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PHED 1100 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Beginning Lifetime Sports Activities
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Beginning level skills in various lifetime sports are presented as well as rules, etiquette, safety, strategy, offensive and defensive elements, conditioning activities and physical assessments where appropriate. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1101 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Beginning Casting and Angling
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course will include the fundamentals of bait casting, spinning and spin casting. This course covers basic knowledge and understanding of angling techniques and concepts, and will include several tackle crafts. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1102 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, RLC

Beginning Soccer
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Course content emphasizes the basic playing skills of both indoor and outdoor soccer at the beginner level, as well as rules, strategies, safety, offensive and defensive patterns of play, and competitive activities. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1103 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Shooting and Firearm Safety
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Course content includes fundamentals of shooting, gun safety and principles of reloading. This course includes personal safety associated with hunting and sport shooting. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128 3601085128


PHED 1104 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Beginning Softball
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Course content includes the basic playing skills of softball at the beginner level, as well as rules, strategies, safety, offensive and defensive elements, and competitive activities. These common elements will be applied to fast pitch, slow pitch, and coed softball. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1105 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Beginning Racquetball
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Basic racquetball skills, rules and strategies are taught and class tournaments are conducted. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1106 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Beginning Badminton
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Course content emphasizes the basic playing skills of badminton at the beginner level, as well as rules, strategies, safety, offensive and defensive elements, and competitive activities. Each of the above elements will be applied to the singles, doubles, and mixed-double games. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1107 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Intramural Athletics
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Intramural competition in a variety of activities is offered for men and women. Individual and team competition are offered. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1108 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Beginning Archery
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: The beginning level skills of target and field shooting and bow hunting are emphasized. History, rules of competition, preparation and care of equipment and safety are included. Equipment is furnished. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1109 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Beginning Golf
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Course content emphasizes the basic skills involved in club selection, golf course analysis, shot selection and execution of the golf swing. Rules, scoring, handicapping, and etiquette are included. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1110 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Beginning Tennis
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course emphasizes the acquisition of beginning level skills in the execution of forehand strokes, backhand strokes, the serve, and the volley. Rules, strategies of the singles and doubles games, etiquette, safety, and competitive activities are included. Equipment is furnished. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1111 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, NLC, RLC

Beginning Bowling
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Basic bowling skills at the beginner level as well as rules, strategies, safety, scoring and competitive activities are emphasized. All classes are conducted at an off-campus bowling lane. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1112 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Folk Dance
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Participation is provided in a variety of folk dances from other lands. The study of cultural backgrounds and costumes is included. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1113 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Beginning Gymnastics
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Beginning level skills in both men's and women's all-around gymnastic events are emphasized. Men's events include horizontal bar, pommel horse, rings, vaulting, floor exercise, and parallel bars. Women's events include floor exercise, vaulting, balance beam, and uneven parallel bars. Basic tumbling skills are also included. All appropriate events will be incorporated into a beginner's level routine. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1114 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, ECC, MVC

Beginning Swimming
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course is designed to teach a non-swimmer or a shallow water swimmer to become a safe and efficient deep water swimmer. After the development of sufficient skills to perform a modified crawl stroke, the elementary back stroke, survival floating, jumping into deep water, leveling off and changing directions, swimmers will be able to swim in deep water. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1115 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Social Dance
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course is for students who have limited experience in dance. Ballroom and social dancing are offered. Included are fundamental steps and rhythms of the fox-trot, waltz, tango, and recent dances. "Country" dancing includes the two-step, cotton-eyed Joe, square dance, and other dances. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1116 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, RLC

Conditioning Exercise
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course focuses on understanding exercise and its effect on the body. Cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility are improved through a variety of conditioning activities. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1117 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, RLC

Beginning Basketball and Volleyball
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Basic basketball and volleyball skills are taught. Rules, game strategies and competitive activities are included. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1118 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Modern Dance
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This beginning course is designed to emphasize basic dance technique, body alignment and placement, floor work, locomotor patterns, and creative movement. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1119 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Beginning Weight Training
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Instruction in weight training and conditioning techniques are stressed. Emphasis is placed on muscular strength and endurance. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1120 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Beginning Self-Defense
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Various forms of self-defense are introduced. The history and philosophy of the martial arts are explored. The student should progress from no previous experience in self-defense to an adequate skill level covering basic self-defense situations. Both mental and physical aspects of the arts are stressed. Uniform required. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1121 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Beginning Jogging
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Development and improvement of physical fitness through jogging is emphasized. Fitness concepts and jogging skills will be introduced. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1122 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Outdoor Education
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Knowledge and skills in outdoor education and camping are presented. Planned and incidental experiences take place, including a week-end camp-out. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1123 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Beginning Walking for Fitness
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course is designed for the student who desires cardiovascular fitness by means of a low impact method. Maximum physical fitness is achieved by vigorous walking. The heart rate is elevated to the appropriate target zone for peak conditioning. An extensive warm-up and cool down increases joint and muscle flexibility. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1124 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Beginning Aerobics
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course emphasizes the development of cardiovascular endurance by utilizing choreographed routines which may combine basic dance patterns with walking, jogging, jumping, etc. Individual fitness levels are accommodated by the intensity of the workout. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1125 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Aquatic Fitness
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course is designed to promote fitness through the use of water-related activities compatible with a pool environment. Emphasis is placed on water resistant exercises, lap swimming utilizing various kicks and strokes, relays, and a variety of aquatic games. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1126 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Beginning Cycling
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Development of cycling skills and improvement of physical fitness through cycling are emphasized. Fitness concepts, riding technique, safety, routine maintenance and repair of the cycle are fundamental topics of this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1127 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Triathlon Fitness
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course includes an individualized program of walking, running, cycling, swimming, and weight training. From these activities, the student and instructor will design a fitness program to improve total body fitness, strength, endurance and self-image. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1128 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Canoeing/Kayaking
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course is designed to teach the students knowledge and appreciation of basic white water canoeing/kayaking skills so they can actively engage in these activities throughout their lives. A weekend river trip is included in this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1129 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Backpacking/Rock Climbing
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course is designed to teach the students basic skills, knowledge and appreciation of backpacking and rock climbing to the extent that they can actively engage in these activities throughout their lives. A weekend backpacking trip is included in the course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1130 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, RLC

Intermediate Lifetime Sports Activities
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Intermediate and intermediate/advanced skills in a variety of lifetime sports are presented. Students participate in a selected sport. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1131 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, RLC

Intermediate Soccer
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Basic skills and techniques are refined beyond the beginner level. Analysis and practice of strategies, safety, offensive and defensive patterns of play and competitive activities are covered. Course emphasis is placed on the development and preparation for participation on an intercollegiate team. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1132 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Intermediate Softball
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Emphasis is placed on game strategy, base coaching, preparing a lineup, conducting drills, and performance on hitting, catching, and throwing. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1133 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Intermediate Racquetball
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This activity course is designed for students seeking to advance their racquetball skill level. The course content covers advanced shot execution, strategy, and the doubles game. Emphasis is placed on improved skill and strategy. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1134 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Lifetime Fitness and Wellness II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Basic skills and techniques of fitness-related activities are developed beyond the beginner level. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 1135 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Intermediate Archery
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Course content includes refinement for basic archery skills and competitive target shooting and field archery. Equipment is furnished. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1136 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Intermediate Golf
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Basic skills and techniques are refined beyond the beginner level. Analysis and practice of the golf swing, swing theory and methods, strategy, and actual golf course playing are emphasized. Equipment is furnished. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1137 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Intermediate Tennis
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Emphasis is placed on refinement of basic skills and specialty shots. Competitive activities in singles, doubles and mixed doubles will be included. Equipment is furnished. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1139 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Intermediate Gymnastics
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Basic tumbling and the all-around events for men and women will be emphasized at the intermediate performance level. Course emphasis is placed on the development, preparation and presentation of gymnastic routines. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1140 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, ECC, MVC

Intermediate Swimming
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The correct performance of the crawl, elementary back stroke, side and breast strokes will be emphasized. Some speed and endurance swimming will be required. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1141 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Intermediate Weight Training
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Skills and instruction in weight training techniques are developed beyond the beginner level. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1142 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Intermediate Self-Defense
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Students will be introduced to intermediate forms of defense and combinations of self defense methods. Emphasis is on practical application of self defense movements. Uniform required. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1143 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Intermediate Jogging
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Improvement of physical fitness through jogging is developed beyond the beginner stage. A higher level of fitness is expected. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1144 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Intermediate Walking for Fitness
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Students participate in a low impact exercise walking program beyond the beginning level. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1145 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Intermediate Aerobics
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course emphasizes the development of cardiovascular endurance through a combination of walking, jogging, jumping, etc. Individual fitness levels are developed beyond the beginner level. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1146 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Intermediate Basketball
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Basic skills and techniques are refined beyond the beginner level. Analysis and practice of shooting, passing, dribbling, team play, strategies, and competitive play covered. Course emphasis is placed on the development and preparation for participation on an intercollegiate team. Equipment is furnished. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1147 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, RLC

Intermediate Volleyball
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Basic skills and techniques are refined beyond the beginner level. Analysis and practice of the forearm pass, setting, spiking, serving, team play, strategies, and competitive play are covered. Course emphasis is placed on the development and preparation for participation on an intercollegiate team. Equipment is furnished. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1148 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, RLC

Intermediate Baseball
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Basic skills and techniques are refined beyond the beginner level. Analysis and practice of hitting, fielding, pitching, team play, and competitive play are emphasized. Baseball history and interpretation of the rules are also covered. Course emphasis is placed on the development and preparation for participation on an intercollegiate team. Equipment is furnished. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1149 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Intermediate Cycling
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Improvement of physical fitness through cycling is developed beyond the beginner stage. A higher level of fitness is expected. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1150 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Intermediate Bowling
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is designed for students seeking improvement in the lifetime sport of bowling. The course covers a review of history, etiquette, care and selection of equipment, rules and scoring. Additional information will be provided on handicapping, league play, variation of grips, spot bowling and alley textures. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085128


PHED 1164 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Lifetime Fitness and Wellness I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: Students are introduced to wellness related concepts and activities for the purpose of gaining knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate personal fitness level and to develop a personal lifelong fitness program. Activities include, but are not limited to: aerobics, circuit training, muscular development, flexibility, agility exercises, weight training and body composition. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3105015223


PHED 1165 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Drug Use and Abuse
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Study of the use and abuse of drugs in today's society. Emphasizes the physiological, sociological, and psychological factors. (1 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5115045216


PHED 1251 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Scuba Diving
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course includes instruction in the proper use of equipment, safety, physiology and open water diving. Students completing course requirements receive certification through one of several major accredited associations. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085423


PHED 1252 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Advanced Open Water Scuba
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: PHED 1251 or appropriate certifying agency entry level certificate.
Course Description: Instruction will include the introductory knowledge and skill development in the open water environment for the student to participate in underwater investigation, deep diving, search and light salvage, and limited visibility/night diving. Safety, special equipment, dive planning and dive buddy procedures will be covered. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive advanced open water certification through a qualified certifying agency. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085423


PHED 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Introduction to Physical Education
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is for students majoring in physical education and is designed for professional orientation in physical education, health, and recreation. The history, philosophy, and modern trends of physical education are surveyed. Topics include teacher qualifications, vocational opportunities, expected competencies, and skill testing. This course does not satisfy the physical education activity course requirement. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3105015223


PHED 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Health for Today
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Emphasis is placed on relating course content to lifestyle to foster a better understanding of the major health issues of today. Current issues include, but are not limited to: emotional health, chemical use and abuse, human sexuality, major diseases, physical fitness, nutrition, aging, death and dying. This course does not satisfy the physical education activity course requirement. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5115045116


PHED 1306 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, RLC

Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This course covers the theory and practice in advanced first aid and emergency care. Various aspects of safety education also are included. The course content has been selected from nationally recognized organizations in safety education and first aid. This course does not satisfy the physical education activity course requirement. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5115045316


PHED 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC

Sports Officiating I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is for students who choose officiating for an avocation and who want to increase their knowledge and appreciation of sports. Sports covered in this course are football, basketball, and other sports as appropriate. Students are expected to officiate intramural games. This course does not satisfy the physical education activity course requirement. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3101015123


PHED 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC, RLC

Sports Officiating II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is for students who choose officiating for an avocation and who want to increase their knowledge and appreciation of sports. Sports covered in this course are softball, track and field, baseball, and other sports as appropriate. Students are expected to officiate intramural games. This course does not satisfy the physical education activity course requirement. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3101015123


PHED 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC, NLC, RLC

The Coaching Of Football and Basketball
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The skills and techniques of coaching football and basketball are presented. Included are the history, theories, philosophies, rules, terminology, and finer points of the sports. Emphasis is on coaching techniques. This course does not satisfy the physical education activity course requirement. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3105055123


PHED 1331 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Physical Education for Elementary Education Majors
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the program of activities in elementary school physical education. Includes the study and practice of activities and principles that promote physical fitness with an emphasis on historical development, philosophical implications, physical fitness, and kinesiology. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3105015223


PHED 1332 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Game Skills
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental theory concepts of foundational physical and mental skills necessary to achieve success in a vast array of sports and recreational activities. Will include but not limited to teaching game tactics, skills and off-the-ball movements using modified or conditional games in order to increase the transfer of skills across a broad spectrum of games. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3101015123


PHED 1333 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Rhythm Skills
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental theory and concepts of the importance of rhythm and balance practice in developing motor skills transfer to sports and recreational activities. To include but no limited to rhythm and movement skills involving apparatus assisted rhythm and balance, partner assisted rhythm and balance, and tactical rhythm and balance. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3101015123


PHED 1336 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Outdoor Recreation
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Outdoor recreation and organized camping are studied. Both the development of these activities and present trends are covered. This course does not satisfy the physical education activity course requirement. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3101015123


PHED 1337 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Community Recreation
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is primarily for students majoring or minoring in health, physical education, or recreation. The principles, organization, and function of recreation in American society are covered. This course does not satisfy the physical education activity course requirement. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3101015123


PHED 1338 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Concepts of Physical Fitness
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Introduces the concepts of physical fitness, nutrition, health promotion, disease prevention and stress management. This course is designed to present information which will assist the student in making intelligent choices that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Concepts and use of selected physiological variables of fitness, individual testing and consultation, and the organization of sports and fitness programs. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3105015123

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PHED 1346 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Drug Use & Abuse
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Study of the use and abuse of drugs in today's society. Emphasizes the physiological, sociological, and psychological factors. This course is cross-listed as SOCI 2340. The student may register for either PHED 1346 or SOCI 2340 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5115045216


PHED 2101 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Beginning Yoga
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The yoga course offers beginning yoga postures, exercises and positions. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2102 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Beginning Indoor Soccer
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Course content emphasizes the basic skills of indoor soccer at the beginner level, as well as rules, strategies, safety, offensive and defensive patterns of play, and competitive activities. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2103 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

Beginning Pilates
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Course focuses on the core postural muscles which help keep the body balanced and which are essential to providing support for the spine. In particular, pilates course exercises will teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and aim to strengthen the deep torso muscles. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2104 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, NLC

Beginning Tai Chi
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Beginning course focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form helping to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2105 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Beginning Sr. Fitness Mat
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This class utilizes mat exercises for the improvement of core strength, flexibility, and muscle tone. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2108 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Beginning Balance and Coordination
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Focus on elementary balance and coordination for the improvement of daily ambulatory movements (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2109 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC, RLC

Beginning Rehabilitation of Injury
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This class addresses basic rehabilitation and correction of injury problems. Strength and flexibility exercises designed for specific return to activity are utilized. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2110 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC, RLC

Beginning Cross Training Concepts
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Beginning cross-training ideas, techniques, and application to a total exercise program are discovered. Application of varied activities included. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2111 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Beginning Coordination Skills and Recognition
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Introductory activities involving hand-eye coordination are utilized to develop and improve skills for driving, peripheral recognition, and play. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2112 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC, RLC

Beginning Movement Activity and Skills
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: A variety of activities, skills for physical movement and application to daily activities are taught. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2113 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

Beginning Cardiovascular Fitness
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The class focuses on beginning cardiovascular exercises, its varied activities, and applications to improving cardiovascular health. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2114 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Beginning Flexibility Assessment
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This class emphasizes increased personal flexibility for the improvement of daily life. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2125 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Intermediate Aqua Fitness
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Fitness level is improved through intermediate water exercises. A non-impact style of exercises that utilizes water resistance for increasing muscular strength, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness. Swimming skills are not required. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2126 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Intermediate Yoga
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The yoga course offers intermediate yoga postures, exercises and positions, also covering essential facts and information about yoga. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2128 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

Intermediate Pilates
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This class emphasizes the intermediate topic of Pilates focusing on the core postural muscles which help keep the body balanced and which are essential to providing support for the spine. Pilates course exercises will teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and aim to strengthen the deep torso muscles. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2129 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, NLC

Intermediate Tai Chi
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Intermediate course focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form helping to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity beyond the beginner level. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2130 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Intermediate Sr. Fitness Mat
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This class utilizes intermediate mat exercises for the improvement of core strength, flexibility, and muscle tone. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2131 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Intermediate Indoor Soccer
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Course content emphasizes intermediate playing skills of indoor soccer, as well as rules, strategies, safety, offensive and defensive patterns of play, and competitive activities. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2133 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC, RLC

Intermediate Sr. Balance and Coordination
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Intermediate course designed to improve balance and coordination in the improvement of daily ambulatory movements. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2134 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Intermediate Sr. Rehabilitation of Injury
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This class involves intermediate rehabilitation and correctional procedures for injury problems including strength, flexibility, and exercises designed for the specific return to activity. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2135 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Intermediate Sr. Cross Training Concepts
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Intermediate cross-training ideas, techniques, and applications to a total exercise program are discovered. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2136 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Intermediate Sr. Coordination Skills and Recognition
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Intermediate activities which involve hand-eye coordination are utilized to develop improve skills for driving, peripheral recognition, and play. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2137 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC, RLC

Intermediate Sr. Movement Activities and Skills
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Intermediate activities which involve hand-eye coordination are utilized to develop improve skills for driving, peripheral recognition, and play. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2138 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Intermediate Sr. Cardiovascular Fitness
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This class addresses intermediate cardiovascular exercise, its varied activities, and applications to improving cardiovascular health. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2139 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Sr. Flexibility Assessment Inter
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This class emphasizes the intermediate topic of personal flexibility and addresses the improvement of daily life. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2140 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Racquet Sports
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the rules, scoring and fundamental techniques in the following sports: tennis, badminton and racquetball. Participation will help develop muscular and cardiovascular fitness and hand-eye coordination. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2141 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Water Sports
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Course offers opportunity to engage in multiple water sports and activities. Sports may include water volleyball, basketball, frisbee, polo and others. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2142 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Disc Sports
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Course content emphasizes the skills of disc sports at the beginner level, as well as rules, strategies, safety, patterns of play and competition activities. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2144 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Beach Volleyball
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Course content emphasizes the basic playing skills of beach volleyball at the beginner level, as well as rules, strategies, safety, offensive and defensive patterns of play, and competitive activities. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2145 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Beach Soccer
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Course content emphasizes the basic playing skills of beach soccer at the beginner level, as well as rules, strategies, safety, offensive and defensive patterns of play, and competitive activities. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2146 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, RLC

Beg Basketball
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Course content emphasizes the basic playing skills of basketball at the beginner level, as well as rules, strategies, safety, offensive and defensive patterns of play, and competitive activities. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2147 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, RLC

Beginning Volleyball
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Course content emphasizes the basic skills of volleyball at the beginner level, as well as rules, strategies, safety, offensive and defensive patterns of play, and competitive activities. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085123


PHED 2155 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Life Saving
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Successful completion of this course qualifies students for the Red Cross Life Guarding Certificate. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085223


PHED 2255 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Water Safety Instructor
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Current Advanced Life Saving Card.
Course Description: The principles and techniques for instructors in water safety and life saving classes are covered. Completion of the course qualifies the student to test for certification by the Red Cross as a water safety instructor. A uniform is required. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3601085223


PHED 2356 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, RLC

Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Prevention and care of athletic injuries with emphasis on qualities of a good athletic trainer, avoiding accidents and injuries, recognizing signs and symptoms of specific sports injuries and conditions, immediate and long-term care of injuries, and administration procedures in athletic training. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5109135216

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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