2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 307

D-307 2014-2015
TMCCCollegeCatalog
D–CourseDescriptions
PHYSICALEDUCATION
Aerobics
PEX 170
1.00
Prerequisite: None
Studentswillwork toward gaining cardiovascular endurance and come to understand the benefits of cardiovascular exercise.Amaximum
of three classes/1-6 credits from 100-199may be taken during any one semester or summer session except for special programs listed in
the class schedule.When beginning, intermediate and advanced classes are scheduled in an activity, the student should consult the
department to determine inwhich level to enroll.Astudentmay enroll in the same class four times for credit.
BodyContouring andConditioning
PEX 172
1.00
Prerequisite: None
This class is designed to give the student a total bodyworkout through cardiovascular conditioning and body toning. Studentswill also be
introduced to strength training techniques.Amaximum of three classes/1-6 credits from 100-199may be taken during any one semester or
summer session except for special programs listed in the class schedule.When beginning, intermediate and advanced classes are scheduled
in an activity, the student should consult the department to determine inwhich level to enroll.Astudentmay enroll in the same class four
times for credit.
FitnessPrinciples andPractices
PEX 174
2.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed for individuals pursuing a certificate inPersonal Training and thosewith an interest in overallHealth andWellness.
Therewill be an overview of the body systems and functions as related to physical activity. The coursewill cover components of health
related fitness andprinciples of physical fitness. Other topics thatwill be discussed in relation to health andwellness are nutrition, weight
management, stressmanagement techniques and special populations.
Weight Training
PEX 183
1.00
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed for novice lifterswho have limitedknowledge of strength training principles and fundamentals. The object of this
course is to increase knowledge aboutweight room safety,muscle groups, strength training routines, spotting techniques, nutrition,modes
of resistance training and properworkout structure. Amaximum of three credits from100-199may be taken during any one semester or
summer session except for special programs listed in the class schedule. When beginning, intermediate or advanced classes are scheduled
in an activity, the student should consult the department to determine inwhich level to enroll.Astudentmay enroll in the same class four
times for credit.
Special Topics
PEX 199
1.00
Prerequisite: None
Amaximum of three credits from100-199may be taken during any one semester or summer session unless permission given by director.
When beginning, intermediate and advanced classes are scheduled in an activity, the student should consult the department to determine in
which level to enroll.
SlimnasticsandWeight Control
PEX 207
2.00
Prerequisite: None
This class is designed to give students the tools and information they need tomake educated decisions concerning fitness, nutrition and
weight control. Topicswill cover the principles of fitness, cardiorespiratory endurance,muscular strength and endurance, body
composition, nutrition and behaviormodification. Class includes both exercise and lecture.
PHYSICS
IntroductoryPhysics
PHYS 100
3.00
Prerequisite:MATH 096or equivalent or qualifyingACCUPLACER, ACT/SAT test results. ***This course has strongly
recommendedGeneral EducationPre-Requisites***
Overview of physics for the non-sciencemajor. Specific sections includemechanicswith kinematics, Newton's laws and the conservation
laws; properties ofmatter, including the four states ofmatter; heat and thermodynamics; sound; electricity andmagnetism; light and
optics; and a small segment onmodern physics, i.e., atomic and nuclear physics. There are four additional lab experiences included.
SatisfiesUNR science core curriculum requirements.
Introduction toSpaceScienceandEngineering
PHYS 117
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Ahands on introduction to the science and engineering of space exploration. Topics include theSpaceEnvironment, FlightDynamics,
Propulsion, Power Supplies, Telemetry, RemoteSensing, Robotics, Design of Experiments, AnalyzingData, andCareers inAerospace.
General Physics I
PHYS 151
4.00
Prerequisite: MATH 127orMATH128. ***This coursehas strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-Requisites***
For non-physical sciencemajors. Kinematics, energy andmomentum conservation, rotational dynamics, thermo dynamics, fluids,
harmonicmotion and sound. PHYS 151 satisfies theUNR science core curriculum.

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