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HFIT-170 Recreational Activities Course Level: Undergraduate

Recreational Activities (1-3) Topics vary by section. Development of skills, techniques, and knowledge of selected individual, dual, and team activities with emphasis on seasonal sports, including volleyball and soccer. Repeatable for credit with different topic.

HFIT-170-001
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Volleyball
Volleyball (2) This course teaches volleyball skills, game performance, and the joy of the sport. The goal of volleyball is to perform each skill with proper technique and to direct the volleyball to the intended target. The course focuses on the continuation of skill development as well as providing an arena to play the sport. In this activity class students execute each type of skill.
HFIT-170-002
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Soccer
Soccer (2) This course is an individual, as well as team coordinated approach to assisting students in understanding the game of soccer as a means of maintaining or improving higher levels of fitness. While developing the individual skills and team play necessary to participate in this sport, students receive valuable fitness benefits such as improved cardiovascular health, flexibility, balance, and coordination which aid in keeping a healthy lifestyle.
HFIT-170-003
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Thai Boxing and Conditioning
Thai Boxing and Conditioning (1) A high intensity, Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) based conditioning course, which focuses primarily on the conditioning and striking applicable in Muay Thai, MMA, and self-defense. Students learn basic striking and defensive techniques while applying them via drilling, clinching (stand-up grappling), and sparring.
HFIT-170-004
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Thai Boxing and Conditioning
Thai Boxing and Conditioning (1) A high intensity, Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) based conditioning course, which focuses primarily on the conditioning and striking applicable in Muay Thai, MMA, and self-defense. Students learn basic striking and defensive techniques while applying them via drilling, clinching (stand-up grappling), and sparring.
HFIT-170-005
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Five Components of Fitness
Five Components of Fitness (1) This course provides students with a basic comprehension of the five components of fitness: body composition, cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. Students establish fitness goals based on their individual fitness and squat assessment, and learn the basics of nutrition, while improving their overall health and fitness.
HFIT-170-006
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Urban Hiking
Urban Hiking (1) Introduces the necessary hiking skills and concepts to hike for outdoor travel or as a recreational fitness activity. Content covers fitness for hiking, route planning, proper clothing and gear, safety concerns, and environmental conditions. Hikes are to various locations in the Washington, D.C. area.
HFIT-170-007
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Urban Hiking
Urban Hiking (1) Introduces the necessary hiking skills and concepts to hike for outdoor travel or as a recreational fitness activity. Content covers fitness for hiking, route planning, proper clothing and gear, safety concerns, and environmental conditions. Hikes are to various locations in the Washington, D.C. area.
HFIT-170-008
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Salsa Dancing
Salsa Dancing (1) This course is suitable for all levels to develop the basic skills of salsa dancing. Combining physical and mental awareness, students increase balance and strength through dancing and learn basic salsa steps while increasing aerobic activity for heart health and fitness.
HFIT-170-009
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: 5K Training
5K Training (1) This course prepares students to run a 5K race in eight weeks. Sessions include intervals of walking and jogging to increase endurance while staying injury-free. The course cumulates with a 5K road race. No prior running experience needed. All levels welcome.
HFIT-170-001
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Volleyball
Volleyball (2) This course introduces and/or builds on fundamentals of the game of volleyball. It covers various topics including fundamental skills, tactics, and rules for the indoor and outdoor game. Students participate in drills and execute skills.
HFIT-170-002
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Total Body Conditioning
Total Body Conditioning (1) A high intensity Muay Thai and mixed martial arts (MMA) based conditioning class, which focuses primarily on the physical conditioning and striking applicable in Muay Thai, MMA, and self-defense. Students spend class time learning basic striking and defensive techniques, striking pads, clinching drills, takedowns, grappling techniques, and sparring. Students must provide their own boxing gloves, hand wraps, mouth guard, and shin guards.
HFIT-170-003
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Total Body Conditioning
Total Body Conditioning (1) A high intensity Muay Thai and mixed martial arts (MMA) based conditioning class, which focuses primarily on the physical conditioning and striking applicable in Muay Thai, MMA, and self-defense. Students spend class time learning basic striking and defensive techniques, striking pads, clinching drills, takedowns, grappling techniques, and sparring. Students must provide their own boxing gloves, hand wraps, mouth guard, and shin guards.
HFIT-170-004
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Martial Arts
Martial Arts (1) Course for both beginners to develop basic skills or intermediate students to continue development of their martial arts skills. Physical and mental discipline are stressed, as well as self-defense techniques and flexibility, balance, endurance, and strength are improved. Students are divided into groups based on assessed skill level and work is assigned appropriately based on proficiency. Beginners are prepared to advance to the Tae Kwon Do rank of Yellow Belt; intermediates to the rank of Green Belt. Note: uniform required.
HFIT-170-005
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Martial Arts
Martial Arts (1) Course for both beginners to develop basic skills or intermediate students to continue development of their martial arts skills. Physical and mental discipline are stressed, as well as self-defense techniques and flexibility, balance, endurance, and strength are improved. Students are divided into groups based on assessed skill level and work is assigned appropriately based on proficiency. Beginners are prepared to advance to the Tae Kwon Do rank of Yellow Belt; intermediates to the rank of Green Belt. Note: uniform required.
HFIT-170-006
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Salsa Dancing
Salsa Dancing (1) This course is suitable for all levels to develop the basic skills of salsa dancing. Combining physical and mental awareness, students increase balance and strength through dancing and learn basic salsa steps while increasing aerobic activity for heart health and fitness.
HFIT-170-007
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Five Concepts of Fitness
Five Concepts of Fitness (1) Provides students with a basic comprehension of the concepts of fitness including body composition, cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. Students establish fitness goals based on individual fitness assessments and learn the basics of nutrition while improving their overall health and fitness.
HFIT-170-008
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Urban Hiking
Off-Campus: Washington, DC. Urban Hiking (1) Introduces the necessary hiking skills and concepts to hike for outdoor travel or as a recreational fitness activity. Content covers fitness for hiking, route planning, proper clothing and gear, safety concerns, and environmental conditions. Hikes are to various locations in the Washington, DC. area. Note: The class meets in the Jacobs Fitness Center atrium before each hike.
HFIT-170-009
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Urban Hiking
Off-Campus: Washington, DC. Urban Hiking (1) Introduces the necessary hiking skills and concepts to hike for outdoor travel or as a recreational fitness activity. Content covers fitness for hiking, route planning, proper clothing and gear, safety concerns, and environmental conditions. Hikes are to various locations in the Washington, DC. area. Note: The class meets in the Jacobs Fitness Center atrium before each hike.
HFIT-170-010
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Dance Fitness
Dance Fitness (1) This course focuses on dance for fitness and health. Students use dance fundamentals to improve posture, muscle tone, balance, coordination, flexibility, and body awareness. The course uses a variety of dance genres, such as Zumba, modern, ballroom and hip-hop. No dance experience required.
HFIT-170-011
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Thai Boxing and Conditioning
Thai Boxing and Conditioning (1) A high intensity, Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) based conditioning course, which focuses primarily on the conditioning and striking applicable in Muay Thai, MMA, and self-defense. Students learn basic striking and defensive techniques while applying them via drilling, clinching (stand-up grappling), and sparring.
HFIT-170-012
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Thai Boxing and Conditioning
Thai Boxing and Conditioning (1) A high intensity, Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) based conditioning course, which focuses primarily on the conditioning and striking applicable in Muay Thai, MMA, and self-defense. Students learn basic striking and defensive techniques while applying them via drilling, clinching (stand-up grappling), and sparring.
HFIT-170-013
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Five Components of Fitness
Five Components of Fitness (1) This course provides students with a basic comprehension of the five components of fitness: body composition, cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. Students establish fitness goals based on their individual fitness and squat assessment, and learn the basics of nutrition, while improving their overall health and fitness.