Fitness and Rec Ac Courses

FRA 100 - Lifetime Fitness
Hours: 1
An overview of the requirements of a lifestyle conducive to fitness and health. Students will participate in a variety of fitness activities and be introduced to topics in nutrition, weight control, cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, and strength training.

FRA 101 - Aerobic Conditioning by Walking or Jogging
Hours: 1
Fitness development with an emphasis on walking, jogging, and running, including discussion of proper technique and health benefits.

FRA 102 - Aerobic Dance
Hours: 1
Basic aerobic dance conditioning to music for improving muscular endurance, strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness.

FRA 103 - Aquatic Fitness
Hours: 1
Conditioning through water exercises for students with or without swimming ability. Increased fitness with emphasis on stretching, flexibility, and abdominal and back strength.

FRA 104 - Beginning Triathlon
Hours: 1
Conditioning and training for triathlon competition, including swimming, running, and bicycling. As a culmination to the course, students will participate in a triathlon sponsored by the class.

FRA 105 - Weight Training
Hours: 1
Strength development through basic exercise and lifting techniques. Theory and beginning techniques in fitness conditioning, body building, and power lifting will be studied.

FRA 110 - Beginning Swimming
Hours: 1
For non-swimmers and those who cannot swim 25 yards (one pool length). Opportunity to learn and improve individual swimming and water survival skills. Introduction to Red Cross swimming strokes with increased endurance and comfort in the water.

FRA 120 - Varsity Sport
Hours: 1
For students participating in intercollegiate sport only.

FRA 121 - Badminton
Hours: 1
Instruction and practice in the fundamentals of the grip, strokes, footwork, court coverage and rules of play. Singles and doubles strategy, offensive and defensive positioning and tournament play will be progressively incorporated. Students will participate in competitive play.

FRA 122 - Golf
Hours: 1
Instruction in the skills, techniques, rules and etiquette of golf on the course. Chipping, pitching, putting, golf strategies, and rules of the game are included. Students will participate in competitive play.

FRA 124 - Racquetball
Hours: 1
Instruction in the basic skills of racquetball including singles and doubles strategy, court etiquette, rules and scoring. Students will participate in competitive play.

FRA 125 - Tennis
Hours: 1
Instruction in the basic tennis skills including grip, foot work, and strokes, such as backhand, forehand, volley and serve. The drop shot, lob, and overhead shots will be introduced, as well as singles and doubles strategies, rules, scoring and court etiquette. Students will participate in competitive play.

FRA 130 - Basketball
Hours: 1
Instruction in basic skills to include ball handling, shooting and passing. Students will learn offensive and defensive techniques, rules, strategy and participate in competitive play.

FRA 131 - Flag Football
Hours: 1
Flag football explores the skills and techniques for team play including passing, catching, running, and offensive and defensive positioning. Football emphasizes individual and team skills, rules and strategy. Students will participate in competitive play.

FRA 132 - Soccer
Hours: 1
Instruction in the individual offensive and defensive skills, game strategy, rules, and team tactics through the use of small-sided games and individual drills. Students will participate in competitive play.

FRA 133 - Softball
Hours: 1
This course provides instruction to develop the fundamental skills of throwing, catching, running, hitting, and rules of play of softball as well as individual and team skill development and strategies involved in competitive game situations. Students will participate in competitive play.

FRA 134 - Volleyball
Hours: 1
Introduction to the fundamental skills and strategies of organized volleyball including the forearm pass, set, spike, block, dig, and serve. In addition, students will gain an understanding of elementary team strategies. Students will learn to practice effective communication with teammates through participation in competitive play.

FRA 140 - Backpacking and Camping
Hours: 1
This course is designed to instruct students in the basic techniques of backpacking and camping. Topics will include wilderness skills and outdoor survival techniques. The proper use and selection of personal backpacking and camping equipment will be covered. Students are required to participate in two off-campus weekend trips. Equipment is provided.

FRA 141 - Canoeing and Kayaking
Hours: 1
For swimmers only (must pass swimming proficiency test). This course is designed to instruct students in the basic techniques and safety for canoeing and kayaking. The proper use and selection of equipment will be covered. Students are required to participate in one off-campus weekend trip. Equipment is provided.

FRA 145 - Mountain Biking
Hours: 1
This course is designed to instruct students in the basic techniques and safety for mountain biking. The proper use and selection of equipment will be covered. Students are required to participate in one off-campus weekend trip. Equipment is provided.

FRA 146 - Rock Climbing
Hours: 1
This course is designed to instruct students in the basic techniques of rock climbing. Covered techniques will include belaying, rappelling, ascents and descents. The proper use of personal climbing equipment and safety concerns will also be covered. Students are required to participate in one off-campus weekend climbing trip. Equipment is provided.

FRA 148 - Venture Dynamics
Hours: 1
This course is designed to help students understand how participating in outdoor activities can promote lifelong health and wellness. Participants will experience an enjoyable, safe and informative introduction to outdoor activities including knot tying, belaying, movement technique, and safety procedures in the context of an outdoor ropes course. This course will emphasize a range of topics that include team building exercises, terminology, and conservation.

FRA 149 - Archery
Hours: 1
This course is a basic class in target archery and requires no prior knowledge or experience. All equipment is provided. The emphasis is on target archery shooting technique, safety, and the history of archery. Recurve bows and a variety of targets will be used. Grading is based on shooting skill, proper form, and knowledge of the sport.

FRA 161 - Karate
Hours: 1
This course emphasizes mental and physical development in the martial art of karate. It includes techniques and philosophies of karate including the harmony of mind, body and spirit, and is designed to develop self-control, physical coordination and self confidence.

FRA 163 - Social and Popular Dance
Hours: 1
Instruction in the fundamentals, forms and patterns of social and popular dances. Basic dances develop confidence through practice with a variety of partners as well as an appreciation for cultural and geographical backgrounds.

FRA 164 - Yoga
Hours: 1
Instruction in the techniques and benefits of yoga. Learning skills will include postures (asanas), breathing, and relaxation techniques. Improved flexibility, strength, muscle tone, and concentration will be emphasized.

FRA 189 - Independent Study
Hours: 0-2

FRA 197 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4

FRA 197M - Special Topic
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to Four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

FRA 197P - Special Topic
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to Four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

FRA 197W - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to Four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

FRA 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study - Hours: One to four Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites Consent of department head. Note May be repeated when the topic varies.