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Athletics & Physical Education

Oberlin takes pride in the fact that since 1896 physical education has been considered an important part of a liberal arts education. To accomplish this goal, the Athletics and Physical Education Department has a three part structure: 1) general physical activity courses; 2) varsity sports for men and women; 3) club sports and intramural activities.

Academic Courses: Courses are sometimes offered in alternate years, therefore, careful planning is necessary with an advisor in the Athletics and Physical Education Department. Although the department does not offer a major in physical education, the following academic courses are available.

Academic Courses
110. Lifeguard Training 3 hours
3EX
Includes American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, Waterfront Lifeguard, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Successful completion of course certifies student for pool and waterfront but not surf nor water park lifeguarding. Enrollment Limit: 16. Estimated additional fee of $35 covers required books and chapter fee. Prerequisites: 500 yard nonstop swim demonstrating four strokes, diving and underwater swim ability.
Sem 1 ATHL-110-01 MWF 1:00-2:20 Ms. Bruce
Sem 2 ATHL-110-01 MWF 1:00-2:20 Ms. Bruce

111. Water Safety Instructor 3 hours
3EX
Instructor Candidate Training course included. Course work: multiple planning and teaching experiences with peers, adult non-swimmers and school-aged children. Successful completion certifies student to teach American Red Cross courses: Infant and Preschool Aquatic Program (IPAP), seven level Learn to Swim program, Community Water Safety and Water Safety Aide. Enrollment Limit: 12. Estimated additional fee of $45 covers required books, materials and chapter fee. Prerequisites: Lifeguard training recommended but not required. Strong aquatic skills including four competitive strokes and diving.
Sem 2 ATHL-111-01 TuTh 8:00-10:00 Ms. Bruce

117. Hatha Yoga 1 hour
1EX
Hatha Yoga is a mindful physical practice which develops strength, flexibility, and balance, and cultivates attention and concentration. The class will focus on the practice of yoga postures. The history and philosophy of yoga will also be given. Participants will be required to bring a sticky mat, strap, and two firm yoga blankets. These will be available from the instructor at the first class. Notes: CR/NE grading. Enrollment Limit: 30.
Sem 1 ATHL-117-01 MW 4:00-5:30 Mr. Stewart
Sem 2 ATHL-117-01 MW 4:00-5:30 Mr. Stewart

501. Sport in Society 3 hours
3EX
Designed to explore the role of sport in today's society. The class will focus on sport as a social institution as well as a microcosm of society. Sport and its relationship to culture, race, gender, socialization and education will all be studied and discussed. Evaluation will be on discussion participation, group projects, and a paper. Enrollment Limit: 20.
Sem 2 ATHL-501-01 TuTh 10:00-10:50 Mr. New

502. History of American Sport and Physical Education 3 hours
3EX
Explores the history of American sport and physical education, including a look at Oberlin's role in the development of physical education. Special topics will include the growth of intercollegiate and professional sport and sport as a microcosm of American society from a historical perspective. Evaluation will be on discussion participation, group projects, and a paper. Enrollment Limit: 20.
Sem 2 ATHL-502-01 TuTh 3:00-4:15 Mr. Muska

503. Issues of Women in Sport 3 hours
3EX
Examines the unique nature of women in sport, with particular emphasis on gender differences, Title IX, and the growth and development of women in sport. Evaluation will be on discussion participation, group projects, and a paper. Enrollment Limit: 20.
Sem 2 ATHL 503-01 TuTh 11:00-11:50 Ms. Gilbert

504. Psychology of Sport and Recreation 3 hours
This course will examine psychological, social and behavioral factors in participation in sport, recreation and exercise activities. Theoretical perspectives regarding the social psychology of
sport will be explored. In addition, various approaches to applied sport psychology will be examined. Evaluations will be based on group projects, exams and/or final paper. Enrollment Limit: 20.
Sem 1 ATHL-504-01 TuTh 10:00-10:50 Ms. Wildman

505. Exercise Science 3 hours
This course is designed to examine the areas of kinesiology and exercise physiology, how movements are created, and physiological responses and adaptations to physical activity. Although there are no prerequisites for this course, students would find it helpful to have some background in introductory biology or anatomy. Some physical activity will be required. Evaluations will be based on group projects, exams and/or final paper. Enrollment Limit: 20.
Sem 2 ATHL 505-01 TuTh 9:30-10:45 Ms. Graham

506. Seminar in History of Modern Olympics 3 hours
Next offered 2002-03.

507. Seminar in Homophobia in Sport 3 hours
This course examines homphobia in sport--examining cause and solutions to address this issue. Enrollment Limit: 15.
Sem 2 ATHL-507-01 TuTh 3:00-4:15 Mr. Muska

508. Personal Wellness 3 hours
3EX
An introduction to lifestyle behaviors over which people can exert some control. Students will develop individual health goals and personal wellness portfolios. Benefits of exercise and fitness, healthy diet, stress reduction, and management of lifestyle behaviors will be emphasized. Students will be introduced to campus and community health resources, health risk assessments and self-appraisals, guest speakers, and self-care techniques. Enrollment Limit: 25.
Sem 2 ATHL-508-01 MWF 11:00-11:50 Ms. Flood

509. Principles of Athletic Training 3 hours
3EX
A lecture course which examines the prevention, recognition, and treatment of athletic injuries. Instruction will include injury evaluation techniques commonly used in the various athletic training settings. Pertinent aspects of human anatomy and physiology will be reviewed. Recommended for those interested in pre-med or in serving as student-trainers. Enrollment Limit: 15.
Sem 1 ATHL-509-01 MWF 11:00-11:50 Mr. Carver

513. Problems for Investigation 2-4 hours
2-4EX
Designed for upperclass students with projects or interest areas not covered by other offerings in the department, or for those who wish to pursue a topic in more depth than is possible in the regular curriculum. A formal paper will be part of the requirement. Consent of chair required.
Sem 1 ATHL-513-01 To be arranged Staff
Sem 2 ATHL-513-01 To be arranged Staff

524. Advanced Athletic Training 3 hours
3EX
The study of advanced topics in athletic training including rehabilitation and therapeutic techniques. This course is designed for the student who expresses interest in the field of sports medicine for the care and prevention of athletic injuries. Lecture and practical hands-on experience are used to enhance the knowledge of athletic training. Students are responsible for twenty clinical hours per semester in the training room. Consent of instructor required. Enrollment Limit: 15.
Sem 2 ATHL-524-01 TuTh 11:00-12:15 Mr. Carver

 

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Physical Activity Program

It is the purpose of the activity program to contribute to the liberal education of students through experiences in movement and to encourage their physical and mental well-being. A broad program of aquatics, dance, sports, and body integrating experiences is offered to help the students develop skills, attitudes, and other resources that will enable them to lead an active and productive life.

Members of the department welcome consultation with students regarding the selection of experiences that will best meet their needs and interests. Any course change after registration must be made through the Athletics and Physical Education Department Office.

All courses in the general activity program are offered Credit/No Entry only.

Students are permitted to receive a maximum of two credit hours in any one activity course. Since most activity courses are 0.5 credit, a course can be taken a total of four times. Should students wish to receive more than two (2) credit hours in a particular course, they must petition the Physical Education Curriculum Committee with a specific request/justification.

Independent Fitness: In limited numbers, students may choose Independent Fitness activities. In consultation with a Department of Athletics and Physical Education staff member, "contract" a fitness activity for a minimum of three hours per week. Participants will be required to report their weekly activities either through a log or meeting with the instructor as agreed upon. Credit is limited to 1/2 credit hour per module, and staff members are limited to no more than fifteen (15) such students per module.

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General Physical Activity Program

Physical activity courses are offered each module. Full semester activity courses bear one hour of credit while modular activity courses bear 1/2 hour of credit. The Divisional Distribution is EX, Extra Divisional. Courses offered by the Department of Athletics and Physical Education in the general activity program are all coed unless otherwise noted and include the following:

120. Aerobics I 0.5 hours
0.5EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.
Sem 1 ATHL-120-01 MWF 12:00-1:00 Ms. Hastings MODULE 1
Limit: 30
ATHL-120-02 To be arranged Ms. Hastings MODULE 1
Limit: 20
ATHL-120-03 MWF 12:00-1:00 Ms. Hastings MODULE 2
Limit: 30
ATHL-120-04 To be arranged Ms. Hastings MODULE 2
Limit: 20
Sem 2 ATHL-120-01 MWF 12:00-1:00 Ms. Hastings MODULE 1
Limit: 30
ATHL-120-02 To be arranged Ms. Hastings MODULE 1
Limit: 20
ATHL-120-03 MWF 12:00-1:00 Ms. Hastings MODULE 2
Limit: 30
ATHL-120-04 To be arranged Ms. Hastings MODULE 2
Limit: 20

126. Free Weight Training I 0.5 hours
0.5EX

Notes: CR/NE grading. Enrollment Limit: 30.
Sem 1 ATHL-126-01 MWF 9:00-9:50 Mr. Erhardt MODULE 1
ATHL-126-02 MWF 11:00-11:50 To be arranged MODULE 1
ATHL-126-03 MWF 11:00-11:50 To be arranged MODULE 2
Sem 2 ATHL-126-01 MWF 9:00-9:50 Mr. Erhardt MODULE 1
ATHL-126-02 MWF 11:00-11:50 To be arranged MODULE 1
ATHL-126-03 MWF 11:00-11:50 To be arranged MODULE 2

127. Running Conditioning 0.5 hours
0.5EX
Notes: CR/NE grading.
Sem 2 ATHL-127-01 MWF 11:00-11:50 Mr. Greer MODULE 1
ATHL-127-02 MWF 11:00-11:50 Mr. Greer MODULE 2

129. Free Weight Training II 0.5 hours
0.5EX
Notes: CR/NE grading. Enrollment Limit: 30.
Sem 1 ATHL-129-01 MWF 9:00-9:50 Mr. Greer MODULE 2
Sem 2 ATHL-129-01 MWF 9:00-9:50 Mr. Greer MODULE 2
ATHL-129-02 MWF 3:00-3:50 Mr. Ramsey MODULE 2

141. Badminton 0.5 hours
0.5EX
Notes: CR/NE grading. Enrollment Limit: 24.
Sem 1 ATHL-141-01 TuTh 11:00-12:15 Staff MODULE 2

144. Bowling I 1 hour
1EX
Notes: CR/NE grading. Enrollment Limit: 18. (additional fee: $15)
Sem 1 ATHL-144-01 MF 11:00-12:15 Mr. Reid
ATHL-144-01 TuTh 11:00-12:15 Mr. Reid
Sem 2 ATHL-144-01 MF 11:00-12:15 Mr. Reid
ATHL-144-01 TuTh 11:00-12:15 Mr. Reid

146. Golf Instruction 0.5 hours
0.5EX
Notes: CR/NE grading. Enrollment Limit: 15.
Sem 1 ATHL-146-01 MWF 10:00-10:50 Mr. New MODULE 1
ATHL-146-02 TuTh 11:00-12:15 Mr. Ramsey MODULE 1
Sem 2 ATHL-146-01 MWF 11:00-12:15 Mr. Ramsey MODULE 2

147. Horseback Riding 0.5 hours
0.5EX
Notes: CR/NE grading. Enrollment Limit: 48. ($150 one afternoon or evening/week)
Sem 1 ATHL-147-01 To be arranged Mr. Hunsinger MODULE 1
ATHL-147-02 To be arranged Mr. Hunsinger MODULE 2
Sem 2 ATHL-147-01 To be arranged Mr. Hunsinger MODULE 1
ATHL-147-02 To be arranged Mr. Hunsinger MODULE 2

152. Tennis I 0.5 hours
0.5EX

Notes: CR/NE grading. Enrollment Limit: 15

Sem 1 ATHL-152-01 TuTh 1:30-2:45 Ms. Ramsey MODULE 2
ATHL-152-02 MWF 11:00-11:50 Staff MODULE 2
Sem 2 ATHL-152-01 MWF 11:00-11:50 Ms. Ramsey MODULE 1

191. Volleyball I 0.5 hours
0.5EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 1 ATHL-191-01 TuTh 11:00-12:15 Ms. Ramsey MODULE 1

196. Indoor Soccer 0.5 hours
0.5EX

Notes: CR/NE grading. Enrollment Limit: 15. (Coed)

Sem 1 ATHL-196-01 TuTh 3:00-4:15 Ms. Wildman MODULE 2

ATHL-196-02 TuTh 11:00-12:15 Mr. New MODULE 2

203. Swim Conditioning 0.5 hours
0.5EX

Notes: CR/NE grading. Enrollment Limit: 30. (must be able to swim to enroll)
Sem 1 ATHL-203-01 MWF 9:00-9:50 Mr. Michaels MODULE 1
ATHL-203-02 MWF 9:00-9:50 Mr. Michaels MODULE 2
Sem 2 ATHL-203-01 MWF 9:00-9:50 Mr. Michaels MODULE 2

220. Aerobics II 0.5 hours
0.5EX

Notes: CR/NE grading. Enrollment Limit: 20.

Sem 1 ATHL-220-01 MWF 12:00-1:00 Ms. Hastings MODULE 1

Limit: 30

ATHL-220-02 To be arranged Ms. Hastings MODULE 1

Limit: 20

ATHL-220-03 MWF 12:00-1:00 Ms. Hastings MODULE 2

Limit: 30

ATHL-220-04 To be arranged Ms. Hastings MODULE 2

Limit: 20

Sem 2 ATHL-220-01 MWF 12:00-1:00 Ms. Hastings MODULE 1

Limit: 30

ATHL-220-02 To be arranged Ms. Hastings MODULE 1

Limit: 20

ATHL-220-03 MWF 12:00-1:00 Ms. Hastings MODULE 2

Limit: 30

ATHL-220-04 To be arranged Ms. Hastings MODULE 2

Limit: 20

244. Bowling II 1 hour
1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading. Enrollment Limit: 18. (additional fee: $15)

Sem 1 ATHL 244-01 W 3:30-4:20 (plus lab) Mr. Reid

Sem 2 ATHL 244-02 W 3:30-4:20 (plus lab) Mr. Reid

252. Tennis II (Coed) 0.5 hours
0.5EX

Notes: CR/NE grading. Enrollment Limit: 16.

Sem 2 ATHL-252-01 TuTh 3:00-4:15 Staff MODULE 1

ATHL-252-02 MWF 11:00-11:50 Staff MODULE 2


254. Flag Football 0.5 hours
0.5EX
Notes: CR/NE grading.
Sem 2 ATHL-254-01 TuTh 11:00-12:15 Mr. Ramsey MODULE 2

319. Cross Training 0.5 hours
0.5EX
Notes: CR/NE grading.
Sem 1 ATHL-319-01 TuTh 10:00-10:50 Mr. Erhardt MODULE 1
Sem 2 ATHL-319-01 MWF 10:00-10:50 Mr. Erhardt MODULE 1

321. Hammer Strength 0.5 hours
0.5EX
Notes: CR/NE grading.
Sem 1 ATHL-321-01 MWF 10:00-10:50 Mr. Erhardt MODULE 1
Sem 2 ATHL-321-01 TuTh 10:00-10:50 Mr. Erhardt MODULE 1

600. Independent Fitness 0.5 hours
0.5EX
Notes: CR/NE grading. Consent of instructor required.

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Varsity Sports -- Men

400. Basketball 0-1 hours
0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 1 ATHL-400-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Staff MODULE 2

Sem 2 ATHL-400-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Staff MODULE 1

401. Cross Country 0-1 hours
0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 1 ATHL-401-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Muska MODULE 1

402. Football 0-1 hours
0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 1 ATHL-402-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Ramsey MODULE 1

403. Soccer 0-1 hours
0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 1 ATHL-403-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. New MODULE 1

404. Swimming 0-1 hours
0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 1 ATHL-404-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Michaels MODULE 2

Sem 2 ATHL-404-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Michaels MODULE 1

405. Outdoor Track 0-1 hours
0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 2 ATHL-405-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Mulligan MODULE 2


406. Baseball 0-1 hours

0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 2 ATHL-406-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Lahetta MODULE 2


407. Tennis 0-1 hours

0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 2 ATHL-407-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Hunsinger MODULE 2


408. Lacrosse 0-1 hours

0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 2 ATHL-408-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Donovan MODULE 2


409. Indoor Track 0-1 hours

0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 2 ATHL-409-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Mulligan MODULE 1

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Varsity Sports -- Women

451. Cross Country 0-1 hours
0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 1 ATHL-451-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Laushman MODULE 1


452. Field Hockey 0-1 hours

0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 1 ATHL-452-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Ms. Graham MODULE 1


453. Volleyball 0-1 hours

0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 1 ATHL-453-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Ms. Ramsey MODULE 1


454. Swimming 0-1 hours

0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 1 ATHL-454-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Michaels MODULE 2

Sem 2 ATHL-454-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Michaels MODULE 1


455. Basketball 0-1 hours

0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 1 ATHL-455-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Ms. Gilbert MODULE 2

Sem 2 ATHL-455-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Ms. Gilbert MODULE 1


456. Outdoor Track 0-1 hours

0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 2 ATHL-456-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Mulligan MODULE 2


457. Lacrosse 0-1 hours
0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 2 ATHL-457-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Ms. Graham MODULE 2

458. Tennis 0-1 hours
0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 2 ATHL-458-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Hunsinger MODULE 2

459. Indoor Track 0-1 hours
0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 2 ATHL-459-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Mr. Mulligan MODULE 1

460. Soccer 0-1 hours
0-1EX

Notes: CR/NE grading.

Sem 1 ATHL-460-01 MTuWThF 4:30-6:30 Ms. Wildman MODULE 1

 

 

 

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