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Physical Conditioning Class studentsCasper College's Physical Education Department is home to athletic programs, activity classes in
up-to-date facilities, and a fitness and wellness center all just a short walk from residence halls.

Activity classes offer opportunities to learn skills and games that may be enjoyed after leaving school. 
They include: Aquatics, Aerobics, Golf, Tennis, Gymnastics, Racquetball, Volleyball, Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Handball, Trapshooting, Circuit Training, Hockey, Softball, Rock Climbing, Soccer,
Western & Social Dance, Nordic Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Self Defense, Outdoor Living Skills, and much
more!

With your degree you can work in Education, Sports Nutrition, Coaching, Officiating, Sports Psychology, Fitness/Wellness Clubs, Sports Medicine, Community Recreation, Therapy, Sports Marketing, and Sports Journalism/Broadcasting. The possibilities are endless!

The Associate of Science Degree Physical Education offers the following areas of concentration:

| Teaching | Coaching Certification | Exercise Science | Health |

Contact Information:    
Angel Sharman
Department Head
(307) 268-2335
     
 
  • Dan Dalen
    • Phone: (307) 268-2518
    • Office: TB 163
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  • Michael Moline
    • Phone: (307) 268-2259
    • Office: TB 123
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  • Angel Sharman
    • Phone: (307) 268-2335
    • Office: TB 136B
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PEAC 1002 Football-Volleyball Fitness (2LB,1CR):
The physical education program is designed to promote physical efficiency and fitness and good sportsmanship. Basic techniques for the learning of skills, rules of the game, strategy of play, and safety practices. A basic program of physical activity to provide participation in football, volleyball, and physical fitness.

PEAC 1003 Basketball-Hockey-Softball (2LB,1CR):
Similar to PEAC 1002 in basketball, hockey, and softball.

PEAC 1011 Aquatic Conditioning (2LB,1CR):
Provides advanced swimmers a fitness activity through continuous swimming. The emphasis will be on distance swimming for the development of aerobic fitness.

PEAC 1012 Beginning Swimming (2LB,1CR)[E]:
Swimming classes are conducted at the YMCA pool. Course includes beginning and advanced beginning aquatic skills, personal safety, and elementary diving.

PEAC 1020 Fitness Training (2LB,1CR):
Internet course designed to instruct participants in how to set up and participate in a weight training and conditioning program.

PEAC 1025 Beginning Gymnastics (2LB,1CR):
Individual work in: floor exercises, balance beam, uneven bars, and vaulting.

PEAC 1028 Chi Kung (2LB,1CR):
Chi Kung is an ancient Chinese form of exercise focusing on proper breathing, body alignment, and slow movements.  Students will be exposed to various deep breathing exercises, ergonomic stances and postures, and movements that are designed to promote proper circulation and strengthen the body.

PEAC 1030 Dance Aerobics (2LB,1CR):
A fitness class using a variety of exercises that stimulates heart and lung activity for a time period sufficiently long to produce beneficial changes in the body. Strength development by weight training is also included.

PEAC 1031 Western and Social Dancing (2LB,1CR)[E]:
A beginning course in western and social dancing stressing the basic steps of the two step, fox trot, jitterbug, east coast swing, polka, cotton-eyed joe, waltz, cha cha and salsa.

PEAC 1041 Basic Self-Defense (2LB,1CR):
A basic course in self-defense covering some home self-defense breakaway techniques and how to handle general distress situations.

PEAC 1042 Basic Self-Defense II (2LB,1CR):
Continuation of basic self defense. Combination strikes, counter techniques, throws and falls, advanced kicks, takedowns and further awareness of personal safety issues.

PEAC 1044 Beginning Tae Kwon Do (2LB,1CR):
A basic course in the art of Tae Kwon Do teaches the mental training and techniques of unarmed combat for self-defense.

PEAC 1045 Kickboxing (2LB,1CR):
This kickboxing course is a martial arts fitness class. Students learn proper kicking and punching techniques and self defense skills. The course provides students an opportunity to increase martial arts skills, flexibility, and improved cardiovascular performance.

PEAC 1050 Beginning Tennis (2LB,1CR):
Beginning co-ed activity class of tennis basic skills and techniques.

PEAC 1053 Bowling (2LB,1CR):
A basic activity class providing background and instruction in the lifetime sport of bowling. Instruction is given with emphasis on developing skills.

PEAC 1255 Beginning Golf (2LB,1CR):
A basic activity class providing background in golf. Golf instruction is given at the driving range and in the gymnasium with emphasis on beginning skill level.

PEAC 1256 Beginning Handball (2LB,1CR):
A co-ed class on the fundamentals of handball. Lifetime sport skills developed through participation and competition. Instruction will be on four-wall courts.

PEAC 1257 Beginning Racquetball (2LB,1CR):
Will provide the student the opportunity to learn the basic skills, rules, and strategy of the game.

PEAC 1258 Beginning Skiing (2LB,1CR):
An additional fee will be charged for this course.

PEAC 1259 Beginning Cross Country Skiing (2LB,1CR)[E]:
Skill development through participation, understanding of the sport through theory, and practice.

PEAC 1266 Trapshooting (2LB,1CR):
Designed to acquaint students with firearm safety, gun anatomy, reloading techniques, and in trapshooting techniques and rules. Students provide their own ammunition and pay for the clay birds used.

PEAC 1267 Advanced Trapshooting (2LB,1CR):
Designed for the more accomplished trapshooter. Singles, doubles, modified clay bird, and handicap shooting will be stressed. Gun safety and reloading techniques. Students provide their own ammunition and pay for the clay targets used. Prerequisite: PEAC 1266 or permission of the instructor.

PEAC 1271 Weight Loss Conditioning (2LB,1CR):
Promotes fitness and safe weight loss techniques through exercise and diet.

PEAC 1273 Heavy Resistance Conditioning (2LB,1CR):
Individual training in the Fitness and Wellness Center, emphasizing large muscle activity and cardiovascular development.

PEAC 1274 Advanced Weight Training (2LB,1CR):
A continuation of PEAC 1273. This course is designed for students who want to set up an individualized program for large muscle activity and cardiovascular development. Prerequisite: PEAC 1273 or permission of the instructor.

PEAC 1275 Circuit Training (2LB,1CR):
Introduces basics of circuit training and develops improvements in cardiovascular endurance, body composition, flexibility, muscular endurance, and strength.

PEAC 1281 Fly Fishing (2LB,1CR):
This is an introductory course in techniques and skills essential to fly-fishing. Class will be conducted in the classroom, gym and the outdoor environment. The course will include field trips to local fishing areas. All fish caught during class will be released.

PEAC 1287 Rock Climbing (2LB,1CR):
An introductory course in technical rock climbing conducted at an indoor climbing gym with a field trip to a local outdoor climbing area.

PEAC 1288 Mountain Biking (2LB,1CR):
This is an introductory course in off-road mountain bike riding conducted in the outdoor environment. The skill level of the student must meet the intermediate level for mountain bike riding experience (at least 1-2 years experience riding various terrain from two-track and fire roads to technical single-track and the physical ability to ride distances of 10-30 miles). The course will include a weekend mountain bike trip.

PEAC 1294 Yoga (2LB,1CR):
A basic course in yoga covering the yoga postures, some breath work, meditation and relaxation. A basic yoga class will go a long way toward retaining optimal health.

PEAC 1430 Modern Dance I (3LB,1CR):
This course will be an introduction to the principles and techniques of Modern Dance. Dancers will focus on technique, terminology, and the execution of the basic steps, as well as the discovery of movement in space and time.

PEAC 1680 Firefighter Fitness (1L,2LB,2CR):
This course is designed to give students an understanding of the importance of physical fitness, cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility, and its relevance to the fire service.

PEAC 2001 Physical Fitness and Wellness I (2LB,1CR)[E]:
This physical education activity course is open to all students. It is designed as an open laboratory to accommodate each student’s needs. Emphasis is placed in three areas of physical fitness: strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Pin select weight machines will be used in circuit training concept to develop more effectively one's level of physical fitness. Free weights are also available. Orientation for the class is required.

PEAC 2002 Physical Fitness and Wellness II (2LB,1CR):
This physical education activity course is open to all students. It is designed as an open laboratory to accommodate each student’s needs. Emphasis is placed in three areas of physical fitness: strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Pin select weight machines will be used in circuit training concept to develop more effectively one's level of physical fitness. Free weights are also available. Orientation for the class is required.

PEAC 2003 Physical Fitness and Wellness III (2LB,1CR):
This physical education activity course is open to all students. It is designed as an open laboratory to accommodate each student’s needs. Emphasis is placed in three areas of physical fitness: strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Pin select weight machines will be used in circuit training concept to develop more effectively one's level of physical fitness. Free weights are also available. Orientation for the class is required.

PEAC 2004 Physical Fitness and Wellness IV (2LB,1CR):
This physical education activity course is open to all students. It is designed as an open laboratory to accommodate each student’s needs. Emphasis is placed in three areas of physical fitness: strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Pin select weight machines will be used in circuit training concept to develop more effectively one's level of physical fitness. Free weights are also available. Orientation for the class is required.

PEAC 2005 Personal Fitness:
Audit only course. Designed as open laboratory to accommodate each student’s needs. Emphasis on strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Universal equipment used in circuit training concept. Free weights also available.

PEAC 2007 Express Fitness (2LB,1CR):
This physical education activity course is designed as an open laboratory to allow each student the benefit of setting his or her own schedule. Emphasis is placed in four areas of physical fitness: muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. The Fitness Center contains aerobic equipment, a universal circuit, and free weights to develop more effectively one’s level of physical fitness. The student is responsible for meeting the minimum exercise standards in order to receive credit. All students must complete an orientation and initial meeting prior to starting their program.

PEAC 2013 Scuba Certification (2LB,1CR):
Safe diving procedures, proper use of scuba equipment, and dive tables. The course is presented in three segments: lectures, pool, and open water dives. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the student will be certified in accordance with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) for open water dives. Prerequisite: instructor permission only.

PEAC 2031 Intermediate Western and Social Dance (2LB,1CR):
This course is a continuation of PEAC 1031. New moves to previously learned dances and an introduction to new dances with an emphasis on technique. Prerequisite: PEAC 1031 or permission of the instructor.

PEAC 2084 Outdoor Living Skills (2LB,1CR):
An introductory course conducted in a back-country setting. Fitness Center orientation, a physical conditioning program, and classroom sessions are required prior to the trip.

PEAT 1010 Cheerleading (2LB,1CR):
Current enrollment limited to cheerleaders. Selection is to be made at fall semester. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

PEAT 2025 Rodeo (2LB,1CR) (Max. 4):
Designed to prepare rodeo athletes for competition in the nine different rodeo events. Emphasis is put on improving and developing the techniques needed to perform in the rodeo arena along with instruction in the interpretation of the rules regulating all rodeo events. Prerequisite: must become an active NIRA member and participate in all CRMR rodeos or have instructor’s approval.

PEAT 2062 Varsity Basketball (2LB,1CR) (Max. 4)[E]:
Team competition with regular practice sessions. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

PEAT 2064 Varsity Volleyball (2LB,1CR) (Max. 2)[E]:
Team competition with regular practice sessions. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

PEPR 1005 Introduction to Physical Education and Sport (2L,2CR)[E][I][L]:
Provides a general concept of the meaning and interpretation of physical education, giving specific information for the professional student of physical education and the nature of the field, its professional opportunities, personal rewards and satisfactions, and requirements of a sound program of professional preparation.

PEPR 1052 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (2L,2LB,3CR)[E]:
Theory and practical application in the field of athletic training. Emphasizes prevention and care of athletic injuries, wrapping and taping techniques.

PEPR 1056 Introduction to Athletic Training (3L,3CR):
Designed to introduce a career in athletic training. The purpose of this course is to provide the prospective athletic trainer with the skill and knowledge necessary to implement a risk management and preventative program for athletes and others involved in physical activity.

PEPR 2012 Physical Education for Elementary School (2L,2LB,3CR)[E]:
Fundamental skills and principles of movement and the progressions as they would be presented in the elementary education program. Students have practical experience in participation and teaching. Includes rhythmics and dance, gymnastics, games, and sports skills.

PEPR 2030 Motor Learning (3L,3CR):
Exploration and explanation of material and methods that underlie the learning and performance of motor skills.

PEPR 2090 Foundations of Athletic Coaching (3L,3CR):
Provides prospective coaches with current information about scientific foundations of coaching: theory, methodology, administration, management, psychology. Required for athletic coaching permit in Wyoming.

PEPR 2091 Athletic Officiating I (1L,2LB,2CR)[E]:
For physical education majors wishing to acquaint themselves with the skills and techniques of officiating the major sports: football, basketball, volleyball and soccer.

PEPR 2100 Theory of Coaching: Volleyball (2L,2CR):
Study of the skill analysis, strategy and training involved in coaching volleyball. Includes methods of coaching

PEPR 2110 Human Physiology (3L,2LB,4CR):
Dual listing see ZOO 2110 for course description.

PEPR 2135 Personal Trainer Education (3L,3CR):
This course introduces the student to the basic exploration and explanation of materials and methods that underlie the learning and performance of motor skills. Prerequisite: BIOL 1000, FCSC 1141, ZOO 2040, 2041, and 2110.

PEPR 2150 Theory of Coaching: Basketball (2L,2CR):
Methods of coaching offense and defense, styles of play, strategy, training and diet, and rules of interpretation. (Fall semester.)

PEPR 2460 Field Experience (Physical Education) (2-4LB,1-2CR):
Thirty hours per credit of hands-on experience observing/assisting/instructing in various physical education activities: swimming, fitness, gymnastics, adaptive physical education, elementary physical education and coaching. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

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