If you need help selecting classes for the Yoga Instruction or Yoga Therapy certificates,
please contact Carlyn Sikes (480) 423-6771.
Basic skills for bike set up and proper body mechanics. Increase leg strength, lung capacity, and metabolism. Prerequisites: None.
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: "Beginning Aerobic Cycling"
Basic self-defense skills, ground-fighting skills, and stand-up fighting capabilities. Modified for all skill levels. Practice is based on real-life experiences and endurance enhanced drills. Develops self confidence. Prerequisites: None.
Basic skills and game strategy of football. Class emphasis on competition and drills. Prerequisites: None.
Learn the basics of designing and implementing a personalized fitness program to meet your needs in the areas of Cardiovascular Fitness, Weight Control, Muscular Strength and Flexibility. Prerequisites: None.
PED101FL requires you to set up an orientation at the fitness center. Please call the front desk to set up an appointment at 480-423-6604.
Instruction and practice for all skill levels, beginning through advanced. Assistance on shot making, club selection and etiquette on the course. Prerequisites: None.
Techniques to increase muscular endurance and strength, enhance flexibility and increase body awareness and self-confidence. Jabs, kicks, and blocks will be used in this martial arts based workout. Prerequisites: None.
Mat-based exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body. Teaches core control and stabilization while improving postural alignment. Prerequisites: None.
Basic skills and game strategy of soccer. Class emphasis on competition and drills. Prerequisites: None.
Basic skills and game strategy of tennis. Class emphasis on competition and drills. Prerequisites: None.
Access to Olympic and Free Weights with a qualified instructor. Prerequisites: None.
Please Note: For other weight training classes, contact the SCC Fitness and Wellness Center.
Focuses on the use of such props as blankets, blocks, and chairs to modify traditional Yoga poses, enabling participation with moderate effort and without strain; suitable for all levels but especially for students needing a slower pace. Prerequisites: None.
Promotion of overall health by strengthening muscles and stimulating glands and organs. Basic postures, breathing and relaxation techniques. Prerequisites: None.
Beginning yoga classes help students proceed safely and intelligently toward more advanced levels of study. Basic sun salutations are practiced and beginning balancing poses and inversions may be introduced.
Yoga postures performed in a dynamic series designed to gain strength, add flexibility, release toxins, This is a vigorous, athletic form of yoga. Prerequisites: None.
To improve upon basic skills and game strategy of basketball at the intermediate level. Class emphasis on competition and drills. Prerequisites: None.
Improve upon basic skills and game strategy of volleyball at the intermediate level. Class emphasis on competition and drills. Prerequisites: None. Prior experience recommended.
Increase knowledge and training with a qualified instructor on the use of Olympic and Free Weights. Prerequisites: None. Prior experience recommended.
Yoga for the experienced practitioner. Prerequisites: None. Prior experience recommended.
PLEASE NOTE: Intermediate Yoga is for experienced students who want to advance their practice of yoga with emphasis on
asana, pranayama and meditation and the introduction of more challenging back bends, inversions and arm balances.
Gentle form of Yoga poses utilizing props to create fully supported postures; focuses on relaxation and involves non-rigorous physical activity, providing rest and recovery and promoting the restoration of tranquility; suitable for all levels. Prerequisites: None.
Zumba dynamic fitness program. Features high energy, easy to follow rhythmic moves set to energizing Latin and international beats. Provides an enjoyable way to increase fitness level. Prerequisites: None.
Increase personal fitness, strength, and vitality. Current principles of cardiovascular exercise, weight training, flexibility, and balance exercises applicable to lifetime fitness goals. Personalized fitness plans developed and implemented with support of highly trained fitness professionals. Techniques to make sessions more effective and enjoyable. Prerequisites: None.
PED115 requires you to set up an orientation at the fitness center. Please call the front desk to set up an appointment at 480-423-6604.
Introduction to the art and science of yoga. Explores the history and philosophy of yoga. Studies terms, concepts, issues, trends and health benefits of yoga. Examines teaching yoga as a career. Prerequisites: None.
Examination of the art and science of yoga. Explores the history and philosophy of yoga. In-depth review of significant literature associated with the yoga tradition. Examines cultural aspects of yoga, relevancy of yoga to modern day life and health benefits of yoga. Prerequisites: PED150.
Advanced level training with a qualified instructor on the use of Olympic and Free Weights. Prerequisites: None. Prior experience at competitive level recommended.
Improve upon advanced skills and game strategy of basketball at the elite level. Class emphasis on competition and drills. Prerequisites: None. Prior experience at competitive level recommended.
Emphasizes practice teaching experiences. Reviews instructional methods and techniques for assessing student skill levels, organizing the classroom and writing lesson plans; application of anatomical knowledge to build movement skills, improvement of observational skills and development of an individual teaching style. Prerequisites: PED270 or permission of Instructor.
Basic concepts of yoga therapy, review of therapeutic interventions, identification of common therapeutic problems, and application of yoga asana as a modality of healing. Demonstration and practice of therapeutic techniques and sequences to improve movement capability and promote health and well-being. Emphasis on the study of chronic problem areas and therapeutic issues associated with the lower back. Prerequisites: PED280 or permission of Instructor.
Work-college experiences that involve the combined efforts of educators and employers to accomplish an outcome related to the career objectives of the students. Prerequisites: Completed at least 12 credits, min 2.6 GPA & able to obtain a position related to student's academic/career goals or permission of Instructor. Coreq: Enrolled in at least 1 class related to major/career interest or permission of Instructor
Cooperative Education classes are available in 1, 2, 3, or 4 credits. Contact the Division at 480.423-6606 for more information. Instructor signature required.
Physiology of meditation and its effects on physical and mental health; scholastic abilities and interpersonal relationships; differentiation between meditation and other relaxation techniques. Prerequisites: None.
History and evolution of herbs for healing applications. Preparation, usage, and effects of certain herbs used for healing purposes. Basic literature review skills in the area of herbal medicine. Prerequisites: None.
Focuses on the benefits of individual plant oils, profiling past to present day uses and documented properties; experiential evaluation of the oils; how to formulate topical blends; oil substitution using less expensive oils; hands-on learning. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to Ayurveda: "the science of life"; a complete system of balancing the body, mind and spirit, originating from ancient India. Introduction to foundational Ayurvedic principles, health philosophy and self assessment of basic constitution. Application of basic health and self care practices such as food selection and preparation, exercise and movement, renewal and restoration activities, environmental influences to promote health and well-being. Prerequisites: None.
Definition of health, exploration of mind-body-spirit connection in health, various therapeutic modalities, identification of strengths and limitation of movement based therapies. Also includes development of ability to critically review written material in the physical or movement therapy area. Prerequisites: None.
Physiology of aromatherapy; methods of use; preparation of oils; uses in sports, beauty care, massage, child care, health care, at work, and in the home. Prerequisites: None.