PHYE 100 - (1) (S)
Myo Sim Karate
Emphasizes basic stances, blocks and attacks, hand and foot techniques,
and practice in first forms.
PHYE 101 - (1) (S)
Uechi Ryu Karate
Traditional Chinese-Okinawan self-defense with an origin in the
ancient Chinese tradition of martial arts. Strikes, blocks, and
throws are emphasized, and kata (forms) are practiced to master
PHYE 102 - (1) (S)
Judo is a Japanese martial art and Olympic sport. It consists of
throwing and pinning techniques, strangleholds, and joint immobilizations.
While there is a large amount of physical interplay between participants,
mutual respect and cooperation are emphasized resulting in safe
play and character development.
PHYE 103 - (1) (S)
Wushu (Kaolin Kung Fu)
Wushu, commonly known as kung-fu, is a general term for Chinese
martial arts with origins in the Shaolin Temple dating back to 500
PHYE 104 - (1) (S)
This course strives to develop the mind and body through martial
arts. There will be an introduction to basic moves followed by more
challenging techniques over the course of the semester. There is
an equal emphasis on striking and grappling.
PHYE 110 - (1) (S)
Three levels of instruction- Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
All courses stress proper use of the basic fundamentals including
proper strokes, court positions and strategy for singles and doubles.
Rules, terminology, and etiquette are equally stressed.
PHYE 111 - (1) (S)
Emphasizes the fundamentals of skills and shots, stressing rules
and game strategy.
PHYE 112 - (1) (S)
Two levels of instruction- Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced. Emphasizes
the fundamental skills and rules of volleyball, as well as basic
team play and strategy.
PHYE 113 - (1) (Y)
This course covers the basic skills of soccer such as dribbling,
shooting, passing, heading and trapping, which will be used in game
PHYE 114 - (1) (S)
The purpose of this course is to give exposure to this fast-paced
fun sport. It will focus on the basic ball-handling skills, general
team play, rules, and an introduction to various team strategies.
PHYE 115 - (1) (Y)
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels are offered which emphasize
the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding.
Rules and game strategy are also covered and practiced through participation
in games throughout the class.
PHYE 116 - (1) (S)
This course focuses on instruction of basic softball skills, along
with strategy and rules of the game.
PHYE 117 - (1) (S)
Golf instruction is provided on a group basis at a local golf club.
Emphasis is placed on grip, stance, and swing in addition to etiquette
PHYE 130 - (1) (S)
Beginning and intermediate levels of swimming are offered. The Beginner
level is designed for students who have little or no prior swimming
knowledge and emphasizes basic stroke development and safety skills.
The Intermediate level stresses the improvement of strokes, kicking
and breathing. Deep water skills are also taught.
PHYE 131 - (1) (S)
Swimming for Fitness
This course is designed to improve fitness level through cardiovascular
endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility training. It also
covers stroke mechanics, basic water safety, and components of fitness.
PHYE 132 - (1) (S)
This course emphasizes the basic skills of skin diving and scuba,
along with the physiology of diving, first aid, and decompression.
PHYE 140 - (1) (S)
Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced levels offered. Emphasis will
be placed on learning proper lifting technique and designing individualized
PHYE 141 - (1) (S)
Yoga is the practice of uniting the mind and body in a series of
postures or a meditation in motion. This class is a Kripalu style
yoga, which focuses on a series of postures that strengthen the
muscles, increase flexibility, energize the body and cultivate mental
and emotional calmness. The class will begin with instruction on
basic postures and progress to an intermediate level.
PHYE 142 - (1) (S)
Pilates is a series of controlled movements engaging one's body
and mind which focuses on improving flexibility and strength for
the total body without building bulk. Emphasis is placed on strengthening
the "core" or "powerhouse" of the body which includes the abdominal
muscles, the back, and the butt.
PHYE 143 - (1) (S)
Cardio Fitness with Resistance Training
Emphasis is placed on increasing cardiovascular endurance through
various forms of exercise, including, but not limited to, aerobic
dance, circuit training, running, and other aerobic activities.
Resistance exercise will also be included such as squats, push-ups,
crunches, and weights.
PHYE 144 - (1) (S)
Running for Fitness
Open to runners of all levels. Instruction may include road, off-road,
speedwork, interval training, and hill work. Training to meet individual
PHYE 150 - (1) (S)
This course covers different techniques of jazz dance. Emphasis
is placed on progression of skills through across-the-floor. Class
includes a warm-up, center work, across-the-floor, and a short combination.
Level varies by semester.
PHYE 151 - (1) (S)
Taught by a local dance instructor and focuses on the basic steps
such as flaps, shuffles, and short combinations.
PHYE 152 - (1) (S)
This course builds on a basic foundation of ballet with an emphasis
on technique and endurance. Class includes a floor and barre warm-up,
center work, across-the-floor, and a variety of combinations. The
level of class varies by semester.
PHYE 160 - (1) (S)
Classes are offered for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders
who wish to learn or refine riding skills.
PHYE 161 - (1) (S)
This course introduces the student to basic ice skating skills.
With progression, the student will learn basic spins, more advanced
blade work, and jumps.
PHYE 162 - (1) (S)
This course covers the basic skills and rules of ice hockey.
PHYE 163 - (1) (Y)
The fundamentals such as basic skills and techniques, safety and
equipment purchase and care are taught.
PHYE 164 - (1) (Y)
Fundamentals of snowboarding are emphasized.
Note Note Courses are co-educational unless listed
For additional information contact the departmental office, Memorial
Gym, Charlottesville, VA 22903; (434) 924-3167;