Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation

The Physical Education Program includes a variety of activity courses from which the student may select. Emphasis is on an "activity for all" approach in hopes that each person will discover that physical activity can contribute to his/her well being now and in the future. Lifetime sports such as swimming, racquetball, tennis, aerobics, badminton, golf, skiing (downhill and cross country), and skating are particularly popular. To accommodate those who would prefer a team sport experience, classes in volleyball, basketball, frisbee, and hockey are offered. Weight training, aerobics, jogging, and cycling classes help those who wish to work on various components of their fitness. Classes are coed and instruction is given at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Courses are provided for those seeking American Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR/AED, Life Guarding, and Water Safety Instructor.

Students interested in dance can elect to specialize in modern dance or ballet. Folk, social, and jazz classes are also popular (see the Department of Theater and Dance elsewhere in the Catalog for dance courses which may be taken for academic credit).

Requirements

A total of four terms of physical education credit are required for graduation. It is strongly recommended that students complete this requirement by the end of their sophomore year. Classes usually meet twice a week. Students choose their activity class from a large selection of courses offered each term and may receive a maximum of one Physical Education activity credit per term.

Physical Education credit may be earned for participation in a varsity or club sport that meets the requirements stipulated by the department. Varsity student-athletes may be granted one credit for each varsity sport. For approved club sports, club students-athletes may be granted one credit per academic year. Students may fulfill the required four PE credits for graduation by participating in the same varsity or approved club sport.

Facilities

Classes and groups meet in the most ideal setting possible, making use of Cowling Gymnasium, Carleton Recreation Center, West Gymnasium, Laird Stadium, Arb, and Bell Field Tennis Courts, various outdoor playing fields around the campus and several off-campus sites. Physical Education classes, varsity teams, clubs, and intramurals are all tightly scheduled since the demands for use are very heavy.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Carleton sponsors intercollegiate varsity teams for both men and women in the following sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field (indoor and outdoor), Soccer, Swimming/Diving, Golf and Tennis.

Men only: Baseball, Football

Women only: Softball, Volleyball

Physical Education credit can be earned for participation on an intercollegiate team, one credit per season of participation. Candidates for athletic teams must have a current physical examination within six months of practice in their sport.

The College does not accept financial responsibility for medical, surgical, or other expenses arising out of athletic injuries which exceeds the care provided through the College Health Services and/or our authorized Athletic Trainer.

Carleton is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference which participates in Division III of the NCAA.

Intramural Sports

The primary goal of the Carleton Intramural Sports Program is to give Carleton students, faculty and staff the opportunity to enjoy a good recreational athletics program. Such a program can provide a balance of activities, further the social and athletic components of a Carleton student's education and enhance the professional lives of faculty and staff. The program is designed to encourage dorm-floor participation; athletic activities provides the opportunity to interact in a fun, relaxing, healthy and cooperative environment. Similarly, faculty and staff participation is encouraged. The intramural program is a great opportunity for all members of the college community to interact in an extra-curricular environment.

Fall: 3 on 3 Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Tennis, Sand Volleyball, Dodgeball, Racquetball

Winter: Broomball, Indoor Soccer, 5x5 Basketball, Floor Hockey, Racquetball, Squash

Spring: Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Sand Volleyball, Tennis, Softball

Club Sports Student directed organizations allow interest groups to flourish in the following activities:

Aikido, Alpine Ski, Badminton, Competitive Dance, Cycling, Equestrian, Ice Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, Nordic Ski, Rugby, Sailing, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Men's Volleyball, Water Polo.

Activity Courses

All activity classes are offered on a S/NC basis.

PE 101 Aerobics Basic dance steps, calisthenic-type movements and locomotor skills (running, jumping, hopping, skipping, etc.) are combined into vigorous routines which are performed to the beat of popular music. All classes offer components of strength development, flexibility and cardio-vascular fitness. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes with good support (no running shoes). Fall, Winter, Spring; N. Stuckmayer
PE 102 Aikido, Intermediate Empty-hand techniques are continued and weapon techniques are introduced (traditional Japanese wooden weapons are required-cost approximately $50.) More varieties of breakfalls are learned as the emphasis of the class shifts to higher-level techniques. Class fee of $30 is required. Prerequisite: PE 103. Fall, Winter, Spring
PE 103 Aikido, Beginning Developed from samurai traditions, Aikido is Japanese budo--a method of training and study that applies the physical principles of a martial art toward the goals of peace, harmony, and self-improvement. The movements of Aikido focus on learning to move in harmony with another, yet can be an effective self-defense. Students also learn many ways of falling safely and getting up quickly. Applied properly, the insights gained can lead to better self-respect and more harmonious relationships. An additional fee of $30 is required. Fall, Winter, Spring
PE 104 Aikido, Advanced More complex empty-hand and weapon techniques are taught. Advanced breakfalls are added along with more intense physical and mental training. An additional fee of $30 is required. Prerequisite: Beginning Aikido. Prerequisite: PE 103. Fall, Winter, Spring
PE 105 Beginning Badminton/Pickleball This course will introduce students to both badminton and pickleball, two sports that are quite similar in rules and method, but differ in equipment and some strategies. Both sports focus on building skill development and fitness in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The goal of the course is to provide a great introduction to two potential lifetime sports. Fall, Winter, Spring; A. Erickson
PE 106 Badminton, Intermediate The objective of the course is to review basic skills and strategies of badminton, in addition to learn new techniques and strategies of singles and doubles play with greater emphasis on competition. Advanced singles and doubles strategies will be covered as well as involvement in tournament play. Fall, Winter; A. Erickson
PE 107 Ballet I A beginning course in ballet technique, including basic positions, beginning patterns and exercises. Students develop an awareness of the many ways their body can move, an appreciation of dance as an artistic expression and a recognition of the dancer as an athlete. Fall, Winter, Spring; J. Bader
PE 108 Ballet II For the student with previous ballet experience this course emphasizes articulation of the technique and development of ballet vocabulary and movement theories. Opportunity to continue to work on technique and to more finely tune the awareness of movement begun in Level I. Fall, Winter, Spring; J. Bader
PE 109 Ballet III This is an advanced class for students who have some capabilities and proficiency in ballet technique. Content is sophisticated and demanding in its use of ballet vocabulary and musical phrasing. Spring; J. Bader
PE 110 Fundamentals of Baseball Fundamental skills of the game are introduced including throwing, catching and hitting. Rules and strategies will be introduced but the focus will be on developing skills. Students must provide their own baseball or softball gloves. Fall; A. Rushing
PE 111 Basketball, Three on Three Open to all who enjoy basketball and have a basic understanding of the game. Stress will be placed upon vigorous activity, though instruction will be given on basic rules, strategy and skill improvement drills. This course offers an opportunity for a great workout in a co-ed team setting. Winter; G. Kalland
PE 113 Bowling The social and recreational values of a sport like bowling must be experienced to be appreciated. Students pay a fee per session for three games, equipment rental and bus ride to the lanes. Individual help is given as needed. Bowling does not develop physical fitness, but other skills are involved and can be developed in an atmosphere that encourages social interaction. Open to all levels of experience. Winter; B. Pagel
PE 114 Bollywood Dance Bollywood is the Indian film industry centered in Mumbai (the city formerly called Bombay). Bollywood dance has lately been popularized in American culture and is recognized by fast drumbeats, vibrant costuming, and highly energetic choreography. In this dance class, we will explore how culture and music in other parts of the Indian subcontinent have influenced choreography and performance seen in Bollywood film. Students from any and all skill and interest levels are welcome. Spring
PE 120 Diving This class is an introduction to 1-meter and 3-meter springboard diving. Students will first learn safety techniques for on the board, in the air, and while entering the water. They will then learn board work hurdles and back presses, "in-air" technique, and "entry" technique. At the end of this course, students will be able to safely execute and perform jumps, dives, flips and/or twists off a diving board and understand and appreciate diving as a participant and observer. Students should have intermediate swimming skills so that they are safe and comfortable in the water. Spring
PE 121 Fencing, Beginning An instructional class for beginners. Students learn footwork, techniques and simple attacks and defense. Foils, masks and fencing jackets are provided. Students are encouraged to continue with intermediate fencing to further develop skills. Not offered 2016-17
PE 124 Fitness for the Athlete For the off-season or pre-season competitor (IM, club, or varsity). The winter term course will focus on those who want to stay in shape and hone their flexibility, balance, strength and an aerobic threshold. This is a challenging course that will teach techniques and strategies to work out on your own as well as motivate you to improve or work weaker areas. Incorporating training on the track, free weights, bosu, plyometrics and much more. Winter; J. Keller
PE 125 Folk Dance Folk dance includes a variety of dances of varying intricacy from around the world. No experience necessary. Fall, Winter, Spring
PE 126 Hip-hop/House Street Dance Class Students are familiarized with street dance vocabulary and fundamentals. Emphasis on "finding your rhythm" through bodily awareness. Beginners can expect an aerobic workout until their movement becomes looser and more efficient. Excellent for core strength, balance and flexibility. The lessons are 70 minutes each and consist of a group warm-up (ten minutes), stretching (five minutes), hip-hop vocabulary (fifteen minutes), house vocabulary (twenty-five minutes), and choreography (fifteen minutes). No experience necessary. Fall
PE 127 Frisbee, Beginning Ultimate For the beginning or moderately experienced player who wants to develop basic skills. See what all the fuss is about. If a golden retriever can do it, so can you! Fall
PE 128 Frisbee, Advanced Ultimate Enhance your skills and abilities in Ultimate. Spring
PE 129 Golf, Beginning Basic instruction and opportunities to improve your game are provided. All equipment is provided. Experience not necessary. Spring; B. Pagel
PE 130 Advanced Golf For students who have experience with the fundamentals of the swing and the game and have also played (several times) on regulation golf courses. Each student must have (or have access to) their own set of clubs. Fall, Spring; G. Kalland
PE 131 Ice Hockey, Beginning This course is designed to give men and women the opportunity to play ice hockey together in a fun and non-competitive setting. Absolutely no body checking or rough play is allowed. Skill development in skating, stick handling, passing and shooting is stressed as well as position play and rules necessary to ensure the safety of the participants. Helmets are recommended and furnished. Students must provide their own skates and hockey sticks. Highly accomplished or "hard-core" hockey players have no place in this class. Winter
PE 133 Ice Skating, Beginning The class is divided into several ability groups with an instructor assigned to each small group. Figure skating skills are presented in progressive order allowing individuals to move along at their own pace. Classes meet outdoors on the Bald Spot rink. Students must provide their own figure skates. Winter
PE 134 Ice Skating, Intermediate Designed for students with previous skating experience, this course develops skills with emphasis on edges, backward stroking, basic combinations, jumps and figures. Classes meet outdoors on the Bald Spot rink. Students must provide their own figure skates. Winter
PE 136 Independent Activities S/CR/NC; Winter; F. Hagstrom
PE 137 Indoor Soccer Fundamental skills of indoor soccer are introduced. Skills will be developed using exercises, small-sided games and other methods. Rules and strategy will be introduced and full-sided games will be incorporated into each session. There is an emphasis on teamwork and enjoyment of the game. Winter; B. Carlson
PE 139 Outdoor Soccer Fundamental skills of outdoor soccer are introduced. Skills will be developed using exercises, small-sided games and other methods. Rules and strategy will be introduced and full-sided games will be incorporated into each session. There is an emphasis on teamwork and enjoyment of the game. Spring; B. Carlson
PE 140 Introduction to Art & Science of Tai-Chi This class embodies the four aspects of health, self-defense, meditation and philosophy. T’ai-Chi helps the practitioner to create a relaxed state of awareness while gently guiding and circulating the internal energy known as ch'i. T’ai-Chi’s slow and relaxed movements, combined with body awareness, deep breathing and energy work provide numerous health benefits such as stress management/relief. Good posture, sleep habits, and energy maintenance will be emphasized to supplement study habits and time management. The class curriculum includes gentle warm-ups, standing meditation, qi gong or breath work, Yang Style T’ai-Chi movements, partner work, and an introduction to the Sword. Winter
PE 141 Intramural Sports This course is designed to give men and women the opportunity to play a variety of intramural sports together in a fun setting. Kickball, Dodgeball, Broomball, 3 v 3 basketball, Volleyball, Whiffle Ball, and other sports will be included. Open to all looking for an enjoyable workout and athletic social interaction. Winter; B. Carlson
PE 142 Karate An art of self-defense which originated in Okinawa. Karate involves mastering techniques, sharpening concentration and refining one's spirit. Karate develops self-confidence and self-discipline while providing a solid workout. Ideally, the Karateka carries a clarity of concentration and serenity of spirit every day in whatever she/he is doing. Beginners are welcome and appreciated. An additional fee of $20 is required. Fall, Winter, Spring; B. Dobrow
PE 145 Krav Maga, Beginning Students meet with instructor twice a week to take part in drills that emphasize stopping opponent's attacks and striking quickly with power. General self-defense habits will be discussed with an emphasis on escaping an unarmed assailant. Towards the end of term, students will move from low-contact drills to padded medium-contact drills to provide better training. Students need not have any prior self-defense experience to enroll. Winter
PE 146 Lifeguarding American Red Cross course that encompasses training in aquatic safety and rescue skills. Upon successful completion of course, participants will receive two certifications: one for A.R.C. Lifeguarding and the second for First Aid, AED/CPR; valid for two years. The course is approximately 35 hours in length, with 80% of time spent in pool and 20% in classroom. Required $50 textbook and pocket mask fee will automatically be charged on tuition bill. Prerequisite: Student must demonstrate competence in basic swim strokes (front crawl, breaststroke, and sidestroke), ability to tread water (without use of hands/arms) for two minutes and ability to swim underwater. Spring; A. Clark
PE 147 Moving Anatomy This course seeks to provide an underlying awareness of body structure and function. Using movement to expand knowledge of our anatomy will encourage participants to integrate information with experience. Heightened body awareness and class studies are designed to activate the general learning process. Spring; J. Shockley
PE 148 Modern Dance I A physical exploration at the introductory level of the elements of dance: time, motion, space, shape and energy. Students are challenged physically as they increase their bodily awareness, balance, control, strength and flexibility and get a glimpse of the art of dance. Fall, Winter, Spring; D. McCoy
PE 149 Modern Dance II Builds upon the concepts and experiences in Level I with more emphasis on the development of technique and expressive qualities as students are aided in a process of solving movement problems and finding solutions. Movement combinations are more complex and physical demands are challenging. Fall, Winter, Spring; D. McCoy
PE 150 Contact Improvisation This is a course in techniques of spontaneous dancing shared by two or more people through a common point of physical contact. Basic skills such as support, counterbalance, rolling, falling and flying will be taught and developed in an environment of mutual creativity. Fall, Winter; J. Shockley
PE 151 Modern Dance III Continues to challenge the dance student with more intensive work on technical, theoretical and expressive movement problems. Since students are more able and experienced, exploration of unusual and intricate forms and movements is possible and the goal of each class is to go as deeply into each idea as the limits of time and ability allow. Fall, Winter, Spring; J. Shockley
PE 152 Lindy Hop, Beginning Provides in-depth instruction in the Lindy Hop, a fun, energetic swing dance that developed from the jazz music of the 1920s and 1930s. Emphasizes lead-follow technique and social dance moves while providing an understanding of the dance's roots. Previous social dance experience is helpful but not required. Fall, Winter, Spring
PE 153 Outdoor Skills-Adventure This course will introduce students to many of the skills necessary to survive and thrive in the wilderness. The objective of this course is to prepare students to be able to plan and execute their own back-country experience with guidance in trip planning, plant and animal identification, first aid, orienteering, shelter building, food planning, packing and preparation, and an introduction to group dynamics and leadership. Mandatory outdoor field trip (week seven or eight). Spring; J. Keller
PE 157 Tai Chi Tai-Chi embodies four aspects: health, self-defense, meditation and philosophy. This class will explore all of these aspects along with slow and relaxed movements, combined with body awareness, deep breathing and energy work, provide numerous health benefits. Above all, the benefits include stress management and stress relief. Fall
PE 158 Rock Climbing The beginning of the course covers climbing knots, belaying and commands. Efficient movement and climbing styles will also be addressed. The majority of the term will allow students to apply their new skills on the Recreation Center's climbing wall and in the Bouldering Cave. Fall, Winter, Spring; A. Erickson
PE 159 Scuba PADI Open Water SCUBA certification can be earned. A SCUBA class involves three parts: class, pool and open water. Classroom and pool sessions are conducted over six nights at the West Gym classroom and Thorpe Pool. The open water portion (optional for PE activity credit but required for PADI certification) is conducted off campus. Lab fees apply, please contact instructor. Fall, Spring; J. Campion
PE 160 Rock Climbing, Advanced This course will teach advanced techniques in rock climbing including sport leading, rappelling, multi-pitch climbing and anchor building. The course is designed for experienced indoor climbers who are interested in making the transition to outdoor climbing as well as outdoor climbers who are looking to improve their knowledge of climbing skills and safety. As an addition, traditional climbing can be added to the curriculum if there is interest. Prerequisite: PE 158. Winter; A. Erickson
PE 161 Self Defense for Women Course consists of learning basic techniques (kicking, striking, blocking and shifting moves), analyzing and decision making in a crisis, and the role body language, eye contact and assertiveness can play in threatening and attack situations. There will be controlled practice drills with partners. Required $10 book fee will be automatically charged on tuition bill. Fall, Spring; M. Brandl
PE 162 Women's Health & Fitness This class will explore current fitness, health, and nutrition topics. Each class will begin with discussion/dialogue between instructor and students, followed by physical activity. Over the course of this ten week class you will be introduced to a variety of physical activities both indoors and outside. This course is largely designed for non-athletes who are looking for fitness and nutrition exposure and the options available to them on or near Carleton's campus. The goal is to find an activity that will encourage students to engage in daily activity and improve their overall health and well-being. Each term this course is offered new activities will be introduced focusing on improving coordination, strength, flexibility and aerobic capacity. Winter; J. Keller
PE 167 Social Dance I This course provides instruction in basic steps, technique, and patterns of different partner dances. It covers waltz, foxtrot, tango, cha-cha, rumba, and East Coast swing. No prior dance experience is assumed. Fall, Winter, Spring
PE 167 Social Dance I, Winter Ball This course provides instruction in basic steps, technique, and patterns of different partner dances. It covers waltz, foxtrot, tango, cha-cha, rumba, and East Coast swing. No prior dance experience is assumed. Note: this is the same material and number of classes as the other section of Social Dance I, but is held three times a week and therefore finishes by the end of sixth week. Winter
PE 168 Social Dance II This course expands on the dances taught in Social Dance I, as well as teaching more challenging partner dances, such as hustle, samba, and nightclub 2-step. The course will cover additional technique and patterns in the dances from Social Dance I, and teach the basics, technique, and some patterns in the new dances. Prerequisite: PE 167, Social 1 or instructor permission. Fall, Winter, Spring
PE 170 Squash Students are introduced to this fast-paced racquet sport. Played on a court similar to racquetball, squash involves eye-hand coordination and quick reflexes. In general, the smaller squash ball and longer squash racquet create a game faster and more reactive than its relative, racquetball. This class will cover basic stroke production, rules and strategies of the game. Geared toward beginners, all equipment is furnished Not offered 2016-17
PE 171 Step Aerobics This class begins with a 5-7 minute warm-up and then moves toward a 20-25 minute straight aerobics routine. Then steps are incorporated into a 20-25 minute aerobics workout. The remaining class time ends with 5-7 minutes of stretches in which one muscle group is chosen for special emphasis and effort. Fall, Winter, Spring; R. Petricka
PE 172 Swimming, Fitness Designed for the accomplished swimmer who desires a vigorous workout as a means of improving or maintaining cardiovascular fitness. Instruction covers stroke mechanics, drills, use of training equipment and general workout design. Students must have the ability to swim front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke. Fall, Winter, Spring; B. Plotz, A. Clark
PE 173 Swimming, Instructional Novice to intermediate swim. Introduction to basic swim skills and technique. Fall, Winter, Spring; B. Plotz
PE 174 Sport and Globalization in London and Seville: Introductory Coaching Activity As part of the Introductory Coaching Practicum abroad, students will actively participate in soccer as well as other sport exercises. Designed for students who may or may not have any previous playing or coaching experience, this course will cover introductory methods of coaching and teaching young athletes. Specifically, students will practice methods of teaching skills, structure, and strategies of team-oriented sports. Not offered 2016-17
PE 175 West Coast Swing, Beginning This course is designed to introduce people to West Coast Swing and give them the fundamentals to be able to appreciate and enjoy social dancing. It assumes no prior dance knowledge. The course covers basics of partner dancing, individual and partnership technique, and a variety of moves. At the end of the course, students should feel comfortable dancing West Coast Swing to a variety of different styles of music and with different partners, and have gained an understanding of the ways to communicate with their partner and express the music in their dancing. Fall, Winter, Spring
PE 177 Lindy Hop, Advanced Provides in-depth instruction in the Lindy Hop, a fun, energetic swing dance that developed from the jazz music of the 1920s and 1930s. Emphasizes lead-follow technique and social dance moves while providing an understanding of the dance's roots. Previous social dance experience is helpful but not required. Prerequisite: Some Lindy Hop experience, equivalent to, but not necessarily, PE 152, Lindy Hop, Beginning. Fall, Winter, Spring
PE 178 Tae Kwon Do The traditional martial art of Korea. The class meets in conjunction with the Tae Kwon Do Club. Its goal is to strengthen the physical and mental abilities of its members. Tae Kwon Do offers a well-balanced practical approach to training, promoting physical fitness, self control, confidence, leadership, discipline and an understanding of the art of Tae Kwon Do and the Korean culture from which it originated. Fall, Winter, Spring
PE 179 Intro Tap An introduction to the basics steps and motions of tap dance. The focus will be on building muscle memory in the ankles and feet from repetition of basic steps. The class will involve learning three dances: one dance choreographed by instructors for the end of first five weeks, another instructor choreographed dance for the end of the second five weeks, and choreographing one dance as small groups (four to eight people with instructor assistance) for the end of tenth week. Tap shoes are prohibited because they ruin the floors; socks or gym shoes are appropriate. Fall
PE 181 Table Tennis An introduction to the basics of table tennis. Winter; B. Pagel
PE 188 Triathlon Training An excellent preparation for the "Carleton Triathlon" held at the end of May. Students will learn how to effectively train in each of the three traditional sports of triathlon (swim, bike, run). Instruction covers basic training principles, technique development, competitive preparation. This course is open to all levels of experience from novice to advanced. Students must possess a minimal amount of skill and conditioning in the three sports prior to enrollment. Spring; A. Clark
PE 189 Tai-Chi, Advanced A class to further develop the knowledge and skills learned in PE 140, Intro Tai-Chi and and PE 157, Tai-Chi classes. Alignment, relaxation, deep breathing, calm mind, whole-body movement, etc. will all be taken to higher levels and deeper understanding. The Tai-Chi Sword Form will be taught with body-mechanics, history, applications, fencing drills, and Taoist philosophy. In depth discussions on applying both Tai-Chi and Taoist principles to manage stress, improve flexibility, and gain better balance, both physically and mentally, will be an important part of this advanced class. Prerequisite: PE 140 or 157. NE; Winter, Spring
PE 190 Volleyball, Co-ed Open to all experience levels. It provides an introduction to basic volleyball skills, rules, and offensive/defensive strategies within a structure that provides both skill practice and scrimmage opportunities. There is an emphasis on teamwork and social interaction. Fall; C. Kosiba
PE 191 Water Polo, Beginning This class is designed to introduce you to the exciting sport of Water Polo. From learning how to tread water to shooting a ball, we will cover all the basics of the game of Water Polo. No experience with water polo required, but knowing how to swim is encouraged. Students should have intermediate swimming skills so that they are safe and comfortable in the water. Spring
PE 192 Water Safety Instructor American Red Cross certification course for those wishing to teach swimming and water safety classes. Although not mandatory, all instructor candidates should have current certification in first aid and CPR. This course requires time outside of class for teaching experiences. Certification is acquired by successfully passing all written tests and skillful demonstration of all required aquatic skills. Required $50 textbook and pocket mask fee will be automatically charged on tuition bill. Prerequisite: Students must pass a pre-course written test and skills test. The written test and skills test are based on a proficiency level equal to the American Red Cross Community Water Safety course and Level VI of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Spring; A. Clark
PE 193 Winter Sport Fitness This course is designed to introduce students to winter sport and fitness activities. Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, skating, broomball, and all other sports will be included. Open to all looking for an enjoyable workout and athletic social interaction. Required $100 fee for ski trip to Welch Village fee will be automatically charged on tuition bill. Winter; B. Carlson
PE 195 Weight Training and Conditioning The focus of this course is to assist students with developing a complete conditioning program, including resistance training, running (speed and endurance), agility, stretching (dynamic and static), proper nutrition and appropriate rest intervals. The instructor will assist students in the proper application of specific exercises and drills to maximize effectiveness of their conditioning program. Fall; A. Rushing
PE 196 Weight Training for Women This class is designed to introduce women students to the weight training facilities in a smaller group setting. Women students will learn to set up weight training programs based on physical assessment done at the beginning of the course and the students individual goals. Introduction technique and training principles are given as well as basic nutritional, health and wellness information. Not offered 2016-17
PE 199 Yoga Learn the basics of a variety of hatha yoga styles. Appropriate for all levels, this class will focus on a variety of seated, standing and balancing postures as well as core strength and breathwork. Fall, Winter, Spring; K. Layman
PE 205 Badminton Club An instructional and competitive opportunity to participate in the sport of badminton. Learn and develop new skills, improve your fitness levels, and enjoy club camaraderie. Prerequisite: Badminton Club Fall and Winter Term. Spring; A. Chaput
PE 210 Baseball Intercollegiate, Men Spring; A. Rushing
PE 211 Basketball Intercollegiate, Men Winter; G. Kalland
PE 212 Basketball Intercollegiate, Women Winter; C. Kosiba
PE 214 Competitive Dance Club Participants will practice techniques and moves for dances including: Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Swing, as well as other styles. Dancers will learn techniques through a general progression throughout practices. There will be sessions for newcomers, which will teach the basics of dance. There will also be sessions for intermediate and advanced dancers, which will be taught by a professional dance teacher and returning members. Winter; A. Chaput
PE 217 Cross Country Intercollegiate, Men Fall; D. Ricks
PE 218 Cross Country Intercollegiate, Women Fall; D. Ricks
PE 219 Cycling Club Spring; A. Chaput
PE 226 Football Intercollegiate Fall; B. Pagel
PE 227 Ultimate Frisbee Club, CUT and GOP Spring; A. Chaput
PE 228 Ultimate Frisbee Club, Syzygy and Eclipse Spring; A. Chaput
PE 229 Golf Intercollegiate, Men Fall; J. Ericksen
PE 230 Golf Intercollegiate, Women Fall; E. Sieger
PE 231 Ice Hockey Club, Men Winter; A. Chaput
PE 232 Ice Hockey Club, Women Winter; A. Chaput
PE 244 Lacrosse Club, Men Spring; A. Chaput
PE 245 Lacrosse Club, Women Spring; A. Chaput
PE 258 Rugby Club, Men Spring; A. Chaput
PE 259 Rugby Club, Women Spring; A. Chaput
PE 260 Sailing Club Not offered 2016-17
PE 263 Nordic Ski Club Winter; A. Chaput
PE 265 Alpine Ski Club Not offered 2016-17
PE 269 Soccer Intercollegiate, Men Fall; B. Carlson
PE 270 Soccer Intercollegiate, Women Fall; J. Keller
PE 271 Softball Intercollegiate, Women Spring; A. Erickson
PE 272 Swimming/Diving Intercollegiate, Men Winter; A. Clark
PE 273 Swimming/Diving Intercollegiate, Women Winter; A. Clark
PE 276 Synchro Swim Club Winter; A. Chaput
PE 282 Tennis Intercollegiate, Men Spring; S. Zweifel
PE 283 Tennis Intercollegiate, Women Spring; L. Battaglini
PE 284 Tennis Club Spring; A. Chaput
PE 286 Track and Field/Indoor Intercollegiate, Men Winter; D. Ricks
PE 287 Track and Field/Indoor Intercollegiate, Women Winter; D. Ricks
PE 288 Track and Field/Outdoor Intercollegiate, Men Spring; D. Ricks
PE 289 Track and Field/Outdoor Intercollegiate, Women Spring; D. Ricks
PE 290 Sports and Globalization in London and Seville: Directed Reading and Volunteer Coaching Project Prior to departure students will read selected works that highlight the sporting and cultural history of Great Britain and Spain. Understanding of these readings will be evaluated through discussion and written work in London and Seville. Students will also complete two short projects to prepare for observing, coaching, and examining sport abroad. 2 credits; NE; Not offered 2016-17
PE 290 Volleyball Club, Men Winter; A. Chaput
PE 291 Volleyball Intercollegiate, Women Fall; H. Jaynes
PE 293 Water Polo Club Spring; A. Chaput
PE 316 Principles of Athletic Training Introduction to human anatomy as it pertains to athletic training and prevention and care of athletic injuries. Consists of lecture, practical experiences, and use of rehabilitative modalities. Requirement for athletic training student assistant. 2 credits; NE; Winter, Spring; C. Alladin
PE 332 Foundations of Sport Psychology and Performance Mentality Research shows that the most successful athletes are those who are able to think consciously and engage differently than others before, during, and after competition. Like any other life skill, thinking differently and embracing active mindfulness takes training, a willingness to learn, and dedicated hard work. This course is designed to help students and athletes think differently about various aspects of training and competition, ultimately using these skills as they apply to sport, functioning in team environments, and most importantly to the other areas of their lives outside of athletics during and beyond their time at Carleton. 6 credits; NE; Not offered 2016-17
PE 338 Sports and Globalization in London and Seville: Global Athletics With their rich history and current success, English and Spanish sport will serve as a framework to examine the emergence of contemporary athletics and current issues facing participants, coaches, administrators, and spectators. The course will explore the world of sport and specifically football (soccer) from a generalist's perspective. London and Seville will provide rich and unique opportunities to learn how sport and society intersect. With classroom activities, site visits, field trips to matches, museums, and stadiums students will examine sport from an historical and cultural perspective while keeping in mind how our globalized world impacts sport. Lastly, we will seek to understand ways athletics can break down barriers and create understanding between others.   6 credits; NE, IS; Not offered 2016-17
PE 340 Sports and Globalization in London and Seville: Introductory Coaching Practicum Designed for students who may or may not have any previous playing or coaching experience, this course will cover introductory methods of coaching and teaching young athletes. Specifically, students will practice methods of teaching skills, structure, and strategies of team-oriented sports. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the coaching profession at different levels, developing coaching skills and creating a philosophy of coaching in a cross-cultural setting. 4 credits; NE; Not offered 2016-17
PE 348 Contemporary Issues in Athletics An examination of athletics and their relationship to society. This course focuses on the emergence of contemporary sport and the current issues facing participants, coaches, administrators, and spectators. A special emphasis is placed on understanding the motivating factors behind sport and developing a philosophy of sport that will help students evaluate current sporting issues in society. 6 credits; SI; Not offered 2016-17
PE 350 Methods: Principles and Philosophy of Coaching This course emphasizes the methods of teaching skills, structure, and strategies of team oriented sports. Emphasis is placed on understanding the coaching profession at different levels, developing coaching skills and creating a philosophy of coaching. 3 credits; SI; Winter; A. Rushing