2019-2020 Catalog

PEAC - PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Activity courses may be taken two times for credit.

 

PEAC 1011 AQUATIC CONDITIONING

This course is designed to introduce different ideas for conditioning in the water. Each student will work at his/her own pace in the process of developing muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Subjects covered will vary from lap swimming to hydro-aerobics. This course is not designed for the beginning swimmer. Students are required to swim eight lengths the first week of class. The student will be taught how to properly use kickboards, pullbuoys, handpaddles, and swim fins and how to get the most benefit from using them. Personal and small craft safety will be covered briefly. Major emphasis is on conditioning. Major muscle groups and theories of movement in the water are discussed and practiced in class sessions.

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PEAC 1015 BEGINNING SKIN AND SCUBA

This course is for students with little or no knowledge of scuba diving. This course is designed to serve as an introduction to diving and the exciting, beautiful aquatic environment. Along with classroom sessions, pool training with scuba equipment will occur early in the course. Topics include diving equipment, adapting to the underwater world, underwater communication, dive planning, boat diving, health for diving and aquatic environment orientation.

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Prerequisites

Demonstrated Swim Skills

PEAC 1060 BEGINNING ICE SKATING

This course offers an introduction to the fundamental skills of ice skating.  The emphasis will be on technique, conditioning, safety and equipment.  The course has both classroom and activity portions.   

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PEAC 1120 INTRODUCTION TO FREE WEIGHT TRAINING

This course is designed for individuals with no prior weight training experience. Students learn proper technique for basic free weight lifting exercises. A predetermined workout program to develop muscular strength and endurance is used for the first half of the course. New exercises will be taught and perfected throughout the semester. By the end of the course, students will have perfected form on the basic free weight lifts and be able to create a basic program to increase fitness. Emphasis is placed on safe and effective use of the free weight equipment.

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PEAC 1130 STABILITY BALL

This course is designed to enhance physical fitness by using the stability ball. Emphasis is placed on training the core muscles of the body, using proper exercise techniques and body alignments, as well as applying general fitness principles. Progressive conditioning techniques will be used to develop muscle tone and strength, balance, and stability.

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PEAC 1253 BEGINNING BOWLING

An introduction to the fundamentals of bowling to include score-keeping, computing an average, figuring handicaps, bowling terminology, bowling approach, stance, types of deliveries, tournament play, rules and bowling etiquette.

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PEAC 1254 SNOWBOARD RIDING I

This course offers an introduction to the fundamental skills of snowboard riding. The emphasis will be on technique, conditioning, safety and equipment repair and tuning. The class has classroom and activity portions. Trips to ski areas will be incorporated and fees for snowboard and boot rentals and trip expenses are the responsibility of the student.

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PEAC 1258 DOWNHILL SKIING I

Downhill skiing with emphasis on fitness, equipment and safety. This course will have classroom and activity portions. All of the hill activities will be supervised by certified instructors. Special fee includes lift tickets, instruction, lodging and transportation. Student must provide own equipment.

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PEAC 1259 BEGINNING CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

This course offers an introduction to the fundamental skills of cross-country skiing, The emphasis will be on skiing technique, conditioning, safety and equipment. The class has classroom and activity sections. Trips to ski areas will be incorporated and fees for ski rentals and trip expenses are additional costs.

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PEAC 1260 BEGINNING VOLLEYBALL

Introduction fundamentals of volleyball to include rules, serving, spiking, setting, blocking and game strategy.

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PEAC 1263 BEGINNING BASKETBALL

This course is designed for individuals with no prior basketball experience through intermediate level players. Focus will be on gaining and improving knowledge, skills, techniques, and strategies to improve one's enjoyment of and participation in participating in basketball. Offensive and defensive principles will be taught
including basic man-to-man and zone defensive principles and offensive strategies to overcome defensive pressure.
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PEAC 1273 WEIGHT TRAINING CONDITIONING

This course is designed for individuals with no prior weight training experience. Students learn proper techniques for basic weight lifting exercises. Evaluations of individual fitness levels and knowledge of weight training principles are integral components of the course. A pre- determined workout program to develop muscular strength and endurance is used for the first half of the course. By the end of the course, students will learn how to develop their own personalized weight training program. Emphasis is placed on safe and effective use of the Cybex machines and dumbbells.

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PEAC 1280 FLY FISHING I

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the equipment and the fundamentals of fly fishing. The technique of fly fishing will be emphasized and practiced. Care of equipment, safety and determining fish behaviors will also be covered.

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PEAC 1287 ROCK CLIMBING I

This course introduces the student to the necessary equipment, safety, and skills to be able to rock climb. Two overnight trips will provide students with opportunities to use and practice the knowledge and skills they acquire. The fundamentals of rock climbing will include knot tying, belaying, belay signals, and use of the rope as a safety line for ascending and descending rough terrain. After introduction and practice on gradual slopes, the course continues on a series of short rock faces where a variety of problems give each student a chance to climb pitches of various difficulty. All climbing is protected with an upper belay. Continuing instruction and practice is designed to acquaint each student with a variety of the special equipment associated with rock climbing and the practice using this equipment safely.

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PEAC 1290 PHYSICAL CONDITIONING:

Physical Conditioning is the enhancement of physical fitness through the proper use of exercise and training. Emphasis is placed on learning appropriate exercise techniques as well as general fitness principles. Utilizing the latest equipment and techniques designed for physical enhancement, conditioning will focus on muscle tone and strength, cardiovascular endurance, balance, agility, and stability.

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PEAC 1294 BEGINNING YOGA

This course enhances physical health and mental well-being through the non-competitive and introspective practice of physical poses and breathing techniques from the Yoga tradition. It is appropriate for men and women of all ages. Various fitness levels will be demonstrated.

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PEAC 1295 BEGINNING BACKPACKING

This course will introduce beginners to the basics of weekend backpacking so that they can pursue future trips with more confidence. Topics will include recommendation for conditioning, food/drink, clothing, footwear, basic equipment and emergency equipment. The following skills will be discussed and practiced during the trip: selecting clothing, food and equipment, packing a pack effectively and adjusting the pack for a proper fit, basic map reading, choosing a camp site and minimizing impact on the land, and protecting food and equipment from animals. The course will involve lecture/discussion sessions followed by a weekend trip, three days/two nights, in the local mountains.

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PEAC 1296 DESERT LIVING SKILLS

Desert Living Skills is an introduction to the special nature of traveling, camping and surviving in the deserts of the world. Regardless of why a person has entered the desert; be it for recreation, occupation, education or accidentally, the desert is a harsh and unforgiving environment. The student will be introduced to the mental, physical and material "tools" to deal successfully with that environment.

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PEAC 1297 WHITEWATER RAFTING

Introductory course in whitewater rafting. Topics include equipment, river safety, river hazards and accidents, river reading and water situations, first aid, trip planning including meal preparation and river ethics.

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PEAC 1298 SNOWSHOEING

Introduction to snowshoeing is a recreational sport with an emphasis on fitness, equipment, and safety.  Major topics include:  clothing systems, cold weather injuries, snow shelters, avalanche awareness and safe winter travel.  This course will have both classroom and outdoor activity portions. 

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PEAC 1308 HIKE & FISH

This course will introduce beginners to the basics of hiking and fly-fishing so that they can pursue future trips with more confidence. Topics will include choosing proper equipment, how to hike effectively, and minimizing impact on the land. The techniques of fly-fishing will be emphasized and practiced. Care of equipment, safety and determining fish behaviors will also be covered. The course will involve lecture/discussion sessions followed by a day hike and a weekend trip, two days/ one night in hiking and fishing.

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PEAC 1309 HIKE-CAMP-FISH

This course will introduce beginners to the basics of backpacking and fly-fishing so that they can pursue future trips with more confidence. Topics will include choosing proper equipment, how to pack a pack effectively, minimizing impact on the land, and protecting food and equipment from animals. The techniques of fly-fishing will be emphasized and practiced. Care equipment, safety and determining fish behaviors will also be covered. The course will involve lecture/discussion sessions followed by a day hike and a weekend trip, three days/two nights in the local mountains.

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PEAC 1320 BIG GAME HABITAT SKILLS

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to find and identify Wyoming146s big game animals. Primary emphasis will be placed on rocky mountain elk, mule deer, antelope and moose. Students will also be introduced to the necessary hunting equipment required to pursue these animals, as well as the physical conditioning needed to safely hunt in high altitude rugged terrain. Emphasis will also be placed on the role of hunters in the management of big game and current conservation issues facing big game herds in Wyoming.

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PEAC 1340 MOUNTAIN BIKING

Introduction to the fundamentals of mountain biking to include bike selection, fit, basic maintenance, and riding techniques.

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PEAC 1387 INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING

This course introduces the students to climbing, bouldering, sport climbing and climbing games in an indoor setting. Participants will gain knowledge and skills so that they may feel confident and comfortable in indoor climbing situations or gyms.

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PEAC 2005 PERSONALIZED FITNESS I

This is phase one of a two-phase lecture/lab conditioning program. This course is a general conditioning program which includes the four areas of fitness: cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance. Personal exercise prescriptions will be written by the instructor.

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PEAC 2012 ADVANCED SCUBA DIVING

This course is for students who want to continue with their underwater education. A diver need not be advanced to take this course. This course will provide students with the opportunity to sharpen their scuba and safety skills. Five underwater dives will be completed which will introduce students to underwater career opportunities. Topics include natural navigation, the body and diving, advanced diving procedures, aquatic biology, deep diving and 5 open water dives. A lab fee will be required.

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Prerequisites

PEAC 1015, Open Water Certification, or Instructor Permission

PEAC 2017 WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR

This course is designed for the advanced swimmer. Students will learn instructor skills for teaching the progressively more difficult swimming courses. Students will learn all of the skills for each course and how to properly teach that skills with safety in mind.

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Prerequisites

PEAC 2018, or must be a life guard, or Instructor Permission

PEAC 2018 LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Lifeguard Training is designed for the more advanced swimmer and concentrates on lifeguard training skills and the knowledge required to become a lifeguard at a swimming pool and at non-surf beach areas. CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid are included included in the course. Prerequisite: Intermediate or advanced swimming ability. Successful completion of skills test or instructor's permission.

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PEAC 2025 WILDERNESS NAVIGATION

Wilderness Navigation is a comprehensive introduction to the special nature of traveling and navigating in the wilderness. Regardless of why a person has entered the wilderness; be it for recreation, occupation, education or accidentally, the wilderness can be a harsh and unforgiving environment. The student will be introduced to the skills, maps, and the magnetic compass to successfully navigate within the environment. Opportunities will be provided to practice these skills in the field while hiking and navigating through rough terrain.

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PEAC 2254 SNOWBOARD RIDING II

This course emphasizes further development of the fundamental skills of snowboard riding.  The course is designed to enhance all-mountain riding skills, free-riding skills, and freestyle riding skills.  The emphasis will be on technique, conditioning, and safety.  The class has classroom and activity portions.

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Prerequisites

PEAC 1254 or Instructor Permission

PEAC 2280 FLY FISHING II

This course is designed to teach students advanced fly fishing techniques including:casting for greater accuracy and distance, angling techniques for various types of water and proper methods for catch & release fishing. Students will also learn basic aquatic entomology and the production of artificial flies to accurately imitate real insects. Special attention will be placed on species identification and on the role that anglers play in conservation. Weekend trip involved. This course does not meet the Health & Human Activity general education requirement for graduation.

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Prerequisites

PEAC 1280 or Instructor Permission

PEAC 2294 INTERMEDIATE YOGA

This course advances the practice of yoga, continuing to improve physical and mental health through the non-competitive and introspective practice of more advanced asanas (poses), breathing techniques, and meditation. It is appropriate for men and women of all ages who demonstrate the knowledge, strength, and skill necessary to keep themselves safe in a more advanced practice.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission