Courses

PE Course Schedule

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

For information about the Academic Calendar, including the dates of first and second quarter courses, please visit the College's master calendar.

Spring 2021

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
PE B001-001 Archery Second Half / 0 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:10 PM MTH Shillingford Field Hewitt,J.
PE B008F-001 CPR/FA/AED Certification Second Half / 0
PE B008F-002 CPR/FA/AED Certification Second Half / 0
PE B011S-001 Advanced Fitness Rowing Second Half / 0 LEC: 11:10 AM-12:10 PM MTH Applebee Turf Field Bower,C.
PE B012-001 Project Fitness Second Half / 0 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:10 PM M Applebee Turf Field Bower,C.
PE B012-002 Project Fitness Second Half / 0 LEC: 11:10 AM-12:10 PM TF Applebee Turf Field Tyler,R.
PE B029-001 Swim Conditioning Second Half / 0 LEC: 11:10 AM-12:30 PM MTH Schwartz Gym Pool McDevitt,P.
PE B037-001 Kripalu Yoga Second Half / 0 LEC: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM MTH Schwartz Gym Main Dept. staff, TBA
PE B037-002 Kripalu Yoga Second Half / 0 LEC: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM WS Schwartz Gym Main Dept. staff, TBA
PE B047-001 Body Positive Fitness for All Second Half / 0 LEC: 9:40 AM-10:40 AM MTH Dept. staff, TBA
PE B048-003 THRIVE Seminar: Belongingness and Privilege Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 2:40 PM- 3:30 PM T Cassidy,K., Nixon,T.
Mentor Session: 2:40 PM- 3:00 PM F
PE B048-004 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 2:40 PM- 3:30 PM T Morris,C., Morris,C.
Mentor Session: 3:10 PM- 3:30 PM F
PE B048-005 THRIVE Seminar: First Gen/Low Income Exp Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 4:10 PM- 5:00 PM T Hamdani,K., Hamdani,K.
Mentor Session: 4:10 PM- 4:30 PM F
PE B048-006 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 4:10 PM- 5:00 PM T McDonald,A., McDonald,A.
Mentor Session: 4:40 PM- 5:00 PM F
PE B048-007 THRIVE Seminar: Belongingness and Privilege Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 5:40 PM- 6:30 PM T Karris-Flores,K., Karris-Flores,K.
Mentor Session: 5:40 PM- 6:00 PM F
PE B048-008 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 5:40 PM- 6:30 PM T Farrer,K., Hewitt,J.
Mentor Session: 5:40 PM- 6:00 PM F
PE B048-009 THRIVE Seminar: Equity & Social Justice Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 7:10 PM- 8:00 PM T Ortiz,A., Ortiz,A.
Mentor Session: 7:10 PM- 7:30 PM F
PE B048-010 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 7:10 PM- 8:00 PM T McGonigle,M., McGonigle,M.
Mentor Session: 7:40 PM- 8:00 PM F
PE B048-011 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM W Burroughs,L., Burroughs,L.
Mentor Session: 8:10 AM- 8:30 AM S
PE B048-012 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM W Consiglio,D., Consiglio,D.
Mentor Session: 8:40 AM- 9:00 AM S
PE B048-013 THRIVE Seminar: Honor Code Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM W Dallas,J., Dallas,J.
Mentor Session: 11:10 AM-11:30 AM S
PE B048-014 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM W Krimmel,K., Krimmel,K.
Mentor Session: 11:40 AM-12:00 PM S
PE B048-015 THRIVE Seminar: Honor Code Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Balthazar,J., Balthazar,J.
Mentor Session: 1:10 PM- 1:30 PM S
PE B048-016 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Heiser,R., Heiser,R.
Mentor Session: 1:40 PM- 2:00 PM S
PE B048-017 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 2:40 PM- 3:30 PM W Tierney,K., Tierney,K.
Mentor Session: 2:40 PM- 3:00 PM S
PE B048-018 THRIVE Seminar: Equity & Social Justice Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 2:40 PM- 3:30 PM W Nixon,T., Nixon,T.
Mentor Session: 3:10 AM- 3:30 AM S
PE B048-019 THRIVE Seminar: Community Living Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 4:10 PM- 5:00 PM W Bernard,V., Bernard,V.
Mentor Session: 4:10 PM- 4:30 PM S
PE B048-020 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 4:10 PM- 5:00 PM W Marrero-Golden,J., Nixon,T.
Mentor Session: 4:10 PM- 4:30 PM S
PE B048-021 THRIVE Seminar: Community Living Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 5:40 PM- 6:30 PM W Armstrong,L., Armstrong,L.
Mentor Session: 5:10 PM- 6:00 PM S
PE B048-022 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 5:40 PM- 6:30 PM W McDevitt,P., McDevitt,P.
Mentor Session: 6:10 PM- 6:30 PM S
PE B048-023 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM TH Wang,D., Wang,D.
Mentor Session: 11:10 AM-11:30 AM M
PE B048-024 THRIVE Seminar: Honor Code Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM TH Heyduk,C., Nixon,T.
Mentor Session: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM M
PE B048-025 THRIVE Seminar: First Gen/Low Income Exp Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM TH Garcia,A., Garcia,A.
Mentor Session: 1:10 PM- 1:30 PM M
PE B048-026 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 2:40 PM- 3:30 PM TH Bower,C., Bower,C.
Mentor Session: 2:40 PM- 3:00 PM M
PE B048-027 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0 Cohort Session: 2:40 PM- 3:30 PM TH Farrer,K., Hewitt,J.
Mentor Session: 3:10 PM- 3:30 PM M
PE B048R-001 THRIVE Seminar Second Half / 0
PE B054-001 Vinyasa Flow Yoga Second Half / 0 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:10 PM TF Morris,C.
PE B054-002 Vinyasa Flow Yoga Second Half / 0 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:10 PM TF Morris,C.
PE B063-001 Intermediate Archery Second Half / 0 LEC: 2:40 PM- 3:40 PM MTH Shillingford Field Hewitt,J.
PE B064-001 Intro to Golf Second Half / 0 LEC: 11:10 AM-12:10 PM TF Schwartz Gym Main McLaughlin,T.
PE B064-002 Intro to Golf Second Half / 0 LEC: 11:10 AM-12:10 PM TF Schwartz Gym Main McLaughlin,T.
PE B068-001 Basic Water Safety Second Half / 0
PE B068-002 Basic Water Safety Second Half / 0
PE B069-001 Tabata Second Half / 0 LEC: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM MTH Applebee Turf Field Brady,V.
PE B069-002 Tabata Second Half / 0 LEC: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM MTH Applebee Turf Field Brady,V.
PE B071-001 I Didn't Know This Is Good For Me Second Half / 0 LEC: 11:10 AM-12:30 PM MTH Wang,D.
PE B071-002 I Didn't Know This Is Good For Me Second Half / 0 LEC: 11:10 AM-12:30 PM MTH Wang,D.
PE B095-001 Swim Test Second Half / 0
PE B095-002 Swim Test Second Half / 0
PE B098-001 Intramural Club Sports: Gymnastics Second Half / 0
PE B098-002 Intramural Club Sports: Fencing Second Half / 0
PE B098-003 Intramural Club Sports: Ultimate Frisbee Second Half / 0
PE B098-004 Intramural Club Sports: Riding Second Half / 0
PE B098-005 Intramural Club Sports: Rugby Second Half / 0
PE B098-006 Intramural Club Sports: Judo Second Half / 0
PE B099-001 Independent Physical Education Second Half / 0

Fall 2021

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

Spring 2022

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

Dance Course Schedule

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

For information about the Academic Calendar, including the dates of first and second quarter courses, please visit the College's master calendar.

Spring 2021

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
PE(D) B103-001 Ballet: Advanced Technique Second Half / 0 LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM MTH Pembroke Studio Cole,A.
PE(D) B108-001 Jazz: Beginning Technique Second Half / 0 LEC: 7:10 PM- 8:00 PM T Denbigh Dance Studio Department staff,T., Goodman,Y.
LEC: 7:10 PM- 8:00 PM F Pembroke Studio
PE(D) B131-001 Tap: Learning and Performing Second Half / 0 LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM M Denbigh Dance Studio Karon,C.
PE(D) B145-001 Dance Ensemble: Modern Second Half / 0 LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:30 PM W Pembroke Studio Jones,L.
PE(D) B145-002 Dance Ensemble: Modern Second Half / 0 LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MTH Pembroke Studio Carrasco,T.
PE(D) B150-001 Dance Ensemble: Hip-hop: Hip Hop Second Half / 0 LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:30 PM T Pembroke Studio Cotton,M.
PE(D) B195-001 Movement for Theater Second Half / 0
PE(D) B196-001 Dance Composition Lab Second Half / 0
PE(D) B197-001 Directed Work in Dance Second Half / 0
PE(D) B197-002 Directed Work in Dance Second Half / 0

Fall 2021

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

Spring 2022

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

PE Course Descriptions

2020-21 Catalog Data

PE B001 Circuit Training (Remote) Not offered 2020-21 Circuit Training (Remote) - replacing Beginning Archery Spring 2020

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PE B001 Archery Fall 2020, Spring 2021 This is an introductory class which focuses on learning proper safety and technique when shooting with bow and arrow. The majority of class time is spent practicing technique while shooting at targets. (Quarter Course, 1 PE Credit)

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PE B001S Circuit Training (remote) was Archery Not offered 2020-21 Circuit Training (remote) was Archery Spring 2020

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PE B004F Beginning Swimming Fall 2020 Students will receive instruction in basic aquatic skills including rhythmic breathing, floating, kicking, front crawl, and jumping, in addition to basic water safety (Quarter Course, 1 PE Credit)

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PE B004S Beginning Swimming 2nd Quarter Not offered 2020-21 Students will receive instruction in basic aquatic skills including rhythmic breathing, floating, kicking, front crawl, and jumping, in addition to basic water safety. (Quarter Course, 1 PE Credit)

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PE B008 CPR/FA/AED Certification Not offered 2020-21 Become certified in adult, child and infant CPR and first aid. Learn the signals of breathing emergencies, risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and first aid basics. (Quarter course, 1 PE Credit).

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PE B008F CPR/FA/AED Certification Fall 2020, Spring 2021 Become certified in adult, child and infant CPR and first aid. Learn the signals of breathing emergencies, risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and first aid basics. This is a quarter course that meets twice a week. Fee is $40.00 (Quarter Course, 1 PE Credit).

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PE B010 Personal Finance Not offered 2020-21 Learn basics of money management, savings, credit, tax, loans and investing from financial professionals and alumnae. (8 weeks, 1 PE credit)

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PE B011S Advanced Fitness Rowing Fall 2020, Spring 2021 This course is geared toward the experienced rower who desires challenging workouts to improve rowing performance. Students in this course will be exposed to endurance, speed and strength workouts along with receiving information on how to set up their own personal training program. Suggested prerequisite is Fitness Rowing (Quarter Course, 1 PE Credit)

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PE B012 Project Fitness Fall 2020, Spring 2021 The goal of this full semester class is to provide knowledge, resources, and activities designed to promote personal initiative in developing healthy lifestyle practices. Class meets in the fitness center once a week with instructor implementing general principles of fitness. Required additional activity occurs on a weekly basis allowing for individual flexibility in scheduling. Activity based class designed to meet all levels of experience. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits)

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PE B013 Fitness Rowing Not offered 2020-21 This course is a basic introduction to the sport of rowing. Students will receive instruction on rowing technique, the use of the ergometer (rowing machine), and basic boat handling skills. Students will be exposed to various types of mild cardiovascular workouts while learning to row. (Quarter Course, 1 PE Credit)

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PE B014 Pentjak Silat- Traditional Indonesian Martial Arts from West Java 1st Qtr. Not offered 2020-21 This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of the martial art of Pentjak Silat Tanjung Sari, with a dual focus on both the correct execution of its movements, and the cultural background of the art. Silat stresses soft, fluid, dance-like, and healthful movements that can be applied in an immediate fashion for self-defense. Be aware that this class will involve two-person self-defense drills and rapid exercise. Students will be expected to follow all instructions exactly and to respect their training partners to maintain a safe practice environment. (Quarter course, 1 PE credit)

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PE B018 Kickbox Cardio Aerobics Not offered 2020-21 Kickbox cardio combines low impact conditioning with controlled boxing's kicking routines. The class builds endurance, coordination, self-confidence and increases flexibilty. For all fitness levels. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits)

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PE B020 Lifeguard Training Not offered 2020-21 The purpose of this course is to teach lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries. Successful completion of the course leads to American Red Cross Certification. Additional Fees Apply. Department Permission required for registration. Registration through Physical Education Department. (Full Semester Course, 2 PE Credits)

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PE B025 Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Not offered 2020-21 Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Systems has been around for over 10 yrs. There are over 1500 certified instructors and this system is taught at over 350 colleges and universities. The program has a two fold approach. The first is education of women, which deals with avoidance and how to prevent being in a bad situation. The second is a practical self defense system that can show how to defend against abduction. The objective is to: "Develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked." Department permission for registration. Registration through Physical Education Department. (Quarter Course, 1 PE Credit)

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PE B026 Tennis I Not offered 2020-21 No experience is necessary. Basic skills (forehand, backhand, and serve) will be taught. All students will be able to play both singles and doubles and know the basic rules. All students will play both singles and doubles. (Quarter Course, 1 PE Credit)

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PE B029 Swim Conditioning Spring 2021 Students will increase level of cardiovascular endurance, improve stroke and turn techniques and increase understanding of basic principles of aerobic training through successful completion of swimming workouts. (Quarter Course, 1 PE Credit)

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PE B030 Tai Chi for Health and Self Defense I and II Not offered 2020-21 This class will focus on developing the core skills of Tai Chi Chuan/Wu Dang Boxing, a Chinese internal martial arts. Long term continuous practice has been shown to reduce stress, boost the immune system, and impove balance and the range of motion. Class will consist of stretching, strenuous group forms practice, and paired self-defense drills. Section I is a prerequisite for section II.

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PE B037 Kripalu Yoga Fall 2020, Spring 2021 This Kripalu yoga class focuses on prolonged stretches that help release tension in your body. Your input about the areas if your body where you feel tension is requested and is vital to creating a class that fully meets your needs. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits)

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PE B039 Total Body Strength Not offered 2020-21 The Total Body Strength class is a boot-camp style workout that will target your entire body. The class is designed to include exercises from head-to-toe, with the individual flexibility to include students of all fitness levels. We work through different volumes (numbers of set and numbers of reps) as well as a variety of exercise selections to introduce you to a wide range of ways to workout. After the warm-up, the class works through mid to high intensity levels for an average of 45 minutes. Students have an option to include resistance, or to work through the class with body weight exercises. Over the course of the semester, students can expect to feel more fit, stronger, and in better cardiovascular shape, as well as have more confidence in their ability to work hard throughout an entire intense workout. In many cases, students will also find that they experience a better mood and can sleep better as well!

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PE B040 Introduction to Futsal Not offered 2020-21 A class designed to teach the basics of Futsal (indoor soccer from Brazil) from passing and receiving, dribbling and one-versus-one attacking, defending and simple team concepts. The laws of the game will be taught as well, and students will enjoy learning this fast-paced version of indoor soccer that has entertained millions across the globe.

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PE B042 Pickleball Not offered 2020-21 Pickleball is a beginner's class open to all experience, skill, and fitness levels. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-ping. The format of the class will be a combination of instruction (learning the rules, the scoring, and the technique) and competition (small sided games and round robins).

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PE B044 Walk, Jog, Run: introductory PE class Not offered 2020-21 The goal of this full semester class is to introduce students to the strategies of developing a walking/running program and to execute workouts designed to improve endurance, form, and speed. Class meets in the fitness center once a week. Additional activity is required outside of class on a weekly basis allowing for individual flexibility in scheduling. This is an activity-based class designed to meet all levels of experience. 2 PE credits.

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PE B044 Barre Not offered 2020-21 Barre is an energizing full-body workout to popular music that uses movements derived from ballet, but it is not choreographed or complex. These classical dance movements and positions are combined with those drawn from yoga and pilates and may incorporate bands, yoga straps, and hand weights. Class will focus on small, pulsing movements with emphasis on form, alignment and core engagement. Benefits include improved strength, posture, flexibility, balance, stability, endurance, and muscle definition, together with weight loss and reduced stress. You won't want to miss a single class! 1 PE credit

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PE B047 Body Positive Fitness for All Fall 2020, Spring 2021 This is a trans affirming and weight neutral class designed for anyone who has felt uncomfortable in mainstream fitness spaces. In this class, we will use exercise to explore and celebrate all that our bodies can do. Each session offers a full body muscular endurance and cardio workout with an emphasis on form. Beginners are welcome. All exercises are modifiable to meet individuals' needs. Semester long class, 2 PE credits.

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PE B048 THRIVE Seminar
Section 001 (Fall 2020): Equity & Social Justice
Section 003 (Fall 2020): Belongingness and Privilege
Section 003 (Spring 2021): Belongingness and Privilege
Section 004 (Fall 2019): Belongingness and Privilege
Section 005 (Fall 2020): First Gen/Low Income Exp
Section 005 (Spring 2021): First Gen/Low Income Exp
Section 007 (Fall 2020): Belongingness and Privilege
Section 007 (Spring 2021): Belongingness and Privilege
Section 009 (Fall 2020): Equity & Social Justice
Section 009 (Spring 2021): Equity & Social Justice
Section 012 (Fall 2019): Honor Code
Section 013 (Fall 2020): Honor Code
Section 013 (Spring 2021): Honor Code
Section 014 (Fall 2019): First Gen/Low Income Exp
Section 015 (Fall 2020): Honor Code
Section 015 (Spring 2021): Honor Code
Section 016 (Fall 2019): Community Living
Section 018 (Fall 2020): Equity & Social Justice
Section 018 (Spring 2021): Equity & Social Justice
Section 019 (Fall 2020): Community Living
Section 019 (Spring 2021): Community Living
Section 019 (Fall 2019): Diversity and Social Justice
Section 021 (Fall 2020): Community Living
Section 021 (Spring 2021): Community Living
Section 024 (Fall 2020): Honor Code
Section 024 (Spring 2021): Honor Code
Section 025 (Fall 2020): First Gen/Low Income Exp
Section 025 (Spring 2021): First Gen/Low Income Exp Fall 2020, Spring 2021 Through THRIVE, first-year students get to know the community, their peers, and themselves while developing habits, mindsets and strategies needed to navigate a successful first year of college. Through weekly discussions and scheduled presentations, students gain a better understanding of themselves as college students physically, mentally, academically, emotionally, and socially. Successful completion of this required ten-week course earns students two credits toward the Physical Education requirement.

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PE B048R THRIVE Seminar Fall 2020, Spring 2021 Through THRIVE, first-year students get to know the community, their peers, and themselves while developing habits, mindsets and strategies needed to navigate a successful first year of college. Through weekly discussions and scheduled presentations, students gain a better understanding of themselves as college students physically, mentally, academically, emotionally, and socially. Successful completion of this required ten-week course earns students two credits toward the Physical Education requirement.

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PE B054 Vinyasa Flow Yoga Spring 2021 Class will focus on traditional hatha yoga poses with proper alignment and attention to connecting the breath with the movement. Classes designed for all ability levels and will help you gain strength, balance, acceptance and flexibility in your body and mind. (Quarter Course, 1 PE Credit)

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PE B056 Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness Aerobics Not offered 2020-21 Zumba® is latin dance fitness aerobics all in one. The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves with lively, fun music. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits)

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PE B063 Intermediate Archery Spring 2021 Intermediate Archery is designed to expand upon the basic foundations learned in the Introductory Archery class. Students will gain experience at longer distance shots and be introduce to sites and targeting skills. Students will also be introduced to competition, format, and scoring. Prerequisite: PE B001: Introduction to Archery required. (Quarter Course, 1 PE Credit)

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PE B064 Intro to Golf Spring 2021 Golf is a lifelong activity where you can play outside with friends for years to come. Golf can be a fun, relaxing game to be played for years to come as well as a way to improve your standing in business or a way to raise some money for a worthy cause. In this course you will learn the following: How to grip the club, how to swing, how to putt, equipment needed to play, Golf etiquette, the rules of golf, how to make a tee time, and how to practice. Course involves trips to a local driving range at the end of the semester. (Quarter Course, 1 PE credit)

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PE B064 Stand Up Paddleboarding Not offered 2020-21 While standing on a very stable surfboard and using a long paddle, SUP is a great way to play on the water and explore shorelines and water habitat. It's also an amazing full body workout, especially for your core muscles. The first session will be held on campus, in the Schwartz Gym pool and will last about 90 minutes. The second session we will travel to Marsh Creek and paddle around on the scenic reservoir. The trip, including travel, will take about 3.5 hours. (Quarter Course, 1 PE Credit)

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PE B067 Russian Martial Arts Not offered 2020-21 This class will introduce students to the martial arts of Russia. Rooted in Slavic dance, and developed over centuries into a variety of schools, Russian martial arts focus on smooth and relaxed motions which are highly efficient for self-defense. Practice will consist of coordination development and range of motion exercises which progress to vigorous two-person self-defense drills. Cultural context will also be presented. Students will be expected to follow all instructions exactly and to respect their training partners to maintain a safe practice environment. (Quarter course, 1 PE credit)

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PE B068 Basic Water Safety Fall 2020, Spring 2021 Basic Water Safety- This 100% virtual course will teach participants how to recognize, prevent, and respond to emergencies in and around the water. There are no prerequisite swimming skills and swimming technique will not be covered. The emphasis will be on personal safety in and around water. There will be supplemental readings pertaining to the skill of swimming in our world today and popular culture. This course satisfies the college's swimming requirement

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PE B069 Tabata Fall 2020, Spring 2021 The goal of this quarter semester class is to introduce students to the Tabata High Intensity Interval Training protocol (20 second-bursts of high intensity workout followed by a 10-second rest). Students will perform body-weight exercises designed to build cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, balance, agility, and coordination. This is an activity-based class designed to meet all levels of experience. Social distancing and mask wearing will be mandatory. 1 PE credit

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PE B071 I Didn't Know This Is Good For Me Fall 2020, Spring 2021 Covid-19 has challenged us to be creative in ways to be active, stay healthy, and still feel engaged with our community members. This Physical Education Course aims to meet these challenges head-on in creative and accommodating ways! We will explore the many ways that we can continue to move around, get our heart rate up, activate our minds, and tell Covid that we are not just going to sit around and do nothing! The great part of this course is that you can choose from a menu of activities that I will put together, or, individually, we can work together to develop your own menu of activities. The activities are as open as your imagination. The goal here, remember, is to develop healthy life-long habits through mind/body activities. It is realistic that you may have individual circumstances that may affect your learning and experience with the course (time zone differences, access to equipment, space, etc.). I will discuss these with you individually and develop strategies to address them. ! PE credit

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PE B095 Swim Test Fall 2020, Spring 2021 Graduation Requirement (1 PE Credit)

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PE B096S Wilderness First Aid Certification Course Not offered 2020-21 Weekend long certification program that specializes in skills necessary for handling emergencies in the wilderness and basic rescuer safety. Classroom lectures and discussions are supplemented by practical work and problem solving exercises. Must attend all 16 hours to receive 2 PE credits

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PE B098 Intramural Club Sports
Section 001 (Fall 2019): Gymnastics
Section 001 (Spring 2020): Gymnastics
Section 001 (Fall 2020): Gymnastics
Section 001 (Spring 2021): Gymnastics
Section 002 (Fall 2019): Fencing
Section 002 (Spring 2020): Fencing
Section 002 (Fall 2020): Fencing
Section 002 (Spring 2021): Fencing
Section 003 (Fall 2019): Ultimate Frisbee
Section 003 (Spring 2020): Ultimate Frisbee
Section 003 (Fall 2020): Ultimate Frisbee
Section 003 (Spring 2021): Ultimate Frisbee
Section 004 (Fall 2019): Riding
Section 004 (Spring 2020): Riding
Section 004 (Fall 2020): Riding
Section 004 (Spring 2021): Riding
Section 005 (Fall 2019): Rugby
Section 005 (Spring 2020): Rugby
Section 005 (Fall 2020): Rugby
Section 005 (Spring 2021): Rugby
Section 006 (Fall 2019): Judo
Section 006 (Fall 2020): Judo
Section 006 (Spring 2021): Judo Fall 2020, Spring 2021 Students may earn a maximum of 1 PE credit for Club Sports each academic year. (Club Sports, 1 PE Credit)

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PE B099 Independent Physical Education Fall 2020, Spring 2021 To receive credit for this course, a written proposal must be submitted to the Director of Athletics prior to beginning the Independent Study describing the activity. All Independent Studies must be pre-approved by Physical Education department.(1 PE- 2 PE Credits depending on hours of participation, Maximum of 2 PE credits in Independent PE to count towards PE requirement)

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Dance Course Descriptions

2020-21 Catalog Data

PE(D) B103 Ballet: Advanced Technique Fall 2020, Spring 2021 Advanced level technique courses continue to expand movement vocabulary and to introduce increasingly challenging movement phrases and repertory. Students are expected to incorporate dynamic and stylistic markers of the form and to begin to develop an individual movement approach. These courses continue to focus on both the intellectual and kinesthetic understanding of technical challenges. Preparation: three semesters of beginning level ballet, or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor; incoming first year students must take a placement class during customs week, date and time TBA. (Semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B108 Jazz: Beginning Technique Fall 2020, Spring 2021 An introduction to the basic movement elements of jazz dance styles including the development of the necessary skills for moving dynamically through space, with rhythm and expression. The course uses a variety of contemporary music and focuses on both high energy and more subtle uses of movement. This course is open to all levels of experience. (Semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B111 Hip-Hop Fall 2020 Students learn basic movements from hip-hop, funk, house, breakin' and other contemporary urban styles. The course aims to expand the student's dance skills while increasing their knowledge of the history of hip-hop and providing a sophisticated understanding of the potential of hip hop as an art and social form. This course is open to all levels of experience. (Full Semester, 2 PE Credits) Counts toward Africana Studies

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PE(D) B112 Dance of the African Diaspora Fall 2020 This course explores the movement and rhythms of African Dance and aims to develop the necessary skills and deepen the student's kinesthetic, aesthetic and cultural awareness of the power of African dance forms. This course is open to all levels of experience. (Semester Class, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B126 Rhythm & Style Not offered 2020-21 Learn Tap and Flamenco in the same semester! Half a semester introduces street tap or hoofing, a uniquely American and long-standing Philadelphia form of tap that focuses on rhythms and sounds produced by the dancer's taps. Half a semester introduces basic postures, rhythms, foot, and hand percussion that are central to Flamenco dance. Both fun and energetic, these forms cultivate listening and rhythmic skills and a sense of personal style. Shoes provided. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B127 Social Dance Forms: Salsa/Swing
Section 001 (Spring 2020): Salsa and Swing Not offered 2020-21 This course teaches the steps, moves and rhythms of social or ballroom dance. The first half introduces basic social dances such as cha-cha, swing dance, waltz, etc.; the second half focuses on Salsa. This course is open to all levels of experience. (Semester Course, 2 PE credits) Counts toward Africana Studies

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PE(D) B131 Tap: Learning and Performing Spring 2021 During the first half of the course, students learn and review basic tap vocabulary. In the second half, students utilize the techniques they have acquired to prepare one or two short choreographed pieces with mixed level sections for an end-of-semester studio performance. Open to advanced beginners through intermediate tap dancers. Preparation: minimum of one-half semester of tap or proficiency in basics of tap. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits; Intermediate students may register for 2nd half only, for 1 PE credit)

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PE(D) B145 Dance Ensemble: Modern Spring 2021 Dance ensembles are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique and performance skills. Students audition for entrance into individual ensembles. Original works choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers or works reconstructed/restaged from classic or contemporary repertories are rehearsed and performed in concert. This course is open to intermediate and advanced level dancers.

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PE(D) B150 Dance Ensemble: Hip-hop
Section 001 (Spring 2020): Hip Hop
Section 001 (Spring 2021): Hip Hop Spring 2021 Enrollment Criteria: By audition only. Dance ensembles are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique, particularly in relationship to dance as a performance art. Students audition for entrance into individual ensembles. Original works choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers or works reconstructed / restaged from classic or contemporary repertories are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of attitude and technical practice, and their achieved level of performance. This course is open to intermediate and advanced level dancers. Concurrent attendance in one technique class session a week is strongly recommended. Students must commit to the full semester and be available for rehearsal week and two Spring Dance Concert performances. (Semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B195 Movement for Theater Fall 2020, Spring 2021 Students must be performing in a faculty-directed Theater Program production that utilizes physical theatre techniques. This course can fulfill a total of two Physical Education credits but not concurrently with taking it for academic credit. This course can fulfill up to a total of two Physical Education credits and cannot be repeated beyond that. Credit is approved through faculty director at end of semester.

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PE(D) B196 Dance Composition Lab Spring 2021 Students rehearse and perform in Dance Composition II student dance works. (Semester Class, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B197 Directed Work in Dance Fall 2020, Spring 2021 This course can fulfill up to two Physical Education credits and cannot be repeated. Permission of Dance Program Director is required. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits)

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