PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (PHY ACT-650)

A student may elect a maximum of eight semester hours credit within the service (activity) program to count toward graduation. ONLY two service (activity) courses may be taken during any given semester.

Any service course may be taken either for a letter grade or for Pass/Fail. If the Pass/Fail option is chosen, this option must be declared in writing before the end of the course adjustment period.

112 Open Water (3) Laws of physics that relate to diving, medical aspects of diving, decompression and recompression, aquatic environment, and basic rescue techniques Certification: PADI. To be certified, a student must complete a weekend practical exercise at a dive location. Prereq: Instructor’s approval. May not be repeated for credit.

113 Advanced Scuba and Rescue (3) Comprehensive study of factors involved in open water diving including the safety factors associated with night diving, search and recovery, compass navigation, and natural navigation. Certification: PADI. To be certified, a student must complete a weekend exercise at a dive location. Prereq: Instructor's approval and Phy Act 112. May not be repeated for credit.

114 Dive Master (3) Knowledge, skill, and safety factors involved in conducting underwater tours and dive trips for groups. First aid and CPR training for diving accidents, emergency entry and retrieval of divers from the water. Certification: PADI. Prereq: Phy Act 113 and instructor’s approval. May not be repeated for credit.

115 Swimming (2) For all students on the beginning nonswimmer levels. A proficiency test administered the first day of class. One hour and two one-hour labs. May not be repeated for credit.

116 Lifeguard Training (2) Skills and knowledge necessary for American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate. One hour lecture and two one-hour labs. Prereq: Current certification in First Aid and CPR, or concurrent enrollment in Health 320. May not be repeated for credit..

117 Water Safety Instructor (2) Skills and knowledge necessary for American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate. One hour lecture and two one-hour labs. Prereq: Current certification in advanced lifesaving and/or emergency water safety. May not be repeated for credit.

118 Judo I (2) Beginning judo. Course emphasizes physical and mental skills utilized in the judo training. May not be repeated for credit.

119 Karate I (2) Beginning karate. Course emphasizes physical and mental skills utilized in the martial arts. One hour lecture and two one-hour labs. May not be repeated for credit.

120 Karate ll (2) Intermediate and advanced karate skill development. May be repeated for credit. One hour lecture and two one-hour labs.

121 Marksmanship/Weapons (2) Instruction in the history of weapons, firearms, safety, various types of military weapons. Basic rifle marksmanship including the various types of firing positions, federal and state firearm laws, and the U.S Army Qualification Course with the M16 rifle. Freshman and sophomores are encouraged to participate because of their eligibility as it relates to possible ROTC financial benefits. Four hours lecture/lab. May not be repeated for credit.

122 Aerobic Walking/Jogging (2) A course designed to promote health and longevity. Emphasis on the development of an individual walking or jogging program as an aerobic activity to promote cardiovascular endurance and flexibility. Emphasis on body composition and diet. May be repeated for credit. One hour and two one-hour labs.

123 Hydrorobics (2) A vital program for health and longevity emphasizing cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, body composition, and diet control. An aerobic fitness opportunity for students who cannot participate in traditional aerobic activities due to physical limitations. May be repeated for credit. One hour and two one-hour labs.

124 Rhythmic Aerobics (2) A program of vigorous choreographed movements and steps to music designed to improve or maintain cardiovascular endurance, agility, flexibility, balance, strength, rhythm, and coordination. May be repeated for credit. One hour and two one-hour labs.

125 Weight Training (2) Various weight training programs. Emphasis on the safe use of the Universal weight machine, understanding the principles of training, and the development of individual fitness goals. May be repeated for credit. One hour and two one-hour labs.

126 Archery (2) Development and refinement of the skills of archery. Emphasis on aiming techniques, safety, rules, equipment, and tournament competition. One hour and two one-hour labs. May not be repeated for credit.

127 Advanced Archery (2) Development of knowledge and skills used for hunting and competitive target shooting. May be repeated for credit. One hour lecture and two one-hour labs.

128 Badminton (2) Development of the skills and strategies of badminton. Emphasis on rules, safety, and sportsmanship necessary to play both competitively and recreationally. One hour and two one-hour labs. May not be repeated for credit.

129 Advanced Judo (2) Course develops the knowledge and skills required for advanced competence in Judo. Training emphasizes falling, throwing, mat, and sparring techniques. Prereq: Phy Act 118 or instructor's approval. May be repeated for credit.

130 Hapkido (2) Course teaches the basic skills and knowledge of self-defense. Combines the elements of Karate, Judo, and other self-defense disciplines and prepares the student for advanced study of Hapkido. May not be repeated for credit.

131 Women’s Self-Defense (2) This class is designed to provide instruction relative to awareness of potentially dangerous situations. It will also provide the students with the opportunity to learn basic self-defense skills in the event there is an attack. May not be repeated for credit.

132 Advanced Women’s Self-Defense (2) The class is designed to provide continued instruction relative to awareness of potentially dangerous situations encountered on a daily basis. It will provide the student the opportunity to develop intermediate and advanced self-defense skills. May be repeated for credit.

135 Golf (2) Development of the skills of golf. Emphasis on rules, safety, and sportsmanship. Opportunities to practice at various local golf courses. One hour and two one-hour labs. May not be repeated for credit.

136 Advanced Golf (2) To provide the student with an overview and understanding of golf rules, skills, and etiquette with opportunities to develop greater skill through instruction and practice at local golf courses. Prereq: Phy Act 135 or instructor’s approval. May be repeated for credit.

140 Tumbling and Gymnastics (2) Development of skills and safety in tumbling and gymnastics. Instruction for students with no previous background. One hour and two one-hour labs. May not be repeated for credit.

142 Intermediate Gymnastics (2) Development of skills and safety in the different gymnastic events for men and women. Beginning instruction at intermediate levels of difficulty. One hour and two one-hour labs. Prereq: Phy Act 140 or instructor’s approval. May not be repeated for credit.

143 Gymnastics for Cheerleading (2) Techniques and skills applicable to cheerleading, including crowd communications, motivation and control, tumbling, partner stunts, jumps, and pyramid building. An extension of the UT Martin Cheerleading Scholarship Program. Scholarship recipients take course Fall Semester only. One hour and two one-hour labs. Prereq: Scholarship recipient or instructor’s approval. May not be repeated for credit.

150 PicklebalI and Paddle Tennis (2) Development of the skills of pickleball and paddle tennis. Emphasis on rules, strategies, safety and sportsmanship involved in playing both competitively and recreationally. One hour and two one-hour labs. May not be repeated for credit.

155 RacquetbalI (2) Development of the skills of racquetball. Emphasis on rules, strategies, safety, and sportsmanship involved in playing both competitively and recreationally. One hour and two one-hour labs. May not be repeated for credit.

160 Tennis (2) Development of the skills of tennis. Emphasis on rules, strategies, safety, and sportsmanship involved in playing both competitively and recreationally. One hour and two one-hour labs. May not be repeated for credit.

161 Intermediate Tennis (2) Focus on match play strategy for the intermediate performer for singles and doubles. One hour and two one-hour labs. Prereq: Phy Act 160 or instructor’s approval. May not be repeated for credit.

170 Special Topics in Physical Education (1-3) Selected topics. No more than six hours topics credit may be applied to an undergraduate degree in education. Prereq: Instructor’s approval.

175 Volleyball (2) Development of the skills of volleyball. Emphasis on rules, strategies, safety, and sportsmanship involved in playing both competitively and recreationally. One hour and two one-hour labs. May not be repeated for credit.

180 Intermediate BasketbalI (2) Development of the intermediate skills of basketball. Emphasis on rules, strategies, safety, and sportsmanship involved in playing both competitively and recreationally. One hour and two one-hour labs. May not be repeated for credit.

185 Physical Fitness Training (2) This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to participate in a structured physical fitness routine. Components include flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, and cardiovascular training. Can be repeated for credit and will provide exposure to Army ROTC procedures and opportunities. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to participate because of their eligibility as it relates to possible ROTC financial benefits.

190 Softball (2) Development of the skills of softball. Emphasis on rules, strategies, safety, and sportsmanship involved in playing both competitively and recreationally. One hour and two one-hour labs. May not be repeated for credit.

195 Varsity Athletics (2) Participation in the development of high level skill strategies and techniques utilized in a selected varsity sport that is nationally sanctioned for intercollegiate competition and an approved sport in the athletic program at UTM. May be repeated for credit.


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