Ithaca College

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Individual and Dual Sports

Skills that may be applied to a lifetime of sports participation. Activity can be vigorous and competitive or mild and recreational, depending on the sport.

PALS-01500 Fencing NLA

Beginning skills, techniques, and knowledge of foil fencing. Basic etiquette and rules of bouting. Techniques and practice in officiating a bout. Tournament-style bouts during the latter part of the course. Equipment is supplied. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (IRR)

PALS-01700 Cross-Country Skiing NLA

Provides the knowledge and skills to cross-country ski over a variety of snow-covered terrain. Proper use of equipment, walking, step turns, diagonal stride as well as uphill and downhill techniques are covered on the hills and flats surrounding the campus. Other facets covered include winter safety and planning and preparing for a ski tour. Equipment is supplied. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (S,Y)

PALS-01900 Basic Alpine Skiing NLA

Basic downhill skiing techniques. Special conditions: A fee is charged for this course. Meets one night a week, 4:15-10:30 p.m., off campus. Transportation is provided. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (S,Y)

PALS-02000 Intermediate Alpine Skiing NLA

For the intermediate skier who wants to improve his/her skill level. Special conditions: A fee is charged for this course. Meets one night a week, 4:15-10:30 p.m., off campus. Transportation is provided. Prerequisites: PALS-01900 or equivalent. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (S,Y)

PALS-02100 Advanced Alpine Skiing NLA

Offered for the advanced skier. Coaching sessions include skiing different snow conditions, skiing steep and mogul terrain, rhythm gates and racing turns for speed and control. Special conditions: A fee is charged for this course. Meets one night a week, 4:15-10:30 p.m., off campus. Transportation is provided. Prerequisites: PALS-02000 or equivalent. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (S,Y)

PALS-02200 Basic Snowboarding NLA

Basic downhill snowboarding techniques. Special conditions: A fee is charged for this course. Meets one night a week, 4:15-10:30 p.m., off campus. Transportation is provided. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (S,Y)

PALS-02500 Indoor Tennis NLA

Fundamental tennis strokes and rules of the game; increase proficiency in playing tennis by indoor techniques. Indoor rackets and balls provided. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (S,Y)

PALS-02600 Basic Tennis NLA

Basic strokes, including ground strokes, slice serve, and block volley techniques, for use in singles and doubles play. Coverage of related rules and strategy necessary for game play, scoring, and etiquette. For students with no formal background in either the basic fundamentals or game strategy and no knowledge of scoring, rules, or etiquette. Tennis rackets and balls provided. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (F-S,Y)

PALS-02700 Intermediate Tennis NLA

Review of the ground strokes, slice serve, and block volley; lob and overhead are taught, stressing their use in both singles and doubles play. More game experience. Prerequisites: Ability to demonstrate ground strokes, slice serve, and block volley. Tennis rackets and balls provided. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (F-S,Y)

PALS-02800 Advanced Tennis NLA

Review of all basic strokes, with emphasis on executing them more efficiently. The flat serve and auxiliary strokes such as the half volley, chop, slice, drop volley, and lob volley are taught, stressing competitive play and strategy in both singles and doubles play. Prerequisites: Mastery of ground strokes, slice serve, block volley, lob, and overhead, performed in a game situation. Tennis rackets and balls provided. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (F,Y)

PALS-03000 Field Archery I NLA

Prepares students for bow hunting, including orientation to New York State hunting laws, game conservation, and bow hunting techniques, as well as the development of the bare-bow technique of shooting with a heavier-weight bow than is used in target archery. When proficiency at the target-butt has been demonstrated, shooting at simulated wild-game targets takes place on a natural wooded trail. Equipment is supplied. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (IRR)

PALS-03100 Field Archery II NLA

An extension of Field Archery I. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (IRR)

PALS-03300 Golf I NLA

Develops an understanding and appreciation of the game through learning basic skills such as stance, grip, and swing. If time permits and student ability warrants, a visit to a local golf course will be made. This is a beginner's course. Equipment is supplied. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (F-S,Y)

PALS-03400 Golf II NLA

An extension of Golf I. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (F-S,Y)

PALS-03600 Badminton I NLA

Fundamental skills of badminton necessary to play both singles and doubles; rules and customs involved in badminton. Content includes offensive and defensive skills, singles and doubles strategy and play, rules, and etiquette. Evaluation involves a skills test and a written exam. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (F-S,Y)

PALS-03700 Badminton II NLA

An extension of Badminton I. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (F-S,Y)

PALS-03800 Badminton III NLA

Clears, drop shots, smashes, net shots, serving, and strategy, with special emphasis on doubles play. Prerequisites: PALS-03600, PALS-03700, or permission of instructor. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (IRR)

PALS-04000 Run, Walk, and Jog I NLA

Provides students of all ability levels with an opportunity to understand and benefit from a lifetime activity. Techniques covered are warm-ups and flexibility, aerobics, running guidelines, and jogging safety. Training methods, various types of terrain, and special running events are covered. The course concludes with a fitness evaluation. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (F-S,Y)

PALS-04100 Run, Walk, and Jog II NLA

An extension of Run, Walk, and Jog I. The exercise program becomes more individualized. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (F-S,Y)

PALS-04400 Paddleball I NLA

This is a challenging sport and an opportunity for a vigorous workout. The course is suited for the beginner as well as the more experienced player. Basic skills and game strategy are covered, but most of the class time is devoted to playing informal games. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (F-S,Y)

PALS-04500 Paddleball II NLA

An extension of Paddleball I. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (F-S,Y)

PALS-05000 Basic Windsurfing NLA

Basic boardsailing technique. The class hours are flexible after the first three sessions. Special conditions: A fee is charged for this course. Meets off campus. Transportation is provided. A swimming test is required. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (IRR)

PALS-05100 Intermediate Windsurfing NLA

Intended for students who have mastered the basic boardsailing techniques. The class hours are flexible after the first three sessions. Special conditions: A fee is charged for this course. Meets off campus. Transportation is provided. Prerequisites: PALS-05000. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (IRR)

PALS-05300 Sailing - Small Boat NLA

For the student with little knowledge of sailing. Instruction is on sailboats with two sails. A swimming test is required. Special conditions: A fee is charged for this course. Meets off campus. Transportation is provided. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (IRR)

PALS-05500 Sailing - Catamaran NLA

For students who want to learn to sail a catamaran. A swimming test is required. Special conditions: A fee is charged for this course. Meets off campus. Transportation is provided. Pass/fail only. 0.5 credit. (IRR)

PALS-05700 Boating Skills and Safety NLA

Introduces students to basic boating skills and techniques. Basic piloting, navigation rules, legal requirements, and dealing with emergencies are discussed. Pass/fail only. 1 credit. (IRR)