Department of Health, Physical Education & Nursing: Physical Education
Course Number and TitlePHED133 Archery
Number of Credits2 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250 minutes
Other Pertinent InformationThis course fulfills a Personal Health Requirement in Category I: Essential Skills and Perspectives and the Category III requirements of the Core Curriculum at Bucks County Community College for Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving and Responsible Citizenship.
Catalog Course DescriptionThis course is designed to teach the student fundamentals in archery skills and competition. Special attention will focus on the selection and rules for competitive shooting and skills involved in target field, clout, and flight shooting. Concepts of exercise physiology and proper nutrition will be presented.
Required Course Content and Direction
- To learn valid concepts of exercise physiology and how to apply them to archery.
- To learn valid concepts of nutrition and how to apply them to oneís own diet.
- To acquaint the student with the selection and care of equipment, the basic techniques of safety, and the skills of archery.
- To acquire knowledge of the history of archery.
- To develop proficiency in the basic techniques of target shooting.
- To become aware of, understand the reasons for, and learn how to correct some of the common errors of shooting.
- To learn the rules and the procedures of participation in competitive target archery.
- To become knowledgeable of the factors needed to carefully and correctly purchase archery equipment.
- To demonstrate wise and correct use of archery tackle.
- To become acquainted with and participate in novelty archery events: field archery, hunterís round, clout shooting, flight shooting, big game round, archery golf, helium balloons tic-tac-toe, and the buck shoot.
- To repair archery tackle.
- To become familiar with opportunities for participation in archery at the local, state, national, and international level.
This course satisfies the requirements for the BCCC Core Curriculum.
Core Learning Goals:
- develop attitudes, values, and skills which promote physical and emotional well-being to extend over the course of their lives.
Core Learning Objectives:
- recognize the components of wellness, exercise, and diet that contribute to life long physical, and mental wellness. (1)
- practice wise choices regarding exercise and diet. (1)
- apply appropriate skills to manage stress and anxiety in order to maintain holistic health. (1)
- describe the links between behavior and health over the course of a lifetime. (1)
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving:
- integrate and /or combine knowledge from multiple sources to create new knowledge.
- reason from what they know to form new knowledge, draw conclusions, solve problems, explain, decide, and /or predict. (Inductive and/or Deductive Reasoning Skills)
Responsible Citizenship: The student will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of major ethnical concerns.
- demonstrate familiarity with contemporary environmental issues.
- identify the effects of a personís actions on the community.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Basic Physiology of Exercise
- Principles of warm-up, stretching, and cool down
- Basic anatomy of muscles and joints
- Fiber type
- Muscular Contractions: isotonic, isometric, and isokinetic
- Muscular Metabolism
- Applied Physiology of Exercise
- Principles of an exercise prescription
- Frequency, intensity, time
- Overload, progressive resistance, specificity, recovery
- Physiological effects of regular anaerobic exercise
- Physiological effect of regular aerobic exercise
- Cross training and how a variety of activities contribute to cardiovascular and total fitness
- The Role of Diet and Nutrition: What is a quality diet?
- Weight management and body composition
- Cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis
- Heat balance, fluid and electrolyte consumption
- Role of the nutrients in energy metabolism
- Relationship among stressors, diet, and exercise
- Concepts of recuperation, positive adaptation, and deconditioning
- Immediate and correct care of athletic injuries
- Evaluation of fitness progress and self-testing
- How to critically review the current literature in the areas of nutrition and physiology of exercise
- History of Archery
- Evolution of the Bow and Arrow
- Selection of Tackle and Care of the Tackle
- Archery Terminology
- Safety Practices
- Shooting Right or Left Handed
- Bracing the Bow
- None Fundamentals of Target Archery
- Bow arm and grip
- Nocking the arrow
- Drawing the bow
- Anchor point
- Novelty Events
- Field round
- Hunterís round
- Big game round
- Clout shooting
- Flight shooting
- Balloon shooting Ė helium and regular
- Archery golf
- Designing and shooting target faces
- Archery crossword puzzle
- Indoor shooting
- Life-size animal targets
- Apple shoot
- Buck shoot
- Common Errors of Shooting
- Types of Competition
- Team championship
- Individual class championship
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Department selected textbook or handouts provided. Course policies can be found in the Course Format created by each instructor. Students receive a copy of the course format when they enroll and attend class.
Teaching Methods Employed
- Demonstrations of Skills
- Practice Skills
- Instructional Videos
Review/Approval Date - 12/03; Core Goals/Objectives added 6/04