The Program

General Education Requirements

Classes in Athletics, Wellness and Physical Education fulfill Earlham's General Education Wellness Requirement. Four activities classes are required for graduation. All classes fulfill one General Education Requirement in Wellness unless otherwise indicated.

* Key

Courses that fulfill
General Education Requirements:

  • (A-AP) = Arts - Applied
  • (A-TH) = Arts - Theoretical/Historical
  • (A-AR) = Analytical - Abstract Reasoning
  • (A-QR) = Analytical - Quantitative
  • (D-D) = Diversity - Domestic
  • (D-I) = Diversity - International
  • (D-L) = Diversity - Language
  • (ES) = Earlham Seminar
  • (IP) = Interpretive Practices
  • (SI) = Scientific Inquiry
  • (W) = Wellness
  • (WI) = Writing Intensive
  • (AY) = Offered in Alternative Year

*AWPE 100 RIDING LESSONS (.5 credits)
Levels range from beginner to advanced. Placement determined by availability. Suggested weight limit of 200 lbs. due to horse limitations. (W)

*AWPE 108 RIDING ASSISTANTS I (.5 credits)
Required for students wishing to join the Earlham College Stables Cooperative. First semester of a two-semester course. (W)

*AWPE 110 BOWLING — BEGINNING (.5 credits)
A 10-week course involving five weeks of class sessions of instruction focusing on safety issues and courtesy, ball selection, the approach to delivering the ball, ball action and bowling for spares. Class sessions include instructional time followed by three games of bowling. Final five weeks consist of league bowling in a handicap league format (a total of 10 two-hour classes). (W)

*AWPE 112 CONDITIONING FOR WOMEN — BEGINNING (.5 credits)
Entry-level course open to all women who want to improve physical conditioning and endurance. Utilizes a combination of distance and sprint workouts. (W)

*AWPE 114 CONDITIONING — BEGINNING (.5 credits)
Combines discussion with physical activity to understand and enhance the student's physical condition and to promote acceptable physical activity for the present and the future. Introduces simple cardiovascular training through walking/jogging and/or Energy Center treadmills and simple strength training through push-ups and sit-ups. (W)

*AWPE 115 SQUARE DANCING — BEGINNING (.5 credits)
An introduction to western-style square dancing. Emphasizes mainstream calls. (W)

*AWPE 116 WOMEN'S WEIGHT TRAINING — BEGINNING (.5 credits)
Designed to teach basic lifts and to introduce a strength training program. (W)

*AWPE 117 WEIGHT TRAINING — BEGINNING (.5 credits)
An introduction to the weight room facility and basic weight training exercises. (W)

*AWPE 118 TENNIS — BEGINNING (.5 credits)
An introduction to the game of tennis. Includes the basic techniques of serving, volleying, ground strokes, scoring, basic strategy and rules of tennis. (W)

*AWPE 119 SOFTBALL (.5 credits)
An introduction to the game of softball. Instruction for individuals or group, based on class roster. (W)

*AWPE 120 RACQUETBALL — BEGINNING (.5 credits)
Designed to enhance the skills necessary to participate in the sport of racquetball. (W)

*AWPE 124 JOGGING FOR FITNESS (.5 credits)
Presents the proper mechanics of jogging to improve overall fitness and total body wellness. (W)

*AWPE 126 YOGA (.5 credits)
An active Yoga class appropriate for all fitness levels. Learn the basic skills of Yoga and experience the benefits. (W)

*AWPE 128 GROUP FITNESS — BEGINNING (.5 credits)
Classes offered may include spinning, low-impact, cross training, dance, step circuit and water fitness. Instruction on use of proper technique and skills. Students choose three activities in which to participate each week. (W)

*AWPE 130 TRIATHLON TRAINING — BEGINNING (.5 credits)
An introduction to training for a triathlon. Provides information, advice and training opportunities essential for preparing for a triathlon of medium length. Opportunity to compete in the Earlham Triathlon. (W)

*AWPE 133 SPEED AND POWER TRAINING — BEGINNING (.5 credits)
Presents strategies and techniques that help improve overall speed, strength and power for athletic competition. (W)

*AWPE 134 SPEED AND POWER TRAINING — ADVANCED (.5 credits)
Focuses on improving fundamentals and techniques that help to increase overall speed, strength, power and conditioning for athletes. (W)

*AWPE 136 PILATES (.5 credits)
A stretching and strengthening exercise class that tones, improves your posture, and enhances flexibility and balance. Pilates focuses on strengthening the core of your body working from the inside out. A strong Pilates practice will allow you to achieve a functional fitness level that naturally improves everything you do. (W)

*AWPE 138 GROUP FITNESS — ADVANCED (.5 credits)
Classes offered may include spinning, low-impact, cross training, dance, step circuit and water fitness. Instruction includes use of proper technique and skills. Students choose four activities in which to participate each week. Prerequisite: AWPE 128. (W)

*AWPE 150 BASKETBALL ONE-ON-ONE (.5 credits)
An introduction to the basic fundamentals of basketball designed for participants to develop or improve offensive and defensive skills. (W)

*AWPE 151 FRISBEE — ULTIMATE CLUB (.5 credits)
Ultimate Frisbee is a student-run, coed club sport played year round. Games are played 7 vs. 7 with a Frisbee disc and without a referee; players make all the calls. (W)

*AWPE 152 LACROSSE — WOMEN'S CLUB (.5 credits)
The Lacrosse Club is open to all women regardless of level of experience/skill. This student-led club begins practices in March. Practices consist of skill development, rule implementation and game strategy. The club competes against other collegiate clubs in April. (W)

*AWPE 153 RUGBY CLUB (.5 credits)
Student-led club that meets regularly for skill development, rule implementation, game strategy and scrimmage. Occasional travel to other schools to compete; several weekend tournaments each year. Open to all students regardless of level of experience or skill. Women's and men's squads created based on interest. Year-round practice. (W)

*AWPE 154 VOLLEYBALL — MEN'S CLUB (.5 credits)
No experience necessary. Members participate in practice and tournaments. (W)

*AWPE 156 BADMINTON — BEGINNING (.5 credits)
Entry-level course designed to teach the basic strokes and strategies of badminton. (W)

*AWPE 160 INDOOR SOCCER (.5 credits)
Presents the fundamental rules and skills for soccer. Develops individual ball skills and technique with drills and scrimmages. Training outdoors, weather permitting. (W)

*AWPE 170 CHEERLEADING CLUB (.5 credits)
No experience necessary. Involves cheering at home basketball and football games as well as regular practice sessions. (W)

*AWPE 190 DANCE TEAM WELLNESS CREDIT (.5 credits)
The "Earthquakers" dance team is a student-run organization created for the purpose of improving dance technique and broadening the dancer's overall training. The dance team fosters dedication, teamwork, and school spirit by providing halftime entertainment at four home football games in the fall and six basketball games in the spring (three men's and three women's). The dance team may also perform at other events such as Dance Alloy, the Family Weekend Entertainment Showcase, and the Genesis Benefit Concert. No dance experience is necessary. Interested students must attend the organizational meeting held each semester at 7 p.m. on the first Sunday after classes begin. The meeting is held in the AWC dance studio. (W)

*AWPE 200 INTRODUCTION TO CANOEING (.5 credits)
An introduction to canoeing on local lakes and rivers, including an overnight trip. (W)

*AWPE 201 INDOOR GYM CLIMBING (.5 credits)
An introduction to the sport of climbing. Involves five introductory classes and an additional 10 documented hours of open climbing. (W)

*AWPE 202 INTRODUCTION TO THE VERTICAL WORLD (.5 credits)
An introduction to the skills and activities of the vertical world including climbing, rappelling, rope ascension, zip-lines and high ropes course activities. Highly recommended for those interested in working for the Challenge Education Program or the Solomon Climbing Wall. (W)

*AWPE 204 OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING (.5 credits)
An introduction to climbing on rock, including a trip to a local climbing destination. (W)

*AWPE 205 DOWNHILL SKIING (.5 credits)
Downhill skiing at Perfect North Slopes near Cincinnati. Six trips planned. For beginner and intermediate skiers. (W)

*AWPE 206 WINTER CAMPING (.5 credits)
An introduction to the art of winter camping, including a trip to a wilderness area in Michigan. (W)

*AWPE 207 BACKPACKING (.5 credits)
Preparation for a three-day backpacking expedition in a southeastern Appalachian wilderness area over Fall Break. Trip open to beginners. (W)

*AWPE 208 CAVING (.5 credits)
Includes an introductory caving trip to Indiana caves. (W)

*AWPE 209 INTRODUCTION TO TRAIL BUILDING (.5 credits)
A hands-on introduction to the tools, skills and techniques of trail construction. Topics include stepping stones, water bars, basic bridge construction, trail clearing and re-vegetation techniques, and erosion minimization. (W)

*AWPE 210 TRAIL BUILDING/INVASIVE SPECIES CONTROL (.5 credits)
Combines physical activity with the purpose of conserving Earlham's natural forest preserves in the Richmond area. Some trails need to be built to control trampling and to facilitate teaching and research. In addition, all areas are being invaded by exotic plant species that compete with native species. Activities include hauling materials, building trail structures, digging contours and pulling and digging up invasive shrubs. (W)

*AWPE 218 RIDING ASSISTANTS II (.5 credits)
The second part of coursework for members of the EC Stables Cooperative. Prerequisite: AWPE 108. (W)

*AWPE 223 LAP SWIMMING — BEGINNING (.5 credits)
For students already proficient in the basic skills of swimming, who are interested in working on distance and conditioning in the water. A self-instructed course designed for participants to choose their own times to swim. No instruction on specific strokes. (W)

*AWPE 224 LIFEGUARD TRAINING (.5 credits)
Provides the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies in the pool and to provide care until EMS personnel arrive. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be certified in lifeguarding, CPR, AED and First Aid. Prerequisites: Student must successfully pass timed, distance and physical swimming tests. (W)

*AWPE 226 WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (.5 credits)
Instructs students in numerous styles used when teaching others to swim. Prerequisites: A demonstrated proficiency in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, sidestroke and treading water. (W)

*AWPE 240 CPR FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (1 credit)
Teaches proper care and treatment of cardiac and other life threatening emergencies. Students may opt to receive American Heart Association Certification in Adult, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid. (W)

*AWPE 300 WHITEWATER CANOEING SEMINAR (.5 credits)
Instruction in proper techniques and skills for whitewater canoeing. (W)

*AWPE 303 WHITEWATER KAYAKING SEMINAR (.5 credits)
Instruction in the basic skills of whitewater kayaking. Covers equipment, paddle strokes, the Eskimo roll, basic river reading and rescues. (W)

*AWPE 304 OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING SEMINAR (.5 credits)
Explores more advanced climbing movement and skills. Includes a trip to Red River Gorge, a world famous climbing destination in Kentucky. (W)

*AWPE 306 BACKPACKING SEMINAR (.5 credits)
Explores more advanced backpacking skills including navigation and leadership. Involves a trip to a local wilderness area. (W)

*AWPE 308 STABLES INSTRUCTOR PROGRAM (1 credit)
Open only to EC Stables Cooperative members who are work shift leaders and riding lesson instructors. Instruction on how to become an instructor of horse riding lessons. Prerequisite: AWPE 100 and 218. (W)

*AWPE 310 WINTER CAMPING SEMINAR (.5 credits)
Explores more advanced winter camping skills and leadership. Involves a multi-night trip to a wilderness area. (W)

*AWPE 314 CONDITIONING — INTERMEDIATE (.5 credits)
An advanced class that stresses physical conditioning. Instruction about and participation in an organized program of physical conditioning that includes development of flexibility, power, speed, agility/mobility and the body's energy system's ability to utilize and deliver those skills throughout the duration of athletic competition. (W)

*AWPE 324 LIFESAVING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (.5 credits)
Trains and certifies students to teach others to become certified as lifeguards. Prerequisite: Current lifeguard certification and an 80% or higher score on a written exam. (W)

*AWPE 329 LIFETIME WELLNESS (3 credits)
Fulfills two activity requirements of Wellness Requirement. Designed for all Earlham students. Guided by the Earlham Wellness model of Body/Mind/Spirit/Community, fosters an understanding of wellness and the tools necessary to incorporate healthy behaviors into daily lives. (W)

*AWPE 350 BASKETBALL THREE-ON-THREE (.5 credits)
An introduction to basketball beyond one-on-one. Increases the participant's knowledge of game strategies. (W)

*AWPE 404 ADVANCED ROCK CLIMBING (.5 credits)
Preparation for rock climbing at a world-class climbing destination. Involves a pre-trip meeting, several indoor sessions and a weekend trip to Kentucky's Red River Gorge. (W)

*AWPE 408 STABLES BARN STAFF (.5 credits)
Not open for general enrollment. Must be appointed by the Barn Cooperative to serve as one of the five members who manage the barn. (W)

*AWPE 410 BOWLING — ADVANCED (.5 credits)
Topics include adjusting approach and ball action to lane conditions, proper ball action for better scoring and advanced spare-making. (W)

*AWPE 414 CONDITIONING — ADVANCED (.5 credits)
An advanced class that stresses physical conditioning. Instruction about and participation in an organized program of physical conditioning that includes development of flexibility, power, speed, agility/mobility and the body's energy system's ability to utilize and deliver those skills throughout the duration of athletic competition. (W)

*AWPE 415 SQUARE DANCING — ADVANCED (.5 credits)
A continuation of western-style square dancing through plus-level calls. Prerequisite: AWPE 115. (W)

*AWPE 417 WEIGHT TRAINING — ADVANCED (.5 credits)
Expands weight training knowledge and skills presented in the introductory course. Prerequisite: AWPE 117. (W)

*AWPE 418 TENNIS — ADVANCED (.5 credits)
Extended instruction in the game of tennis. Includes the basic techniques of serving, volleying, ground strokes, scoring, basic strategy and rules of tennis. (W)

*AWPE 420 RACQUETBALL — ADVANCED (.5 credits)
Designed to improve racquetball skills in singles games. Focuses on specific shots in the game. Prerequisite: AWPE 120. (W)

*AWPE 423 LAP SWIMMING — ADVANCED (.5 credits)
For students who excel in swimming. Designed for students interested in increasing endurance and strength in the water through swimming for distance. Prerequisite: AWPE 223. (W)

*AWPE 426 YOGA FLOW (.5 credits)
Appropriate for all fitness levels. Links poses together and works the body as a whole to increase strength and flexibility. Continuous Yoga Flow focuses on the transition into and out of fundamental poses to flow through a series of postures. Prerequisite: AWPE 126. (W)

*AWPE 429 INDIVIDUALIZED WELLNESS PLAN (1 credits)
Fulfills two activity requirements of the Wellness Requirement. Applies material learned in AWPE 329. Each student develops an individual wellness plan which guides him/ her through the Earlham experience. Prerequisite: AWPE 329. (W)

*AWPE 430 TRIATHLON TRAINING — ADVANCED (.5 credits)
Builds on foundational information and provides advanced training opportunities. Competition in the Earlham Triathlon. Prerequisite: AWPE 130. (W)

*AWPE 436 PILATES ON THE BALL (.5 credits)
Uses a stability ball to enhance workouts, build abdominal strength and a healthy back. Continues to train the inner layer of muscles and condition the deep stabilizing muscles to provide strong support for the core. An effective and safe way to exercise the body. Prerequisite: AWPE 136. (W)

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