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  • FES 104 Spinning (2)
    This course is designed to introduce the student to Spinnning® Spinning is a cardiovascular exercise performed on a specially designed indoor cycle. The instructor guides participants of all ages and fitness levels through simulated outdoor bike rides. Motivational techniques, music and visualization tools are integrated for a complete mind/body exercise program.

    FES 105 Tai Chi (2)
    Tai Chi is an ancient art of self-defense practiced by monks during the Sung Dynasty (960-1278 B.C.E.). The practice includes synchronized a series of simple graceful movements promoting fitness, vitality in health and well-being. This course will introduce and expose students to basic cognitive and practical TaiChi principles. Prerequisite: FES 111 Yoga I

    FES 107 Aerobic Dance and Conditioning (3)
    This course is designed to help students understand the basics of fitness through exercise with rhythmic activities. Cardiovascular fitness activities will be presented providing students the knowledge and skills necessary to design a personal aerobic dance and conditioning program.

    FES 109 Racquetball (2)
    In this course, students develop the skills necessary for active participation in racquetball. Comprehensive information about equipment, rules and tournament competition is provided. Strategies for both singles and doubles play is discussed and analyzed.

    FES 111 Yoga I (2)
    Yoga I teaches the union of opposites through basic practices. This course will introduce basic level of physical execution through sequencing of postures while incorporating breathing with postural variation. Students will learn how to integrate basic principles of yoga philosophy through application and practice which supports holistic teaching and learning.

    FES 113 Yoga II (2)
    Yoga II teaches the union of opposites through advanced practices. Students will explore higher levels of physical execution, transitions and sequencing of asanas while effectively incorporating advanced breathing with postural variation and imagery. The transition from practical philosophy to integrated application through continuous practice supports holistic teaching and learning. Prerequisite: FES 111 - Yoga I

    FES 116 Swimming Level I (2)
    This introductory course is designed for those who cannot swim or for those at the beginning level of swimming. It includes the study and practice of basic swimming strokes and water safety. Emphasis is placed on the value and use of the following: prone floating and gliding, flutter kick, arm stroke mechanics, experimenting with buoyancy control and entries and exits.

    FES 117 Swimming Level II (2)
    This class is designed for those who are more comfortable in the water and for students who have reached an intermediate level of swimming. It includes the study and practice of intermediate swimming strokes and water safety. Emphasis is placed on the value and use of the following: front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, arm stroke mechanics, experimenting with buoyancy control and entries and exits. Prerequisite: FES 117 Beginning Swimming or permission of instructor.

    FES 118 Scuba Open Water Dive Course (3)
    This course is performance based, teaching of practical and theoretical aspects of scuba diving. Open Water Dives integrate principles and skills learned in confined Water Dives as students apply both in the open water dive environment. Students who successfully perform learned skills at a designated dive site can receive an International Certificate (at their expense).

    FES 121 Pilates Flexibility Methods (3)
    This course is focused on improving posture and eliminating unnecessary tension through a system of exercises related to the anatomy and physical dynamics of the body. Students learn to recognize the superficial muscles and their actions by practicing alignment and stretching.

    FES 123 Step Aerobics I (3)
    This course introduces a program of exercises designed to improve cardiovascular capacity. Elements of a safe and effective workout are stressed during low-impact aerobics using step-benches. This course emphasizes cardiovascular endurance and tones the lower body. The function of the muscular, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems as they relate to exercise are covered.

    FES 124 Cardio-Training I (3)
    The emphasis of this course is cardiovascular exercise in a variety of formats. The semester is divided into a minimum of three four-week modules to insure participation in no less than three different aerobic exercises. Students will be introduced to both practical and physiological aspects of a safe and effective workout program.

    FES 140 Perspectives in Personal Health and Wellness (3)
    A personal approach to health and wellness will be explored through self-assessment and practical application to everyday life. The course will focus on health and wellness concepts important in making informed choices about one’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

    FES 150 Emergency Personnel Fitness (3)
    This course prepares students for both the physical and cognitive demands of academy training by targeting specific training modalities that are required by various government agencies. In addition to preparing students for the demands of public service jobs, this course will instill in them an appreciation for physical activity and an understanding of its importance for both their mental and physical well-being; as well as their quality of life. An overview of general fitness concepts including principles of precise coronary heart disease, physical readiness, nutrition for health and performance and the tools to design their own exercise program will be included.

    FES 180 Karate - Tae Kwon Do (3)
    TAE KWON DO, the Korean Art of weaponless self-defense, is a competitive personal combat martial art form, which provides physical fitness, discipline and a sense of responsibility for oneself and others. This is achieved through a positive approach in training while developing a greater appreciation and understanding of the art of TAE KWON DO.

    FES 186 Introduction to Golf (2)
    An introduction to the fundamental skills and theories of golf is offered in this course. Basic golf skills are practiced in the gymnasium and during off-campus visits to local golf facilities.

    FES 188 Basic Fencing (3)
    This course, which uses the French foil method, develops students' balance, strength and agility through instruction in parries, beats, and lunges. Bout procedures, techniques and strategies are practiced. Equipment including vest, glove, mask and foil is provided.

    FES 190 Weight Training Methods (3)
    This course closely examines the fundamental principles of weight training. It is designed to help students learn a physical activity which may be used to develop a greater degree of neuromuscular strength. Fundamental knowledge of the physiology and skills involved in an introductory level weight training program will be developed throughout the semester.

    FES 191 Weightlifting/Free Weights (3)
    This course introduces simple and complex movements using free weights. Students learn the principles underlying strength training and its relationship to human movement patterns. Students will learn to design personal programs, which will strengthen musculature safety while practicing competitive lifting techniques.

    FES 202 Foundations of Physical Fitness (3)
    The emphasis of this course is to introduce students to basic knowledge and understanding of the value of physical activity. This is especially pertinent today in view of the high incidence of disease and health problems in American society. Classes will be organized in a lecture-lab sequence to practice proper exercise form while learning the rationale for aerobic and anaerobic exercise.

    FES 205 Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries (3)
    This course reviews he practice and theory of athletic training procedures utilized for the immediate and temporary care of trauma, concussions, sprains, abrasions, lacerations and other injuries.

    FES 210 Movement Skills for Sports Agility (3)
    This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to establish personal movement goals while learning how to redirect muscle patterns to move with clarity. Physical activities which refine movement skills, accompanied by mental focus, emotional energy and the ability to relax the body under stress will be explored.

    FES 217 Life Guarding (3)
    This course reviews the practical and theoretical techniques needed for life guarding candidates. Certification is awarded by the American Red Cross upon completion of skills and written tests. Prerequisite: FES 117 Swimming Level II. (Certification fee)

    FES 219 Water Safety Instructors Course (3)
    This course requires analytical study of water skills from beginning through advanced levels of swimming. Organization and teaching methods of water safety are reviewed. Red Cross certification is awarded to those who qualify.
    Prerequisite: Advanced swimming skills. Certification fee.

    FES 224 Water Conditioning Workout (2)
    Water workouts are conducted in waist to chest deep water; thus swimming skills are NOT required. This course provides an environment in which the risk of injury or stress to bones, joints and muscles is reduced while adding variety to cardiovascular and resistance exercise systems. Students will be divided into appropriate skills and fitness levels while learning the correct biomechanics of exercising in the water.

    FES 240 Sports Officiating (3)
    The course will provide the student with insight into the field of sports officiating from the viewpoint of participants, the official, and the public/media. Various sports and officiating strategies will be presented throughout the semester. Students will gain an increased knowledge and appreciation of the different aspects of sports. Prerequisite: FES 124, FES 190

    FES 303 Athletic Practicum (3)
    Organization and administration of athletic training, medical terminology, budgets, insurance and legal issues are discussed. Basic anatomy including the musculoskeletal system and an introduction to neurological, cardiovascular, digestive and circulatory systems is provided. Environmental conditions, blood borne pathogens, and use of therapeutic modalities are discussed. Lab: involves taping skills, splinting, bandaging and various transport methods.
    Prerequisite: FES 205 - Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries

    FES 310 Sports in American Society (3)
    This course examines sports in American society and its effects on qualities and conditions of social development. By identifying relationships between individuals, sports and culture, students develop an understanding of the effect of sports on society.

    FES 320 Sports Nutrition (3)
    This course introduces the practical and cognitive aspects of a safe and effective nutrition and exercise program. The functions, interrelationships, digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients are discussed. Content includes the exploration of consumer attitudes and behavior regarding diet, nutrition and health. The importance of proper hydration, snacking as an eating pattern and fast-food myths are discussed.

    FES 407 Responding to Emergencies (3)
    In this course students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a first responder in a health or breathing emergency until more advanced medical assistance arrives. This course conforms to the NJDOT First Responder National Standard Curriculum. Core knowledge and materials that introduce students to a basic understanding of the human body under normal and adverse conditions are reviewed in this course. American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED certification is available to students who successfully complete the certification examination. (Fee)

    FES 420 Foundations of Kinesiology (3)
    This course examines the fundamental anatomical analysis of human movement and sports skills. Prerequisite: BIOL 130, BIOL 131, BIOL 236, BIOL 237

    FES 422 Exercise Physiology (3)
    This course examines the structure and function of skeletal muscles, energy sources, oxygen requirements for muscular activity and fitness assessment, and exercise prescriptions. Prerequisites: BIOL 130, BIOL 131, BIOL 236, BIOL 237