Exercise Science Activity

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ES/A 112 STAND UP PADDLING - BEGINNER 1 Unit Grade only. [Prerequisite: Demonstrated swimming proficiency.] Introduces basic paddling techniques for the beginning stages of stand up paddling. Includes instruction and activities for equipment selection, paddling techniques, and safety skills for beginning participants. [D; CSU; UC] [EFFECTIVE FALL 2014: UNITS, LECTURE.]
ES/A 113 STAND UP PADDLING - INTERMEDIATE 1 Unit [Prerequisite: ES/A 112 or equivalent.] Explores progressive paddling techniques to increase distance in intermediate stand up paddling. Emphasizes instruction and activities for long distance paddling, stamina, strength building, and endurance skills. [D; CSU; UC] [EFFECTIVE FALL 2014: UNITS, LECTURE.]
ES/A 114 STAND UP PADDLING - ADVANCED 1 Unit Grade only. [Prerequisite: ES/A 113 or equivalent.] Provides advanced stand up paddle instruction in ocean conditions. Includes beach entry and exit, wave riding, and predicting ocean currents. [D; CSU; UC] [EFFECTIVE FALL 2014: UNITS, LECTURE.]
ES/A 223 BEGINNING SAILING 1 Unit Grade only. [Prerequisite: Demonstrated swimming proficiency. Recommended Preparation: ES/A 157 or equivalent.] Introduces beginning sailing concepts for the first-time sailor. Covers safety afloat, self-rescue, man-overboard, basic rigging, boat handling, rules of the road, and sailing nomenclature. [D; CSU; UC]
ES/A 224 INTERMEDIATE SAILING 1 Unit Grade only. [Prerequisite: ES/A 223 or equivalent.] Provides additional skills to the novice sailor seeking intermediate-level experience. Includes swimming weather and safety skills, self-rescue, signals, and boating safety and handling skills. Covers basic rules of the road, sportsmanship, and sailing courtesy. [D; CSU; UC]
ES/A 225 ADVANCED SAILING 1 Unit Grade only. [Prerequisite: ES/A 224 or equivalent.] Explores advanced-level skills for the intermediate sailor seeking experience in beginning racing, rules of the road communication, crew duties, boating safety, race rules, and bay and blue water sailing. [D; CSU; UC]
ES/A 226A KEELBOAT SAILING LEVEL I 1 Unit [Prerequisite: ES/A 225 or equivalent.] Designed for the first-time keelboat sailor. Introduces basic boat handling, points of sail, safety afloat, wind direction, rules of the road, and sailing nomenclature. [D; CSU; UC]
ES/A 226B KEELBOAT SAILING LEVEL II 1 Unit Grade Only. [Prerequisite: ES/A 226A or equivalent.] Covers a comprehensive review of knowledge and performance skills learned in Keelboat Level I. Includes VHF radio for emergencies, docking, picking up a mooring ball, reefing, heaving to, anchoring, nomenclature, advanced rules of the road and fine tuning sails for faster speeds. [D; CSU; UC]
ES/A 226C KEELBOAT SAILING LEVEL III 1 Unit Grade only. [Prerequisite: ES/A 226B or equivalent.] Covers a comprehensive review of knowledge and performance skills learned in Keelboat Sailing Level I and II. Includes the difference between true and apparent wind, figure-8 recovery of man overboard drill, chart reading, basic navigation, spinnaker flying, racing rules and tactics. Includes currents, tides, navigational aides and GPS devices. [D; CSU; UC]
ES/A 231 SEA KAYAKING I 1 Unit Grade only. [Prerequisite: Demonstrated swimming proficiency. Recommended Preparation: ES/A 156 or equivalent.] Introduces kayak paddling techniques, operation of single and double boats, basic safety, self-rescue, and physical training. Involves gentle tours in a bay and sloughs with emphasis on conditioning with secondary purposes such as bird watching, photography, and the marine environment. [D; CSU; UC]
ES/A 232 SEA KAYAKING II 1 Unit Grade only. [Prerequisite: ES/A 231 or demonstrated swimming proficiency. Recommended Preparation: Marine aquatic activities.] Explores more challenging aspects of kayaking in populated waters with currents into three knots. Reviews paddle strokes, turns, bracing, rafting, rules of the road, safety considerations in longer trips, and offshore paddling including surf entries and exits. [D; CSU; UC]
ES/A 238 BEGINNING SURFING 1 Unit [Prerequisite: Demonstrated swimming proficiency.] Covers beginning knowledge in board design, fin systems, and surf etiquette. Teaches how to determine surf conditions using tides, wind direction, and swells. Includes beginning-level instruction on surfing, paddling out to the lineup, and riding the face of the wave. [D; CSU]
ES/A 239 INTERMEDIATE SURFING 1 Unit [Prerequisite: ES/A 238 or equivalent.] Provides instruction and activities in intermediate surfing to include wave anatomy, types of waves, surf breaks along with the basics of wind and ground swells. Includes surfboard history, board design, evolution of board design, and how to gain speed on a wave and perform maneuvers. [D; CSU]
ES/A 240 ADVANCED SURFING 1 Unit [Prerequisite: ES/A 239 or equivalent.] Explores instruction and activities in advanced surfing. Covers wind and ground swells, safe use of equipment, self-rescue, and wave selection for the advanced surfer. [D; CSU]
ES/A 249 INTRODUCTION TO CHEERLEADING CONDITIONING 2 Units Grade only. Introduces dance choreography, cheerleading jumps, cheerleading partner and group stunting skills, single person level group pyramids with an introduction to basic gymnastics and tumbling. Focuses on utilizing resistive weight training to develop muscle endurance as well as aerobics to improve fitness and cardiovascular health. [D; CSU; UC]
ES/A 249 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91196 ES/A 249 50 02:00PM-05:05PM S 1500   18 0*
    06:30PM-09:35PM M 1500 Williams,Nina    
MAIN CAMPUS - SATURDAY, EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM
ES/A 250 BEGINNING CHEERLEADING CONDITIONING 2 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: ES/A 249 or equivalent.] Focuses on improving introduction skills while introducing beginning dance choreography, jumps, combos, partner stunting, pyramids, gymnastics and tumbling. Includes resistive weight training to develop muscle endurance and aerobics to increase cardiovascular health. [D; CSU; UC]
ES/A 250 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91197 ES/A 250 50 02:00PM-05:05PM S 1500   18 15*
    06:30PM-09:35PM M 1500 Williams,Nina    
MAIN CAMPUS - SATURDAY, EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM
ES/A 251 INTERMEDIATE CHEERLEADING CONDITIONING 2 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: ES/A 250 or equivalent.] Improves beginning cheerleading skills and introduces intermediate dance choreography, jumps and combos, partner and group stunting, 1-2 level high pyramids, and intermediate gymnastics and tumbling. Focuses on utilizing resistive weight training to develop muscle endurance and aerobics to improve cardiovascular wellness. [D; CSU; UC]
ES/A 251 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91198 ES/A 251 50 02:00PM-05:05PM S 1500   18 14*
    06:30PM-09:35PM M 1500 Williams,Nina    
MAIN CAMPUS - SATURDAY, EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM
ES/A 252 ADVANCED CHEERLEADING CONDITIONING 2 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: ES/A 251 or equivalent.] Builds on intermediate cheerleading skills and introduces advanced jumps, combos, partner and group stunting, two-high pyramids, gymnastics and tumbling. Focuses on utilizing resistive weight training to develop and maintain muscle endurance as well as aerobics to improve cardiovascular health. [D; CSU; UC]
ES/A 252 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
91199 ES/A 252 50 02:00PM-05:50PM S 1500   18 15*
    06:30PM-09:35PM M 1500 Staff    
MAIN CAMPUS - SATURDAY, EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM
ES/A 257 TAEKWONDO I 1 Unit Introduces Korean martial arts by providing mental and physical training through the "way of kicking and punching." Focuses on the introduction of the applied biomechanics of the martial art and its application in self-defense. (Formerly ES/A 257AB) [D; CSU; UC]
ES/A 257 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88594 ES/A 257 01 10:00AM-01:05PM S 1003 Blamey,Thomas 18 26*
MAIN CAMPUS - SATURDAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM
ES/A 258 TAEKWONDO II 1 Unit [Prerequisite: ES/A 257 or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: Demonstrated basic Taekwondo techniques or equivalent.] Explores Korean martial arts at an intermediate level by providing mental and physical training through the "way of kicking and punching". Focuses on the development of the applied biomechanics of the martial art and its application in self-defense. [D; CSU; UC]
ES/A 258 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88595 ES/A 258 01 10:00AM-01:05PM S 1003 Blamey,Thomas 18 35*
MAIN CAMPUS - SATURDAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM

Total Courses: 20 Total Sections: 6
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