Physical Education (PHYE)

PHYE-100 1-1.5 Units Swimming

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Swimming 100 is an introduction to the basic fundamentals of swimming. This course will instruct the student in basic water safety skills-introduction to the water, front and back floating, prone glide, flutter kick on front and back, arm stroke both front and back,rhythmic breathing and drown proofing. This course is to emphasize mental and physical adjustment to the water.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-100B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Swimming

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Equivalent swimming skills. Limitation on Enrollment: Based on placement in Course Family-Swimming.

Course is designed to learn the intermediate techniques of swimming, terminology and fluid mechanics. Strokes will included back crawl, breast stroke and butterfly strokes.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-101 0.5-1.5 Units Muscle and Tension Release Techniques

18-54 hours activity; 18-54 hours total

This course teaches the athlete/ dancer / mover the proper maintenance of the body to ensure longevity and greater movement ability. Emphasis will be on foam roller techniques (self myofascial release) and stretching techniques but will cover general performance recovery topics and may incorporate other mind-body modalities. Cross-listed with DANS-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-102A 1-1.5 Units Water Exercise-Beginning

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course is designed to improve cardiovascular endurance, muscle tone and flexibility using the water as a medium for exercise. This is an excellent life long activity for non-swimmers and novice swimmers.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-102B 1-1.5 Units Water Exercise (Deep Water)

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

A conditioning workout emphasizes cardiovascular endurance activities in deep water. Students must be comfortable in deep water (intermediate level swimmer) to participate in this class.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-103 1.5 Units Fitness for Life

54 hours activity; 54 hours total

Online introductory fitness class designed to learn the fundamentals of an overall fitness program, including setting goals, strength and fitness evaluation, body composition, target heart rate, resistance training, flexibility training, relaxation training and dietary awareness. Students will be required to develop and evaluate an individualized exercise plan.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-112 1-1.5 Units Golf

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course will help a student in the development of understanding and attitudes relative to the game of golf. Specific attention is given to the proper fundamentals (grip, stance, swing) with different clubs in various situations. The rules and etiquette of golf are presented and practiced. The course may be presented specifically to students of particular skill levels.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-112B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Golf

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Continuation of fundamentals of golf. Increased refinement in stroke techniques for shots, strategy, and course management. Designed to improve the golfer's handicap and mental attitude.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-113 1-1.5 Units Badminton

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

The course is designed for the beginning player. Basic skills will be developed and refined. Strategy, rules, etiquette and match tactics will be reviewed. Singles, doubles, and mixed doubles matches will be played.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-113B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Badminton

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

The course is designed for the intermediate player. Basic skills will be developed and refined. Strategy, rules, etiquette, and match tactics will be reviewed. Singles, doubles, and mixed doubles matches will be played.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-123 1-1.5 Units Tennis

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Fundamentals of tennis. Beginning: Rules, scoring, etiquette, and tactics for singles. Emphasis on forehand and backhand ground strokes, serve and volley. Text required.

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PHYE-123B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Tennis

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Intermediate: For the advanced beginner. Concepts and strategy at the intermediate level. Emphasis on forehand and backhand ground strokes, serve, volley, service return, approach shot, half volley, lob and overhead smash.

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PHYE-125 1-1.5 Units Volleyball

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Fundamentals of volleyball. Beginning: Instruction on the pass, set, spike, serve and block. Emphasis on rules, etiquette and strategy for six person team play. Text required.

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PHYE-125B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Volleyball

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Intermediate skills and strategies and the introduction of techniques and team play. Emphasis on officiating and participation in tournament competition, as well as on six person team and introduction to two person play. Text required.

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PHYE-127 1-1.5 Units Sand Volleyball

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course teaches the principles of sand volleyball including doubles, three, four or six player combinations. Basic volleyball skills will be taught. This course encourages fitness and wellness.

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PHYE-127B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate/Advanced Sand Volleyball

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of PHYE-127 with a minimum grade of C.

This class is designed to prepare students to compete at the intermediate and advanced levels for sand volleyball.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-129 1-1.5 Units Spinning

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course is designed to provide students with a cardiovascular and muscle conditioning workout through a continuous movement on a bicycle (stationary). Each workout begins with a warm-up, then an increasing level of workload and finishes with a cool-down. This course provides a workout suitable for all levels of fitness.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-129B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Spinning

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course is designed to provide students with a cardiovascular and muscle conditioning workout on a spin bicycle (stationary). Each workout begins with a warm-up, then an increasing level of workload and finishes with a cool-down. Intermediate students will learn more advanced concepts of metabolism as it pertains to exercise. This course will also include a core strengthening portion that is designed to increase the student's performance on the bike. This course provides a workout suitable for experienced spin cyclists.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-130 1-1.5 Units Yoga

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This class is an introduction to Hatha Yoga. Students will be taught the theory, history and philosophy of yoga. Students will participate in the practice of yoga postures, while integrating breath work and concentration. The physiological and emotional benefits will be discussed.

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PHYE-130B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Yoga

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course is an intermediate yoga class. The class will build on the beginning yoga postures and poses and will focus on developing flow, energy, and strength.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-131 1-1.5 Units Cardio Kickboxing

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course is designed to provide students with a cardiovascular and muscle conditioning workout through continuous movements such as kicks, punches, jumping rope and calisthenic exercises. Each workout, which begins with a warm-up and finishes with a final stretch, emphasizes proper execution of movements and body alignment. This course is a non-contact workout appropriate for all levels of fitness.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-131B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Cardio Kickboxing

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course is designed to provide students with a cardiovascular and muscle conditioning workout through continuous movements such as kicks, punches, jumping rope and calisthenic exercises. Each workout emphasizes proper execution of movements and body alignment. Flexibility, strength training, focus mitt training and muscular endurance activities may also be incorporated.This course is a non-contact workout appropriate for students with an intermediate level of fitness.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-133 1-1.5 Units Body Sculpting

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course is designed to provide students an environment for improving muscular strength, muscular endurance, and muscular flexibility. These three components of fitness will be addressed using a variety of equipment including free weights, bands, tubing, benches, and mats. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique and form, and safe execution of exercises.

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PHYE-133B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Body Sculpting

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course is designed to provide students with a healthy environment for continued development in muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility. These three techniques will be developed through various free weights, bands, tubing, benches, and mat exercises.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-139 1-1.5 Units Kickboxing With Jeet Kune Do Concepts Level 1

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Entry level kickboxing course incorporating June Fan Jeet Kune Do boxing concepts. Level 1 focuses on conditioning, skills and attribute training. Most techniques and practice drills will be from the kicking and punching range. Some basic trapping techniques will be discussed. No grappling techniques will be incorporated at this level. This course will require student to purchase boxing gloves. Light contact focus mitts provided.

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PHYE-139D 1-1.5 Units Jeet Kune Do Kickboxing Teaching Assistant

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of PHYE-139 with a minimum grade of B.

Teaching Assistant for Level I JKD (Jeet Kune Do)kickboxing course. Successful completion of PHYE 139 before enrolling in the teaching assistant course strongly recommended.

Transfers to CSU only

PHYE-141 1-1.5 Units Jeet Kune Do Level 2

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of PHYE-139 with a minimum grade of C or beginning level martial arts or boxing experience.

Martial art intermediate level training using Jeet Kune Do (JKD) training methods and concepts. Course builds on the boxing skill-sets developed in the level one course and continues into trapping, grappling and other techniques such as arm bars and submissions. It is recommended that the student successfully complete the level 1 course before registering for level 2. Note: some equipment will need to be provided by the student.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-146 1-1.5 Units Fitness Flexibility

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course is designed for students to achieve greater overall flexibility, strengthen, and tone the muscles. This class will focus on abdominal conditioning so the student can receive the benefits of a sturdy low back and optimal posture. Stability balls, stretch bands, and light weights will be used.

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PHYE-146B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Fitness and Flexibility

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course is designed for students to achieve greater overall flexibility, strength, and muscle tone. Focus on intense abdominal conditioning for greater stability in the lower back and for optimal posture. Stability balls, stretch bands, and light weights will be used.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-147 0.5-1.5 Units Swim for Fitness

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This is a course desgined to improve basic aquatics skills (crawl stroke, back stroke, breast stroke) and provide life long fitness through incresed endurance and knowledge gained about the major components of a workout.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-148 1-1.5 Units Walking for Fitness

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Instruction in this course is focused on improving cardiovascular endurance through a safe and effective exercise program of walking.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-148B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Walking for Fitness

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course is designed to develop skills for advanced cardiovascular training using advanced walking and race walking.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-149 1.5 Units Physical Fitness

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course focuses on fundamental concepts of physical fitness. Aerobics, strength, flexibility, posture, nutrition and relaxation are discussed and incorporated into the program. A general program will be established with students eventually working into individualized programs.

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PHYE-149B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Physical Fitness

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

The purpose of this course is designed to further develop the physical fitness principles of cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition for the intermediate level student.

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PHYE-150 1.5 Units Triathlon Training

18 hours lecture; 36 hours lab; 54 hours total

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and practices involved in preparing for a triathlon competition involving biking ( stationary and non-stationary), swimming and running. Some classes will take place off campus, and students will be responsible for providing their own road or mountain bike and helmet.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-151 1-1.5 Units Weight Training

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course is designed to provide a meaningful understanding of the purpose of weight training, to enable individuals to evaluate their own level of muscular fitness, and to design and engage in personalized training programs using the components of muscular strength, muscular endurance, and joint flexibility that can be beneficial throughout life.

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PHYE-151B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Weight Training

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an intermediate level of muscular strength and fitness. Students will design and engage in intermediate level programs which apply the components of muscular strength, endurance and joint flexibility.

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PHYE-151C 1-1.5 Units Olympic Weight Training

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course is designed to provide an understanding of basic lift mechanics and considerations for ensuring proper preparations to perform Olympic lifts.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-152 1-1.5 Units Strength Training and Conditioning

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course provides the student an individualized approach to achieving muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and understanding the motivational and mental concentration techniques needed for proper conditioning.

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PHYE-152B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Strength Training and Conditioning

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of PHYE-152 with a minimum grade of C.

Students will apply scientific principles and concepts to develop and engage in a comprehensive, intermediate level strength training and conditioning program.

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PHYE-153 0.5-1.5 Units Sport Specific Training and Conditioning For Student Athletes

29-87 hours lab; 29-87 hours total

In order to improve, succeed, and achieve in any sport, one must perform, practice, and compete in that sport. In addition to your specific sport training, a strength and conditioning program designed to compliment your sports needs will enhance your opportunity to reach your highest potential.

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PHYE-154 1-1.5 Units Mat Pilates

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Course will introduce students to the basic principles and mat exercise system developed by Joseph H. Pilates. Students will use mat exercises to develop strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and proper alignment. Cross-listed with DANS-154.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-154B 1-1.5 Units Intermediate Pilates

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Intermediate course based on the work of Joseph H. Pilates with an emphasis on exercises for improved body alignment, strength and flexibility. This course will include intermediate-level mat work using mats, rings and foam rollers. Students will create a personalized Pilates Mat session. Cross-listed with DANS-154B.

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PHYE-160 1-1.5 Units Adaptive Physical Education

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

Prerequisite: Medical verification form must be completed by a physician.

Designed to meet the needs of the physically limited student. The course will provide adaptations necessary to achieve muscular strength; cardiorespiratory endurance; and flexibility, each within the parameters of the student's ability.

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PHYE-162 1.5 Units Adaptive Aquatics

54 hours activity; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Students will be assessed.

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of swimming for the disabled student. In addition to skill acquisition, students will develop cardiovascular endurance, strength, balance and flexibility using aquatic techniques.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-169 1.5 Units Corrective Physical Education for TA's

54 hours activity; 54 hours total

This course is designed to train assistants in the field of corrective physical education and to provide these students with actual experience in working with a wide variety of handicaps and abilities. The student will gain an understanding of the physical, mental, and social effects of physical education on the exceptional individual. The course will provide experience and training for students interested in pursuing a career in Physical Education, Corrective Therapy and Rehabilitative Physical Education. Open entry/open exit.

Transfers to CSU only

PHYE-171 3 Units Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

An introduction to the concepts of athletic training: care and management of sports injuries; rehabilitation of injuries through selection and use of equipment and proper training, and taping techniques.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-172 1.5 Units Rugby

54 hours activity; 54 hours total

This course is designed to introduce students to the sport of rugby. Basic skills needed for competitive and recreational play will be developed.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-174 0.5-3 Units Skills and Conditioning for Team Sports

29-175 hours lab; 29-175 hours total

This course focuses on techniques and analysis of sport and conditioning used in preparing an student to compete at an advanced level. The course is available to all students.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-176 1-1.5 Units Team Sports

36-54 hours activity; 36-54 hours total

This course is an introduction to the basic movements and skills necessary for participation in an athletic event. Instruction also identifies rules, team concepts, scoring, etiquette, safety, and conditioning for competitive situations. This course is designed for the beginning student who has never played varsity basketball and/or enrolled in a college team sport class. This course is open to all students.

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PHYE-176B 0.5-1.5 Units Intermediate Team Sports

18-54 hours activity; 18-54 hours total

This course is a continuation in the development of the movements and skills necessary for participation in a team oriented athletic event. Instruction also identifies rules, team concepts, scoring, etiquette, safety, and conditioning for competitive situations. The course is designed for intermediate players who have experience playing the specified sport either on a high school team or in a college class. This course is open to all students.

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PHYE-178 0.5-3 Units Pre-Season Conditioning

29-175 hours lab; 29-175 hours total

This course prepares students for a competitive season. It is a solid conditioning program that will prepare the student both mentally and physically through training and competition, decreasing injury potential. This class is a requirement for athletes who participate in the "non-traditional season." This class is available to all students. Repeatable for credit three times.

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PHYE-190 3 Units Intro to Personal Training

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course provides students with information regarding exercise, stretching, nutrition and business practices of personal trainers. Course prepares students to take the national exam to become certified personal trainers.

Transfers to CSU only

PHYE-199 1-3 Units Independent Study in Physical Education

54-162 hours lab; 54-162 hours total

Prerequisite: Consent of a full-time faculty member or the Division Chair.

Independent study course for students interested in specialized reading, research, or projects that deal with an acceptable topic in physical education.

Transfers to CSU only

PHYE-200 3 Units Coaching & Athletic Administration

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Instruction in the theories and techniques of coaching sport and the variables which contribute to team performance and success. Course will focus on coaching philosophy, psychology, pedagogy and sport management.

Transfers to CSU only

PHYE-201 3 Units Introduction to Kinesiology

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement. An overview of the importance of the sub-disciplines in kinesiology will be discussed along with career opportunities in the areas of teaching, coaching, allied health, and fitness professions.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-272 1 Unit Sports Medicine Training Lab

54 hours lab; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of PHYE-271 with a minimum grade of C.

This course is designed to provide students with experience through internship hours working directly in the athletic training room. The course also gives students interested in physical therapy, massage therapy and personal fitness training hands-on experience.

Transfers to CSU only

PHYE-285 0.5-3 Units Men's Basketball Team

29-175 hours lab; 29-175 hours total

This course is designed for the competitive basketball player who will represent Napa Valley College in intercollegiate play. Repeatable for credit three times.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-286 0.5-3 Units Women's Basketball Team

29-175 hours lab; 29-175 hours total

A course designed for the competitive basketball player who will represent Napa Valley College in intercollegiate play. Repeatable 3 times for credit.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-287 3 Units Baseball Team

175 hours lab; 175 hours total

This is a course designed for the competitive baseball player who will represent Napa Valley College in intercollegiate baseball games. Repeatable for credit three times.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-290 3 Units Golf Team

175 hours lab; 175 hours total

This is a course designed for the competitive golfer who will represent Napa Valley College in intercollegiate play. Repeatable for credit three times.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-291 3 Units Soccer Team

175 hours lab; 175 hours total

This is a course designed for the competitive soccer player who will represent Napa Valley College in intercollegiate play. Repeatable for credit three times.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-292 3 Units Softball Team

175 hours lab; 175 hours total

This is a course designed for the competitive softball player who will represent Napa Valley College in intercollegiate play. Repeatable for credit three times.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHYE-297 3 Units Women's Volleyball Team

175 hours lab; 175 hours total

This is a course designed for the competitive volleyball player who will represent Napa Valley College in intercollegiate matches. Repeatable three times for credit.

Transfers to both UC/CSU