Physical Education - Fall 2017

Yoga I: Yoga/Relax Techniques — 3783
PHE 1560 – 2 credits
Elizabeth P. Afton

Students will learn and demonstrate an understanding of the art of Hatha yoga and relaxation techniques. Students will learn how to relieve stress and emotional tension through the systematic training of guided imagery, diaphragmatic breathing, and breath awareness. The course includes lectures on yoga philosophy, postures, diet, meditation, and relaxation techniques. Hatha yoga is a human science that takes into consideration bodily pains, poor posture, faulty breathing, and incorrect walking, and teaches greater awareness of the body as a whole without separating it from the mind and the influences of all senses. Eligibility: ENG 0430. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Aug 29 – Dec 21 Tue, Thu 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Beginning Weight Training — 3784
PHE 1680 – 2 credits
Inkeri P. Urho-Young

Students will use universal and free weights to develop strength and muscular endurance. The course will introduce concepts of form, repetition sequences, and provide a basic understanding of musculature and training techniques. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Aug 29 – Dec 21 Tue, Thu 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Mindful Meditation — 3866
PHE 7028 – 2 credits
Elizabeth P. Afton

Students will demonstrate and apply practical meditation skills including diaphragmatic breathing, correct supported posture, and the use of various meditation techniques for stress management and healing. Through practice, students will come to understand and demonstrate the basic sequencing of effective meditation techniques, create and present their own guided meditation in a class situation, maintain a personal meditation journal, and explore techniques from a variety of world traditions. The course will enable students to understand the physiological, anatomical and psychological aspects of meditation and demonstrate understanding of meditation?s approach to improving health, well-being, and creativity while promoting dramatically increased harmony and balance as a basis for life-long wellness and stress management. No requisites. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Aug 28 – Dec 21 Mon, Wed 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm