2016-17 Course Descriptions 

Physical Education Curriculum

Physical education and physical fitness are important aspects of a curriculum that stresses the interrelationship between the physical, mental, and social dimensions of the human experience. Integral to a liberal arts education is recognition and application of the importance of health and fitness. Therefore, Lewis & Clark offers a comprehensive physical-activity program that emphasizes physical fitness and the acquisition of skills and knowledge for lifelong activities in the areas of fitness, recreational activities, sports skills, and dance.

For students interested in practical applications and theory-based learning, the Department of Physical Education & Athletics offers opportunities to collaborate with experienced professionals via independent study or internships to pursue the supervised study of topics not offered in the regular curriculum.

Physical Education and Athletics courses that meet this requirement may be numbered 101, 102 or 142. Students may register for only one 101 course per semester. Theater dance courses that may be counted toward this requirement are 106, 107, 108, 207, 208, 252, 308, 350. Theater courses counting toward this requirement may be taken credit-no credit. Music Performance 150 may be counted toward this requirement as well.

Students may not register for more than one 101 course per semester. The maximum credit in Physical Education and Athletics 101, 102 and 142 courses that may be applied toward the 128 credits required for graduation is four semester credits. Up to eight one-credit courses may be recorded on the transcript (within the regulations outlined above), but only four credits will count toward graduation.

Course Offerings

  • Aerobics: Step
  • Alexander Technique
  • Aquatics: Beginning Swimming
  • Aquatics: Deep Water Running
  • Aquatics: Lifeguarding
  • Aquatics: Scuba Diving, Beginning; Advanced
  • Aquatics: Swim Fitness
  • Badminton/Pickleball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Core Fitness
  • Creative Boot Camp
  • Cross Training & Core Conditioning
  • Dance: Beginning Ballroom; Int./Adv. Ballroom
  • Fitness Walking/Jogging/Running
  • Flag Football: Co-ed
  • Golf: Fundamentals
  • Group Fitness
  • Gym Class Heroes
  • Isometric Inspired Studio
  • Introduction to Kayak Fishing
  • Kojosho Karate
  • Kung Fu/Poekoelan 
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Personal Fitness
  • Pilates
  • Qi-Gong/Meditation, Beginning & Advanced
  • Road Cycling
  • Rock Climbing: Beginning Bouldering; Bouldering
  • Rowing: Intermediate Sculling
  • Self Defense for Women
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Skiing: Cross Country/Skate Ski
  • Soccer
  • Spinning/Indoor Cycling
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Strength, Sculpt, Step
  • Tae Kwon/Hapki Do
  • Tennis: Beginning & Advanced
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Training
  • Weight Training for Women
  • Yoga

Additional Physical Education Classes

  • PE 142 Wilderness Leadership
  • PE 340 Care and Prevention of Athletics Injuries
  • PE 405 Advanced Athletics Training