Spring 2016 Physical Education

Seats available in a variety of PE classes - Register now!

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PE @ THE UMN

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.


To learn more: Physical Activity Program at the University of Minnesota

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Seats available in the following topics:

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.


Section 003: T/Th 9:05 AM - 9:55 AM

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.


Section 004: M/W 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

Section 008: T/Th 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

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.


Section 001: M/W 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

Section 003: M/W 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

PE 1035: Karate

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


Section 002: M/W 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

Section 004: T 7:00 PM - 8:40 PM

PE 1036: Raquetball

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


Section 009: M/W 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Section 010: M/W 9:05 AM - 9:55 AM

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.


Section 004: T/Th 9:05 AM - 9:55 AM

Section 006: W 7:00 PM - 8:40 PM

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.


Section 001: T 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Section 002: Th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

PE 1067: Basketball

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


Section 004: T/Th 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Section 005: T/Th 9:05 AM - 9:55 AM

PE 1071: Beginning Cricket

Fundamentals of Cricket. Laws of Cricket, bowling/batting technique, competitive/recreational Cricket opportunities.


Section 001: F 8:00 AM - 9:35 AM

PE 1137: Intermediate Squash

Stroke mechanics, shot placement, changing pace. Court movement/positioning. Fitness requirements, joint/muscles stresses. Weight training for squash. On-court court etiquette.


Section 001: M/W 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

PE 1146: Intermediate Tae KWan Do

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


Section 001: T 1:25 PM - 3:05 PM

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