Course Descriptions

ESS000. Intercolegiate Sports Participation

Credit earned by athletes for full season participation in a varsity sport. Credit is awarded on a one-time basis only. Credit, 1 hour. Offered fall and spring semesters.



ESS001. Basketball

This course covers the fundamentals of basketball. Emphasis is placed on skill development, knowledge of the rules, and basic game strategy. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational basketball. Credit, 1 hour. Offered as needed.



ESS002. Beginning Swimming

This course is designed for non-swimmers and beginners. Emphasis is placed on developing confidence in the water, water safety, flotation skills and learning elementary strokes. Credit, 1 hour. Offered as needed.



ESS003. Intermediate Swimming

This course is designed for individuals who have basic swimming skills. Emphasis is placed on refining basic skills and learning new swim strokes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the four basic strokes: butterfly, freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Credit, 1 hour. Offered as needed.



ESS004. Ballroom Dancing

This course introduces the fundamentals of ballroom dances. Emphasis is placed on basic dance techniques, dances and a brief history of ballroom dance. Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate specific dance skills and perform dances such as the swing, foxtrot, waltz and chacha. Credit, 1 hour. Offered as needed.



ESS005. Soccer

Introduction to the basics of soccer. Emphasis is placed on rules, strategies and fundamental skills. Upon completion the student should be able to participate in recreational soccer. Credit, 1 hour. Offered as needed.



ESS006. Tennis

This course emphasizes the fundamentals of tennis. Topics include basic strokes, rules, etiquette and court play. Upon completion, students should be able to play recreational tennis. Credit, 1 hour. Offered as needed.



ESS007. Walking

This course emphasizes the physical, mental and social benefits of walking. Covers the basic concepts involved in safely and effectively improving cardiovascular fitness through walking. Credit, 1 hour. Offered as needed.



ESS008. Weight Training

An introduction to the basics of weight training. Emphasis is placed on developing muscle strength, muscle endurance and muscle tone. Upon completion, students should be able to establish and implement a lifetime personal weight training program. Credit, 1 hour. Offered as needed.



ESS009. Volleyball

This course covers the fundamentals of volleyball. Emphasis is placed on basic skills, rules and etiquette of volleyball. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational volleyball. Credit, 1 hour. Offered as needed.



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