Physical Activity Course (PAC)

PAC 102      SOCCER      Credits: 0.5

In this course students will practice the basic skills and learn the fundamental rules of soccer. In addition, students will be introduced to specific offensive and defensive strategies and will develop an appreciation for soccer as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 103      VOLLEYBALL      Credits: 0.5

In this course students will practice the basic skills and learn the fundamental rules of volleyball. Students will be introduced to specific offensive and defensive strategies and will develop an appreciation for volleyball as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 104      ULTIMATE FRISBEE      Credits: 0.5

In this course students will learn and practice the basic skills, rules, and strategies necessary to successfully participate in the game of Ultimate Frisbee. Students will also develop an appreciation for Ultimate Frisbee as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 105      BASKETBALL      Credits: 0.5

In this course students will practice the basic skills and learn the fundamental rules of basketball. Students will be introduced to specific offensive and defensive strategies and will develop an appreciation for basketball as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 107      BADMINTON      Credits: 0.5

In this course students will practice the basic skills and learn the fundamental rules of badminton. Students will be introduced to specific offensive and defensive strategies for singles and doubles and will develop an appreciation for badminton as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 108      BEGINNING TENNIS      Credits: 0.5

In this course students will practice the basic skills of ground strokes, volleying, and serving. Students will learn the fundamental rules and strategies for singles and doubles and will develop an appreciation for tennis as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 109      RACQUETBALL      Credits: 0.5

In this course students will practice the basic skills of racquetball. Students will learn fundamental rules and strategies for singles and doubles and will develop an appreciation for racquetball as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 113      PICKLEBALL      Credits: 0.5

In this course students will practice the basic skills of pickleball. Students will learn fundamental rules and strategies for singles and doubles and will develop an appreciation for pickleball as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 115      BEGINNING SWIMMING      Credits: 0.5

In this course students will develop confidence in the water. Survival, floating safety skills and basic swimming strokes will be taught and practiced. Emphasis will be placed on developing cardiovascular fitness and an appreciation for swimming as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 116      BEGINNING GOLF      Credits: 0.5

In this course students will learn the fundamentals of the golf stance and swing, the etiquette and rules of the game, club selection and terminology. Emphasis will be placed on developing confidence to complete a round of golf and an appreciation for golf as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 117      BOWLING      Credits: 0.5

In this course, students will be taught various bowling approaches, proper release, and how to keep score. Students will learn about the rules, history, and lane etiquette and will develop an appreciation for bowling as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 120      WALKING AND JOGGING      Credit: 1

In this course students will learn to develop a personal fitness walking and jogging program that is convenient, safe, and practical. Each student will practice techniques that improve walking and jogging efficiency and safety and will develop an appreciation for walking and jogging as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 121      CIRCUIT TRAINING      Credit: 1

In this course students will learn proper use of cardio and resistance equipment along with the theory of various types of weight-training programs. The student will learn to develop a personalized cardiovascular and resistance training program and will develop an appreciation for circuit training as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 123      WEIGHT LIFTING      Credit: 1

In this course students will learn proper use of free weights along with the theory of various types of weight-training programs. The student will gain physical strength and muscular endurance in a progressive strength training program and will develop an appreciation for weightlifting as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 125      AEROBIC CONDITIONING      Credit: 1

In this course students will learn basic principles of cardiovascular fitness. Students will participate in aerobic exercise routines and a variety of cardiovascular exercises. Students will also learn techniques for monitoring exercising and resting heart rates and will develop an appreciation for aerobic exercise as a lifetime physical activity.

PAC 126      DANCE AEROBICS      Credit: 1

Dance aerobics is a fun and creative group physical exercise class that is designed to improve your cardiovascular endurance and posture, increase muscle endurance, tone, core strength, and flexibility while engaging with music and rhythm to create an enjoyable and dynamic work out. May be repeated once for credit.

PAC 127      KETTLEBELL TRAINING      Credit: 1

Kettlebell training originated in ancient Russia as a means to improve physical strength and muscular endurance. This method of training has re-emerged by combining the modern functional fitness and neuroscience training principles with ancient practices. Kettlebell training increases fitness and function by using a wide variety of movements and exercises along different body planes and working all body parts. May be repeated once for credit.

PAC 128      TOTAL RESISTANCE EXERCISE TRAINING      Credit: 1

TRX is a form of resistance training that includes bodyweight exercises throughout a variety of the human body’s planes of movement. The goal of TRX suspension training is to develop core strength, balance, flexibility, and joint stability simultaneously. TRX suspension training incorporates movements and dynamic positions throughout the full range of motion that are designed improve function of the integrated systems of the body. May be repeated once for credit.

PAC 131      BEGINNING CYCLE FIT      Credit: 1

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to cycling as a method of achieving health and fitness levels relative to personal goals. Students will be introduced to health-related physical fitness concepts, develop personal health and fitness goals, and learn the principles behind basic fitness programming, all through the medium of indoor cycling. Students will also be introduced to basic cycling terminology, riding technique, training progressions, and safety.

PAC 132      DISC GOLF      Credits: 0.5

This course will provide the student with the understanding of the history, rules, skills, and strategies involved in disc golf. In addition to practicing skills of disc golf, students will get an opportunity to compete on regulation courses in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.

PAC 133      FITNESS BOOT CAMP      Credit: 1

The goal of this course is enhance the students’ physical fitness with emphasis on basic conditioning, discipline, and exercises used in military health-related training and assessment. Students will also develop an appreciation for exercise and lifetime physical activity.

PAC 134      HIKING      Credits: 0.5

The goal of this course is for students to experience hiking off-campus on designated trails. Course emphasizes basic safety and survival skills and practices low-impact hiking methods. Students will also develop an appreciation for exercise and lifetime physical activity.

PAC 135      CORE FITNESS      Credit: 1

This mat class is designed to help you achieve abdominal strength, full body control and greater flexibility of the spine and limbs, and improved posture. Students will also develop an appreciation for exercise and lifetime physical activity.

PAC 136      ROCK CLIMBING      Credits: 0.5

This course is designed to introduce students to the sport of bouldering and rock climbing using an indoor climbing facility. Emphasis will be placed on learning safety procedures, belay systems, climbing movement, training techniques, and rappelling. This class will also cover basic conditioning exercises and stretches to improve muscular strength, flexibility and balance while fostering an appreciation for lifetime physical activity and fitness.

PAC 137      SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING      Credits: 0.5

The goal of this course is for students to experience and learn the basic skills of skiing and/or snowboarding, selection and use of equipment, and safety rules. This course will include weekend experiences at Mt. Hood while fostering an appreciation for lifetime physical activity and fitness.

PAC 138      SPEED, AGILITY AND QUICKNESS      Credit: 1

The goal of this course is to enhance the students’ speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ) through a variety of progressive drills and training techniques utilized in a variety of individual and team sports. This course is open to all students, although the focus will be on preparation for competition in varsity athletics.

PAC 139      BEGINNING YOGA      Credit: 1

This course will provide the student with the understanding of the value of yoga asana (postures), meditation, and pranayama (breathing) techniques. Through participation in Yoga, considered to be the oldest physical discipline in existence, you will gain an appreciation for meditation, relaxation, as well as the value of maintaining a fine balance between work and healthy mind.

PAC 151      INTERCOLLEGIATE BASKETBALL      Credit: 1

This course is designated for students participating on the Varsity or Junior Varsity basketball team. Credit is earned through participation, which includes mandatory attendance at all team meetings, practices, and games. Students will learn advanced basketball skills and strategies as well as the concept of teamwork and NCAA II core values.

PAC 152      INTERCOLLEGIATE BASEBALL      Credit: 1

This course is designated for students participating on the Varsity or Junior Varsity Baseball team. Credit is earned through participation, which includes mandatory attendance at all team meetings, practices and games. Students will learn advanced baseball skills and strategies as well as the concept of teamwork and the NCAA II core values.

PAC 153      INTERCOLLEGIATE VOLLEYBALL      Credit: 1

This course is designated for students participating on the Varsity Volleyball team. Credit is earned through participation, which includes mandatory attendance at all team meetings, practices and games. Students will learn advanced volleyball skills and strategies as well as the concept of teamwork and NCAA II core values.

PAC 154      INTERCOLLEGIATE SOCCER      Credit: 1

This course is designated for students participating on the Varsity Soccer team. Credit is earned through participation which includes mandatory attendance at all team meetings, practices and games. Students will learn advanced soccer skills and strategies as well as the concept of teamwork and NCAA II core values.

PAC 155      INTERCOLLEGIATE SOFTBALL      Credit: 1

This course is designated for students participating on the Varsity Softball team. Credit is earned through participation, which includes mandatory attendance at all team meetings, practices and games. Students will learn advanced softball skills and strategies as well as the concept of teamwork and NCAA II core values.

PAC 156      INTERCOLLEGIATE GOLF      Credit: 1

This course is designated for students participating on the Varsity Golf team. Credit is earned through participation, which includes mandatory attendance at all team meetings, practices and games. Students will learn advanced golf skills and strategies as well as the concept of teamwork and NCAA II core values.

PAC 157      INTERCOLLEGIATE CROSS COUNTRY      Credit: 1

This course is designated for students participating on the Varsity Cross Country team. Credit is earned through participation, which includes mandatory attendance at all team meetings, practices and games. Students will learn advanced running skills and strategies as well as the concept of teamwork and NCAA II core values.

PAC 158      INTERCOLLEGIATE TRACK AND FIELD      Credit: 1

This course is designated for students participating on the Varsity Track & Field team. Credit is earned through participation, which includes mandatory attendance at all team meetings, practices and games. Students will learn advanced track and field skills and strategies as well as the concept of teamwork and NCAA II core values.

PAC 198      SPECIAL TOPICS      Credits: 0.5

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to learn the rules, skills, and strategies for special topics in fitness, physical activity, recreation, or sports. As a result of participation in the PAC Special Topics class, the student will gain competencies and appreciation for physical activity and recognize the value of a lifetime of physical activity. Potential topics include: Aerobic dance, Kick Boxing, Martial Arts, Women’s self-defense, Zumba.

PAC 199E      EXPERIMENTAL COURSE      Credit: 1

Experimental course option varies by term. Please see academic department for course description.

PAC 215      ADVANCED SWIMMING      Credits: 0.5

In this course students will refine and strengthen their freestyle, back stroke, breast stroke, elementary back stroke and butterfly stroke. Emphasis will be placed on improving cardiovascular fitness and will develop an appreciation for swimming as a lifetime physical activity.
Prerequisites: PAC 115 with a D or higher.

PAC 216      ADVANCED GOLF      Credits: 0.5

This course will focus on advanced golf skills and techniques. The use of video analysis and charting strokes will be implemented to help students improve their skills and enjoyment of the game and develop an appreciation for golf as a lifetime physical activity.
Prerequisites: PAC 116 with a D or higher.

PAC 218      ADVANCED TENNIS      Credits: 0.5

This course will focus on advanced skills and strategies involved in singles and doubles competition. Students will develop an appreciation for tennis as a lifetime physical activity.
Prerequisites: PAC 108 with a D or higher.

PAC 231      ADVANCED CYCLE FIT      Credit: 1

This class is designed to engage the student with intermediate and advanced training programs involving indoor cycling. Building on the foundations gained from the introductory course or personal experience students will be challenged to take their personal training and level of fitness to another level by incorporating advanced progressions and other fitness tools into a training program designed to increase exercise aerobic capacity and endurance. May be repeated once for credit.
Prerequisites: PAC 131 or Instructor approval.

PAC 239      ADVANCED YOGA      Credit: 1

This course will engage students in developing proficiency with intermediate and advanced Yoga postures (asana), meditation, and breathing (pranayama) techniques. Through participation in Yoga you will gain an appreciation for meditation, relaxation, as well a value maintaining a fine balance between work and healthy mind while developing a personal Yoga exercise plan for implementation after the class concludes. May be repeated once for credit.
Prerequisites: PAC 139 or Instructor approval.