Fitness Classes - Fall 2014

Beginning Conditioning at Western Washington UniversityBeginning Conditioning: PE 101

1 credit

CRN 42913 (10 a.m. T/R)
CRN 42915 (8 a.m. M/W)
CRN 41591 (9 a.m. M/W)

Through lecture and physical practice, students will gain an understanding of the quantity and quality of exercise essential for developing and maintaining cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, and flexibility for healthy adults.

Cost: $250 per credit


Group Fitness at Western Washington UniversityBeginning Group Fitness: PE 102

1 credit

CRN 42917 (8 a.m. M/W)

Students will learn about and engage in a variety of group fitness class formats and activities, and gain an understanding of the health and benefits of each.

Cost: $250 per credit


Beginning Yoga at Western Washington UniversityBeginning Yoga: PE 104

1 credit

CRN 42923 (8 a.m. T/R) | CRN 42920 (9 a.m. T/R)
CRN 42921 (11 a.m. T/R) | CRN 43177 (9 a.m. M/W)
CRN 42922 (10 a.m. M/W)

Enhance health and well-being while learning about the safe and correct way to practice yoga.

Cost: $250 per credit


Beginning Training at Western Washington UniversityBeginning Weight Training: PE 108

1 credit

CRN 42935 (8 a.m. M/W) | CRN 42936 (10 a.m. M/W)
CRN 42937 (11 a.m. T/R) | CRN 42938 (8 a.m. T/R)

Through lecture and physical participation, students will earn correct lifting and spotting techniques, the basic muscle groups and weight training principles, and understand types of potential injuries and injury prevention.

Cost: $250 per credit


Dance Movement through Culture at WWUZumba: PE 125

1 credit

CRN 44104 (9 a.m. M/W)
CRN 44108 (9 a.m. T/R)
CRN 44109 (1 p.m. T/R)

Dance into fitness with Zumba. This class combines Latin and international rhythms with easy to follow steps focusing on cardiovascular benefits and body toning.

Cost: $250 per credit


Beginning Badminton: PE 132Beginning Badminton: PE 132

1 credit

CRN 42939 (1 p.m. M/W)

Gain proficiency in basic badminton strokes, and learn the strategies, rules and etiquette of the sport.

Cost: $250 per credit


Beginning Pickleball: PE 134Beginning Pickleball: PE 134

1 credit

CRN 42941 (9 a.m. T/R)
CRN 42940 (10 a.m. M/W)

Introduction and practice of the basic skills of both singles and doubles court positioning and strategy, game playing rules, scoring and etiquette. Students will work towards proficiency in basic pickleball strokes (forehand, backhand, lob, drop-shot, dink, deep serve, and short serve)

Cost: $250 per credit


Beginning Racquetball: PE 139Beginning Racquetball: PE 139

1 credit

CRN 42943 (9 a.m. M/W)

Practice basic shots and learn about the rules, scoring, and etiquette for the various types of racquetball including singles and doubles.

Cost: $250 per credit


Beginning Racquetball: PE 139Beginning Soccer: PE 144

1 credit

CCRN 44219 (12 p.m. M/W)

Introduction, practice and demonstration of the basic soccer fundamentals (passing, controls, dribbling, heading, covering, shooting, tackling/jockeying); offensive and defensive concepts; game play, including goalkeeping; and knowledge of the rules of the game.

Cost: $250 per credit


Beginning Ultimate Disc: PE 149

1 credit

CRN 44110 (2 p.m. M/W)

Introduction and practice of the basic throwing, catching, offense and defensive skills. Students will gain an understanding of the “spirit of the game,” and knowledge of rules and strategies (stacking, flow, cutting, forcing, and defensive set-up).

Cost: $250 per credit

 


Beginning Handball: PE 165Beginning Handball: PE 165

1 credit

CRN 42945 (2 p.m. T/R)

Discover the techniques and rules of four wall handball.

Cost: $250 per credit

Read Western Today's article on handball

Instructor Bio

Ken Starcher began working for WWU in 1971 as a mechanic helper in the Auto Shop.  By 2001 he started teaching Handball courses as part of the Physical Education 100-level program and coached Westerns Handball Collegiate team.  He is now a level four certified instructor and referee. He holds a position on the executive board of the United States Handball Associating as the Northwest Region Representative. 



Beginning Martial Arts: PE 168Beginning Martial Arts: PE 168

1 credit

CRN 42946 (10 a.m. T/R)
CRN 42947 (11 a.m. T/R)

Introduction and practice of the foundational principles of Judo and Ju-Jitsu as martial arts, and as they relate to fitness, safe falling, throwing techniques, controlling techniques, and ground techniques.

Cost: $250 per credit


Beginning Self-Defense: PE 169Beginning Self-Defense: PE 169

1 credit

CRN 42948 (10 a.m. M/W)
CRN 42949 (11 a.m. M/W)

Introduction and practice of personal, physical and mental self-defense skills with significant focus on the use of posture and demeanor to de-escalate potential risk.

Cost: $250 per credit


Beginning Sailboat Racing: PE 171Beginning Sailboat Racing: PE 171

1 credit

CRN 42951 (2:30 p.m. M)

Introduction to collegiate style sailboat racing, including: strategy, boat handling and tactics. Students will receive lectures, demonstrations and use on the water drills to develop the skills and concepts involved in racing. Emphasis on practical application, with racing on the water occurring as often as safe and practical. This course is located at Western’s Lakewood facility.

Prerequisites: PE170 or PE179 or instructor permission

Cost: $250 per credit


Basic Kayak TouringBasic Kayak Touring: PE 177

1 credit

CRN 42952 (2:30 p.m. T/R)

Course provides an introduction to the basic skills of Kayak Touring. Including boat handling, rescues, navigation, weather, safety tactics, and tide forecasting and trip planning. Instructional emphasis on the water paddling skills.

This course is located at Western’s Lakewood facility.

Cost: $250 per credit


SailingIntermediate Sailing: PE 179

1 credit

CRN 42953 (2:30 p.m. W)

Course provides intermediate skills through the use of multiple designs of boats. Techniques for control and efficiency are examined as students learn to sail more complex and challenging boats. With more sophisticated boats and rig adjustments, a more sophisticated understanding of the hydro and aerodynamic principals can be gained.

This course is located at Western’s Lakewood facility.

Prerequisites: PE170 or instructor permission

Cost: $250 per credit


Beginning Pilates: PE 197G

1 credit

CRN 44387 (10 a.m. T/R)

A physical movement class designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body with a focus on postural symmetry, breath control, abdominal strength, and muscular flexibility utilizing methods from the Pilates program. 

Cost: $250 per credit

Read: Western Front's article on instructor, Shannon Tallman


Jazzercise: PE 197H

1 credit

CRN 44386 (11 a.m. M/W)

Jazzercise is a dance-based fitness class that incorporates dance, resistance training, Pilates, Yoga, and Kickboxing movements in a variety of engaging and effective formats coupled with upbeat and current music to appeal to the gamut of ability levels. 

Cost: $250 per credit


Challenge FitnessChallenge Facilitation I: RECR 105

2 credits

CRN 42954 (3 p.m. F)

Course provides an overview of the theory and application of adventure based programming. Students will be introduced to safety practices, goal setting, framing and debriefing both group and individual challenge activities. Students will practice leading others in challenge learning activities.​

Cost: $250 per credit

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