PHED110 Tennis

Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studies: Kinesiology

I. Course Number and Title
PHED110 Tennis Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
2 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
This course meets the General Education requirement for Critical Thinking.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is designed to enable any student to learn the leisure time sport of tennis and to enhance and enrich his/her leisure experience. This course will also help the student improve his organic, social, and mental wellness.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate skills required for successful participation in tennis;
    2. explain and analyze concepts of exercise physiology and nutrition and apply them to lead a healthy life [Critical Thinking]; and
    3. measure fitness improvements via changes in strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Physiology of exercise
    2. The role of nutrition--What is a quality diet?
    3. Relationship among stress, diet and exercise
    4. Tennis
      1. Proper grips
      2. Forehand
      3. Backhand
      4. Volley
      5. Serve
      6. Lob
      7. Overhead
      8. Singles and double strategy
      9. History
      10. Rules interruption
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    1. Writing assignments
    2. Practical demonstration and testing
    3. Class participation
    4. Projects as specified in individual instructor's class formats

    General Education Specific:
    Students must explain, in essay format, how the exercise and diet information they have been exposed to during this course applies to changes they have made or could make to their habits to improve their lifestyle or the lives of others [Critical Thinking].

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    The required text is selected by the full-=time faculty members. These details and others will be clarified in the course syllabus created by each instructor and distributed to each student upon enrollment and attendance in class.

Review/Approval Date - 12/03; Core Goals/Objectives added 6/04; New Core 8/2015