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Physically Active for Life (PAL) Program
The Department of Sport and Exercise Science Activity / 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 Program Courses – Fall 2013
 
PE 158. Core Training (1) – TR, 1:30-2:20 pm - Instructor: Dr. Buffy Maetozo, 904-256-7207, gmaetoz@ju.edu
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 199-01. Ultimate Frisbee (1) – MW, 1:00-1:50 pm - Instructor: Chris Johnson, 904-256-7794, cjohnso60@ju.edu
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 199-03. Wingshooting I (1) – F, 1:00-2:50 pm - Instructor: David Dobson, 904-256-7067, ddobson1@ju.edu
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 199-05. Wingshooting II (1) – F, 1:00-2:50 pm - Instructor: David Dobson, 904-256-7067, ddobson1@ju.edu
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 199-07. Wingshooting III (1) – F, 1:00-2:50 pm - Instructor: David Dobson, 904-256-7067, ddobson1@ju.edu
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 199-09. Yoga (1) – MW, 8:00-8:50 am - Instructor: Becca Levy, becca.levy@gmail.com
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) – TR, 11:00-11:50 am - Instructor: TBA
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 215. Weight Training (1) – Tuesday/Thursday, 8:30-9:20 am - Instructor: Bambi Carson, 904-256-7462, bcarson@ju.edu  
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.
 
PAL Program Contact Information
Dr. Buffy Maetozo, Director, 904-256-7207, gmaetoz@ju.edu