Academic Calendar

PACT – Physical Activity

PACT 103
Physical Fitness
3 Credits          Weekly (2-1-0)

This is an experiential and lecture course designed to provide participants with a working understanding of health and physical fitness, in addition to the basic concepts for development and measurement. The interrelationships of food, nutrition, weight and activity is studied, researched and evaluated on a personal basis. (Note: May not be taken for credit if credit was obtained for HEED 220).

PACT 110
Introduction of the Basics of Aquatics
3 Credits          Weekly (0-3-0)

In this course, students acquire theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of aquatics.

Prerequisites: The ability to swim 25 meters.

PACT 111
Introduction of the Basics of Basketball
3 Credits          Weekly (0-3-0)

In this course students acquire theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of basketball.

PACT 114
Introduction to Ice Hockey
3 Credits          Weekly (1-2-0)

Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of ice hockey. Note: Students must have average to above average skating ability. Students must provide their own skates, sticks, hockey gloves, helmets, elbow pads and shin pads.

PACT 118
Instruction of Soccer
3 Credits          Weekly (0-3-0)

In this course students will acquire theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of soccer.

PACT 131
Instruction of the Basics of Badminton
3 Credits          Weekly (0-3-0)

Students acquire theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of badminton. Students must supply their own racquets and shuttlecocks.

PACT 133
Instruction of Squash
3 Credits          Weekly (0-3-0)

In this course students acquire theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of squash.

PACT 137
Instruction of the Basics of Volleyball
3 Credits          Weekly (0-3-0)

Students acquire theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of volleyball.

PACT 145
Golf
1.5 Credits          Weekly (0-3-0)

In this course, students acquire theoretical knowledge and personal skill in driving, chipping, pitching and putting. This course requires the payment of additional fees. Students must provide their own equipment. Note: Students who have obtained credit for PHSD 145 cannot take PACT 145 for credit.

PACT 155
Instruction of Social Dance
3 Credits          Weekly (0-3-0)

This course involves the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skill used in the instruction of the basics of social dance. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of the basic movement and style of each dance, step variations and sequences, and how to teach them.

PACT 156
Instruction of the Basics of Yoga
3 Credits          Weekly (0-3-0)

In this course, students acquire theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the basics of yoga. Students are introduced to several different yoga forms with an emphasis on Hatha, Vinyasa and Astanga yoga.

PACT 180
Instruction of Canoe/Kayaking
3 Credits          Weekly (0-3-0)

Students acquire theoretical knowledge and personal skill used in the instruction of strokes, maneuvers, and rescue in the sport of canoeing and kayaking. Skill acquisition and demonstration take place in the pool, rivers and open water. Equipment is available from the Sport and Wellness Centre. This course has optional weekend commitments.

Prerequisites: Red Cross Aquaquest Level 8 or RLSS Lifesaving II or YMCA Level 3 or the ability to swim front crawl and back crawl efficiently.

PACT 181
Cross Country Skiing
1.5 Credits          Weekly (0-3-0)

In this course, students acquire theoretical knowledge and personal skill in the basic Nordic ski skills including classic, skating, and hill manoeuvers. The course will include weekend touring and loppett racing opportunities. Equipment is available but participants are encouraged to provide their own. Note: Credit can only be obtained in only one of PACT 181 or PHSD 181.

PACT 195
Introduction to Scuba
1.5 Credits          Weekly (0-3-0)

This course provides students with the opportunity to acquire the theoretical knowledge and fundamental skills required in Scuba. Note: Credit can only be obtained in one of PACT 195 or PHSD 195. Students must be able to swim 200 meters and tread water for 10 minutes.

PACT 196
Introduction to the Basics of Triathalon
3 Credits          Weekly (0-3-0)

This course involves the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and personal skill used in the instruction of the basics of triathlon. This includes an introduction to swimming, cycling and running.

Prerequisites: Ability to swim 25 meters.

PACT 199
Introduction to the Basics of Strength Training
3 Credits          Weekly (0-3-0)

Students acquire the theoretical knowledge and personal skills used in the instruction of the theory and practical basis of strength training. Emphasis is placed on the student's ability to perform and teach common lifting techniques along with program design using free weight and resistance training apparatus.