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PAC110 Instruction of the Basics of Aquatics Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of aquatics. Prerequisite: Aquaquest Level 8, or RLSS Lifesaving II, or YMCA Level 3, or Red Cross Level Blue, or the ability to swim front and back crawl efficiently.

PAC111 Instruction of the Basics of Basketball Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of basketball.

PAC114 Instruction of the Basics of Ice Hockey Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of ice hockey. Prerequisite: Average to above average skating ability. Note: Students must provide their own skates, sticks, hockey gloves, helmets, elbow pads and shin pads.

PAC117 Instruction of the Basics of Rugby Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of rugby. Note: Mouth guards recommended.

PAC118 Instruction of the Basics of Soccer Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of soccer.

PAC135 Instruction of the Basics of Tennis Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of tennis. Note: Students must provide their own racquets, balls, and nonmarking tennis shoes.

PAC137 Instruction of the Basics of Volleyball Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of volleyball.

PAC145 Instruction of the Basics of Golf Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of golf. Note 1: Students are responsible for the purchase of golf balls at the practice range. Note 2: Students can rent equipment from the local golf course.

PAC154 Instruction of the Basics of Wrestling Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of wrestling.

PAC156 Instruction of the Basics of Yoga Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of yoga.

PAC160 Instruction of the Basics of Gymnastics Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of gymnastics.

PAC173 Instruction of the Basics of Athletics (Track and Field) Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of sprinting, hurdling, cross country running, high jumping, long jumping, discus throwing, javelin throwing, and relays.

PAC182 Instruction of the Basics of Indoor Wall Climbing Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of indoor wall climbing. Note: Equipment is available for rent from Urban Uprising.

PAC183 Instruction of the Basics of Curling Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of curling.

PAC184 Introduction to Mountain Backcountry Field Skills, Canadian Rockies/Columbias Course Page

Description: Held in a remote backcountry setting at the Alpine Club of Canada's annual summer mountaineering camp, this field course is an introduction to theoretical, technical, and personal leadership skills used in basic mountain backcountry field operations for scientific research, outdoor recreation, tourism, and/or educational purposes. Students are responsible for their own personal gear (equipment is available to rent through MEC and the UofA Student Outdoors Club). Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Prerequisite: Consent from the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation.

PAC197 Selected Topics in Physical Activity - Level I Course Page

Description: Note: Topics may vary from year to year.

PAC199 Directed Studies Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skill in an individual or team activity. Prerequisite: Consent of Faculty. Note: Topics may vary from year to year.

PAC310 Coaching Aquatics Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in coaching the advanced skills and strategies of aquatics. Prerequisite: PAC 110 or RLSS Bronze Medallion or the equivalent in swimming skill.

PAC311 Coaching Basketball Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in coaching the advanced skills and strategies of basketball. Prerequisite: PAC 111.

PAC314 Coaching Ice Hockey Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in coaching the advanced skills and strategies of ice hockey. Students must provide their own equipment: skates, stick, helmet, hockey gloves, elbow pads and shin pads. Prerequisite: PAC 114.

PAC320 Structure and Strategy of Games Course Page

Description: A study of similarities and differences in games (sports) through an examination of their specific rules, skills and strategies. Class members will be exposed to experiences at the practical and theoretical levels in the categories of territory, target, field and court games. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a minimum of *30.

PAC325 The Study of Games for Children and Youth Course Page

Description: An in-depth look at the cognitive, affective and psychomotor development of children and youth as it applies to providing age and developmentally appropriate experiences in games. The focus is on the design, delivery and assessment of quality games for children and youth aged 4 to 15. This course is relevant to those going on to work with children and youth in educational, recreation, and coaching environments. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a minimum of *30.

PAC337 Coaching Volleyball Course Page

Description: Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in coaching the advanced skills and strategies of volleyball. Prerequisite: PAC 137.

PAC355 The Theory and Practice of Yoga Course Page

Description: Emphasis on philosophy, scientific basis and unique yoga approach to fitness and stress management along with practice of yoga asanas.

PAC356 Yoga for Stress Management Course Page

Description: The purpose of the course is to: a) develop an understanding of stress, its causes and its effects on the human body; b) to comprehend the principles of yoga practices and their application in managing stress; and c) to learn and practice specific yoga exercises for stress management.

PAC365 The Study of Gymnastics for Children and Youth Course Page

Description: A study of a variety of gymnastic programs from the perspective of their potential to meet the needs of children and youth at various ages. Class members will be required to plan, present, and evaluate gymnastic activities for children and youth. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a minimum of *60.

PAC399 Directed Studies Course Page

Description: The theory, practice and teaching of the fundamental skills of an individual or team activity. Prerequisite: Consent of Faculty.

PAC490 Applied Resistance Training Course Page

Description: The scientific examination of resistance training as an applied training methodology for general conditioning and sport-specific enhancement. Emphasis on resistance training techniques, lifting mechanics, program design and implementation will be the core element. Supplementary topics include plyometric training, Olympic lifts, and selected population program modifications. Prerequisite: PEDS 335.

PAC491 Applied Endurance Training Course Page

Description: An examination of the theoretical and practical aspects of both aerobic and anaerobic endurance training for general conditioning and sport. Topics include: the physiological limitations to endurance exercise; the assessment of endurance capacities; and the development and monitoring of endurance training programs. Prerequisite: PEDS 335.