Descriptions of Activity Classes

Kayaking Class

KIN 001 - Adapted Physical Activities

Structured individualized physical activities to enhance physical/motor fitness and develop an active, health-oriented lifestyle for students unable to participate in the general activity program.

KIN 002A - Beginning Swimming

This course is designed for the non-swimmer and beginning swimmer. It is assumed that all students enrolled in the class have had little or no experience in learning the basic skills of swimming. The course is designed to instruct the student in the basic skills necessary to enable him/her to swim safely in deep water. There are no prerequisites for the course.

KIN 002B - Intermediate Swimming

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have completed satisfactorily the skills involved in beginning swimming.

KIN 002C - Advanced Swimming

This course is designed to refine and extend the development of advanced skills in swimming.

KIN 005 - Lifeguard Training

This course is designed to teach the basic concepts involved in "nonsurf" lifeguard training in accordance with the American Red Cross and the criterion set forth by that organization.

KIN 008 - Skin and SCUBA Diving

Both skin and SCUBA diving skills for enjoyment and to understand dangers connected with the sport. NAUI certificate awarded upon completion of requirements. Prerequisites - KIN 2C or equivalent. Misc/lab - Lecture 1 hour/activity 3 hours. Units - 2

KIN 009A - Beginning Sailing

Basic skills and safety knowledge in small boats for those with little or no sailing experience.

Prerequisite: Student must be able to swim 100 yards without stopping, tread water for 5 minutes, and exit from an overturned dinghy. Students will be tested for this in the SPX pool.

Sailing Class Video

KIN 010A - Beginning Kayaking

Beginning skills and knowledge for those with little or no experience of flat water kayaking. The emphasis will be on safe operation at all times.

Prerequisite: Students must be able to swim 100 yards without stopping, tread water for 5 minutes, and exit from an overturned kayak. Students will be tested for this in the SPX pool.

Kayaking Class Video

KIN 11 - Beginning Rowing

Basic skills and knowledge for those with little/no experience of rowing. Initial classes will be on indoor rowing machines, then eight -oared boats will be used. Students will learn both how to row and how to cox; improvement of strength/fitness is central.

Prerequisite: Swim 100 yards without stopping; thread water for 5 minutes; don lifejacket in the water. Tested in pool.

Rowing Class Video 

KIN 013 - Beginning Rugby

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the rules, skills, and basic concepts of modern Rugby Union Football. The class will equip the student to be an informed Rugby spectator and/or participant.

KIN 014A - Beginning Volleyball

This course provides the student with the opportunity to learn and develop the basic rules and skills of volleyball, the 6-6 offense, and the defense against the 6-6 offense.

KIN 014B - Intermediate Volleyball

This course provides the intermediate student with the opportunity to refine and perfect the basic volleyball skills and to master individual positions when using the 6-2 offense and the defense against the offense.

KIN 014C - Advanced Volleyball

This course is designed to teach advanced skills, principles, and techniques necessary and fundamental to understanding and playing volleyball.

KIN 015A - Beginning Basketball

This course is designed to assist students in the development of fundamental skills necessary for effective involvement in playing the game of basketball.

Basketball Class Video

KIN 015B - Intermediate Basketball

This course provides the intermediate student with the opportunity to refine and perfect the basic basketball skills.

KIN 18A - Beginning Handball

This course is focused on the development of fundamental handball skills, basic tactics, simple strategies, etiquette and sportsmanship, rules, and their application in beginning games.

KIN 019A - Beginning Soccer

This course is designed to introduce students to the game of soccer, and to provide students with the fundamental ability and knowledge needed to enjoy this game as players and as spectators.

KIN 020A - Beginning Badminton

This course is focused on the development of fundamental badminton skills, basic tactics, simple strategies, etiquette, rules, and their application in single and double games.

KIN 020B - Intermediate Badminton

This course is focused on improving the quality of fundamental badminton skills, learning intermediate badminton skills and their application, developing intermediate badminton tactics and strategies, good sportsmanship, and playing more effective single and double games in elimination, round robin, and team competitions.

KIN 020C - Advanced Badminton

This course is focused on improving the quality of fundamental and intermediate badminton skills, learning advanced skills and their application, developing advanced badminton tactics and strategies, good sportsmanship, and playing high level games.

KIN 021A - Beginning Tennis

This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the game of tennis. Students will be given a chance to learn through lecture, demonstration, drilling, and match play.

KIN 021B - Intermediate Tennis

This course is focused on improving the quality of fundamental tennis skills, learning intermediate tennis skills and drills and application, developing intermediate tennis tactics and strategies, establishing proper manners, and playing more effective single and double games in elimination, round robin, and team competitions.

KIN 021C - Advanced Tennis

This course is focused on improving the quality (power, speed, control, and placement) of basic and intermediate tennis skills, learning advanced skills and their application, developing advanced tennis tactics and strategies, good sportsmanship, and playing high level games.

KIN 022A - Beginning Racquetball

This course is focused on the development of fundamental racquetball skills, basic tactics, simple strategies, etiquette, rules, and their application in single and double games.

KIN 022B - Intermediate Racquetball

This course is focused on improving the quality of fundamental racquetball skills, learning intermediate racquetball skills/drills and application, developing intermediate racquetball tactics and strategies, good sportsmanship, and playing more effective single and double games in different formats.

KIN 023A - Beginning Archery

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic skills and concepts, provides the opportunity to learn, practice, and analyze correct shooting form and to participate in a variety of archery tournaments.

KIN 023B - Intermediate Archery

This course builds upon beginning level skills and knowledge and provides the opportunity to shoot a variety of different archery rounds.

KIN 024A - Beginning Bowling

This course is designed to give students a better understanding of the sport of bowling and develop fundamental bowling skills.

KIN 024B - Intermediate Bowling

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have satisfactorily completed the skills in beginning bowling. The course will add more advanced theory and techniques.

KIN 024C - Advanced Bowling

Designed for students who are skilled bowlers.  A brief review of bowling fundamentals and principles will be followed by in depth lectures on application of principles. Drills will be used to improve skills.

KIN 025A - Beginning Golf

This course is designed for those who have never played golf before or who have played very little and have had no basic formal instruction. This course will provide the student with a sound set of fundamentals to prepare for further instruction, if desired.

KIN 025B - Intermediate Golf

This course is designed for those who have played some golf but have had little or no formal instruction. The student should finish the class knowing enough golf fundamentals, terminology, and rules to play the game and/or proceed on with private, advanced instruction.

KIN 025C - Advanced Golf

This course is designed for people who might score from the high seventies to the high eighties on a regular basis.

KIN 027A - Beginning Table Tennis

This course is focused on the development of fundamental table tennis skills, basic tactics, simple strategies, etiquette, rules, and their application of in single and double games.

KIN 027B - Intermediate Table Tennis

This course is focused on improving the quality of fundamental table tennis skills, learning intermediate table tennis skills and drills and their application, developing intermediate tactics and strategies, good sportsmanship, and playing more effective single and double games in elimination, round robin, and team competitions.

KIN 028A - Beginning Gymnastics

This course is designed to develop the students awareness and performance of basic skills in gymnastics.

KIN 029 - Cardio Kickboxing

Cardio Kickboxing is a non-contact aerobic conditioning activity combining punches, kicks, traditional aerobic skills, and fitness activities. The course is designed to enhance cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and muscular endurance.

KIN 030 - Pilates

Pilates employs an established exercise protocol designed to develop core strength, flexibility, posture, and range of motion. The course covers the fundamentals of a Pilates workout with an emphasis on breathing, alignment, neutral spine, and core stability.

KIN 031 - Body Sculpting

Body sculpting employs exercise augmented with moderate weights to enhance fitness. The course is designed to improve muscle tone and endurance, flexibility, balance, and core stability.

Body Sculpting Class Video

KIN 032 - Aerobics

Aerobics incorporates exercise and music, using large, continuous, rhythmic movements to elevate the heart rate and produce a training effect. The course is designed to improve muscle tone and enhance cardiorespiratory endurance.

KIN 033 Advanced Aerobic Activities

Aerobic activities incorporating high intensity interval training, circuit training, cardio kickboxing, power step, and resistance training. This course is designed to enhance cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and muscular endurance.

Prerequisite: KIN 032 or KIN 034 or instructor consent.

KIN 034 - Step Training

Step training is a low-impact aerobic conditioning activity designed to enhance cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, and muscular endurance.

KIN 035A - Beginning Weight Training

This course is designed to teach the basic concepts of weight training for muscular strength and endurance. Its goal is to provide students with knowledge about the principles involved in weight training and the health-related components of fitness through a variety of exercises.

KIN 035B - Intermediate Weight Training

This course is designed for individuals with prior training experience and involves higher level exercises. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of machine as well as free weight exercises and will then design a program based on individual needs.

KIN 035C - Advanced Weight Training

This course is designed for students who have had prior class experience in resistive exercise training. Students who have not taken these classes must demonstrate adequate knowledge of lifting technique, terminology and weight room etiquette.

KIN 037 - Fitness Walking

Fitness walking is a low-impact conditioning activity designed to develop cardiovascular fitness.

KIN 038 - Beginning Jogging

Jogging is a moderate-impact activity designed to improve cardiovascular fitness.

KIN 040A - Topics in Modern Dance I

See DANC 040A (below).

KIN 041A - Topics in Ballet I

See DANC 041A (below).

KIN 042A - Topics in Jazz Dance I

See DANC 042A (below).

KIN 044 - Line/Country Western Dance

Basic skills, techniques, and rhythmic progressions of current line and country western dancing.

KIN 045A - Beginning Lindy Hop and Night Club Swing

This course is focused on the development of fundamental Swing dance skills and knowledge. Steps, technique, and styling will be drawn from Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Street Swing, Jive and Triple-Time Swing dances.

KIN 046A - Beginning Social Dance

This course is focused on the development of fundamental social dance skills and knowledge. Dances will be selected from the American Smooth (e.g. Waltz, Tango), American Rhythm (e.g. Rumba, Cha Cha) and night club (e.g. Hustle, West Coast Swing) dance categories.

Social Dance Class Video

KIN 046B - Intermediate Social Dance

This course is focused on the development of intermediate level social dance skills and knowledge. Dances will be selected from the American Smooth (e.g. Waltz, Tango), American Rhythm (e.g. Rumba, Cha Cha) and night club (e.g. Hustle, West Coast Swing) dance categories.

KIN 047A - Beginning West Coast Swing

Designed to improve students' understanding of West Coast Swing dancing and to improve fundamental dance skills common to the dance

KIN 048A - Beginning Latin Dance

This course is focused on the development of fundamental Latin dance skills and knowledge. Dances will be selected from the International Latin, American Rhythm (e.g. Rumba, Cha Cha) and night club (e.g. Salsa) dance categories.

KIN 048B - Intermediate Latin Dance

This course is focused on the development of intermediate level latin dance skills and knowledge. Dances will be selected from the International Latin, American Rhythm (e.g. Rumba, Cha Cha) and night club (e.g. Salsa) dance categories.

Prerequisite: KIN 046A or KIN 048B, or equivalent dance experience.

KIN 049A - Topics in Tap Dance I

See Dance 049A (below).

KIN 049B - Topics in Tap Dance II

See Dance 049B (below).

KIN 050 - Tai Chi (Non-Combative)

Emphasis on knowledge and skill, development of the standard Simplified Tai Chi Form and applications of Tai Chi for life. It is assumed that students enrolled in the class have had little or no experience in Tai Chi.

KIN 051A - Beginning Aikido

This course is focused on the philosophy, history, and basic skills related to the Japanese-derived martial art of Aikido.

KIN 051B - Intermediate Aikido

This course is focused on the development of intermediate level skills and knowledge related to the Japanese-derived martial art of Aikido. It builds upon the basic movement patterns and falling skills introduced in the beginning class.

KIN 052A - Beginning Judo

This course is focused on development the fundamental skills and knowledge related to Judo. Included are basic groundwork and throwing techniques.

KIN 052B - Intermediate Judo

This course is focused on development of intermediate level ground and throwing skills and learning in-depth strategies, philosophy, and culture related to Judo. It builds upon the basic ukemi, newaza, and tachiwaza techniques learned in the beginning class.

KIN 052C - Competitive Judo

Prepares students to use Judo techniques in competitive tournaments. The course will offer intermediate and advanced skills (standing, mat and falling techniques) and strategies to improve competitiveness.

Prerequisite: KIN 052A or KIN 052B, and/or instructor consent.

KIN 053A - Beginning Karate

This course is focused on development of fundamental skills and knowledge related to Karate. Included are basic kicking, punching, and blocking techniques.

KIN 053B - Intermediate Karate

This course is focused on development of intermediate level skills and knowledge related to Karate. It builds upon the fundamental skills and techniques developed in the beginning class.

KIN 054A - Beginning Taekwondo

This course is focused on development of fundamental skills and knowledge related to Tae Kwon Do. Included are basic patterns (poomse), kicking and one-step defenses.

KIN 054B - Intermediate Taekwondo

This course is focused on development of intermediate level skills and knowledge related to Tae Kwon Do. It builds upon the fundamental skills and techniques developed in the beginning Tae Kwon Do class.

KIN 055A - Beginning Self-Defense

This course is focused on development of fundamental skills and knowledge related to self defense. Included are mental and physical self-defense skills and techniques applicable under a variety of conditions

Self Defense Class Video

KIN 061A - Beginning Hatha Yoga

In this course the student will learn the correct movements, postures and sequence used in traditional Hatha Yoga.

KIN 061B - Intermediate Hatha Yoga

Further exploration of the theories and practices of Hatha Yoga encompassing the second level series of traditional intermediate Hatha Yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques.

KIN 062A - Beginning Ice Skating

A beginning ice skating course that covers the skills identified by the International Ice Skating Association (IISA).

KIN 063A - Beginning Hiking and Backpacking

An introductory course designed to impact skills such as topographical map reading, navigation and hiking. The emphases will be on logistics and operations of adventure excursions and fitness in various wilderness environments.

KIN 063B - Intermediate Hiking and Backpacking

Intermediate course designed for the student with previous hiking or outdoor adventure experience. Students are responsible for planning, packing and leading at intervals, the entire group on a 3-day overnight hiking and backpacking excursion. Students will learn topographical map, compass reading, fundamental hiking and trip planning.

KIN 064A - Beginning Mountaineering

Fundamental mountain climbing techniques for a beginning level climber which includes face climbing, chimney climbing, traversing and rappelling.

KIN 065 - Beginning Ice Hockey

Basic skills, techniques, strategies and rules of ice hockey. No previous skating is required but the ability to skate is highly recommended.

KIN 106 - Advanced SCUBA and Aquatic Technology

Underwater navigation, light salvage, searches, biological sampling, communications, weightless simulations, construction problem solving and lighting.

Prerequisite: NAUI SCUBA certification (or equivalent).

DANC 040A - Topics in Modern Dance I

Training experience in the field of beginning modern dance with varied topics. Can be repeated when topic changes.

DANC 041A - Topics in Ballet I

Training experience in the field of beginning ballet dance with varied topics. Can be repeated when topic changes.

DANC 042A - Topics in Jazz Dance I

Training experience in the field of beginning Jazz dance with varied topics. Can be repeated when topic changes.

KIN 049A - Topics in Tap Dance I

Training and experience in the field of beginning tap dance with varied topics. Can be repeated when topic changes.

KIN 049B - Topics in Tap Dance II

Training and experience in the field of intermediate tap dance with varied topics. Can be repeated for up to 2 units of credit when topic changes.

DANC 149C - Tap Dance III

Technique and performance of advanced tap for the advanced tap dancer. One unit may be used one time towards the two unit Physical Education graduation requirement.

DANC 154A - Topics in Dance Technique III

Intermediate/advanced dance with varied topics.

Prerequisite: Audition or Instructor Approval

DANC 154B - Topics in Dance Technique IV

Advanced Dance with varied topics.

Prerequisite: Audition or Instructor Approval