There are many
different Science Programs of Study in which to follow. You can earn
an Associate in Arts in such areas as Biology, Chemistry, and
Physics. Alternatively, you could earn an Associate of Science
degree in such areas as Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, or
Pre-Pharmacy. GPC also offers Associate of Science degrees in career
program areas of Nursing and Dental Hygiene.
This course is designed for the
beginning tennis player. The goal is to help the beginner
develop the right strokes, a confidence in these strokes and a
no-frill approach to strategy, rules, and scoring. Levels of
proficiency take time to achieve, but enjoyment can be
- MODERN DANCE
This course is designed to enable the
student to experience modern dance as an art form. This will be
done through class participation and discussions on various
elements of modern dance. The student will learn basic
technique, elementary choreographic fundamentals, and an
appreciation of dance.
| PHED 1051
- BEGINNING SWIMMING
This is a basic swimming course for the
non swimmer or the weak swimmer. Emphasis is placed on helping
students learn how to swim and to sustain themselves in a
survival position until assistance is available.
- FITNESS SWIMMING
This course is designed to introduce the student to the
knowledge and skills necessary to develop a fitness program
through use of a vigorous swimming exercise program. Students
must be able to swim since lap swimming will be an integral part
of the course.
- WATER AEROBICS
This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to
participate in a vigorous, aerobic activity while minimizing the
chance of injury. Activities which promote cardiovascular
endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility are
emphasized and modified to be done in an aquatic setting.
PHED 1061 -
This course is designed to give the student a practical
understanding of cardiovascular fitness produced by walking.
Experiences are provided to help the student understand the
benefits, organization, implementation, and evaluation of a
balanced aerobic fitness program utilizing walking as the
- WEIGHT TRAINING
This course is designed to acquaint
students with the proper fundamentals and techniques utilized in
a weight training program. It also covers proper care and
utilization of equipment involved, and the importance of safety.
Students are given information regarding the use of weight
training in a well rounded fitness program.
| PHED 1069
- AEROBIC FITNESS
This course is designed to determine a
student's level of fitness and to improve flexibility, muscular
strength, endurance, and cardiovascular and respiratory
endurance: to understand the importance of diet and nutrition
and their relationship to total wellness.
| PHED 1101
- CHOICES FOR LIFE
This course explores specific topics,
which promote healthy pro-active lifestyles. Each topic covered
includes applied skills to make good lifestyle choices. Focus
topics and skills are: exploring the various dimensions that
affect healthy living, eliminating self-defeating behaviors,
assessing the health related components of physical fitness and
designing and implementing a personal fitness prescription.
| PHED 2006
- FIRST AID, SAFETY AND CPR
The course covers the technical skills
necessary to provide emergency first aid and CPR to the victims
of accidents and sudden illness. Additionally, this course
covers principles of safety and injury prevention. Students who
successfully complete the requirements of the course and of The
American Red Cross are eligible to receive certification in both
First Aid and Community CPR.
- FITNESS FOR LIVING
This course provides an introduction to
the following areas of fitness living: physical exercise,
nutrition, weight management and stress. Students will also
learn about diseases related to sedentary living, improper
nutrition and bouts of mismanaged stress. The class will be
taught in a lecture setting as well as an activity lab setting.
| PHED 2022
- PERSONAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH
Current information is provided in the
areas of personal health, nutrition, physical fitness (including
wellness and exercise), mental health, disease, drugs,
conception, contraception and abortion as they apply to
healthful living. In addition, current community and world
problems in the area of community health are discussed.
Common Course Outlines