Eastern Michigan University

Discover the Social, Emotional, and Physical Benefits of PEGN Physical Activity Classes

All PEGN classes fulfill the Area V-Group A (Self and Well Being) General Education Requirement for students starting Fall 2007 or later.

Aquatics

PEGN 107 Water Aerobics (1 cr)

This class will incorporate exercises designed to increase cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, strength, and muscular endurance, and will be performed in both the shallow and deep areas of the pool. This is a great class for students with joint problems, and students who want a pool-based class that does not involve swimming. Fitness principles will be learned and practiced.

PEGN 152 Sailing (1 cr)

This course is designed for the novice/beginning sailor. The course will provide opportunities to develop basic sailing skills via lecture, demonstration, and practical experience.

PEGN 153 Swimming (1 cr)

A course for those who cannot swim or are novice swimmers, to enhance their ability to enjoy water and its recreational fitness. The students will learn to practice safe habits and increase their knowledge and ability to swim using a variety of elementary strokes.

PEGN 204 Lifeguard Training (2 cr)

Train as an American Red Cross Lifeguard and develop skills to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.

PEGN 256 Basic River Kayak (1 cr)

This course emphasizes safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition for entry level through intermediate individuals in public, private and commercial settings.

PEGN 348 Basic Scuba Diving (1 cr)

A fun program that involves learning to dive in EMU's pools and gets you ready for full certification. Good for adventure and careers in marine biology, scuba instructor, resort operations, and underwater exploration. Additional fees. This course requires advanced preparation.

Dance

PEGN 102 Aerobic Dance (1 cr)

A course in which the student can experience physical conditioning and fitness, utilizing dance and music as the medium for aerobic exercise.

PEGN 103 Ballroom Dance (1 cr)

Students will learn theory, technique, and beginning patterns in merengue, swing, foxtrot, waltz, tango and ballrooming.

PEGN 123 Line Dance (1 cr)

Students will learn all kinds of line dances including country western, multicultural, contemporary club dances as well as "classic" dances.

PEGN 193 Swing Dance (1 cr)

This course is designed to teach students the theory technique and beginning patterns in triple time and single time swing, west coast swing, hustle, night club two-step and Detroit ballrooming.

PEGN 203 Latin Dance (1 cr)

This course is designed to provide students with a technical and stylistic foundation in Latin dance. Students will learn salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha. This is a beginning level course.

Fitness and Wellness

PEGN 101 Weight Control and Fitness (2 cr)

The purpose of the course is to relate to pertinent information about the effects of exercise and nutrition upon the human organism, to understand it's structure, function, capabilities and limitations, and to experience some of the effects of exercise and improved nutrition.

PEGN 104 Cardio Kickboxing (1 cr)

A non-contact aerobic workout with the dynamic punching and kicking of the Martial Arts and boxing. Cardio Kick movements are very easy to follow and are choreographed to music.

PEGN 112 Spinning (1 cr)

An indoor cycling class that simulates biking outdoors. Each class offers a variety of workouts including cardiovascular, strength, hills, and much more.

PEGN 113 Core Training (1 cr)

This course is designed to provide basic and advanced cross-training concepts to educate the student how to develop a comprehensive physical activity program. Topics include basic anatomy and physiology, goal setting, specific types of training, program development, and evaluation.

PEGN 114 Exercise Equipment Selection and Usage (1 cr)

Students will be provided with information and instruction relating to indoor and outdoor exercise equipment selection & usage. Health and fitness considerations, safety concerns, training concepts and psychological issues will be covered through lectures, discussion and physical activity.

PEGN 116 Bully Proofing (1 cr)

This course uses lecture, play-based activities, and role playing to teach self defense techniques to aid in developing lifelong communication, advocacy, and physical skills that help 'bully proof'. Focus on enhancing emotional, social skills, building relationship, self defense skills, and the 'judoka' develops confidence. The physical portion of the course includes training in judo which helps improve aerobic capacity, coordination, balance, falling skills, efficiency of movement, flexibility, and strength.

PEGN 124 Fitness Walking (1 cr)

This course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge of physical fitness and healthy lifestyle principals. Power walking is a program that trains muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance and promotes total body health.

PEGN 125 Family Fitness (1 cr)

The objective of this class is to provide instruction relating to family fitness through lectures, discussions, and practical activities. Health and Fitness considerations, training concepts, safety concerns, and methods of integrating age-appropriate physical activity into a family's lifestyle will be covered.

PEGN 126 Conditioning Activities (1 cr)

A beginning course designed for students with limited or no experience in physical fitness conditioning activities. A variety of activities will be used to promote the skills and knowledge for individual use.

PEGN 127 Healthy Hearts (1 cr)

This course covers the essential elements of cardiovascular fitness and wellness combining instructor lecture, small and large group discussion, activities, games, and personal assessments to achieve course objectives. Emphasis is placed on the prevention and control of cardiovascular problems through behavior modification and positive health practices.

PEGN 132 Extreme Workout (1 cr)

This course is designed to provide advanced training concepts to educate students so they can create a comprehensive physical activity program for development of an extreme workout program.

PEGN 133 Women's Fitness (1 cr)

This course is designed to provide basic and advanced fitness concepts to educate female students about how to develop a comprehensive physical activity program. Topics include basic components of fitness (cardiovascular, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility) as it relates to women's health.

PEGN 145 Cross Country Skiing (1 cr)

A course to give the student fundamental knowledge of cross-country skiing, covering: equipment, basic skills, waxing techniques, proper dress, and survival. Students furnish their own equipment, or rental from the recreation area.

PEGN 157 Rape Aggressive Defense Systems (1 cr)

Objectives of this course are to identify characteristics of perpetrators and assault situations, learn physical skills for action to reduce the risk of experiencing an assault, and build self confidence and self esteem. This is an active class.

PEGN 171 Nia (1 cr)

Nia is a holistic approach to lifestyle and fitness that blends movements and principles from dance, health arts, and martial arts. It enhances endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance in body, mind, emotions and spirit.

PEGN 174 Leading Creative Play (1 cr)

This course is designed to develop your skills in leading activity and games. It will review theories of game and activity leadership and allow the student to put those theories into practice by demonstrating their abilities by leading a variety of activity experiences during the class.

PEGN 177 Bicycle Touring (1 cr)

This course is an introduction to the bicycle as a form of recreation, and cycling as a form of exercise. Students will learn to maximize the pleasure of bicycling, safety awareness, cycling etiquette, bicycle maintenance, and training components will be covered. Other topics include the discussion of health benefits of cycling such as cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cycling as a life-long form of exercise.

PEGN 177 Cross Training (1 cr)

This course is designed to provide basic and advanced cross-training concepts to educate the student how to develop a comprehensive physical activity program. Topics include basic anatomy and physiology, goal setting, specific types of training, program development, and evaluation.

PEGN 177 Triathlon Training (1 cr)

A class designed to introduce the sport of triathlons, including the three disciplines of swimming, biking, and running. Students will learn how to prepare for a race by using a safe cross training approach to gradually develop the high level of cardiovascular fitness which the sport requires.

PEGN 177 Wellness Through Service

Why do you volunteer? There are many reasons why people are motivated to serve and give back. Through the lens of food justice and urban farming, this course sets out to explore ways in which service is connected to different dimensions of wellness and what connection volunteering and social issues play in each of our lives. There is an in-class issue education and reflection component, as well as an opportunity to serve in the local community.

PEGN 180 Yoga (1 cr)

This course is designed to teach the student the five key elements of Yoga. It will include exercises, breathing, and relaxation and meditation techniques.

PEGN 201 Fitness Activities (1 cr)

This course is designed to provide students with a background in physical fitness, exercise and health principals and practices. These principles will be applied to personal exercise and health programs through activities such as target heart rate monitoring, body measurements, posture analysis, and energy intake and expenditure assessments.

PEGN 206 Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer Preparation (3 cr)

This course is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam in personal training. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting health and fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming.

PEGN 210 Lifetime Wellness and Fitness (2 cr)

This course covers the essential elements of fitness and wellness combining instructor and guest lecture, small and large group discussion, activities, games, video clips, personal assessments, exams, and campus activities to achieve course objectives. Emphasis is placed on the prevention and control of health problems through behavior modification and positive health practices.

PEGN 224 Jogging (1 cr)

A course designed to provide the student with endurance training experience through jogging. The students will receive information regarding the control of intensity, duration, and frequency of endurance type exercise in the promotion of optimal cardio respiratory fitness.

PEGN 226 Weight Training (1 cr)

A beginning course for the student to gain knowledge and skills that will permit a novice to organize a personal weight training program, and measure the effects of such a program on his/her physical fitness components.

Martial Arts

PEGN 106 Kendo (1 cr)

This course is designed to introduce students to Kendo and the philosophy behind the Japanese culture of Bushido. Kendo is a martial art form that is focused on the development of the spirit as well as the physicality of the body. This course is a starting point on the way of the sword and will allow students to gain a better perspective on Kendo and their lives.

PEGN 110 Tae Kwon Do (1 cr)

An introductory course showing the various techniques used in the art of self-defense. Students learn discipline, self-confidence and a vigorous physical activity.

PEGN 115 Karate (1 cr)

This is a beginner's course in the art of self-defensive movements. The aim of self defense is to protect oneself from attack to the point where escape is possible. The student will be introduced to a variety of defensive movements.

PEGN 118 Mixed Martial Arts (1 cr)

Introduction to MMA is designed to familiarize students with the basic technique both on the ground and from the standing position. They will learn grappling, ground fighting, boxing, striking.

PEGN 128 Judo (1 cr)

A beginning courses in the martial art of Judo. Students will learn its history, as well as being able to demonstrate the various techniques.

PEGN 129 Kung Fu Strength and Conditioning (1 cr)

An introduction to the principles of Kung Fu exercises with emphasis on cardio, strength, flexibility, and power. Development of basic tactical/self defense movements will be stressed.

PEGN 131 Aikido (1 cr)

Aikido is a martial art that builds strength, flexibility, and develops energetic unity with partners. It is often considered moving meditation and can be practiced by anyone. These classes are excellent for self-defense and stress management.

PEGN 172 Capoeira (1 cr)

This course will introduce students to the Afro-Brazilian martial art, Capoeira. Basic concepts of the movement, history and music of Capoeira will be presented with emphasis in the traditions that are followed within the martial art. Calisthenics are necessary for effective class participation.

PEGN 173 Judo II (1 cr)

Judo II is designed to further familiarize students with physical Judo theory and technique, specifically go-no-sen jujitsu and katame no kata. The physiological principles tantamount to Judo are discussed. Further, functional methodology in regard to Judo Training methods is presented in traditional fashion and with a new concept of training.

PEGN 177 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (1 cr)

A class designed to familiarize students with safety practices, martial arts etiquette, self defense strategies and techniques, as well as fitness principles. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is practiced throughout the world and is based on the traditional Jujutsu of old Japan. Students will develop both mind and body using the most important reflexes that rely on leverage and timing, not speed and power. It is one sport where a person of small strength can defeat a much stronger opponent, and is therefore an excellent form of self-defense.

PEGN 215 Tai Chi (1 cr)

This course is designed to teach student the simplified "24-forms" Tai Chi Chuan which was standardized in China and has been popularized around the world.

PEGN 310 Intermediate Tae Kwon Do (1 cr)

A continuum of the beginning Tae Kwon Do course designed for students who have mastered the initial skills and wish to advance their knowledge and skills towards a higher TKD ability class belt.

Sports

PEGN 108 Basketball (1 cr)

The course is designed for the novice skilled player. The purpose is to learn the basics of individual and team play with emphasis on fundamentals.

PEGN 111 Volleyball (1 cr)

The course will provide the opportunity to develop/improve basic volleyball skills, strategies, and concepts via lecture, demonstration and laboratory experiences. The course is designed to enhance the student's performance and increase the enjoyment of participation.

PEGN 119 Women's Gymnastics (1 cr)

An introductory course in the understanding of and participation in the various tumbling routines and apparatus used by women. Emphasis is on the ability to develop new skills and to provide an increase in the physical fitness of the participants.

PEGN 122 Men's Gymnastics (1 cr)

This is a basic men's gymnastics skills class, and an introduction to the sport of gymnastics.

PEGN 142 Racquetball and Paddleboard (1 cr)

Students will learn the fundamental skills of forehand, backhand, and serving. The student will also be responsible for learning the basic rules, strategies and scoring before being given an opportunity to compete with fellow classmates.

PEGN 143 Fencing (1 cr)

An introductory course in the history of fencing and the fundamental skills and techniques for use of the foil. Emphasis is placed on the individual body movements and skills for a novice.

PEGN 146 Beginning Snow Skiing (1 cr)

A class designed to provide instruction in the basic fundamentals of downhill snow skiing at a recreational level.

PEGN 148 Tennis (1 cr)

This course is designed to promote skill development in the basic tennis strokes and to promote an understanding of rules, etiquette, scoring, strategies, and singles and doubles play.

PEGN 149 Badminton (1 cr)

A beginning course in badminton to develop sufficient skill and knowledge to permit a person to enjoy it as a recreational sport. Students will learn the basic badminton strokes, scoring procedures, rules and etiquette.

PEGN 151 Bowling (1 cr)

This course is designed for the beginning bowler. The student will learn basic knowledge of all aspects of bowling to include skills, scoring, rules, etiquette and common conversions. The commercial establishment charges an extra fee.

PEGN 190 Extramural Club Sports (1 cr)

The purpose of this course is to promote physical activity by participation in Extramural Club Sports recognized by Campus Life, and the Rec/IM Department. Students will be required to attend all practices and club organized competitions throughout the semester and to write two papers. Contact the HPHP office in 318 Porter to register.

PEGN 277 Snowboarding (1 cr)

Student will learn the basic anatomy of a snowboard; how to perform toe side and heel side turns, stop and ride the chairlift, understand basic terrain features and skier's responsibilities.

Varsity Sports

PEGN 229 Varsity Soccer (1 cr)

A planned program to teach and develop the advanced skills and strategies necessary for participation in the collegiate level competition of soccer. Permission required.

PEGN 230 Varsity Cross Country (1 cr)

A planned program to teach and develop the advance skills and strategies necessary for participation in the collegiate level competition of Cross Country. Permission required.

PEGN 231 Varsity Football (1 cr)

A planned program to teach and develop the advanced skills and strategies necessary for participation in the collegiate level competition of Football. Permission required.

PEGN 232 Varsity Basketball (1 cr)

A planned program to teach and develop the advanced skills and strategies necessary for participation in the collegiate level competition of Basketball. Permission required.

PEGN 233 Varsity Swimming (1 cr)

A planned program to teach and develop the advanced skills and strategies necessary for participation in the collegiate level competition of Swimming. Permission required.

PEGN 234 Varsity Gymnastics (1 cr)

A planned program to teach and develop the advanced skills and strategies necessary for participation in the collegiate level competition of Gymnastics. Permission required.

PEGN 235 Varsity Wrestling (1 cr)

A planned program to teach and develop the advanced skills and strategies necessary for participation in the collegiate level competition of Wrestling. Permission required.

PEGN 236 Varsity Track (1 cr)

A planned program to teach and develop the advanced skills and strategies necessary for participation in the collegiate level competition of Track. Permission required.

PEGN 237 Varsity Baseball (1 cr)

A planned program to teach and develop the advanced skills and strategies necessary for participation in the collegiate level competition of Baseball. Permission required.

PEGN 238 Varsity Golf (1 cr)

A planned program to teach and develop the advanced skills and strategies necessary for participation in the collegiate level competition of Golf. Permission required.

PEGN 239 Varsity Tennis (1 cr)

A planned program to teach and develop the advanced skills and strategies necessary for participation in the collegiate level competition of Tennis. Permission required.

PEGN 240 Varsity Volleyball (1 cr)

A planned program to teach and develop the advanced skills and strategies necessary for participation in the collegiate level competition of Volleyball. Permission required.

PEGN 242 Varsity Softball (1 cr)

A planned program to teach and develop the advanced skills and strategies necessary for participation in the collegiate level competition of Softball. Permission required.

The School of Health Promotion & Human Performance is part of the College of Health & Human Services, 303 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.0077