UB Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2007: Athletics<sup>*</sup>

Athletics*

Division of Athletics

Office of the President
130 Alumni Arena
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-5000

Phone: 716.645.3141
Fax: 716.645.2438
Web: www.ubathletics.buffalo.edu

Warde Manuel
Director

About the Program

*Not a baccalaureate degree program

Recreational and Intramural Services offers a variety of sports classes that can be taken for academic credit. At present, approximately fifty physical education class sections are offered each semester in such areas as fitness and conditioning, racquetball, tennis, and Hatha yoga. In addition, classes leading to certification as a lifeguard, water safety instructor, or high school coach may be taken for academic credit, as may wellness classes. The registration procedure for physical education classes that carry an ATH prefix is not different from that for any other academic course.

No more than 8 credits of Athletic activity coursework can count toward the credits required for graduation with a bachelor�s degree.

Course Descriptions

ATH 106 Volleyball

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Develops basic skills in volleyball: correct methods of passing, setting, spiking, and serving; rules, scoring, and team play.

ATH 110 Jogging & Conditioning

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Various modalities for achieving and maintaining a conditioning program; conditioning exercises; jogging.

ATH 111 Beginning Tennis

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp Su
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Strictly for beginners. Basic skills necessary for participation in game of tennis.

ATH 112 Intermediate Tennis

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor based on the completion of a beginning course with a grade of B or better, or demonstrated knowledge of the game and previous playing experience
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Develops intermediate skills to perform at an intermediate level of play. Competitive experiences.

ATH 113 Beginning Golf

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp Su
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Fundamentals of grip, stance, and swing; develops basic understanding of the game.

ATH 114 Intermediate Volleyball

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor based on the completion of a beginning course with a grade of B or better, or demonstrated knowledge of the game and previous playing experience
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Develops control of basic skills, position specialization, and rules interpretations, and develops team skills.

ATH 116 Fitness and Conditioning

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp Su
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Various modalities for achieving and maintaining personal fitness: weight training, circuit training; cardiovascular development; diet and nutrition.

ATH 119 Introduction to Swimming

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  nonswimmer
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

For the nonswimmer; basic skills of swimming and the rudiments of safety in and about the water. (ARC certification available.)

ATH 121 Intermediate Swimming

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor based on the completion of a beginning course with a grade of B or better, or demonstrated appropriate knowledge and skills
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Elements of good swimming; whole stroke; increased endurance; versatility. (ARC certification available.)

ATH 122 Lifeguard Training

Credits:  2
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Develops knowledge and skills necessary to save own life and/or lives of others in the event of an emergency. (ARC certification available.) Fee of $60.00.

ATH 125 Water Safety Instructor

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

For more advanced swimmers; knowledge, skills, and practical experience in preparation for teaching swimming and lifesaving. (ARC certification available.) Fee of $60.00.

ATH 130 Introduction to Ice Skating

Credits:  2
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Ice skating skills, technique, patterns, balance, rhythm and timing, body alignment and posture.

ATH 133 Elementary Judo and Self Defense

Credits:  2
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Basic skills involved in the sport of judo; how judo techniques may be applied to various self-defense situations.

ATH 136 Self Defense For Women

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Enhances the options of self-defense for women by providing information and tactics for various types of abductive encounters perpetrated against women. For women only. RAD certified.

ATH 143 Beginning Racquetball

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Every phase of the game: singles, cutthroat; develops skills and physical fitness level.

ATH 145 Beginning In Line Skating

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Develops skills for skating, gliding, balance, forward and backward skating, stopping, pivots, and crossovers.

ATH 146 Intermediate In Line Skating

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Reviews basic skills and safety components of in-line skating. Improves performance of basic skills to an increased proficiency level.

ATH 147 Roller Hockey

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Includes basic skating, shooting, position play, and strategies necessary to play at a beginner level.

ATH 150 Social Dance: Tango and Latin American Rhythms

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Basic dance patterns and variations of modern ballroom dancing. Students acquire skill in leading, following, and dancing comfortably and smoothly.

ATH 151 Folk and Square Dancing

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Basic steps: slides, polkas, waltzes, schottisches, grapevines, and hops used in dances of many different ethnic groups.

ATH 153 Social Dance: Swing and American Rhythms

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Basic dance patterns and variations of modern ballroom dancing. Students acquire skill in leading, following, and dancing comfortably and smoothly.

ATH 155 Hatha Yoga 1

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Basic Hatha Yoga postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), and relaxation techniques.

ATH 156 Hatha Yoga 2

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor based on the completion of a beginning course with a grade of B or better, or demonstrated appropriate knowledge and skills
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

For students who have already acquired the basic skills of Hatha Yoga; more advanced postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), and relaxation techniques.

ATH 165 Beginning Badminton

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Fundamentals of badminton: basic skills, rules and scoring, singles and doubles play, class competition.

ATH 166 Intermediate Badminton

Credits:  1
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor based on the completion of a beginning course with a grade of B or better, or demonstrated knowledge of the game and previous playing experience
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Advanced techniques of play and skills. Empahsizes strategy and play.

ATH 168 Beginning Backpacking

Credits:  1
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Introductory course; develops skills of beginning backpacking and hiking. Focuses on team-building skills and group dynamics. Includes required weekend backpacking trip. Fee of $65.00 includes guides, meals, transportation, and limited equipment.

ATH 170 Canoeing

Credits:  1
Semester: Su
Prerequisites:  ability to swim 100 meters with life jacket and tread water five minutes
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Basic skills instruction for flat-water and moving-water canoeing. Includes instruction on safety maneuvers, rescue, and trip planning. Focuses on team-building skills and group dynamics. Final includes all-day and/or weekend trip. Lab fee of $75.00 includes guides, meals, equipment, and transportation.

ATH 173 Aerobic Dance

Credits:  1
Semester: Su
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/LAB

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Aerobic activities and exercises that emphasize flexibility, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance.

ATH 190 Introduction to Wellness

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/LAB

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For students who want to gain confidence in dealing with their own bodies, both mentally and physically, in a fitness and conditioning program leading to overall wellness. Includes lab, which allows students to experience specific activities.

ATH 220 Principles of Athletic Training

Credits:  2
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Practical application of specialized athletic training techniques; basic life support; injury recognition, fundamentals of adhesive taping, strapping, and bracing applications.

ATH 221 First Aid and Personal Safety

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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ATH 221, ATH 222, ATH 230, and ATH 299, when all taken, lead to coaching certification for nonphysical education majors in New York public schools.

Theory and practice of first aid for the injured. ARC standard course. Special attendance requirements leading to certification. Fee of $20.00.

ATH 222 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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ATH 221, ATH 222, ATH 230, and ATH 299, when all taken, lead to coaching certification for nonphysical education majors in New York public schools.

Casual and preventive factors influencing sports injuries; appropriate first-aid emergency care; injuries and their managements on a regional basis.

ATH 230 Theories and Techniques of Coaching

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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ATH 221, ATH 222, ATH 230, and ATH 299, when all taken, lead to coaching certification for nonphysical education majors in New York public schools.

Develops an understanding of the technical and personnel problems that confront the coach of an athletic team.

ATH 299 Philosophy, Principles, and Organization of Athletics

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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ATH 221, ATH 222, ATH 230, and ATH 299, when all taken, lead to coaching certification for nonphysical education majors in New York public schools.

Organization of basic athletic programs. Includes discussions of national, state league, and local regulations and policies governing operation of public school athletic programs. Also includes philosophy and principles of administering an athletic program.

ATH 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1 - 12
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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