Physical Education

Athletic Director Renwick, Chair; Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance Noone; Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities & Operations Acquarulo; Assistant Directors of Recreation Johnson and Kilcoyne; Professor Bartlett; Associate Professors Assaiante, Bowman, Davis, Devanney, Hitchcock, Parmenter, and Suitor; Assistant Professors Acquarulo, Adamski, Cosgrove, Dissinger, Greason, Higgins, Melnitsky, Shulman, Vega, and Williams; Instructors MacDermott, Maurice, Pilger, and Smith; Head Athletic Trainer LeDuc

The physical education program is designed to meet individual interests and needs. A variety of activities are available to augment health and physical fitness, develop recreational and leisure skills, initiate and facilitate functional and aesthetic body movement, and impart knowledge in the areas of skills performance, game strategy and rules, and an in-depth understanding of sports coaching, recreational leadership, and first aid.

Courses in physical education are offered on a quarter basis, i.e., two courses a semester and four courses in an academic year. Academic credit, up to a maximum of one credit, toward the 36 credits required for the degree, may be earned at a rate of .25 course credit for successful completion. All courses are graded on a pass/fail basis. Classes are offered on the same starting time schedule as all academic classes, but end earlier due to dressing time. Students may not repeat the same course activity for an additional .25 course credit.

Specific courses include options in the following areas:

Registration—Courses are offered on a coeducational basis. Attire appropriate to each activity and attendance requirements will be determined by the individual class instructor and handed out the first day of class.

Just prior to and during the first week of each quarter, students may drop or add courses. After the add/drop deadline, no more courses may be added and courses dropped are recorded and marked “W” on the transcript. Students may withdraw from courses up to and including the Friday of the fourth full week of classes during that quarter.

Course offerings and the instructors are now listed in the Schedule of Classes, and course listing and registration for physical education courses is done at the same time and on the same form as academic course registration.

Fall Term

101L. Beginning Swimming I— This course is primarily for non-swimmers. Covers water acclimatization, floating, treading water, bobbing, lead-up strokes, human stroke, and sculling. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Staff, Vega

107. Beginning Ice Skating— Held in the Koeppel Community Sports Center. Basic Fundamentals of skating techniques for the recreational skater. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Greason, Potter

111L. Squash I— Basic fundamentals of squash racquets including racquet grip, service, return of serve, court position, basic strokes and elementary strategy. Racquets available. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Assaiante, Dissinger, Hitchcock

112L. Beginning Tennis— Instruction will concentrate on the fundamental tennis strokes: forehand, backhand, serve, and volley. Knowledge of rules, game procedures, and tennis etiquette will be emphasized. Racquets available. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Bartlett, Staff

113L. Badminton I— Emphasis will be on the basic strokes and strategy of badminton, and its rules and etiquette. Students will have the opportunity to play both singles and doubles. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Greene

[123L. Group Exercise and Aerobics]— A coeducational fitness course based on an aerobic exercise regimen for improvement of muscle tone, coordination, and cardiovascular conditioning. Instruction will provide safe and proper techniques of stretching and breathing and will include choreographed routines of dance, exercise, and step aerobics. Individual maximal and training heart rates will be determined and monitored to evaluate the student’s performance and progress. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited)

124L. Fitness I— Instruction for a beginning fitness and conditioning program. It will involve proper warm-up and stretching techniques, cardiovascular training involving heart rates, and an introduction to safe and effective strength training. It will include basic concepts of anatomy and physiology. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Cimini, Cosgrove, Davis, Kenney, McGann, Ng, Staff

131L. Golf— Instruction to grip, stance, and basic swing. Course etiquette, rules, and procedures taught; instruction with each club regarding its special use and technique for its particular shot. Golf clubs available. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Adamski, Higgins, Staff

[144L. Recreational Rowing]— (0.25 course credit)

152. Coaching Seminar— Primarily for students who anticipate the possibility of coaching in private school. An in-depth study of fundamentals, staff organization, practice planning, and different coaching philosophies and styles. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –MacDermott

155. Outdoor Leadership I— This course will develop competent student leaders using field experiences to study effective leadership practices. This course will engage students in discussions and practical experiences focused on leadership skills necessary to effectively lead in the outdoor field. Student leaders will work to develop their personal leadership skills through a series of lectures, labs, and group activities. This course will culminate with a final field-based expedition where students will plan, facilitate, and lead each other. Leadership topics will be taught in three categories including: Hard Skills, Soft Skills, and Meta Skills. (0.5 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Johnson

201L. Intermediate Swimming— This is a course designed for the swimmer of limited skill and experience. It will have as an objective the development of aquatic skills and attitudes which will encourage the enjoyment of swimming as a lifelong recreational activity. Stroke correction and instruction will concentrate on selected basic strokes. Instruction on turns and entering the water will also be given. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Staff

211L. Squash II— A review of basic skills followed by instruction in advanced shots such as the lob, cross-court, corner shot, drop shot. Control of ball and court position emphasized. Racquets available. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Assaiante, Dissinger, Hitchcock

212L. Intermediate Tennis— This course is designed to increase proficiency by reviewing and modifying the basic ground strokes in tennis, develop individual and new strokes (lob and overhead) and to introduce basic singles and doubles strategy. Racquets available. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Higgins

213L. Badminton II— A review of the skills introduced in Physical Education 113. Emphasis will be placed on advanced-level strokes, footwork, and strategy. Play will be at a higher competitive level. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Suitor

224L. Fitness II— Instruction towards a more sophisticated conditioning program. A continuation of stretching and cardiovascular fitness, but more advanced training techniques and principles will be introduced including goal-setting and individual sport specific programs. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Adamski, Cimini, Greene, Kenney, Nazarian, Ng, Staff

Spring Term

101L. Beginning Swimming I— This course is primarily for non-swimmers. Covers water acclimatization, floating, treading water, bobbing, lead-up strokes, human stroke, and sculling. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Staff, Vega

107. Beginning Ice Skating— Held in the Koeppel Community Sports Center. Basic Fundamentals of skating techniques for the recreational skater. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Potter

111L. Squash I— Basic fundamentals of squash racquets including racquet grip, service, return of serve, court position, basic strokes and elementary strategy. Racquets available. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Acquarulo, Devanney, Pilger, Smith

112L. Beginning Tennis— Instruction will concentrate on the fundamental tennis strokes: forehand, backhand, serve, and volley. Knowledge of rules, game procedures, and tennis etiquette will be emphasized. Racquets available. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Melnitsky, Smith, Staff, Williams

113L. Badminton I— Emphasis will be on the basic strokes and strategy of badminton, and its rules and etiquette. Students will have the opportunity to play both singles and doubles. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Suitor

[123L. Group Exercise and Aerobics]— A coeducational fitness course based on an aerobic exercise regimen for improvement of muscle tone, coordination, and cardiovascular conditioning. Instruction will provide safe and proper techniques of stretching and breathing and will include choreographed routines of dance, exercise, and step aerobics. Individual maximal and training heart rates will be determined and monitored to evaluate the student’s performance and progress. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited)

124L. Fitness I— Instruction for a beginning fitness and conditioning program. It will involve proper warm-up and stretching techniques, cardiovascular training involving heart rates, and an introduction to safe and effective strength training. It will include basic concepts of anatomy and physiology. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Bowman, Cimini, Greene, Kenney, McGann, Staff

131L. Golf— Instruction to grip, stance, and basic swing. Course etiquette, rules, and procedures taught; instruction with each club regarding its special use and technique for its particular shot. Golf clubs available. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Devanney, Greason, Pilger

144L. Recreational Rowing— (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –MacDermott

152. Coaching Seminar— Primarily for students who anticipate the possibility of coaching in private school. An in-depth study of fundamentals, staff organization, practice planning, and different coaching philosophies and styles. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Cosgrove, Parmenter

201L. Intermediate Swimming— This is a course designed for the swimmer of limited skill and experience. It will have as an objective the development of aquatic skills and attitudes which will encourage the enjoyment of swimming as a lifelong recreational activity. Stroke correction and instruction will concentrate on selected basic strokes. Instruction on turns and entering the water will also be given. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Staff

211L. Squash II— A review of basic skills followed by instruction in advanced shots such as the lob, cross-court, corner shot, drop shot. Control of ball and court position emphasized. Racquets available. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Acquarulo, Bowman, Parmenter

212L. Intermediate Tennis— This course is designed to increase proficiency by reviewing and modifying the basic ground strokes in tennis, develop individual and new strokes (lob and overhead) and to introduce basic singles and doubles strategy. Racquets available. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Bartlett, Melnitsky, Williams

213L. Badminton II— A review of the skills introduced in Physical Education 113. Emphasis will be placed on advanced-level strokes, footwork, and strategy. Play will be at a higher competitive level. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Greene

224L. Fitness II— Instruction towards a more sophisticated conditioning program. A continuation of stretching and cardiovascular fitness, but more advanced training techniques and principles will be introduced including goal-setting and individual sport specific programs. (0.25 course credit) (Enrollment limited) –Cimini, Davis, Kenney, McGann, Nazarian, Staff