Academic Programs



Service Courses

offered in 2016-2017 academic year

Transylvania's exercise science program provides all students the opportunity to learn new physical activity skill and increase their personal fitness by choosing from the service courses listed below.

PE 2 Lacrosse

PE 3 Volleyball

PE 4 Field Hockey

PE 5 Soccer

PE 6 Badminton

PE 7 Basketball

PE 8 Bowling

PE 9 Softball

PE 12 Horsemanship

PE 13 Beginning Tennis

PE 15 Golf

PE 16 Swimming

PE 17 Modern Dance/Cheer

PE 18 Cheerleading

PE 21 Intermediate Tennis

PE 24 Fitness Walking and Running

PE 25 Ultimate Frisbee

PE 27 Ballroom Dancing

PE 31 Beginning Weight Training

PE 33 Aerobics

PE 34 Outdoor Recreation
This activity course includes outdoor recreation activities such as camping, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, and bicycling.

PE 35 Lifeguarding
Activity course designed for skilled swimmers who wish to qualify for their Red Cross Advanced Lifeguarding Certificate.

PE 37 Karate and Self Defense
This activity course introduces the traditional oriental martial art of Shotokan Karate. It is designed to teach the basic karate and self-defense techniques. The class will be taught in a systematic manner according to the standardized instruction method developed by the Japan Karate Association (JKA). The JKA training method makes karate suitable for anyone. It provides all around exercise and enhances self-confidence and self-discipline.

PE 38 Beginning Yoga
This activity course is intended as an introduction to the basic exercises and philosophies of yoga. As practiced in Eastern cultures for millennia, yoga enhances physical flexibility and stamina, increases mental and physical energy, stimulates and expands concentration, and offers an overall sense of physical and psychological well-being.

PE 41 Cross Country

PE 42 Baseball
Student participation in intercollegiate baseball competition at Transylvania University.

PE 43 Advanced Weight Training

PE 47 Beginning Tai Chi Chuan 24
This course is a seven-week introduction to the movements and breathing of Tai Chi Chuan, a 2500-year-old internal form with slow, low-impact movements unifying the mind and body. The 24 Yang Style is form is the internationally recognized standard of Tai Chi schools. Students will learn this complete form which, when practiced regularly, can have extraordinary health benefits, including cardio-vascular improvement, greater balance and stability, a counter to daily stress, and greater self-confidence and self-esteem.

PE 48 Beach Volleyball

PE 51 Team Sports Officiating I

PE 52 Team Sports Officiating II

PE 53 Advanced Golf

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