||Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art that draws its power from a unified mind, body and spirit, moving in harmony with nature's dynamic forces.
||Hap Ki Do
||Basic fundamentals of an ancient oriental aerobic system for both mind and body are introduced. While there is no physical contract involved in this course, exercising the movements of the martial arts forms allows students to develop greater mental focus in addition to greater physical coordination and muscle tone.
||Basic skills and techniques of kickboxing as aerobic conditioning are introduced. Emphasis is placed upon cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and endurance.
||Jeet Kune Do
||Basic fundamentals of an ancient oriental aerobic system for both mind and body are introduced. While there is no physical contact involved in this course, exercising the movements of the martial arts forms allows students to develop greater mental focus in addition to greater physical coordination and muscle tone.
||Judo is defensive martial art that avoids punching and kicking relying on effective use of physical and mental strength in a gentle manner.
||IMPACT: Mixed Martial Arts
||A ground-based application of Mixed Martial Arts concepts to include take-downs, grappling, holds, and the concurrent conditioning required to participate in these activities safely.
||Yoga methods are introduced including applications such as stress reduction. Additionally, a historical and philosophical perspective will be provided.
||Basic principles of Tai Chi are introduced in this course. Soft exercises, using breathing techniques and defensive movements, will be practiced. The primary functions of Tai Chi, stress release and the strengthening of the body and mind’s energy and flexibility levels, will be covered.
||Students will be introduced to total conditioning exercise methods which combine balance, flexibility, and strength from both Eastern and Western cultures.
||The techniques of exercise walking are stressed including proper stretching devices, diet, nutrition, and mobile mediation related to cardiovascular improvements.
||A physical fitness program consisting of exercise routines set to music. Develops cardiovascular endurance, physical strength, and flexibility through selected routines.
||An aerobic fitness class based on dance and music combined with cardiovascular exercise to create and effective aerobic workout. Develops cardiovascular endurance, physical strength and flexibility through selected routines.
||Students will learn basic weight training techniques such as components to a weight training program, safety on lifting techniques, free weights vs weight equipment, and activity session to apply theory are covered.
||Women’s Self Defense
||A mental and physical conditioning program that will promote safety and awareness both on and off campus for female students.
||Fit for Life
||Individuals will identify and evaluate cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition, muscular strength and endurance and flexibility. Activity sessions will be incorporated to conduct basic field tests and design individual exercise programs for each fitness component based on initial biometric data obtained.
||Comprehensive approach to body sculpting and toning through the use of free weights, resistance bands, stability balls, and other equipment as determined by instructor.
||Physical activity course designed to offer the physical fitness component of a wellness plan incorporating cardiorespiratory, muscular, and flexibility training under the oversight of a certified fitness trainer. Sessions will be scheduled with Exercise Science interns and will take place in campus fitness facilities. This course includes both active participation and academics with an expectation of two to three face-to-face fitness sections weekly including pre and post biometric testing.
|Sports Based Courses
||Fundamental skills of the game including team strategies, player interaction, rules, and scoring will be introduced.
||Basic strokes and skills, rules and scoring, course etiquette, equipment, and safety are covered. Emphasis will be on proper swing development including putting and chipping.
||Basic fundamentals of golf are reviewed with emphasis placed on intermediate skills. Grip, stance, and swing, in addition to shipping and putting, will be taught in correlation to shot selection strategies.
||Basic strokes, terminology, rules, soring, and strategies are covered, campus indoor and outdoor courts are used depending on time of year.
||Continuation of principles taught in Beginning Tennis.
||Develops fundamental skills and techniques of basketball such as shooting, passing, dribbling, and team strategies. Terminology, rules, scoring, and basic drills also will be covered.
||Covers sports specific conditioning drills for baseball, basketball, distance running, football, soccer, tennis, and volleyball in activity sessions.
||Proper techniques for short and distance running are presented including proper stretching, nutrition, cardiovascular, flexibility, and strength considerations for designing personal running programs. Proper gear required.
||Basic fundamentals of cycling, bike safety, maintenance, and riding techniques will be covered. Students will be riding off campus and will experience a slight increase in riding distances each week. Note: Students must have a bicycle and helmet.
||Introduction to Recreational Sailing
||Learn theory, nomenclature, maneuvering and driving, waterway rules, knots, safety responses, and develop teamwork necessary to safely practice recreational sailing activities. Class will consist of both classroom and water settings. Personal floatation devices will be provided and must be worn near the water at all times. Please remember that water crafts are susceptible to overturning and basic water safe skills are required for course: ability to tread water and float on back.
||Introduction to Recreational Paddlesports
||Learn basic paddling sport theory, nomenclature, waterway rules, and safety responses to safely practice recreational paddlesport activities in kayaks, canoes, and Alden Shells. Type of equipment will vary by campus and location. Class will consist of both classroom and water settings. Personal floatation devices will be provided and must be worn near the water at all times. Please remember that water crafts are susceptible to overturning and basic water safe skills are required for course: ability to tread water and float on back.