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Lifetime Activities Courses

To learn more about one or more of these courses, visit the Undergraduate Time Schedule for times, fees, and additional registration information.

PES 1100: Outdoor Survival (2 credits)
Introduces students to wilderness survival and how to recognize wilderness dangers. The course covers knowledge and skill acquisition concerning safety and injury prevention. Topics include temperature control, equipment selection and maintenance, map reading, compass navigation, and emergency protocol. Extra Fee.

PES 1105: Introduction to Ballet (2 credits)
Introduces students to the technique and discipline of classical ballet. The course focus is on learning the technique and basic vocabulary through a series of fun and challenging warm-ups, exercises, and movement combinations. Attributes: Arts and Humanities A. 

PES 1108: Alternative Methods of Fitness (2 credits)
Introduces students to alternative forms of fitness activities such as Pilates, yoga, and aerobic dance. The course provides basic fitness information emphasizing lifetime health and wellness. Extra Fee.

PES 1109: Weight Training (2 credits)
Introduces students to the scientific principles of weight training, exercise selection, safety, fundamental techniques in lifting machine and free weights, program design variables, workout monitoring and personal orientations required for independent weight training.

PES 1110: Backpacking (2 credits)
Introduces students to backpacking as a leisure activity and provides students with knowledge and skills to safely and enjoyably participate in the sport. Students must provide their own backpacking equipment.  Extra fee.

PES 1115: Introduction to Martial Arts (2 credits)
Introduces students to basic techniques of different styles of martial arts. Students will learn basic principles behind various strikes, kicks and blocks. The course encompasses differences in body movement, physical body expectations, and various philosophies of self-defense. The course shows strengths and weaknesses of each system, and enhances body movement, agility, strength, flexibility, and hand and eye coordination.

PES 1116: Martial Arts: Tae Kwon Do (2 credits)
Introduces students to the discipline of tae kwon do. Students will learn the basic principles behind strikes, kicks, and blocks of this martial art.

PES 1117: Martial Arts: Hapkido (2 credits)
Introduces students to the discipline of hapkido. Students will learn the basic principles behind strikes, kicks, and blocks of this martial art.

PES 1120: Hiking (2 credits)
Introduces students to the experience of Northwest trails and beauty spots through one-day wilderness treks along beaches, forests, or mountain trails. Students will learn hiking preparation and trail safety. Extra fee.

PES 1125: Cross-Country Skiing (2 credits)
Introduces students to cross-country skiing as leisure activity, and provides students with knowledge and skills to safely enjoy this sport. Extra Fee.

PES 1130: Skiing or Snowboarding (2 credits)
Introduces students to downhill skiing or snowboarding as leisure activities and provides students with knowledge and skills to safely enjoy these sports. Extra Fee.

PES 1135: Rowing (2 credits)
Introduces students to basic rowing techniques, skills, equipment, and conditioning for continued involvement in recreational, fitness, or competitive rowing. Extra fee.

PES 1145: Canoeing and Kayaking (2 credits)
Introduces students to canoeing and kayaking as leisure activities. Emphasis is given to practicing skills on flat water. Extra fee.

PES 1150: Sailing (2 credits)
Introduces students to small-boat day-sailing as a leisure activity and provides students with the knowledge and skills to safely and enjoyably participate in the sport on protected water. Extra fee.

PES 1155: Cycling (2 credits)
Introduces students to the basics of cycling for lifetime fitness. Various types of terrain and cycling routes will be included in the course. Additional information on bicycle repair and maintenance is also discussed. Students must provide their own bicycle. Extra fee.

PES 1160: Conditioning (2 credits)
Introduces students to the scientific principles of cardiovascular conditioning, exercise selection, safety, program design variables, work-out monitoring and personal orientations required for independent fitness training.

PES 1165: Introduction to Dance (2 credits)
Introduces students to basic techniques and rhythms of one of several dance styles, including aerobics, jazz, hip-hop, folk, ballet, improvisational, and creative dance. Attributes: Arts and Humanities A.

PES 1166: Dance Techniques: Modern and Jazz (2 credits)
Introduces students to techniques and rhythms of Modern Dance and Jazz. Attributes: Arts and Humanities A.

PES 1167: Social Dance Techniques (2 credits)
Introduces students to current social dance techniques such as ballroom, swing, and Latin dance. Attributes: Arts and Humanities A.

PES 1175: Fencing (2 credits)
Introduces students to basic instruction in the sport of fencing. Technical emphasis on basic footwork, defensive and parry systems, methods of attack and counterattack, judging and directing standard foil competition.

PES 1180: Golf (2 credits)
Introduces students to the fundamental skills, techniques, and rules of golf for enjoyment as a lifetime recreational sport. Extra fee.

PES 1185: Badminton and Pickleball (2 credits)
Introduces students to the basic rules, skills, and game strategies of badminton and pickleball for enjoyment as lifetime and recreational sports.

PES 1190: Tennis (2 credits)
Introduces students to the fundamental skills, game strategies, rules, and personal orientations required for playing tennis at a beginning level.

PES 1195: Scuba (2 credits)
Introduces students to skin and scuba diving as leisure activities. Involves the classroom, pool, and open-water training required for skin or scuba diving certification. Extra fee.

PES 1199: Leadership Camp (2 credits)
Provides personal growth and self-discovery through a multiday wilderness experience before the beginning of Autumn Quarter. Extra fee.

PES 1200: Softball (2 credits)
Introduces students to softball as a leisure activity and provides students with knowledge and skills to safely and enjoyably participate in both slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball.

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.”
Plato
427–347 BC
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