Phys Education and Recreation (PED) at Northern Virginia Community College


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PED 100 - Pilates
Provides a method of mind-body exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, balance the body, and improve posture and core stabilization while increasing body awareness.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 103 - Aerobic Fitness I
Develops cardiovascular fitness though activities designed to elevate and sustain heart rates appropriate to age and physical condition. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 105 - Aerobic Dance I
Focuses on physical fitness through dance exercises. Emphasizes the development of cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and flexibility. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 107 - Exercise and Nutrition I
Provides for the study and application of fitness and wellness and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. Defines fitness and wellness, evaluates the student's level of fitness and wellness. Students will incorporate physical fitness and wellness into the course and daily living. A personal fitness/wellness plan is required for the 2 credit course. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 109 - Yoga
Focuses on the forms of yoga training emphasizing flexibility.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 110 - Zumba
Focuses on Latin rhythms, dance moves and techniques in Zumba. Utilizes physical activity, cardiovascular endurance, balance, coordination and flexibility as related to dance.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. 2-3 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 111 - Weight Training I
Focuses on muscular strength and endurance training through individualized workout programs. Teaches appropriate use of weight training equipment. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 113 - Lifetime Activities I
Presents lifetime sports and activities. Teaches skills and methods of lifetime sports and activities appropriate to the local season and facilities available. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 116 - Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
Provides a study of fitness and wellness and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. Defines fitness and wellness, evaluates the student's level of fitness and wellness, and motivates the student to incorporate physical fitness and wellness into daily living. A personal fitness/wellness plan is required for the 2-credit course.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 117 - Fitness Walking
Teaches content and skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate an individualized program of walking, based upon fitness level.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
PED 120 - Yoga II
Focuses on the forms of yoga training emphasizing flexibility. Prerequisite: PED 109.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2-3 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 121 - Racketball I
Teaches racketball skills and strategies for team and individual play. Includes terminology, scoring, etiquette, equipment selection, and safety. Part I of II.
Lecture0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 123 - Tennis I
Teaches tennis skills with emphasis on stroke development and strategies for individual and team play. Includes rules, scoring, terminology, and etiquette. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 125 - Badminton
Introduces skills, techniques, strategies, rules, and scoring.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 126 - Archery
Teaches skills and techniques of target archery. Focuses on use and maintenance of equipment, terminology, and safety.
Lecture
1-2 credits
PED 127 - Cycling
Introduces cycling techniques, equipment selection, care and maintenance, safety, and physical conditioning.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 129 - Self-Defense
Examines history, techniques, and movements associated with self-defense. Introduces the skills and methods of self- defense emphasizing mental and physical discipline.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 133 - Golf I
Teaches basic skills of golf, rules, etiquette, scoring, terminology, equipment selection and use, and strategy. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 135 - Bowling I
Teaches basic bowling skills and techniques, scoring, rules, etiquette, and terminology. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 137 - Martial Arts I
Emphasizes forms, styles, and techniques of body control, physical and mental discipline, and physical fitness. Presents a brief history of development of martial arts theory and practice. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 138 - Martial Arts II
Emphasizes forms, styles, and techniques of body control, physical and mental discipline, and physical fitness. Presents a brief history of development of martial arts theory and practice. Part II of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 139 - Ice Skating
Introduces the skills of figure skating with emphasis on form. Includes equipment selection and safety.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 140 - Water Aerobics
Focuses on cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and flexibility using water resistance. Includes the principles and techniques of aerobic exercise.
Lecture 0-1hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 141 - Swimming I
Introduces skills and methods of swimming strokes. Focuses on safety and physical conditioning. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 142 - Swimming II
Introduces skills and methods of swimming strokes. Focuses on safety and physical conditioning. Part II of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 144 - Skin and Scuba Diving
Emphasizes skills and methods of skin and scuba diving. Includes training with underwater breathing apparatus and focuses on safety procedures, selection and use of equipment. Prerequisite strong swimming skills.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
2-3 credits
PED 147 - Hiking
Introduces physical and mental benefits of walking or hiking as a form of physical exercise. Skills developed include how to plan for a hike, what to take, and how to select a trail relative to individual abilities. Provides hiking opportunities to explore local regions. Develops awareness of safety, weather, and ecological considerations.
Laboratory 2-4. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 148 - Snowboarding
Teaches the basic skills of snowboarding, selection and use of equipment, terminology, and safety rules.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
PED 150 - Soccer
Emphasizes soccer skills and techniques, strategies, rules, equipment, and physical conditioning.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 152 - Basketball
Introduces basketball skills, techniques, rules, and strategies.
Lecture 0-1hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 154 - Volleyball
Introduces skills, techniques, strategies, rules, and scoring.
Lecture 0-1hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 155 - Wallyball
Focuses on skills, techniques, strategies, rules, and scoring.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 156 - Softball
Emphasizes skills, techniques, strategies, rules.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 160 - Modern Dance
Teaches the basic techniques of creative dance. Skills include self-expression, contemporary routines, dance forms, and basic choreography.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 161 - Dance Production I
Focuses on creating a dance performance. Teaches the basic skills in creating and producing a dance. Includes lighting, costumes, music, and choreography. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 163 - Jazz I
Introduces dance through contemporary jazz movements. Includes floor stretches, isolations, dance patterns and locomotor movements. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 166 - Ballet
Teaches ballet as a discipline with correct alignment and ballet form. Expresses movement through traditional dance form with choreographic emphasis.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 168 - Basic Personal Trainer Preparation
Introduces the skills and knowledge required to become a personal trainer. Includes the principles of individual weight management, personal wellness, and the skills necessary for the creation of a fitness program for potential clients.
3 credit hours. 2 lecture hours. 2 lab hours. 4 hours per week.
3 credits
PED 168 Detailed Outline
PED 171 - Ballroom Dance I
Presents the basic step patterns, rhythmic patterns, and positions in ballroom dance. Includes techniques based upon traditional steps with basic choreographic patterns. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 172 - Ballroom Dance II
Presents the basic step patterns, rhythmic patterns, and positions in ballroom dance. Includes techniques based upon traditional steps with basic choreographic patterns. Part II of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 173 - Rock Climbing and Rappelling
Presents techniques and skills of climbing and rappelling with emphasis on safety, equipment, skills in knot typing, terminology and physical conditioning.
Lecture 0-1hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 181 - Downhill Skiing I
Teaches basic skills of downhill skiing; selection and use of equipment; terminology and safety rules. Includes field experience. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 182 - Downhill Skiing II
Teaches basic skills of downhill skiing; selection and use of equipment; terminology and safety rules. Includes field experience. Part II of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 183 - Outdoor Adventures I
Introduces outdoor adventure activities with emphasis on basic skills, preparation, personal and group safety, equipment selection and use, ecology, and field experience. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
PED 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
PED 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PED 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PED 220 - Adult Health and Development
Provides direct application of the theories of aging and physical activity. Teaches techniques for developing appropriate individualized fitness and activity programs for older adults. Focuses on physical, social, and mental well-being. Includes assessment and evaluation of physical fitness principles, role of exercise in disease prevention, leadership skills and communication strategies.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
PED 245 - Lifeguard Training
Introduces basic swimming and non-swimming rescues, swimming approaches and carries, water survival, first aid and safety. Focuses on preparation for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate. Prerequisite: Ability to swim continuously for 500 yards for a minimum of 100 yards each of crawl/freestyle, breaststroke, and sidestroke; submerge to a minimum of 7 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object and return it to the surface; tread water for 2 minutes using legs only; and be 15 years of age by the first class.
Lecture 1 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
PED 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PED 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits