Physical Education and Recreation (PER)

The student will identify one of the following physical activities and will participate in that activity for one semester. The student will be evaluated on the basis of ability, attendance, improvement, and knowledge as demonstrated in a written examination. The student will be presented with technique instruction, rules information, active participation and standards of appreciation in each activity. The emphasis is in lifetime carry-over activities, skills and sports. All activity courses are co-educational unless otherwise noted. In activities courses, the student may be required to pay additional fees and arrange for equipment.

PER 1300     Stress Management: Neuromuscular Relaxation     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

This course is for the person who wishes to learn how to relax (reduce muscular tension) through the scientific principles of applied progressive neuromuscular relaxation. Some topics covered will include tension and anxiety reduction without drugs, anxiety and ulcers, tension and high blood pressure, tension and heart attack, and fear and success. Through lecture, discussion, and neuromuscular relaxation practice sessions, the student will learn to control anxiety, conserve energy, and thereby reduce tension that leads to nervousness. Neuromuscular relaxation helps the student to better meet the stress brought about by the pressures of modern day living. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1570     Fundamentals of Physical Education     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

This course is designed as an introductory course in Physical Education and related fields of health, athletics, intramurals and recreation. This course will trace the emergence of physical education and fitness education as an integral part of the school experience. Students contemplating a teaching major or minor in physical education will be exposed to basic testing and theoretical concepts in the field. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


PER 1590     Physical Well-Being in a Modern Society     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

Through a combination of classroom and supervised group activities, This course will provide the student with an understanding of the principles of physical well-being. Self-appraisal techniques of current physical status will lead to the development of a personalized program to meet the needs, demands, and concerns for a healthy lifestyle in a modern society. Course is also appropriate for the physically handicapped. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1620     Basketball     1 Credit Hour

Basic drills will be used to develop ball handling, defensive and offensive techniques. Rules and strategy of the game will be demonstrated during class play. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1653     Dance - Modern     1 Credit Hour

Basic introduction to interpretive dance, working through creative movement to develop rhythmic skills, and dance techniques. Students will demonstrate skills through solo and small group choreography with and without music. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


PER 1654     Dance - Ballet     1 Credit Hour

Execution of the fundamental ballet techniques including terminology, classic position, and demonstration work at the barre and center floor. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


PER 1657     Jazz Dance I     1 Credit Hour

Course topics will include basic jazz dance exercises, technique, and sequences. Students will gain the ability to recognize music appropriate for jazz dancing. This dance course is recommended for students who wish to learn the basics of jazz dance. This course will apply toward Fine Arts/Humanities and/or Physical Education. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


PER 1681     Golf - Beginning     1 Credit Hour

Basic knowledge about the game of golf such as equipment, clothing, etiquette, rules, terminology, and the basic fundamentals of grip, stance, and swing. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1682     Golf - Intermediate     1 Credit Hour

Refinement of the fundamentals of grip, stance, and swing through play at a golf course. Emphasis placed on shot selection, trouble shots, and evaluation of the golf course in terms of management of personal play. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1730     Karate     1 Credit Hour

Introduction of basic skills and knowledge of karate as a system of self-defense. Includes basic practice in karate techniques of attacking and blocking. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1732     Karate II     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: PER 1730

Karate II is designed to provide the Karate student with advanced knowledge, physical fitness and the training necessary to achieve higher levels of certification. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1740     Physical Fitness     1 Credit Hour

Instruction in aerobic conditioning, self-fitness evaluation, nutrition, weight control, flexibility, strength, and cardio-vascular risk factors. The student will develop an individual fitness plan based on personal need. (Check Schedule of Classes for course emphasis). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1741     Jogging     1 Credit Hour

Introduction to jogging as a lifetime fitness activity. The student will develop an individual jogging program conducive to reaching cardiovascular potential. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1742     Aerobic Dance     1 Credit Hour

Aerobic Dance is designed to provide the student an opportunity to gain total physical fitness exercising to various rhythmic sounds. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1746     Step Aerobics     1 Credit Hour

The purpose of This course is designed to provide the student an opportunity to gain total physical fitness through utilization of a bench step to create a routine while movements are done to various rhythmic sounds. The student will gain an opportunity to develop cardiovascular, strengthening, and flexibility components of fitness. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1748     Group Exercise     1 Credit Hour

This course will introduce a variety of group exercises that benefit the student's wellness. The types of exercise that may be included are cardiovascular and core activities such as rope jumping, sliding, and other group exercise activities. Proper technique and fitness attributes will be presented for each activity. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1790     Self Defense     1 Credit Hour

Basic skills and knowledge of self-defense tactics for personal protection in daily living. Emphasis in defensive skills used in warding off attacks on one's person, including mental awareness rather than confrontation. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1841     Tennis Beginning     1 Credit Hour

Basic tennis skills including serve, forehand, backhand, volley, and scoring. Student will participate in class competition using correct rules and strategy. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1842     Tennis Intermediate     1 Credit Hour

Refinement of basic tennis strokes. Emphasis on style of play including singles and doubles strategy, net, and baseline play. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1862     Volleyball Co-Ed     1 Credit Hour

Introduction to basic volleyball skills including team positions, rotation, and variations of setting and spiking techniques. Students will demonstrate rules and strategy through class games. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1880     Yoga     1 Credit Hour

Basic physical aspects of the art of (Hatha) yoga. Students will develop strength, flexibility, endurance, and relaxation skills necessary to perform a graduated program of postures (Asana). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1890     Bowling     1 Credit Hour

Basic bowling skills including equipment, equipment selection, stance, approach, delivery, and follow through. Student will compete in class games to demonstrate knowledge of the rules and methods of spare shooting. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1920     Racquetball     1 Credit Hour

Basic skills including serve, forehand, backhand, lob, and stroke variations to accomplish strategy. Various strategies of play and rules will be taught. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1930     Walleyball     1 Credit Hour

Introduction to basic skills including equipment, rules, and strategy. Variations in setting, spiking, and wall play will be demonstrated through class play. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1941     Fencing Beginning     1 Credit Hour

This course introduces students to the art of foil fencing. Topics include history, vocabulary, proper warm-up, and basic foil techniques including advance, retreat, attack, parry, reposte, and judging. Note: Students will be required to provide their own fencing jacket. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1942     Fencing Intermediate     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: PER 1941

This course builds upon the skills introduced in Beginning Fencing. Students will be introduced to the epee and saber, and learn intermediate foil techniques including the circle parry, balestra, vertical, and diagonal disengage, bind, fleche, and directing. Note: Students will be required to provide their own fencing jacket. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 1970     Basic Rifle Safety and Marksmanship     1 Credit Hour

This course will provide instruction in fiream safety, history, law, and the proper handling of target rifles. The course also provides supervised training in rifle marksmanship. Students are required to use the rifles provided by the range facility and must meet the Michigan laws regarding gun ownership before registering for this course. State laws regarding prohibition of ownership and/or handling include and are not limited to those with felony convictions, convictions for domestic violence, and those treated for mental illness including depression. Students will identify and explain proper firearm safety in the field, during transport, and in the home. All safety guidelines will be observed during each session. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


PER 2540     Medical First Responder/First Responder     4 Credit Hours

Equivalent: PER 1540,PER 1720,PED 1720

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

The purpose of this course is to provide the first responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical help can arrive. The course content and activities will prepare participants to make appropriate decisions about the care to provide in an emergency. The course teaches the skills a first responder needs to act as a crucial link in the emergency medical services (EMS) system. The contents of this course meet or exceed all requirements of the Michigan Department of Industrial and Consumer Services for Medical First Responder (MFR) licensure when conducted by an instructor licensed by the State of Michigan. (See footnote by course in Schedule of Classes.) This course includes professional rescuer CPR certification. This course is equivalent to courses previously called Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care and meets or exceeds all requirements of the American Red Cross for the Emergency Response course. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking


PER 2545     Community Emergency Response     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

This course will follow the Department of Homeland Security Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and discuss various procedures that the citizen responder can perform for their family and community before outside help arrives. The topics include fire safety, search & rescue, and medical operations. Students will organize an emergency plan for their family and be encouraged to support their community CERT initiative. Successful completion of this course permits consideration of CERT certification. Completion of PER-2540 First Responder / Medical Responder is recommended. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


PER 2610     Physical Fitness/Defense Tactics     3 Credit Hours

The student will develop his or her body tone and muscular coordination through physical fitness activities. Students will then practice defensive tactics such as basic defensive holds and movements. They will practice these holds until completely mastered with great speed and effectiveness. Care will be exercised in practicing judo so that the tactics used will not cause injury unless the necessity arises during enforcement action as a police officer. Further, the student will develop the techniques used in hand-to-hand combat by the application of eighteen judo holds pertaining to simple judo, policeman's hold, push and grab techniques, lock and twist holds, choke releases and disarming techniques. Structural weaknesses of the human body vulnerable to attack and personal weapons of the body used for self-defense and counter-attack will be identified by the defensive tactics units. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Personal Development


PER 2810     Coaching Theory I     3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to enhance coaching skills. The course will focus on Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Coaches Advancement Program (CAP) I, II, III. These areas include MHSAA philosophy and regulations, effective instruction, sports medicine, communication, sport related legalities, coaching responsibilities, coach-parent interaction, and the performance of coaching among other topics. The student must have an 80% or better score on each CAP test to receive a certificate of completion from the MHSAA for each CAP level and a liability insurance policy from the MHSAA as well. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


PER 2811     Coaching Theory II     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: PER 2810

This course is designed to enhance coaching skills. The course will focus on Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Coaches Advancement Program (CAP) IV and V. The areas of focus include skill reinforcement, strength and conditioning, mental and physical health, and conflict resolution among other topics. The student must have an 80% or better score on each CAP test to receive a certificate of completion from the MHSAA for each CAP level and a liability insurance policy from the MHSAA as well. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


PER 2812     Coaching Skills and Techniques     2 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: PER 2810

This course allows the students' to be introduced to the diverse roles of a coach. In addition to a classroom setting, time will be spent in an athletic setting. The experience will vary to meet the students' needs and to expand the students' background on the many roles of a coach. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


PER 2840     Recreational Leadership     3 Credit Hours

The student will identify and define major aspects of leadership techniques and the personality traits of effective leaders. The student will then demonstrate his or her leadership abilities through class participation in planning and leading fifteen low-organized games which he or she will select from a card file of fifty games he or she has compiled. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3