Sports Skill Instruction Program

In the PED/Sports Skill Instruction Program, we offer classes that prepare you for a lifetime of learning and activity participation. Our classes are different than "punch card" or other types of recreation classes you find at most fitness centers. We have the highest quality of instructors and offer instruction that will help you improve your life. When you take a course, you earn actual credit that you can use toward your degree and graduation. You can count up to six credits toward graduation and you can repeat a class as many times as you want. You also receive an actual grade just like any other class on campus.  The following activities are offered as classes:

  • Aerobic fitness 
  • Aquatics
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Clogging
  • Disc golf
  • Fencing
  • Fitness walking
  • Floor hockey
  • Fly tying
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hapkido
  • Jogging
  • Judo
  • Pilates
  • Racquetball
  • S.C.U.B.A.
  • Snow Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Team sports
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Walleyball
  • Weight training
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

Program policies

Grading policy

Your grade will be based on the knowledge and skills you learn about a particular sport or activity as well as your attendance and participation. Because each class in this program is participation-oriented, your attendance will have a large impact on your grade. If you miss 30% of the class for whatever reason, you will not pass the class. Your instructor will have more specific information regarding the grading policy.

Travel policy

Some classes require you to meet off-campus. You are responsible for the travel and your safety to and from that location. 

Extreme participation policy

Some classes require a more intense form of activity or have a higher risk of injury. Students who take these classes must be aware of the risk and participate within their abilities. You are responsible for any medical costs related to accidental injuries while participating in these classes.

Fee policy

Many PED classes have fees that you must pay to cover costs not covered by tuition. These fees cover certifications, the use and replacement of specific equipment, and also services from support staff required to offer the course (i.e. lifeguards, bowling attendant). Specific fees can be found when registering for the course.

Injuries during participation

 We do not carry any type of insurance coverage for students in the event of accidental injury. If you are injured during class, you are responsible for any incurred medical costs.  If the injury is not severe, you may contact University Health Services Primary Care for assistance between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  If you are unable

Adaptations and modifications

If you are unable to participate or are worried about registering for a course because of your abilities, disabilities, or injury, we will do everything we can to accommodate your individual situation. Contact the program coordinator for more information.