Physically Active for Life (PAL) Program
The Department of Sport and Exercise Science Activity and Skill Courses

What is the PAL program?
The PAL Program is an activity-based initiative designed to provide the Jacksonville University community with the opportunity to enroll and participate in structured recreational courses intended to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

 
What is the mission of the PAL program?
The mission of the PAL Program is to enhance the overall quality of life for participants through engaged and interactive courses that provide comprehensive instruction for beginning through advanced levels of physical activity.
 
How can I benefit from participation in the PAL program?
The PAL Program affords the participant an opportunity for improved health and wellness through proper instruction, engagement, and commitment characteristic of a physically active lifestyle.
 
 
PAL Progam Courses – Spring 2013
 
PE 158. Core Training (1) – Monday/Wednesday, 11:00-11:50 am - Instructor: Dr. Maetozo
This course is a combination of core/plank/Pilates type exercises on the floor and physioball exercises using the medicine ball and weights. The core refers to the muscles of the torso from the lower rib cage to below the beltline. These muscles stabilize the spine, pelvis and shoulder and provide a solid foundation for movement in the extremities. Stronger, balanced core muscles help maintain appropriate posture and reduce strain on the spine. Brief discussions on posture and muscle toning are offered.
 
PE 199-02. Ultimate Frisbee (1) – Monday/Wednesday, 1:00-1:50 pm - Instructor: Johnson
This course is designed to introduce the basic skills and knowledge of ultimate frisbee and to promote physical activity via participation. Participants will develop fundamental skills of basic disc throwing and catching; learn offensive and defensive strategies; and gain an understanding of the history, rules and ‘Spirit of the Game’.
 
PE 199-04. Wingshooting I (1) – Friday, 1:00-2:50 pm - Instructor: Dobson
This course is designed for prospective Wingshooting & Clays Shooting (Shotgun) enthusiasts/shooters with little or no experience, as well as those with experience, who wish to attain a better understanding of the Wingshooting/Clay Shooting fundamentals. Participants will learn the history of shotgunning, the elements of proper gun safety, eye dominance & proper gun fit, different shotgun types, theory of chokes and loads, the 5 major Clay Sports, their differences, and shotgun shooting methodologies.
 
PE 199-06. Wingshooting II (1) – Friday, 1:00-2:50 pm - Instructor: Dobson
This course is designed for intermediate Wingshooting & Clays Shooting (Shotgun) enthusiasts/shooters who have successfully completed Introduction to Wingshooting Theory, Level I, and wish to attain a better understanding of the Wingshooting/Clay Shooting fundamentals. Level II participants will review and demonstrate solidarity and competency with respect to the history of shotgunning, the elements of proper gun safety, eye dominance & proper gun fit , different shotgun types, theory of chokes and loads, the 5 major Clay Sports,their differences, and shotgun shooting methodologies.
 
PE 199-08. Wingshooting III (1) – Friday, 1:00-2:50 pm - Instructor: Dobson
This course is designed for advanced Wingshooting & Clays Shooting (Shotgun) enthusiasts/shooters with considerable shotgun shooting experience who wish to attain a better understanding of the Wingshooting/Clay Shooting fundamentals and apply this knowledge in the competitive clay sports. Levell III participants will be required to display a thorough knowledge of the history of shotgunning, the elements of proper gun safety, eye dominance & proper gun fit, different shotgun types, theory of chokes and loads, the 5 major Clay, their differences, and shotgun shooting methodologies. This course will also examine and apply the mental aspects of competing successfully.
 
PE 199-10. Yoga (1) – Monday/Wednesday, 8:00-8:50 am - Instructor: Levy
This course is designed to improve muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, posture, balance, and relaxation techniques. Participants will be provided with a beginner working knowledge of Yoga positions, the benefits associated with Yoga, and knowledge of skills needed to pursue independent training as part of their lifetime fitness program.
 
PE 203. Beginning Tennis (1) – Monday/Wednesday, 2:00-2:50 pm - Instructor: Diaz
This course will provide participants with the introductory skills for tennis. The basic techniques of serving, volleying, ground strokes, scoring, basic strategy, conditioning and the rules of tennis will be presented through drills, demonstrations, practice and game play.
 
PE 205. Beginning Golf (1) – Friday, 4:00-5:50 pm - Instructor: Comstock
The course will provide beginning instruction in the basic principles of the game of golf. Emphasis will be placed on fundamentals, etiquette, basicunderstanding of playing the sport, and rules. Class will meet at the Blue Cypress Golf Course.
 
PE 207. Recreational Games (1) – Monday/Wednesday, 10:00-10:50 am - Instructor: Johnson
This course is designed to teach participants the skills needed to play various recreational games as a lifetime sport. Participants will be able to apply basic terminology, rules, and strategies for playing a lifetime sport. The sports of flag football, ultimate frisbee, softball, and basketball will be covered.
 
PE 208. Beginning Soccer (1) – Tuesday/Thursday, 8:30-9:20 am - Instructor: Orr
This course is a beginning soccer course. Very basic instruction and tips for soccer will be presented. Emphasis will be on proper technique and safety. There will be training involved including running, as well as: dribbling; ball handling skills; equipment selection; modified game play; fitness; and shooting.
 
PE 209. Volleyball [sand] (1) – Tuesday/Thursday, 2:00-2:50pm - Instructor: Diaz
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an introduction to the sport of sand volleyball. Individuals will participate actively in volleyball drills in order to understand how to properly play and coach volleyball. Although this course will primarily focus on the outdoor game of volleyball, participants will learn both indoor and outdoor rules and skills.
 
PE 214. Track and Field (1) – Monday/Wednesday, 9:00-9:50 am - Instructor: Carson
This course will provide participants with an introduction to Track and Field. Participants will become familiar with all Track and Field events, rules and regulations. Individuals will participate actively in all Track and Field events enabling him/her to understand the sport. This course is also an examination of the theory and practice of teaching/coaching track and field.
 
PE 215. Weight Training (1) – Tuesday/Thursday, 8:30-9:20 am - Instructor: Carson OR 11:00-11:50 am - Instructor: Davis
This course will provide participants with an introduction to weight training using free weights, exercise balls, and focusing on the health related components of fitness. Individuals will participate actively in total body weight training exercises enabling him/her to evaluate personal weight training programs for personal growth and development.
 
PE 218. Advanced Golf (1) – Friday, 4:00-5:50 pm - Instructor: Comstock
This course will provide individual instruction regarding the underlying fundamentals of the game of golf. Emphasis will be placed on fine tuning individual swing mechanics and on proper course management associated with low handicap play. Class will meet at the Blue Cypress Golf Course.