Wellness & Human Performance Courses

Wellness & Human Performance Courses

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WHP-001B: Adaptive Physical Education (Min Credits: 0.5)

This course will allow the student to focus on individual goals along with developing a better level of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility.Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-001F: Adaptive PE Aerobics (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course is designed to introduce and teach skills needed for daily cardiovascular activity through the use of rhythmic aerobics for students with disabilities. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-003E: Hip Hop Performance (Min Credits: 2.0)

This is a performance based class for advanced dance students. Students have an opportunity to choreograph, rehearse, and perform dances in informal settings, as well as formal settings such as the West Valley College theater and other venues. The emphasis is on group and individual participation in all areas of dance production including performance and technical aspects of performance. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-003F: Dance: Hip Hop - Funk Styles (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: WHP 003X. This course will teach the student the fundamentals and choreography of hip hop funk styles (example: locking, popping, boogalooing, waving, etc.). Students will be expected to perform a hip hop routine reflecting their own style and interpretation. Misconceptions about the hip hop/funk dance culture will be presented. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-003L: Beginning Modern Dance (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054. This course is an introduction to the varied theories, styles, and techniques of the modern dance idiom. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-003S: Beginning Social Dance (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic forms of social dance. Dance posture, rhythm and social practice as related to the dance experience. It will also be introduced to help students become proficient in this basic dance style. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-003V: Intermediate Social Dance (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory WHP 003S. This course is designed to introduce the student to more advanced steps and techniques of social dance. Emphasis is placed on dance style and more elaborate dance patterns. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-003X: Dance: Intermediate Hip Hop (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory WHP 003W. This course will introduce the student to intermediate movements and patterns of hip hop/street funk. Students will be expected to choreograph a routine based upon their own style and interpretation. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-003Z: Social Dance: Swing (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: WHP 003S or equivalent. This course is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to concentrate their study of social dance to Swing including West Coast, East Coast, Jive, Jitterbug, Shag and Lindy Hop. Instruction, history, and open dancing will be included within the class structure. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-004B: Fitness: Stretch and Flex (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course is designed to enhance the student's flexibility by having them learn and follow a series of stretching and breathing exercises delivered through video instruction. In addition, students will be introduced to contraindicated exercises that could be potenially harmful and stress reduction techniques associated with stretching.

WHP-004F: Fitness: Lower Body Conditioning (Legs, Abs, and Glutes) (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course is designed to provide a high level workout for those students who want to take seriously the conditioning and look of their lower body. This will include strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, and dynamic exercises targeting specific muscle groups. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-004G: Fitness: Step Aerobics (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course is designed to utilize the step as a means for improving cardiovascular fitness. A thorough warm-up and cool-down will be included in each class. Knowledge of proper step technique as well as an understanding of ways to improve all aspects of fitness will also be covered in this course. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-004H: Fitness: Aerobic Dance (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054. This course is designed to provide safe cardiovascular activity and to develop and maintain physical and cardiovascular fitness through the medium of dance. Dance movements to popular music are used to achieve these goals. This section requires enrollment in the Honors Transfer Project. More information and the online application can be found at http://honors.missioncollege.edu.

WHP-004I: Fitness: Cardio-Kickboxing (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course is an introduction to aerobic kickboxing. Cardio-kickboxing uses techniques from karate, tai chi and boxing as ways to achieve an aerobic workout. In this course, there will be an appropriate warm-up and cool-down. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-004J: Fitness: Competitive Athlete (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053. This course is designed to develop a highly condition body for strength, flexibility, and endurance for the competing varsity athlete. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-004Q: Fitness: Stretch and Strengthen (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course is designed to introduce strengthening and stretching exercises for the entire body. The class will begin with strengthening exercises and then be followed by stretching exercises to promote flexibility and stress reduction. Credit/No Credit Option.

WHP-004S: Weight Training Internship (0.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 0.5)

This class is part of the Fitness Specialist Certificate program. It allows students, to serve as an intern in a weight training class presently offered at the college. Each intern will serve as an assistant to the instructor and acquire the skills and confidence needed to be a personal trainer.

WHP-004T: Fitness: Conditioning (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the various components of physical fitness and have them work on developing a better level of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, body composition and flexibility. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-004U: Fitness: Weight Training (Min Credits: 1.0)

Course is designed to enhance the development muscular fitness and overall body tone. Information will be presented to increase student understanding of various aspects of weight training from safety through proper lifting techniques. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-005A: Fitness: Stress Reduction Through Exercise and Physical Fitness (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course is designed to understand and identify the stress process and how it relates to personal health and exercise. The relationship between stress reduction and exercise will be discussed. Exercise routines and intervention strategies and techniques will be developed and practiced during this course to help students effectively deal with stress. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-005H: Self-Defense (Min Credits: 1.0)

Fundamental skills, strategy, and tactics of self-defense. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-005K: Tai Chi: Beginning (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course will introduce the student to the forms and beginning concepts of Tai Chi for health improvement and stress reduction. Participation in class will provide the student with an opportunity to learn an exercise system which is the basis for lifelong health. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-005L: Aikido - Beginning (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course will introduce the student to the philosophy, principles, and physical techniques of Aikido, a non-violent martial art form. The course will emphasize harmony and natural movements to resolve conflicts and integrate mind-body awareness. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-005M: Karate: Intermediate (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: WHP 005J, Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053. This class focuses on intermediate level instruction of the Wado Ki Kai Karate system. Students learn forms including: Naihanchi, Jion, Saifa, Passai, Chinto, Unsa, and Empi. A technical breakdown of body movement and development of self defense techniques is incorporated including striking, kicking, groundwork, and conditioning. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-005N: Karate: Advanced (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: WHP 005M, Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054. This class is an advanced level instruction of the Wado Ki Kai Karate system. Students learn forms, including Seisan, Kusanku-Sho, weapons staff (bo) and trident (sai). Students also learn technical breakdown of body movement and development of self defense technique. Physical conditioning and flexibility are emphasized.Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-005O: Karate: Conditioning (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: WHP 005J, Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054. This class focuses on conditioning for the Wado Ki Kai Karate system. Students develop flexibility, stamina, muscular strength, focus, and breathing. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-005P: Aikido - Intermediate (Min Credits: 1.0)

Prerequisite: WHP 005L. Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 908, ENGL 001A and READ 054. This course builds upon the students philosophy, principles, and physical techniques taught in WHP 005L (Aikido-Beginning). The course emphasizes intermediate applications of principles and movements to resolve conflicts and integrate mind-body awareness. Pass/No Pass Option

WHP-005Q: Aikido Advanced (Min Credits: 1.0)

Prerequisite: WHP 005P Intermediate Aikido or instructor's permission. Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 001A and REA 053. This course builds upon the student's philosophy, principles, and physical techniques taught in WHP 005P(Aikido-Intermediate). The course emphasizes advanced applications of principles and movements to resolve conflicts and integrate mind-body awareness. Pass/No Pass Option

WHP-005R: Aikido Conditioning (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054 This course focuses on conditioning for the Art of Aikido. Students develop flexibility,stamina and proper body organization. Pass/No Pass Option

WHP-005Y: Fitness: Hiking (Min Credits: 1.0)

Students are introduced to various hiking techniques as well as experience a variety of hiking trails around the local community. Every session includes a warm-up as well as a cool-down after a vigorous hike. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-007A: Fitness: Stability Ball Training (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 108A and READ 053. This course is designed to utilize stability balls as a means for improving students146 overall fitness levels. Students are introduced to a variety of ball exercises and training programs throughout this course. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-007E: Bowling (Min Credits: 1.5)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053 This class is designed to introduce the student to the basic techniques and theory of Bowling. Emphasis is on approach, delivery, timing, rules, and scoring. Analysis of professional bowlers is required. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-007J: Golf-Beginning (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053. Pass/No Pass Option

WHP-007M: Archery: Beginning (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 108A and READ 053. This course introduces the student to the sport of archery. Emphasis is placed on the history and etiquette of archery, instinctive shooting techniques, scoring, terminology, proper equipment, and safety. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-007T: Tennis-Advanced Beginner (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: WHP 007S. Gain further knowledge and mastery of the fundamentals of the game beyond the beginning level. Pass/No Pass Option. Materials fee of $5.00.

WHP-007W: Tournament Tennis (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory:Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053. Prerequisite: A demonstration of advanced skill competency. This course is designed for the student, with advanced skill competency, who has played or desires to play tournament tennis. Advanced skills and strategy are reviewed and practiced to increase mastery for tournament play. Pass/No Pass Option. Materials fee of $5.00.

WHP-007X: Tennis Doubles Strategies and Play (Min Credits: 1.5)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053. Prerequisite:WHP 007U. Rules of play, strategies, and skill development for doubles in tennis are emphasized. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-008A: Advanced Baseball (Min Credits: 2.0)

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for men with advanced baseball skills to participate in and learn an activity geared to their level of ability. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-008I: Advanced Soccer Men & Women (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory:Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053. This course is designed to enhance the skills and abilities of students involved competitively in the game of soccer. Extensive soccer conditioning is stressed including strength training and speed conditioning. Skill development is covered in class. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-008J: Soccer Training: Men & Women (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054. This course is designed to enhance the skills and abilities of students involved competitively in the game of soccer. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-008K: Softball-Beginning (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course is designed to teach the basic skills, techniques and knowledge of the game of softball to students. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-008L: Softball-Intermediate (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: WHP*008K. This course provides the student with the opportunity for mastery of the specific individual skills, team techniques and strategies of softball at the intermediate level. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-008P: Basketball: Beginning (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 908 and READ 054. This course is designed to teach the basic skills and techniques of basketball. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-008Q: Indoor Soccer (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 908 and READ 054. This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of soccer and team play in an indoor setting. Individual ball handling skills and drills are introduced as well as offensive and defensive team strategies. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-008S: Badminton: Intermediate/Advanced (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: WHP 008R,Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053. This course introduces the student to more advanced skills and strategies of the game ofbadminton. Emphasis is placed on finesse shots, shot placement, court position, and singles and doubles play strategies. Materials Fee of $5.00. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-008T: Intermediate Basketball: Men and Women (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory:Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053, High school varsity basketball or prior experience playing organized basketball strongly recommended. This class is designed for experienced basketball players who wish to learn advanced strategies of the game. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-008U: Volleyball: Intermediate/Advanced (Min Credits: 1.0)

Advisory: WHP 008O. This course will introduce the student to more advanced fundamentals and strategies of the game of volleyball. Emphasis will be placed on drills and advanced skills such as the overhead serve, set and spike shot, defensive blocks and digs as well as court position, strategy and teamwork. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-009A: Intercollegiate Baseball - Men (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054 This course is intercollegiate baseball competition for men. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-009F: Intercollegiate Soccer-Men (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053. This course is designed to allow men the opportunity to further their soccer skills at a competitive, intercollegiate level. Team work and team strategies are discussed. Skill ability should be commensurate with this level of competition. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-009H: Intercollegiate Tennis-Men (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory:Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054. Prerequisite: Demonstrated subject/skill proficiency and consent of coach. This course is designed for men students (at a demonstrated subject/skill proficiency level) interested in competing for an intercollegiate tennis team. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-010B: Intercollegiate Soccer - Women (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory:Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053. This course is designed to allow women the opportunity to further their soccer skills at a competitive, intercollegiate level. Team work and team strategies are discussed. Skill and ability should be commensurate with this level of competition. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-010C: Intercollegiate Softball-Women (Min Credits: 2.0)

Competition in softball designed to meet needs/skills of women. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-010D: Intercollegiate Tennis-Women (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory:Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054. This course is designed for students interested in intercollegiate tennis competition. Practice consists of both mental and physical training. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-010E: Intercollegiate Badminton: Women (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054. This course is designed to allow the student the opportunity to play intercollegiate badminton. Aspects covered include skill development, teamwork, and team strategies. Skill and ability should be commensurable with this level of competition. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-010F: Intercollegiate Basketball: Women (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory:Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 054. This course is designed to allow the student the opportunity to play intercollegiate basketball. Aspects covered include skill development, teamwork, and team strategies. Skill and ability should be commensurate with this level of competition. Prior experience playing at a competitive level is highly recommended. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-021: Sports Injuries (Min Credits: 1.5)

Advisory: WHP 025. This course is designed specifically for the fitness specialist or enthusiast who wants a basic understanding of the prevention and care of athletic injuries. Emphasis will be on fitness related injuries as well as preventative steps recommended to avoid injuries. Basic awareness of the needs of special populations will also be discussed. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-022: Sports Nutrition (Min Credits: 1.5)

Advisory: Recommend eligibility for ENGL*001A. This course is designed specifically for the fitness specialist or enthusiast who wants a basic understanding of nutritional principles as they relate to exercise and sports. Emphasis will be placed on under-standing the role of nutrients in physical performance. Body composition, pre-competition meals and the efficacy of ergogenic aids will also be discussed. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-023: Fitness Testing (1.5 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.5)

This course is designed specifically for the fitness specialist or enthusiast and will cover how to administer fitness tests to evaluate a persons physical fitness.

WHP-026: Weight Training Principles and Routines (Min Credits: 1.5)

This course is designed specifically for the fitness specialist or enthusiast who wants a more detailed and complete understanding of all aspects of weight training and how to develop specific programs to enhance muscle strength, endurance and definition. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-027: Exercise Physiology (Min Credits: 1.5)

Advisory: Recommend eligibility for ENGL*001A. This course is designed for the fitness specialist or enthusiast who wants a more complete understanding of how the body responds and adapts physiologically to exercise. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-028: Body Alignment and Stretching Techniques (Min Credits: 1.5)

Advisory: Recommend eligibility for ENGL*001A. This course is designed for the fitness specialist or enthusiast. Topics covered in class will include correct posture and alignment, postural deviations, stretching techniques and routines for various sports and activities. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-030: Introduction to Physical Education Exercise and Physical Fitness (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053. This course surveys the basic principles of physical education and its place in and contribution to a comprehensive physical educational program including leadership, aims, objectives, historical perspective, scientific foundations, perceptual motor learning, competitive activities, and current issues in the field. Pass/No Pass Option.

WHP-031: Introduction to Sports Management (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course is designed to introduce all aspects of sports management, including budgeting, marketing, strategic planning, legal aspects and ethics, and procedures of personnel, facility and sports event management. Industry trends and job opportunities are explored.