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, yoga 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 and Lifeguarding.

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, Recreation Center, West Gymnasium, Laird Stadium, Arb, Bell Field tennis courts, various outdoor playing fields 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, 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 cardiovascular fitness. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes with good support (no running shoes). Fall, Winter, Spring; Nancy Stuckmayer, Annie M Larson
PE 102 Aikido, Intermediate Empty-hand techniques are continued and weapon techniques are introduced. More varieties of breakfalls are learned as the emphasis of the class shifts to higher-level techniques. Class fee of $40 will be automatically charged to tuition account. Prerequisite: PE 103. Fall, Winter, Spring; Eric C Schlichting, Aaron J Chaput, Annie M Larson, Kristina N Syx
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. Class fee of $30 will be automatically charged to tuition account. Fall, Winter, Spring; Eric C Schlichting, Aaron J Chaput, Annie M Larson, Kristina N Syx
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. Class fee of $45 will be automatically charged to tuition account. Prerequisite: Beginning Aikido. Fall, Winter, Spring; Aaron J Chaput, Annie Larson, Eric C Schlichting, Kristina N Syx
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; Amy 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, Spring; Amy Erickson, Annie Larson
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; Jennifer 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; Jennifer 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; Jennifer 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; Aaron D 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; Guy A Kalland
PE 113 Bowling The social and recreational values of a sport like bowling must be experienced to be appreciated. 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. Additional fee will be billed to your tuition to cover transportation to the lanes. Not offered 2020-21
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. Not offered 2020-21
PE 115 Contemporary Dance Forms I This course provides an introduction to a variety of movement approaches that develop an awareness of the body in space and moving through space. Students will learn approaches designed to strengthen muscles, support joint mobility, find breath support, enhance coordination, and encourage embodied learning. Fall, Winter; Jane Shockley
PE 116 Contemporary Dance Forms II This course is intended for students seeking to refine and deepen their awareness of embodied movement approaches. Through these approaches, students will work to develop an alert and articulate body. In both standing and floor work, momentum, dynamic shifts and spatial challenges are introduced. Fall, Winter; Jane Shockley
PE 117 Contemporary Dance Forms III This advanced course will continue to focus on a variety of embodied movement approaches to refine the awareness of the moving body and prepare for the rigors of performance and physical research. The aim will be on finding a personal connection to movement through subtlety, speed and effort. Spring; Jane Shockley
PE 118 Salsa Dance I Salsa Dance I is an introductory course that teaches the fundamentals of salsa dancing. In addition to learning the dance itself, students will be exposed to salsa's music, history, and dance culture. Taught by an instructor with extensive competitive and professional experience, the class aims to help students find self-confidence and self-expression through salsa. No special equipment or prior dance experience is necessary. Fall, Winter, Spring; Don Smith
PE 119 Salsa Dance II This course provides an opportunity for experienced salsa dancers or students who have completed Salsa Dance I to further develop their skills and artistry. Students will learn advanced turns and dips, lifts, and complex rhythmic subdivisions; they will also build the fluency of their solo styling and nonverbal partner communication. Participants will receive individual instruction and will occasionally perform for other students in the class. Prospective participants must have completed Salsa Dance I or be able to demonstrate that they are already competent salsa dancers. Prerequisite: PE 118, Salsa Dance I or instructor consent. Fall; Don Smith, Annie Larson
PE 120 Diving, Springboard 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. Fall, Winter, Spring; Annie Larson
PE 122 Introductory Aerobic Walking and Fitness This course will introduce students to safe, user friendly walking and introductory fitness activities. With the winter weather as our guide, class sessions will include socially distanced walking outdoors as well as remote indoor stretching, agility, mobility and light strength training. Students will develop enjoyable exercise skills and habits that provide life-long benefits and do so in a friendly, mindful, and easy going class community. Winter, Spring; Bob S Carlson
PE 123 AfroFit In this class, we will be using modern hip-hop Afrobeat music to get fit, celebrate Afro-Caribbean cultures, and have fun all at the same time through high-intensity interval training (HIIT) dance. Students should wear workout apparel that is comfortable for a free range of motion. Winter, Spring; Annie M Larson
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, Spring; Jessica J Mueller
PE 125 Folk Dance Folk dance includes a variety of dances of varying intricacy from around the world. No experience necessary. Fall, Winter, Spring; Annie Larson
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. Winter; Annie M Larson
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; Annie Larson
PE 128 Frisbee, Advanced Ultimate Enhance your skills and abilities in Ultimate. Spring; Annie M Larson
PE 129 Golf, Beginning Basic instruction and opportunities to improve your game are provided. All equipment is provided. Experience not necessary. Spring; Tom W Journell
PE 130 Advanced Golf This course is for students who are competent golfers. The class involves course management, a healthy golf mindset, and command of scoring, rules, and etiquette. Students will make their own t-times and play 9 holes of golf (in under two hours) each week at a local course of their choice and pay their own green fees (prices will vary). They are expected to demonstrate cooperation and behavior befitting a Carleton student when on the course. Students typically will play a total of 6-8 rounds during the term, and must have their own full set of clubs. Due to COVID restrictions, each student must have their own car to get to and from the golf course, and must ride separately in their own vehicle. For further details, contact the instructor. Prerequisite: Must be competent player, no beginners. Must have experience playing regulation course and be able to complete 9 holes in under 2 hours. Fall, Spring; Guy A 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; Annie M Larson
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; Annie M Larson
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; Annie M Larson
PE 136 Studio Art Seminar in the South Pacific: Snorkeling/Diving and Hiking Snorkeling, scuba diving, and hiking on this program can be counted toward the PE requirement. Approximately five to six required snorkeling or diving days will be scheduled. Students will be assisted in obtaining snorkeling equipment. Those who wish to scuba dive must obtain necessary certification and medical testing before departure, as well as bear the cost of boat and tank rental and proper supervision. Prerequisite: Participation in Carleton OCS program. Applicants should be comfortable in the water, possess basic swimming skills (snorkeling and diving days will be scheduled), and be prepared for extended hiking in rugged terrain. S/CR/NC; Winter; Eleanor M Jensen
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; Bob S 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; Bob S 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. Fall, Winter; Ray Hayward, Annie Larson
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, Wiffle Ball, and other sports will be included. Open to all looking for an enjoyable workout and athletic social interaction. Winter; Bob S 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. $20 class fee will be automatically charged on tuition account. Fall, Winter, Spring; Aaron J Chaput, Annie M Larson
PE 143 Beginning Kettlebell Fitness Basic introductory instruction in the use of kettlebells for strength development and aerobic conditioning. This course will have a general fitness focus. Spring; Tammy Metcalf-Filzen
PE 144 Walk to Run-an Introduction to Running Join the thousands of people who have taken up running during the Coronavirus lockdown. You, too, can be a runner! This course is designed for the beginning runner with the goal of completing their first 5K. Participants will engage in walk/run workouts twice weekly increasing the amount of total time spent running over the course of the term. Workouts will be tracked using an online app (Pacer or similar) and workout journal.  Fall, Spring; Brooke L Plotz
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. Not offered 2020-21
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; Andy M 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; Jane 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. Winter, Spring; Daphne L 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, Spring; Daphne L 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; Jane 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; Daphne L McCoy
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; Annie Larson
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 backcountry 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. Overnight outdoor field trip to Nerstrand Woods (second half of term). Spring
PE 154 Quidditch This course is an introduction to the game of Quidditch; originally created from the fantastical world of Harry Potter. Quidditch in today's world is a mixed-gender, contact sport. Skills from basic to advanced will be introduced and refined through drills and scrimmages. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm! Fall; Annie Larson
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. Not offered 2020-21
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 climbing wall and in the bouldering cave. Fall, Winter, Spring; Amy Erickson, Annie Larson
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. $425 lab fees will be automatically charged to tuition account, please contact instructor. Fall, Spring; John E Campion, Annie Larson
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. Not offered 2020-21
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. $10 required book fee will be automatically charged on tuition bill. Fall, Spring; Mary Brandl, Annie M Larson
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. Fall, Winter, Spring; Amy Erickson, Jacki C Smith
PE 164 Physical Activity and Well Being: The Biopsychosocial Basis for Physical Activity This discussion/activity course focuses on the scientific underpinnings for the practice of regular physical activity to support holistic well-being. The first 15 minutes of every class explores the biopsychosocial research on regular physical activity, physical activity recommendations, and program design/implementation. The remaining 45 minutes of every class is experiential and thus, is devoted to engaging in regular physical activity. Winter; Tom W Journell
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; Annie Larson
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; Annie Larson
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; Russ J Petricka, Annie M Larson
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; Andy M Clark, Brooke L Plotz
PE 173 Swimming, Instructional Novice to intermediate swim. Introduction to basic swim skills and technique. Fall, Winter, Spring; Brooke L 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. S/CR/NC; Winter; Bob S Carlson
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; Annie Larson
PE 176 Intermediate West Coast Swing This course is for people who have already taken the Beginner West Coast Swing class or have equivalent West Coast Swing experience and want to improve their technique and comfort with the dance. It returns to the basics to add a layer of technique not covered in the beginner class, then adds on new moves and styles of the dance. At the end of the course, students should be able to perform advanced West Coast Swing moves with good technique and musicality. Spring; Annie M Larson
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. Not offered 2020-21
PE 178 Tae Kwon Do This class on the traditional martial art of Korea 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 Korean culture from which it originated. The class is split based upon experience: beginners and intermediate students. The beginner section requires no prior experience of TKD. Intermediate section will draw more upon the basics with larger focus on sparring and demonstration techniques. Winter, Spring; Aaron J Chaput, Annie M Larson
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. Not offered 2020-21
PE 181 Table Tennis An introduction to the basics of table tennis. Not offered 2020-21
PE 187 Introduction to Trail Running This course is designed to introduce participants to trail running in the Carleton Arboretum. Students will receive instruction in basic trail running techniques, training principles, proper warmup and cool down approaches and injury prevention. Fall, Spring; Tammy Metcalf-Filzen
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; Andy M 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; Not offered 2020-21
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, Winter; Jacki Smith
PE 190 Volleyball, Co-ed-Intermediate This course expands beyond on the basic volleyball concepts taught in Volleyball, Coed. It provides instruction on more advanced volleyball concepts and skills and is intended for the intermediate level volleyball player. Skill specific and competitive play will be incorporated in all classes. Fall, Spring; Jacki Smith
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. Not offered 2020-21
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. Not offered 2020-21
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. First 5 weeks; $100 ski trip fee will be automatically charged on tuition bill. Not offered 2020-21
PE 194 Weight Training, Beginning The focus of this course is to assist students with the basic understanding of resistance training, the various conditioning modalities, soft tissue recovery (stretching & Myofascial Release), and nutrition basics. The instructor will assist students in the creation of goal specific fitness programs and teach the foundation of a healthy, fit lifestyle. Fall, Winter, Spring; Aaron D Rushing, Annie M Larson, Robert Barrett
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; Aaron D 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 2020-21
PE 197 Yoga, Beginning This is an overview course in yoga, an integrated approach to health. This course incorporates the practice of breathing techniques, hatha yoga postures (asanas), meditation, and relaxation. Emphasis is on techniques to increase range of motion, strength and endurance, balance and coordination. Appropriate for all levels. $5 required book fee will be automatically charged on tuition bill. Fall, Winter, Spring; Kris Layman, Annie Larson
PE 198 Yoga, Continuing This is a continuation and overview in yoga, an integrated approach to health. This course incorporates the practice of breathing techniques, hatha yoga postures (asanas), meditation, and relaxation. Emphasis is on techniques to increase range of motion, strength and endurance, balance and coordination. Having a basic understanding of the poses, you will now begin to fine tune the postures and deepen your practice. Appropriate for those with yoga experience. Fall, Winter, Spring; Kris A Layman, Annie M Larson
PE 199 Yoga, Lifestyle This class is for all levels of yoga experience. This yoga lifestyle class will take your yoga off the mat and into your daily life. A large part of the class will include discussions and practices for: breathing exercises, guided relaxation techniques, meditation, physical asana (yoga poses) and discussion on nutrition and sleep. Students will be asked to write a paragraph weekly about their home practice experience. You will be building physical strength and stability, as well as awareness surrounding mental and emotional ease.  Please note, discussions will include practices utilized outside of class (which can be 5 minutes a day). This is an all levels class and beginners are welcome.   Fall, Winter, Spring; Kris A 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; Aaron J Chaput
PE 210 Baseball Intercollegiate, Men Fall, Spring; Aaron D Rushing, Annie M Larson
PE 211 Basketball Intercollegiate, Men Fall, Winter; Guy A Kalland
PE 212 Basketball Intercollegiate, Women Fall, Winter; Tammy Metcalf-Filzen
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; Aaron J Chaput
PE 217 Cross Country Intercollegiate, Men Fall; Dave H Ricks
PE 218 Cross Country Intercollegiate, Women Fall; Donna Ricks
PE 219 Cycling Club Spring; Aaron J Chaput
PE 226 Football Intercollegiate Fall, Spring; Tom W Journell, Annie M Larson
PE 227 Ultimate Frisbee Club, CUT and GOP Spring; Aaron J Chaput
PE 228 Ultimate Frisbee Club, Syzygy and Eclipse Spring; Aaron J Chaput
PE 229 Golf Intercollegiate, Men Fall; Jerry L Ericksen, Annie M Larson
PE 230 Golf Intercollegiate, Women Fall; Matthew J Stangl
PE 231 Ice Hockey Club, Men Men’s Hockey practices twice a week during Winter Term, and plays games against local club teams each Winter season. Team members need to be able to make each practice (although some exceptions can be made) and should be able to make it to half of the scheduled games to earn PE credit. Winter; Aaron J Chaput
PE 232 Ice Hockey Club, Women Women’s Hockey practices twice a week during Winter Term, and plays two games each season. To earn PE credit, players must miss no more than two practices during the term and participation in games is strongly encouraged. Winter; Aaron J Chaput
PE 244 Lacrosse Club, Men Spring; Aaron J Chaput
PE 245 Lacrosse Club, Women Spring; Aaron J Chaput
PE 258 Rugby Club, Men Spring; Aaron J Chaput
PE 259 Rugby Club, Women Spring; Aaron J Chaput
PE 263 Nordic Ski Club Winter; Aaron J Chaput
PE 265 Alpine Ski Club Winter; Aaron J Chaput
PE 269 Soccer Intercollegiate, Men Fall, Spring; Bob S Carlson, Annie M Larson
PE 270 Soccer Intercollegiate, Women Fall; Jocelyn B Keller, Annie M Larson
PE 271 Softball Intercollegiate, Women Fall, Spring; Annie M Larson, Amy Erickson
PE 272 Swimming/Diving Intercollegiate, Men Winter, Spring; Andy M Clark, Annie M Larson
PE 273 Swimming/Diving Intercollegiate, Women Fall, Winter, Spring; Andy M Clark, Annie M Larson
PE 282 Tennis Intercollegiate, Men Spring; Stephan G Zweifel
PE 283 Tennis Intercollegiate, Women Spring; Luciano H Battaglini
PE 284 Tennis Club Spring; Aaron J Chaput, Annie M Larson
PE 286 Track and Field/Indoor Intercollegiate, Men Fall, Winter; Dave H Ricks
PE 287 Track and Field/Indoor Intercollegiate, Women Fall, Winter; Donna Ricks
PE 288 Track and Field/Outdoor Intercollegiate, Men Spring; Dave H Ricks
PE 289 Track and Field/Outdoor Intercollegiate, Women Spring; Donna Ricks
PE 290 Volleyball Club, Men Active participation in club volleyball practices throughout the term, as well as before or beyond this term is expected. While the club is open to players of all skill/experience levels, our focus in the Winter is largely on preparation for our competitive tournaments. In order to earn PE credit for participating in Men’s Volleyball, a student must be eligible for or actually participate in competition. The league we compete in is the NIVC, Men’s Volleyball league. Winter; Aaron J Chaput
PE 291 Volleyball Intercollegiate, Women Fall, Winter; Jacki C Smith, Annie M Larson
PE 293 Water Polo Club Spring; Aaron J 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; Chad W 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; Winter; Jessica J Mueller
PE 334 Beyond Happy: Mindfulness Practices and the Science of Well-being This course explores the science of well-being, with specific emphasis on related skill development.  Topics covered include neuroplasticity, learned optimism, gratitude, flow, character strengths, meaning, positivity resonance,  positive relationships and love. Students will practice strategies such as  becoming aware of the present, use of breath, working with thoughts, strengthening focus, labeling and working with emotions, lovingkindness meditation, cultivating positive emotions and reducing time spent worrying about the future or fretting about the past. 3 credits; S/CR/NC; NE; Fall; Janet E Lewis Muth, Betsy R Lane-Getaz
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 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 2020-21
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 2020-21
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; Fall; Luciano H Battaglini
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; Aaron D Rushing