Programs of study (curricula) designate specific courses that must be taken to satisfy requirements.  When elective courses are required as specified in curriculum guides, students may select from the following list of courses. Electives may be completed by selecting any of the following courses. Unless specifically indicated in your curriculum, the following electives will meet the requirements for CVCC associate degrees, certificates, diplomas and career studies certificates for the category of courses listed. Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one curriculum requirement.

As requirements of four-year institutions may vary, students in the Associate of Arts and Sciences and the Associate of Science (transfer) programs should consult a CVCC counselor or academic advisor, transfer guides, and prospective four-year colleges and universities to select appropriate courses to meet transfer requirements.

Any of the following may satisfy this requirement at CVCC. If you plan to transfer, please consult with an advisor or prospective four-year institutions before selecting electives.

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Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety, first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Lecture 2 hours per week.

 

Studies the concepts related to the maintenance of health, safety, and the prevention of illness at the personal and community level. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Introduces students to the dimensions of wellness including the physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual, occupational, and social components. Lecture 2 hours per week.

 

Explores the use and abuse of drugs in contemporary society with emphasis upon sociological, physiological, and psychological effects of drugs. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Focuses on medical terminology for students preparing for careers in the health professions. Lecture 2 hours per week.

 

HLT 143 - Medical Terminology I (3 cr.)

Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Teaches the relationship between nutrition and human development. Emphasizes nutrients, balanced diet, weight control, and the nutritional needs of an individual. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Presents principles underlying the components of physical fitness. Utilizes conditioning activities involving cardiovascular strength and endurance, respiratory efficiency, muscular strength, and flexibility.  May include fitness assessment, nutrition and weight control information, and concepts of wellness. Lecture 1 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

 

PED 103 - Aerobic Fitness I (1 cr.)

Develops cardiovascular fitness through activities designed to elevate and sustain heart rates appropriate to age and physical condition. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

 

PED 107 - Exercise and Nutrition (1 cr.)

Provides for the study and application of fitness and wellness and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. Defines fitness and wellness, evaluates the student’s level of fitness and wellness. Students will incorporate physical fitness and wellness into the course and daily living. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

 

PED 111 - Weight Training I (1 cr.) / PED 112 - Weight Training II (1 cr.)

Focuses on muscular strength and endurance training through individualized workout programs. Teaches appropriate use of weight training equipment. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

 

PED 113 - Lifetime Activities I (1 cr.)

Presents lifetime sports and activities. Teaches skills and methods of lifetime sports and activities appropriate to the local season and facilities available. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

 

Provides a study of fitness and wellness and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. Defines fitness and wellness, evaluates the student’s level of fitness and wellness, and motivates the student to incorporate physical fitness and wellness into daily living. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

 

PED 117 - Fitness Walking (1 cr.)

Teaches content and skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate an individualized program of walking, based upon fitness level. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

 

PED 123 - Tennis I (1 cr.) / PED 124 - Tennis II (1 cr.)

Teaches tennis skills with emphasis on stroke development and strategies for individual and team play. Includes rules, scoring, terminology, and etiquette. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

 

PED 126 - Archery (1 cr.)

Teaches skills and techniques of target archery. Focuses on use and maintenance of equipment, terminology, and safety. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

 

PED 129 - Self-Defense (1 cr.)

Examines history, techniques, and movements associated with self-defense. Introduces the skills and methods of self-defense emphasizing mental and physical discipline. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

 

PED 135 - Bowling I (1 cr.)

Teaches basic bowling skills and techniques, scoring, rules, etiquette, and terminology. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

 

PED 141 - Swimming I (1 cr.) / PED 142 - Swimming II (1 cr.)

Introduces skills and methods of swimming strokes. Focuses on safety and physical conditioning. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

 

PED 150 - Soccer (1 cr.)

Emphasizes soccer skills and techniques, strategies, rules, equipment, and physical conditioning. Laboratory 2 hours per week.