One-Credit Physical Education Courses

Because J-Term is focused on an integrated approach to health and wellness, all students are required to enroll in one PE course.

  • PE 1420 Ski and Snowboard *(Additional cost for one day of skiing or snowboarding, including lessons for those wishing to sharpen their skills on the slopes.)
  • PE1010 Vinyasa Yoga 
  • PE1120: Beginner Volleyball Skills
  • PE1410: Walking "Snowshoeing" for Health
  • PE1480: Beginner Soccer Skills
  • PE1540: Level I Japanese Long Sword

PE1420: Ski and Snowboard
Instructor: Rebecca Shangraw
This one-credit course is designed exclusively for students enrolled in J-Term who are interested in improving their skiing or snowboarding/pipe skills. See advisor for costs.
Pre-Requisites: None

PE1010: Yoga
Instructor: Kristen Cassidy
This course supports students interested in exploring mind/body integration and offers an appealing option for balancing academic work with a healthy lifestyle. Conditioning, breathing techniques, and self-awareness are covered. Assessment based on a willingness to explore yoga practice through regular attendance and participation. Course may not be repeated.
Pre-Requisites: None

PE1120: Beginner Volleyball Skills
Instructor: Ellen Wood
Students will be introduced to the basic skills of serving, volleying, digging, and spiking. Court position, etiquette, and rules will also be taught. Course may not be repeated.
Pre-Requisites: None

PE1410: Walking "Snowshoeing" for Health
Instructor: Ellen Wood
This course is designed for students who are interested in beginning a low-impact exercise regimen of walking on varied terrain using optimal striding and breathing techniques. Course may not be repeated.
Pre-Requisites: None

PE1420: Ski and Snowboard
Instructor: Rebecca Shangraw
This one-credit course is designed exclusively for students enrolled in the January Term who are interested in improving their skiing or snowboarding/pipe skills. Course may not be repeated.
Pre-Requisites: None

PE1480: Beginner Soccer Skills
Instructor: Rebecca Shangraw
Beginner Soccer Skills will introduce students to basic soccer skills, including dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, defending, field positions, and rules. Classes will begin with an overview of beginning soccer skills, followed by a review of tactical skills and field play. Students will be assessed on content knowledge and demonstration of skill proficiency throughout the semester. Course may not be repeated.
Pre-Requisites: None

PE1540: Level I Japanese Long Sword
Instructor: Erik Schmitt
Slow-paced and emphasizing movement meditation, Japanese Long Sword (Iaido) was developed as an art form to increase participants’ states of awareness. Japanese Long Sword (Iaido) will introduce students to the basic skills practiced in Iaido: cutting, thrusting, forms, controlling the breath, and movement meditation. Classes will include an overview of Iaido skills, followed by an introduction to forms and drills. Students will be assessed on content knowledge and demonstration of skill proficiency throughout the semester. Course may not be repeated.
Pre-Requisites: None

More questions about a particular course? Feel free to contact the professor directly via email.