University of Vermont

Physical Education Classes

General Fitness & Physical Activity Classes

Course descriptions reflect 2013-2014 academic year offerings.

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PEAC 005: Club Sports

These courses are reserved for participation in a Club Sport and are therefore only available for members of the clubs.  If you are not a member of a club sport but are interested in joining, please contact the club directly to learn about joining.  You can find a directory HERE.  After you have joined the club, you will then be eligible to receive credit.

PEAC 017: Military Fitness

Instructor: Joshua Casto
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $0

This course is designed to provide participating students with an introduction to Military Physical Fitness training per Army Field Manual 21-20, Physical Fitness Training. The course will challenge students every Wednesday morning with at least 45 minutes of physical training. Classes, whenever possible, will take place outside. However, the classes will shift indoors for inclement weather. At least one class session will take place in the UVM pool.

PEAC 018: Rock Climbing

Instructor: Andrea Charest
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $175

Basic climbing techniques, holds, and strategies are taught in rock climbing. Additionally, students will learn how to belay and become familiar with climbing etiquette and safety practices. This class is held off-campus; students will be required to sign a transportation waiver and provide their own transportation. Please see the special instructions page for more information.

PEAC 021: Walking for Fitness 1-4

Instructor: Patsy McLaughlin
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $50

The emphasis of this course is on life-long exercise principles combined with the immediate benefit of a strength and aerobic workout. Using walking as the aerobic exercise of choice, this course examines cardio-respiratory fitness, exercise principles, and how to design and evaluate fitness programs/workouts. This course will emphasize target Heart Rate: how to find it and how to use it when establishing and evaluating goals. The student will be challenged to walk at a fitness level using different types of workouts and activities.

PEAC 026: Jogging for Fitness

Instructor: Patsy McLaughlin
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $50

The emphasis of this course is on life-long exercise principles combined with the immediate benefit of a strength and aerobic workout. Using jogging as the aerobic exercise of choice, this course examines cardio-respiratory fitness, exercise principles, and how to design and evaluate fitness programs/workouts. This course will emphasize target Heart Rate: how to find it and how to use it when establishing and evaluating goals. The student will experiment with different types of workout and be encouraged to apply the information to their own body and level of conditioning. Since learning to know one's own abilities while implementing general principles is the objective, individualization is encouraged and all levels of conditioning are welcome.

PEAC 027: Group Fitness

Instructor: Cara Hancy
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $75

This class is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students who enroll in group fitness will be automatically registered for a group fitness semester pass. To receive a passing grade, students must attend a minimum of 28 group fitness classes throughout the semester. There is no limit as to the number of classes that may be attended; and although it is recommended that students participate in a variety of classes, it is not a requirement. This class is great for regular group fitness participants who are looking for an additional credit or students who are new to group fitness and would like an incentive to participate and try a variety of classes. Please see the special instructions page for more information.

PEAC 029: Cycling & Heart Rate Training

Instructor: David Means
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $60

The course is intended to introduce students to using heart rate monitors and understanding how heart rate specific training programs benefit cyclists. Many of the class sessions will take place in the Spinning room; however, some classes may take place outside - students must provide their own bikes for these class sessions.

PEAC 044: Restorative Yoga

Instructor: Rachel deSimone
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $85

This class is focused on a quiet and comtemplative practice that uses props to create and supportive and gradual opening of the body and mind. Restorative Yoga is designed to help to relieve stress and counteract the consqeunces of stress, illness, irritability, loss of productivity, headaches, difficulty sleeping and so forth. Supported physcial postures (asana) will be held fo 5-15 minutes in an exploration of active relaxation.

PEAC 052: Yoga & Mindfulness

Instructor: John McConnell
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $85

This course introduces students to various yoga poses and techniques, delves into the history of yoga in the United States and around the world, and provides students with the understanding of how yoga improves one's overall wellness

PEAC 053: Archery

Instructor: Patsy McLaughlin
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Fee: $60

This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of target archery. The student will learn about the equipment, terminology, and basic archery technique using recurve bows. Students will learn to correct common errors so they can self-evaluate as well as evaluate others. Throughout the semester the class will practice in individual and team game situations as well as individual and team competitions.

PEAC 061: Bowling 1-4

Instructors: Mike Corley
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $115

This class focuses on various performance goals such as developing a smooth approach and delivery with proper timing and accuracy, throwing a straight ball (or hook) with consistency, acquiring the knowledge and skill to pick up spares, and acquiring a knowledge of rules, scoring, terminology, etiquette, handicapping and league competition. This class is held off-campus; students will be required to sign a transportation waiver and provide their own transportation. Please see the special instructions page for more information.

PEAC 065: Figure Skating 1-4

Instructors: Martha Harding
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $50

The figure skating class is designed to work with all levels of skaters. The basics of figure skating will be covered and new skills will be introduced according to your past experience and/or proficiency. Skaters participating in this class will be sub-grouped by ability and will work towards advancing their skating skills throughout the semester in a fun and cooperative environment. Students must have their own skates to participate in this class as there are no rentals available at the Gutterson Arena.

PEAC 067: Hockey 1-2

Instructor: Peter Olson
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $90

The Learn to Play Hockey 1-2 class will focus on the fundamental basics of playing hockey. Through drills and small area games, students will learn proper technique in forward and backward skating, puck handling, passing, and shooting. Students will also learn the basic rules of ice hockey, as well as some team play fundamentals. Equipment required includes: helmet with full shield/case, stick, gloves, and skates.

PEAC 074: Kickboxing for Self-Defense

Instructor: Dan Linde
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $65

This course will teach the basic techniques of competitive kickboxing, and then adapt those techniques to create a powerful system for personal protection. Half of each class will involve training "boot camp" style to build up students’ strength and endurance and the second half will involve skill development in learning how to properly apply power through a myriad of techniques and combinations. 

PEAC 103: Yoga & Ayurveda

Instructor: Sarab Kaur
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $85

Ayurveda, India’s ancient system of natural medicine, is the sister science of yoga.  It utilizes dietary, lifestyle, and yogic practices to maintain or restore optimum health.  This course provides a very basic introduction to ayurvedic principles and philosophies, which will be used as a framework for our yoga practice, consisting primarily of Hatha Yoga.  The course is geared toward beginning yoga students, but all participants may experience a benefit.  At the same time, expect a range of intensity in this course, from a slow, gentle to moderate practice to a more rigorous vinyasa/flow.  Students are welcome and encouraged to modify based on their constitution and level of experience at any time. 

PEAC 145: Volleyball 3-4

Instructor: Patsy McLaughlin
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Fee: $50

Intermediate volleyball is intended for anyone who loves the game of volleyball and would like to improve in the basic skills of volleyball, such as serving, passing, blocking, and spiking. Students interested in this class are looking for a fast-paced, competitive, yet recreational level of volleyball.

PEAC 199: TRX-Spinning Fusion Training

Instructor: David Means
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $70

This course is the perfect combination of cardio and strength training that fuses 45-minutes of TRX with 45-minutes of Spinning.  Along with getting a total body workout (with an emphasis on core and cardio), you will also get a basic understanding of the muscle groups being worked as well as how to use a heart rate monitor to help maximize your workout experience.

PEAC 199: Yoga for Relaxation

Instructor: Sarab Kaur
Semesters Offered: Fall only
Fee: $85

This is a quiet and gentle yoga class drawing on styles such as Yin and Restorative Yoga.  Our practice stays low to the ground, consisting primarily of supine and prone postures, to include many holding postures, which can be intense.  The primary focus of this course is to encourage deep release of tension and stress and to promote greater relaxation.  Simple pranayam (breathing exercises) and short meditations will compliment our practice and further enhance a greater sense of balance and ease.

PEAC 199: Intro to Yoga

Instructor: Rachel deSimone
Semesters Offered: Spring 2014
Fee: $85

This class is focused on teaching the foundational pricinples of yoga in a safe, fun and non-competitive environment. The emphasis will be on building body awareness, connecting movement and breath, alignment and exploration. Through contemplative self-inquiry, and mindful practice, we will explore the self throught the eight limbs of yoga: the ethical principles and seld-disciplines, breath, movement, sensory-control, and mindful concentration and meditation to help us to bring mind, body and spirit toward alignment so that we may lead more joyful, balanced, and purposeful lives. This course is perfect for beginners and those with some yoga experience who wish to build a strong yoga foundation or reconnect with their yoga roots.

 

 

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