Physical Education

Physical Education and Athletics Division  

Individual Sports

Many of our classes provide instruction for individual sports. These activities are offered at several levels to accommodate almost everyone's skill level. If you are thinking about trying something new, sign up for the beginning level. Each level builds on the last one to ensure a graduated progression of skills. Classes are offered in Fencing, Golf, Badminton and Tennis.

KNES 29A - FENCING LEVEL 1An introduction to Physical Education through the sport of fencing. Level 1 of fencing will teach the student fundamental techniques/skills utilizing the French foil. The rules and regulations governing fencing will be covered. Exercise physiology, nutrition and wellness concepts related to total fitness and individual variations due to age, gender, and/or genetics will be explored. A brief historical examination of the various styles of this international sport will be included.

Further examination of Physical Education through the sport of fencing with a French foil. Application of more complex combinations of blade and footwork that build upon the skills taught are transferable for use of the epee and sabre. The physiological benefits of fencing, fundamental exercise physiology, nutrition and wellness concepts related to total fitness and individual variations due to age, gender, and genetics will be explored.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of golf. Includes a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, safety, and basic fundamentals of beginning golf. Students will develop skills in putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing fundamentals utilizing basic theories of physics. The skills portion of the course will encourage an understanding of how to adapt to the game and conventional techniques to an individual's physical abilities. Students will apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their overall playing level.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of golf at the advanced beginning level. Includes a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, and safety. The skills portion of the course will focus on mid irons (5, 6 and 7, 8, 9, and putter) and will include approach shots to the green including 3/4 swing, 1/2 swing, and various other chipping shots. The student will also be required to complete practice sessions at a local driving range.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of golf. Includes an historical examination, styles of play and strategies of the sport of men's and women's golf. Students will strive to develop intermediate skills in putting, chipping, pitching, unusual lies and full swing fundamentals utilizing theories of physics. An understanding of mental strategies as they apply to playing a round game will be addressed. Variations in concepts due to age, gender, and physical conditions will be noted. Exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts for conditioning will be covered.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through badminton. Includes a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, and basic strokes in beginning level badminton. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve physical condition will be discussed. The skills portion of the course will encourage an understanding of how to adapt the game and conventional techniques to age, gender and physical conditions.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of badminton. Includes a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities and etiquette. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, fundamentals of strength development and flexibility relative to playing at an intermediate level will be included. The course will encourage an understanding of how to adapt game strategies and conventional techniques to one's needs and abilities based on age, gender and environmental conditions, personal strengths and weaknesses.

Further examination of Physical Education through the sport of badminton. Includes an in depth study of the sport at an advanced level, rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, and advanced skills and strategy as related to competitive play. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve physical condition in order to play at a more advanced level will be covered. The skills portion of the course will encourage an understanding of how to adapt the game and conventional techniques to age, gender and physical conditions.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of tennis. Basic ground-strokes, serve and footwork as well as basic singles' and doubles' strategies will be covered. Includes a brief historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities and etiquette. Students will strive to understand and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their physical condition in order to play at a more advanced level and to adapt the game to their individual physical ability, age, and gender.

KNES 32B - ADVANCED BEGINNING TENNIS

A continuing introduction to the rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, and basic strokes - volley, lob and overhead and with further development of the forehand, backhand, serve. Instructors will emphasize conventional skill development, but also encourage adaptations based on physical ability, age, strength, gender and/or genetics. A brief historical examination of how the game of tennis has changed due to the influence of individual men, women, and children, of various countries, and their styles of play or strategies. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their physical condition in order to play tennis at a more advanced level.

Development of consistency, accuracy and control for forehand, backhand ground-strokes, serve, volley, lob and overhead skills utilizing fundamental theories of physics. Introducing elements of changing the dynamics of the game with spins and drop shots or by approaching the net; basic singles and doubles strategies. A brief historical examination of how the game of tennis has changed due to the influence of individual men, women, and children, of various countries, and their styles of play or strategies. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their physical condition in order to play tennis at a more advanced level.

Further examination of Physical Education through tennis. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, fundamentals of strength development and flexibility relative to playing at an advanced level will be included. The course will encourage an understanding of how to adapt game strategies and conventional techniques to one's needs and abilities based on age, gender and environmental conditions, personal strengths and weaknesses.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through multi-sport fitness. An historical examination of multi-sport training methodology to include triathlon training. The student will strive for ultimate fitness through a program of cardiovascular exercise including interval training, strengthening exercises and flexibility training both indoors and outdoors with an emphasis on aquatic fitness. Strength, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility will be monitored and assessed throughout the term.



Physical Education
Building: PE
Contact: Susan Ho
Phone: 408.864.8751
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Last Updated: 2/1/17