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PHED 1090

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Credit Hours 1
Course Title Ice Skating
Prerequisite(s) NONE
Corequisite(s) NONE
Catalog Description
This course is designed to introduce the student to the activity of ice skating as an enjoyable lifetime sport and as an activity for expression.  Skills covered include skating forward and backward, crossovers, gliding, stopping, and simple turns.  Topics will include safety rules and correct fitting and lacing of skates.


Expected Educational Results
As a result of successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Perform activities that promote and develop coordination, balance, control, strength, and agility.
2. Demonstrate proper technique of skating forward and backward, including gliding and stopping.
3. Describe the differences between the various types of ice skating such as figure skating, ice dancing, and ice hockey.
4. Define elements of safety and proper fitting and lacing of skates.
5. State the highlights and history of competitive skating, including the Olympics.
6. Improve their cardiorespiratory fitness level

General Education Outcomes
I. This course addresses General Education Outcome number nine “to apply the basic concepts of health and wellness and utilize activities to promote health and fitness”.

Course Content
1. History and styles of ice skating
2. Requirements and care of ice skating equipment
3. Terminology of ice skating skills
4. Safety rules

5. Basic Skills:
Two-foot and one-foot gliding;  Forward swizzles and 1/2 swizzles
Forward stroking;  Snowplow stops and T-stops
Forward crossovers;  Backward stroking;  Backward crossovers
Bunny hop;   Two-foot three turn;   One-foot three turn
6. Cardiorespiratory Activities
7. Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory endurance

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
The course grade will be determined by written exams, sport and/or fitness-related skills test and pre and post cardiorespiratory test scores.  When appropriate, opportunities for extra credit will be offered to students, the value of which to be determined by the instructor.
1. At least one written exam is required.  The written exam will be valued at no less than 20% and no more than 50% of the total grade.
2. Competencies must be demonstrated by students in sport or fitness-related activities specific to the class.  Sport or fitness-related skills tests will be valued at no less than 35% and no more than 65% of the total grade.
3. Cardiorespiratory fitness activities will be included in all classes in addition to other fitness and/or sport-related activities specific to the class.  Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory fitness will be administered to all students.  Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory fitness will be conducted according to the protocols for the 1-Mile Walk Test, the 3-Minute Step Test or the Astrand-Ryhming Test.  Pre and Post testing scores will be valued at no less than 15% and no more than 30% of the total grade.

A common written final exam will be administered every five years. The test items will be directed to the expected educational results of the course. Additionally, common sport or fitness-related skill tests will be administered specific to the course. An item analysis will be completed on these test items administered.

A departmental committee will review the item analysis to determine 1) if the test questions were appropriate for assessing the desired educational outcomes, 2) if the level of student success was achieved, 3) if a revision of course instruction to enhance student achievement is needed, and 4) a specific time line for implementation of recommended changes.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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