PHED118 Tennis and Competitive Activities

Department of Health, Physical Education & Nursing: Physical Education

I. Course Number and Title
PHED118 Tennis and Competitive Activities
II. Number of Credits
2 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is designed to enable the general student to learn and participate in a wide variety of competitive sports and games with an emphasis on tennis. Emphasis will also be applied to enrich, enhance, and improve the student's organic, social, and mental wellness.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. The student will learn that lifelong wellness is achieved and sustained by practicing habits that include regular physical exercise, and proper nutrition.
    2. This course is designed to enable the student to participate and learn leisure time sports and games with an emphasis on tennis so the student may improve his/her quality of life.
    3. The student will learn valid concepts of exercise physiology and how to apply them to a chosen activity.
    4. The student will develop proficiency in the basic skill techniques of leisure sports with an emphasis on tennis.
    5. The student will develop an understanding that vigorous play in a variety of activities enhances and improves organic fitness, and social and mental wellness.
    6. The student will learn to critically review literature for the sport of tennis and other competitive activities and if necessary change their training to conform to new scientifically valid concepts.
    7. The student will learn valid concepts of nutrition and how to apply them to his own diet.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Basic Physiology of Exercise
      1. Principles of warm-up, stretching and cool down
      2. Basic anatomy of muscles and joints
        1. Fiber type
        2. Ligament
        3. Tendon
      3. Muscular Contractions: isotonic, isometric, and isokinetic
      4. Muscular Metabolism
        1. Anaerobic
        2. Aerobic
    2. Applied Physiology of Exercise
      1. Principles of an exercise prescription
        1. Frequency, Intensity, Duration
        2. Overload, Progressive resistance, Specificity, and Recovery
      2. Physiological effects of regular anaerobic exercise
      3. Physiological effects of regular aerobic exercise
      4. Cross training and how a variety of activities contribute to cardiovascular and total fitness
    3. The Role of Diet and Nutrition--- What is a quality diet?
      1. Weight management sand body composition
      2. Cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis
      3. Heat balance, fluid and electrolyte consumption
      4. Role of nutrition in energy metabolism
      5. Relationship among stress, diet and exercise
    4. Concepts of Recuperation, Positive Adaptation and Deconditioning
      1. Immediate and correct care of athletic injuries
      2. Evaluation of fitness progress and self-testing
    5. Critical review of literature in nutrition and physiology of exercise
    6. The student will compete and play effectively in a variety of individual and team sports and games
      1. Archery
      2. Badminton
      3. Handball variations
      4. Tag and dodge-ball games
      5. Tennis
      6. Basketball
      7. Flickerball
      8. Floor Hockey
      9. Line Kickball---dodge-ball
      10. Low organization games-bombardment, etc.
      11. Relays
      12. Soccer
      13. Softball
      14. Speedball
      15. Swimming
      16. Team handball
      17. Volleyball
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

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

    Department selected textbook or handouts provided. Details provided in the course format, which is created by the instructor and distributed to each student on enrollment and class attendance.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
The class period is divided between mini-lectures and physical participation by students.

Review/Approval Date - 3/99