PHED 1045

Credit Hours


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Catalog Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to foil fencing.  Skills and topics covered include the salute, advance, retreat, basic attacks, basic defensive moves, scoring, terminology, the fencing strip, safety, history, conditioning and etiquette.


Foil Fencing, by Muriel Bower, Brown and Benchmark publishers (newest edition)

Expected Educational Results

After completing this course students will be able to:

  1. Describe the evolution of fencing as a sport
  2. Demonstrate correct footwork
  3. Identify terms specific to fencing
  4. Demonstrate basic attacks and defensive moves
  5. Fence and score a bout

General Education Outcomes

  I. This course addresses General Education Outcome number nine “to apply the basic concepts of health and

     wellness and utilize activities to promote health and fitness”.

Course Content

  1. History
  2. Rules
  3. Fencing strip
  4. Parts of Foil
  5. Safety
  6. Equipment
  7. Footwork
  8. Attacks
  9. Defensive moves
10. Scoring
11. Cardiorespiratory Activities
12. Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory endurance