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Physical Instruction

The University of Texas at Dallas program in Physical Instruction is designed to provide experiences in a variety of sport, exercise, and recreational activities. The courses are designed to offer opportunity for physical exercise, increase skill level in specific activities, and as a source of recreation and enjoyment. The program is designed to meet student needs and interests, is voluntary, and is coeducational. The emphasis of the program is in the lifetime sports areas. Any PHIN course may be taken up to three times for credit. PHIN courses may not be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis. A maximum of three PHIN credits may be applied toward graduation.

Physical Instruction Course Descriptions

PHIN 1102 Racquetball (1 semester hour) Emphasis on acquiring enjoyment, knowledge, and skills in racquetball. Instruction will vary according to individual ability. (1-0) S
PHIN 1103 Beginning Tennis (1 semester hour) Designed for the beginning player; development of basic strokes, rules of play, scoring. (1-0) Y
PHIN 1104 Intermediate Tennis (1 semester hour) Designed for the player who has mastered the basic skills; utilization of strategy and tactics in game playing. (1-0) Y
PHIN 1106 Aerobics (1 semester hour) Emphasis on the development of cardiovascular endurance by utilizing choreographed routines which may combine basic dance pattern with activities such as walking, jogging, and jumping. (1-0) S
PHIN 1107 Beginning in Basketball (1 semester hour) Instructionin basic basketball skills, including rules, strategies, and competitive activities. (1-0) Y
PHIN 1108 Beginning Volleyball (1 semester hour) Instruction in basic volleyball skills, including rules, strategies, and competitive activities. (1-0) Y
PHIN 1120 Yoga (1 semester hour) Instruction in the basic asanas and their use in building and maintaining muscle tone throughout the body. (1-0) Y
PHIN 1121 Martial Arts and Self-Defense (1 semester hour) Instruction in basic self-defense techniques. Emphasis on judo and karate for self-defense and physical exercise. (1-0) Y
PHIN 1122 Physical Fitness and Conditioning (1 semester hour) Instruction and participation in weight training and conditioning techniques. Designed to improve muscle tone, flexibility, and endurance. (1-0) S
PHIN 1130 Swimming (1 semester hour) Instruction in basic swimming including stroke development, water safety, and fitness. (1-0) S
PHIN 2102 Raquetball II (1 semester hour) This course will emphasize the continued development and increase in skills necessary for the game of racquetball. Skill development will continue in strokes, serving, court position, rules and strategies. (1-0)
PHIN 2120 Open Water Scuba (1 semester hour) Learn to Scuba dive under the PADI diver-training program. This is a hands on course that will teach you in a classroom and pool environment all of the skills to receive diver certification. At the end of the course, you will demonstrate your skills at a Scuba Park near Dallas. Upon successful completion of four open water dives, you will receive a PADI Open Water Certification card. Prerequisites: You must be able to swim and tread water. Additionally, you must complete a medical questionnaire. Depending on the response to the questionnaire, you might need a medical release from a Licensed Medical Doctor prior to any in-water training. (1-0) Y
PHIN 2150 Soccer (1 semester hour) This course will teach understanding and demonstration of the basic skills and concepts used in the game of soccer. (1-0)
PHIN 2151 Topics in Athletics (1 semester hour) Skill instruction in the basic fundamentals and style of playing. Emphasis on techniques, conditioning, and play patterns. By permission of the instructor only. (1-0) R

 

 

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Statement on Equal Educational Opportunity
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, and veteran status. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited pursuant to University policy.