Thiel College

Course Offerings


HPED 110: Volleyball (Men)
1 CH

A review of the fundamentals and game strategy of the sport. Emphasis is on the skills involved and on the playing of the sport.

HPED 111: Volleyball (Women)
1 CH

Same as HPED 110.

HPED 112: Bowling I
1 CH   /  Offered Every Semester

This course introduces the fundamentals of bowling: ball selection; approach and delivery techniques; rules; and scoring. Fee charged for use of bowling lanes.

HPED 113: Bowling II
1 CH   /  Offered Every Semester

This course is for the bowling enthusiast who wants to refine their skills and improve their scores. Fee charged for use of bowling lanes.

HPED 115: Archery
1 CH   /  Offered Every Semester

An introduction to the safety procedures, equipment and shooting technique. Shooting for score at selected distances.

HPED 116: Tennis/Volleyball
1 CH

Emphasis is on tennis. An introduction to the fundamentals of the sport encompassing basic strategies, rules and singles and doubles strategy. The volleyball portion will review fundamentals with playing the sport as the prime emphasis.

HPED 119: Tennis
1 CH   /  Offered Every Summer

An introduction to the basic strokes, rules and singles and doubles strategy.

HPED 122: Golf
1 CH   /  Offered Every Semester   /  Lab Fee

This course introduces the fundamentals of golf. A local golf course is used for instruction, practice and play.

HPED 124: Tennis/Basketball
1 CH

In tennis, an introduction to the fundamentals encompassing basic strokes, rules and singles and doubles strategy. The basketball portion will review fundamentals with playing the sport as the prime emphasis.

HPED 130: Physical Fitness
1 CH   /  Offered Every Semester

An introduction to activities that can improve fitness. The emphasis is on a combination of flexibility, strength and aerobic activities.

HPED 131: Weight Training
1 CH   /  Offered Every Semester

An introduction to the proper lifting and safety techniques in the use of free weights and the universal. Emphasis on development of an individualized program for muscular endurance, strength and power.

HPED 132: Weight Training/Aerobics
1 CH   /  Offered Every Semester

Equal emphasis is placed on both activities. An introduction to the proper lifting and safety techniques in the use of free weights and the universal weight machine and an introduction to activities to promote aerobic fitness. The emphasis is on developing flexibility, aerobic capacity, muscular strength, endurance and power.

HPED 133: Aerobics
Credit Hours Vary   /  Offered Every Semester

An introduction to activities that emphasize cardio respiratory fitness. Heart monitoring and testing.

HPED 196: Special Project
Credit Hours Vary

(P: Permission of chair)

HPED 197: Independent Study
Credit Hours Vary

(P: Permission of chair)

HPED 198: Slimnastics
2 CH   /  Offered Every Spring

Step aerobics is a high-intensity, low-impact program that involves stepping onto a platform while simultaneously performing upper-body movements. This class works all major muscle groups and is designed specifically to improve strength and cardiovascular conditioning. Included in each class is a step aerobics routine, plyometric exercises, muscle strengthening with emphasis on core muscles (hips, lower back, abdominals and buttocks) and stretching. Weekly lectures will cover a variety of topics regarding fitness of the body and mind and engage students in the tools of a healthy lifestyle. Students of all ability levels can adapt to the class exercises.

HPED 199: Fitness for Life and Wellness - A Dance Approach
2 CH   /  Offered Every Semester

The enhancement of individual exercise-fitness intelligence as it pertains to wellness from a dancer s perspective. Topics covered include a wellness inventory, the how and why of exercise, nutrition, health behavior modification and exploration in various dance fitness activities. Students will participate in many types of dance fitness programs.

HPED 314: Coaching Organization and Administration
3 CH   /  Offered Every Fall

This course emphasizes sports organization relative to staff, duties, season and daily practice schedules, and the relationships involved in the association of the coach with the administration, student body, players, press and community.

HPED 315: Coaching Practicum
1-2 CH   /  Offered Every Semester

The primary emphasis is to prepare students for supervisory and administrative roles within the coaching profession. The opportunities provided include a combined classroom and practical field experience in the field of the student s choice. This course is part of the professional preparation of the coaching minor.