2006 - 2007 Human Performance and Wellness Courses

HPW

101

Basketball

(1)

This course provides the students with a competitive environment in which the students can participate in the sport of basketball. The emphasis of the class is to keep the activity level high.

 

HPW

103

Body Mechanics

(1)

This course enables students to participate in various types of physical activities while gaining knowledge of proper exercise and biomechanical principles. Students will be instructed in a “hands-on” manner and are expected to participate to the best of their ability. Each student will be allowed to work at his/her respective level with the objective to improve his/her physical fitness and lifestyle.

 

HPW

148

Jogging

(1)

This course will help students to develop their performance skill in running. Students progress as rapidly as their ability will allow guaranteeing proper continuity and progression of this important skill.

 

HPW

152

Downhill Skiing

(1)

Students must take seven two-hour classes. Classes meet daily at Brighton Ski Resort at 9:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. When the resort is open, both skiing and snowboarding lessons are offered. Cost is $140, payable at Brighton Ski Schoool Office. Call Brighton Ski and Snowboard School (801) 532-4731, ext. 234. Please note: students are expected to complete all seven lessons in the semester in which they are registered for the class. Exceptions to this only occur in years when there is no snow. There is a $10 fee for lost vouchers. Offered Spring semesters only.

 

HPW

156

Exploring Wasatch Mountain Paths, LE

(2)

Students will utilize the power of nature to explore their inner selves through hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Millcreek, Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Hikes and snowshoeing will include paths to a variety of lakes or peaks—generally gaining 2,000 vertical feet over 3 miles, and cross-country skiing will take place at several different venues. Our mountain journeys will focus on increasing overall well-being—physical, mental, psychological and spiritual—through meeting the physical challenge in these inspirational settings.

 

HPW

170

Volleyball

(1)

In this course students learn the rules and fundamental techniques of volleyball. Attention is given to individual techniques and overall game strategy.

 

HPW

182

Tennis

(1)

Students learn the rules, strategy and fundamental techniques in tennis. Attention is given to individual techniques and the overall game strategy. Classes are taken at a tennis facility in close proximity to the campus.

 

HPW

230

Beginning Dance and Movement, LE

(2)

An introduction to the basic elements of movement and dance. Explores body alignment, core support weight, momentum, movement quality, connectivity, and more in relation to time, space, and energy. The class is structured as a series of dance sequences and designed to carry over into every day practice.

 

HPW

250

Fitness for Life, LE

(2)

In this course students are engaged in a personalized program for the areas of cardiovascular endurance, weight control and strength and flexibility.

 

HPW

260

Psychological Aspects of Performance and Well Being

(2)

How do you see the world? How do you see yourself? Do you believe that we can create peace in ourselves the same way we create fear and worry? This course will explore research surrounding the profound connection between psychological well-being (e.g., perception, intention, self-talk, stress level) and life optimization (e.g., state of health, degree of happiness, performance capabilities). Emphasis will be placed on the science and application behind peak performance and optimal living with applications to both personal and global contexts.

 

 

 

 

HPW

280

Reach Your Peak: Maximizing Potential through Physical Wellness

(3)

Reach Your Peak is for everyone interested in developing behaviors to positively affect their health and well-being for a lifetime. This course will not only assist students in designing a personalized fitness and wellness program, but it will also include opportunities for practice. With physical wellness as the foundation of the course, emphasis will be placed on nutrition education and consistent experience with cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and stillness exercises. Although the emphasis of Reach Your Peak is on physical wellness, connections to all areas of one’s well-being—psychological, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual—will be integrated on a regular basis.