PHED142 Fencing

Department of Health, Physical Education & Nursing: Physical Education

I. Course Number and Title
PHED142 Fencing
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 give the student a fundamental background in the skills, techniques, and rules of fencing. Special attention will focus on conditioning, technique, competitive bouting, and safety. Basic concepts of exercise physiology and nutrition will be presented.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. The student will learn that lifelong wellness is achieved an sustained by practicing habits that include regular physical exercise, and proper nutrition.
    2. The student will learn that fencing is a lifetime activity that can help one sustain an optimum level of fitness and contribute to a wellness lifestyle.
    3. The major concern of this course is the exposure of the student to the art of foil fencing through practice of specific techniques culminating in actual fencing competition. The student will learn valid concepts of exercise physiology and how to apply them to a chosen activity.
    4. The student will learn valid concepts of nutrition and how to apply them to his own diet.
    5. The student will learn the history of fencing.
    6. The student will learn the proper choice, use, and care of fencing equipment.
    7. The student will learn and demonstrate the etiquette and safety rules of fencing.
    8. The student will learn the basic skills and techniques of foil fencing.
    9. The student will learn how to correct some of the common errors beginners make while fencing.
    10. The student will learn the rules and procedures of competitive foil fencing.
  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, 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 and 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 De-conditioning
      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. Foil Fencing Skills
      1. Grip
      2. On-guard position
      3. Appeal
      4. Salute
      5. Fencing Distance
      6. Lines of Engagement
        1. 4th
        2. 6th
        3. 7th
        4. 8th
      7. Defense
        1. Parries
          1. Direct
          2. Semi-circular
          3. Circular
      8. Attacks
        1. Straight Thrust
        2. Lunge
        3. Disengage
        4. Cut-over
        5. Compound Attacks
        6. Feint
        7. Beat
        8. Press
        9. Glide
        10. Derobement
      9. Ballestra
      10. Fleche
      11. Bind
      12. Croise
      13. Riposte
        1. Immediate
        2. Delay
        3. Counter Riposte
    7. Rules and Etiquette
    8. Safety
    9. Principles of isotonic and isometric exercise
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

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

    Policies governing student evaluation, grades, and attendance will be specified in the course format. The required textbook is selected by the full-time faculty teaching and listed in the course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
  1. Lecture
  2. Demonstrations of Fencing Skills
  3. Demonstrations of Foil Fencing
  4. Instructional Videos

Review/Approval Date - 5/99