111 Kayaking 1cr+

Most of this course will be spent on the water learning and practicing the physical skills involved in kayak paddling. In the classroom the skills practiced on the river will be reviewed and safety issues will be discussed. Fee charged.

PED 112 Tennis 1cr+

This course provides instruction in the basic techniques of various tennis strokes and is geared toward beginning tennis players.

PED 113 Outdoor Recreational Activities 1cr+

This course introduces basic techniques necessary for participation in the outdoor activities of hiking/back-packing, rock climbing, and biking. Fee charged.

PED 116 Lifeguard Training 2cr

This course offers students an opportunity to become Red Cross-certified in lifeguard training.

PED 125 Outdoor Recreational Activities: Rock Climbing 1cr+

Covers the fundamentals of rock climbing, belaying, knots, harnessing, and anchoring. The course will also provide additional instruction in proper use and care of equipment, rock site management, and techniques of stewardship in a wilderness setting. Fee charged.

PED 126 Outdoor Recreational Activities: Backpacking 1cr+

An introduction to a lifetime leisure skill, as well as a technical skill utilized in many outdoor programs for those interested in a career in outdoor leadership. Through class discussions, field trips, and a class project, students will develop the following backpacking skills: selection of proper clothing, packing a pack, appropriate choice of backpacking foods, safe travel techniques in a group, use of camp stoves, safety concerns while cooking, knowledge and treatment of environmental hazards, and low impact camping techniques. Fee charged.

ED 127 Outdoor Recreational Activities: Winter Camping 1cr+

An introduction to skills, theory, and practice necessary for safe and enjoyable winter camping. Through class discussions, field trips, and a class project, students will learn the following winter camping skills: clothing and layering systems; techniques for staying warm and dry in wet, cold climates; appropriate winter gear (tents, bags, and pads); fire building and cooking over a fire; cold-related injuries and their treatments; travel in cold, wet climates; stove operation and safety; and appropriate food and calorie intake for winter trips. Fee charged.

PED 128 Outdoor Recreational Activities: Orienteering 1cr+

Basic introduction to the use of map and compass for field work and personal recreation. Through class discussion, field trips, and a class project, students will develop the following orienteering skills: parts of a compass, reading a compass, features of a map, reading a map, following a bearing, using map and compass together, triangulation and its uses, and safety concerns for off-trail travel. Fee charged.

(Course or combination of sports courses may be repeated for credit up to 4 credits.)

PED 129 Varsity Cross-Country 1cr+

Participation in a varsity sport. May be repeated as 130, 131, and 132.

PED 133 Varsity Cycling 1cr+

Participation in a varsity sport. May be repeated as 134, 135, and 136.

PED 137 Varsity Basketball 1cr+

Participation in a varsity sport. May be repeated as 138, 139, and 140.

PED 141 Varsity Soccer 1cr+

Participation in a varsity sport. May be repeated as 142, 143, and 144.

PED 145 Varsity Swimming 1cr+

Participation in a varsity sport. May be repeated as 146, 147, and 148.

PED 149 Varsity Paddling 1cr+

Participation in a varsity sport. May be repeated as 150, 151, and 152.

PED 190-198 Special Topics in Physical Education 1-2cr

PED 211 Intermediate Kayaking 1cr+

This course is an intermediate level white water kayaking course that builds on PED 111 Introduction to Kayaking. Students will establish personal goals or key skills that they would like to work toward. Students will become familiar with a kayak roll and increase paddling skills to accommodate Class III water safely. Students will also learn self rescue as well as rescue of another boat. Fee charged.

PED 290-298 Special Topics in Physical Education 1-2cr