Physical Activity Program

Physical Activity Program

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Overview

These 1-credit, 1xxx-level Physical Education courses are available to the entire student body and are designed to encourage a lifetime of involvement in physical activity while serving the University's mission to prepare students to be lifelong learners, well-rounded individuals, and engaged and active citizens. PAP courses utilize many of the University’s premiere athletic and recreational facilities, making them accessible to the entire student body while providing students with an exciting learning environment. PAP instructors are skilled at creating fun and challenging educational opportunities and are proficient in working with students with a wide range of skill levels.

Adamcsek
Viktor Adamcsek

Classes taught: Soccer

adam0404@umn.edu

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Bendickson
Anita Bendickson

Classes taught: Self Defense

bendi002@umn.edu

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Benoit
Luke Benoit

Classes taught: Golf

benoi034@umn.edu

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Courtney Boucher

Classes taught: Ice Skating

bouch114@umn.edu

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Brandl
Mary Brandl

Classes taught: Self Defense

brand004@umn.edu

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John Bryant

Classes taught: Conditioning

brya0082@umn.edu

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Julia Campbell

Classes taught: Tumbling and Gymnastics

jfc@umn.edu

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Crone
Thomas Crone

Classes taught: Judo

crone001@umn.edu

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Alexandra Eady

Classes taught: Posture and Individual Exercises

eadyx006@umn.edu

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Feczer
Rebecca Feczer

Classes taught: Volleyball

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Frick
Elizabeth Frick

Classes taught: Conditioning and Weight Training

frick138@umn.edu

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Kaitlin Goff

Classes taught: Swimming

kgoff@umn.edu

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Haertl
Daniel Haertl

Classes taught: Tennis

dthaertl@umn.edu

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Andrew Hanson

Classes taught: Swimming

hans0570@umn.edu

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Jason Hanson

Classes taught: Bowling

hans5903@umn.edu

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Havey
Mackenzie Havey

Classes taught: Running

lobby003@umn.edu

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Hesse
Anton Hesse

Classes taught:

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Hoffman
Brandi Hoffman

Classes taught:

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Hoffman
Mitchell Hoffman

Classes taught: Racquetball

mitch@umn.edu

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Karban
Bryan Karban

Classes taught: Rock Climbing

bkarban@umn.edu

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Karl
Robert Karl

Classes taught: Scuba and Skin Diving

karlx002@umn.edu

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Aaron Kim

Classes taught: Tae Kwon Do

kimx2293@umn.edu

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Benjamin Kohler

Classes taught: Weight Training

kohle135@umn.edu

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Trung Le

Classes taught: Self Defense

lexxx451@umn.edu

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Liu
Wenxi Liu

Classes taught: Basketball

liux4443@umn.edu

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Medina
Jaime Medina

Classes taught: Flag Football

medi0059@umn.edu

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Mega
Thomas Mega

Classes taught: Snowboarding

megax006@umn.edu

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Parkin
Scott Parkin

Classes taught: Karate

park0264@umn.edu

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Salo
Mikinzee Salo

Classes taught: Tennis

salox108@umn.edu

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Michael Schmid

Classes taught: Bowling

schmi109@umn.edu

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Schulze
Gregory Schulze

Classes taught: Golf

schul215@umn.edu

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Matthew Sharrow

Classes taught: Rock Climbing

sharr019@umn.edu

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Sobalvarro
J Sobalvarro

Classes taught: Sabre Fencing

sobal001@umn.edu

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Stephenson
Greg Stephenson

Classes taught: Weight Training

gstephen@umn.edu

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Stever
John Stever

Classes taught: Squash Racquets

steve464@umn.edu

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Steve Strandemo

Classes taught: Racquetball and Basketball

sstrande@umn.edu

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Townzen
Ryan Townzen

Classes taught: Flag Football

rtownzen@umn.edu

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Joseph Van Thomme

Classes taught: Handball

vant0037@umn.edu

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Olivia Wicker

Classes taught: Conditioning

wick0294@umn.edu

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Kevin Widmer

Classes taught: Weight Training

widme024@umn.edu

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Yeo
Dongwook Yeo

Classes taught: Badminton

yeoxx039@umn.edu

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Current offerings:

PE 1007—Beginning Swimming
Introduction to basic aquatic safety, fundamentals of swimming and hydrodynamics. Principles of hydrodynamics and stroke mechanics; five basic strokes; basic rescue techniques with use of pool equipment; hydrotherapy for disabilities and other conditions, opportunities for competitive activities, lifetime enjoyment of aquatics.


PE 1012—Beginning Running
Fundamentals of running. Completing a 5K race. Benefits of running. Appropriate apparel/equipment. Principles of running. Injury prevention. Road racing rules. Nutrition, hydration.


PE 1014—Conditioning
Fundamentals of personal fitness. Principles of fitness; health and motor skill components of fitness; principles of training/conditioning programs; nutrition; weight control; common fitness injuries; motivation and consistency in fitness programs; stress management.


PE 1015—Weight Training
Introduction to weight training. Basic aspects of weight training including exercise selection and technique, charting workouts, program design, nutritional considerations, and safety.


PE 1016—Posture and Individual Exercise
Good posture techniques, individual exercises, fitness concepts, and mental techniques. Specific overall sound body and mind techniques to include flexibility exercises, cardiovascular fitness, resistance training, nutrition management, weight control, stress management, and self-thought.


PE 1029—Handball
Hand and eye coordination, footwork in practice and game conditions, and skills and strategies of service and rally for the court sport handball (four-wall version). Novice to intermediate levels of play accommodated.


PE 1031—Sabre Fencing
Basic sabre techniques, movement, an overview of fencing as a recreational sport and an Olympic sport, and the history of fencing.


PE 1032—Badminton
Fundamentals including etiquette, terminology, game rules for singles and doubles, footwork, shot selection, and strategy.


PE 1033—Foil Fencing
Fending fundamentals, including basic foil techniques, movement, a general overview of fencing as a recreational sport and an Olympic sport, and the history of fencing.


PE 1034—Judo
Basic skills for throwing, falling, grappling (matwork), choking, arm and neck techniques; contest judo from Jiu-Jitsu; fundamental rules and scoring of contests. Videotapes used for technique instruction and contest appreciation.


PE 1035—Karate
Introduction to Traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate. Students learn to punch, block, strike, & kick with a focus on proper form, posture, & body mechanics. Students also learn a Kata (choreographed form), techniques with partners, & practical self-defense. Non-contact - no pads, hitting, or throwing.


PE 1036—Racquetball
Fundamentals of racquetball, including equipment; safety and etiquette; terminology; game rules of singles, doubles, and cutthroat; grips; basic strategies; serves and shots.


PE 1037—Squash Racquets
Entry-level technique, basic equipment, international dimension courts, and fitness.


PE 1038—Beginning Tennis
Fundamental strokes, including forehands, backhands, volleys, lobs, overheads, and serves; introduction to doubles play; terminology, rules, and etiquette.


PE 1044—Self-Defense
Physical, psychological, and de-escalation skills for acting in crisis situations. Distance, body language, and tone of voice are addressed. Physical skills include striking, kicking, shifting, blocking, releasing techniques, floor defenses, and applications to armed attackers and multiple attackers.


PE 1045—Rock Climbing
Safety, knots, equipment, techniques, and anchor systems used in climbing. Course includes all necessary equipment. Held at St. Paul Gym climbing wall. prereq: Good general health, no [neck or back] problems


PE 1046—Tae Kwon Do
Fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do. Principles of martial arts, body mechanics of Tae Kwon Do, practical self-defense.


PE 1048—Bowling
Fundamentals, including stance, approach and delivery, scoring, bowling terminology, and etiquette.


PE 1053—Ice Skating
Basic turns, basic stops, balance techniques, and various other skills from both the forward and backward positions. Equipment, safety issues, ice skating terminology.


PE 1055—Golf
Proper grip, stance, ball address, swing, club selection, psychological management, rules, and etiquette. Basic instruction in analyzing, assisting with, and coaching golf.


PE 1057—Beginning Skiing
Alpine skiing. How to stop, turn, and use lifts. Safety, etiquette, and purchase of equipment. Class held at Highland Hills ski area in Bloomington.


PE 1058—Snowboarding
Alpine snowboarding. Uses American Teaching System. Classes are split into nine skill levels, beginning through advanced. Held at Hyland Ski and Snowboard School in Bloomington. prereq: Good general health, injury free


PE 1065—Beginning Tumbling and Gymnastics
Rolls, handstands, cartwheels, extensions, handsprings, tucks (flips). Spotting techniques. Skills on bars, vault, and beam.


PE 1067—Basketball
Fundamental skills and rules of basketball, with emphasis on basic court movement and different offensive and defensive strategies.


PE 1071—Beginning Cricket
Fundamentals of Cricket. Laws of Cricket, bowling/batting techniques, competitive/recreational Cricket opportunities.


PE 1072—Soccer
Fundamentals of soccer including sporting behavior both on and off the field, game rules, soccer terminology, participation and competition drills, fundamental soccer skills, practical instruction in strategy.


PE 1074—Beginning Volleyball
Basic skills, team play, rules, officiating, and strategy.


PE 1107—Intermediate Swimming
Intermediate swimming skills. Fundamentals of swimming and hydrodynamics. prereq: 1007 or equiv, proficient ability to swim 100 meters or instr consent


PE 1135—Intermediate Karate
Techniques of Japanese traditional Shotokan Karate taught through Ippon Kumite (one step sparring), San Kumite (three step sparring), and Heian Shodan Kata/Nidan Kata (forms). Testing for orange belt is optional. prereq: 1035 or equiv or instr consent


PE 1137—Intermediate Squash
Stroke mechanics, shot placement, changing pace. Court movement/positioning. Fitness requirements, joint/muscle stresses. Weight training for squash. On-court etiquette. prereq: 1037 or instr consent


PE 1146—Intermediate Tae Kwan Do
Continuation of 1046. Focuses on Olympic-style intermediate skills/techniques. Self-defense techniques for men/women. prereq: 1046, previous Tae Kwon Do experience (World Tae Kwon Do Federation sanctioned), basic white Tae Kwon Do uniform


PE 1154—Figure Skating
Terminology, rules. Basic moves, jumps, spins. On-/off-ice assignments. prereq: 1053 or equiv or instr consent


PE 1174—Intermediate Volleyball
Volleyball systems of play. Incorporating offensive/defensive formations. Team play, transition, coaching, officiating. prereq: [1074 or equiv], instr consent


PE 1205—Scuba and Skin Diving
Diving equipment, physics, physiology, decompression, emergencies, recreational dive planning, oceans, currents and aquatic life, snorkeling/SCUBA equipment usage, buoyancy control, entries, emergencies. prereq: Ability to swim 400 yds comfortably or instr consent


PE 1262—Marathon Training
Physical challenge achieved through physiological/psychological adaptation. Goal setting that fosters adaptation in many facets of life. Marathon history. prereq: No pre-existing medical condition that would prevent finishing a marathon, instr consent


PE 1720—Special Activities in Physical Education
Activities or related opportunities not normally available through regular course offerings.


Rec Center Minneapolis

The PAP closely collaborates with Intercollegiate Athletics, the Department of Recreational Sports and University Equine Center to host courses in state-of-the-art facilities such as the University Recreation and Wellness Center, TCF Bank Stadium, Mariucci Arena, and the Leatherdale Equine Center, among others. This collaboration and commitment to the University of Minnesota's mission and vision of providing a broad range of educational opportunities offers students the best instructional experiences, and exposes students to the depth and breadth of activities available on campus. Research has shown that use of recreation facilities positively impacts retention and graduation rates, and these collaborations provide opportunities that encourage students' commitment to lifelong learning, health, and well-being.

Students come from widely diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and hold different values. A key to optimal learning and successful teaching is to keep an open mind and hear, analyze, and draw from diverse views. Racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, ageism, and other forms of bigotry are unacceptable.

We encourage active, lively dialogue, and we expect collegial and respectful discourse. Failure to adhere to these expectations in the class and will be grounds for removal.

Students are expected to show honesty, fairness, and respect during class. Inappropriate language, disruptive behavior, or signs of disrespect for instructors, guest speakers, and other students will not be permitted and will be grounds for removal from class. If behavior suggests the need for counseling or other assistance, students may be referred to their college office or University Counseling Services. If behavior violates the University Student Conduct Code, you may be referred to the Director of the University Counseling Office.

Academic integrity is essential to a positive teaching and learning environment. All students enrolled in University courses are expected to complete coursework with fairness and honesty. Failure to do so by seeking unfair advantage over others or misrepresenting someone else's work as your own can result in disciplinary action Scholastic dishonesty includes the submission of false records of academic achievement; cheating on assignments or examinations; plagiarizing; altering, forging, or misusing a University academic record; taking, acquiring, or using test materials without faculty permission; acting alone or in cooperation with another to falsify records or to obtain dishonestly grades, honors, awards, or professional endorsement. In this course, a student responsible for serious or intentional scholastic dishonesty can be assigned a penalty up to and including an "F" or "N" for the course. All Scholastic Dishonesty offenses will be reported to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.

The Office for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity has compiled a useful list of Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to scholastic dishonesty.

University policy prohibits unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic environment in any University activity or program. Such behavior is not acceptable in the University setting.

It is a University policy to provide on a flexible and individual basis a reasonable accommodation to students who have documented disabilities that may affect their ability to participate in course activities or to meet course requirements. The Office of Disability Services, 30 Nicholson Hall, 612.626.1333, assists in ensuring equal access for students with disabilities by documenting disabilities and providing or arranging reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and services, trainings, consultations, and technical assistance. If you have a disability you are strongly encouraged to contact Disability Services and me to discuss your individual needs for accommodations.

Students may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance and may reduce their ability to participate in daily activities. University of Minnesota services are available to assist. Students can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus via the Student Mental Health Website.