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Physical Activity & Wellness Program (PAW)

The Physical Activity and Wellness program (PAW) is intended to promote health and wellness through participation in physical activity and recreational sports. The program offers a wide array of one-credit-hour courses that are available to students across the university. Courses offered through the PAW program are designed to provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge and expertise needed to successfully engage in self-directed physical activity as well as individual- and team-oriented recreational sports. Please see the course listings below to see what the PAW Program offers for students at Ohio University. 

Course Composition

Courses will combine instruction of physical activity or sport and health and wellness curriculum. Course instruction and materials are delivered in both a face-to-face and online format. Individual courses will carry one hour of graded academic credit that will count toward the required total for graduation and for the determination of full-time status in the semester in which the course is taken.

*COVID UPDATES:

PAW courses will be conducted in a face-to-face format in the Fall of 2021. COVID guidelines provided by the University will be followed in course participation. 

PAW 1000 Exercise & Conditioning

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Exercise and Conditioning. Students learn basic exercises and develop an understanding of how to build an efficient workout program.

PAW 1002 Circuit Training

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Circuit Training. Students learn basic circuits and develop an understanding of how to create and build an efficient workout program.

PAW 1003 Weight Training

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Weight Training. Students develop knowledge of proper techniques in lifting, as well as a basic understanding of how to create an efficient Weight Training program and lifestyle.

PAW 1004 Jogging

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Jogging. Students learn proper techniques of jogging, as well as methods to improve performance and continued participation over time.  

PAW 1005 Yoga

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Yoga. Students learn the many different positions and proper techniques, as well as develop an understanding of how to create an efficient Yoga routine and lifestyle.  

PAW 1220 Trail Running

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Trail Running. Students learn fundamental skills and techniques of Trail Running, as well as experience varying and challenging courses to support lifelong participation.

PAW 1106 Ice Hockey

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Ice Hockey. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Ice Hockey, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation. 

PAW 1209 Fundamentals of Ice Skating

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Ice Skating. Students learn the fundamentals of Ice Skating such as balance, skating forward and backward, and moving throughout the ice.  

PAW 1100 Basketball

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Basketball. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Basketball, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation.

PAW 1104 Ultimate Frisbee

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Ultimate Frisbee. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Ultimate Frisbee, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation. 

PAW 1108 Soccer

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Soccer. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Soccer, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation. 

PAW 1109 Flag Football

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Flag Football. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Flag Football, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation. 

PAW 1110 Team Handball

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Team Handball. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Team Handball, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation. 

PAW 1114 Jogku

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Jokgu. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Jokgu, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation. 

PAW 1115 Futsal

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Futsal. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Futsal, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation. 

PAW 1214 Fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Tae Kwon Do. Students learn the fundamentals of blocking, kicking, punching, sweeps, throwing and joint locks.  

PAW 1103 Fundamentals of Volleyball

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Volleyball. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Volleyball, as well as rules of game play to support lifelong participation. 

PAW 1116 Spikeball

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Spikeball. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Spikeball, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation. 

PAW 1200 Fundamentals of Racquetball

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Racquetball. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Racquetball, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation. 

PAW 1201 Fundamentals of Tennis

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Tennis. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Tennis, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation.

PAW 1203 Badminton

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Badminton. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Badminton, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation. 

PAW 1102 Softball

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Softball. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Softball, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation.

PAW 1202 Fundamentals of Golf

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Golf. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Golf, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation. 

PAW 1206 Bowling

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Bowling. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Bowling, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation.

PAW 1208 Archery

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Archery. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Archery, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation. 

PAW 1219 Disc Golf

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Disc Golf. Students learn fundamental skills and tactics of Disc Golf, as well as rules of gameplay to support lifelong participation. 

PAW 1300 Aqua Aerobics

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Aqua Aerobics. Students learn different exercises utilized throughout Aqua Aerobics, as well as develop an understanding of how to create an efficient workout routine and lifestyle. 

PAW 1301 Fundamentals of Swimming

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Swimming. Students learn fundamental skills and techniques of Swimming, as well as develop an understanding of how to create an efficient Swimming routine and lifestyle.  

PAW 1302 Fundamentals of Swim Conditioning

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Swim Conditioning. Students learn fundamental skills and techniques of Swim Conditioning, as well as develop an understanding of how to create an efficient Swim Conditioning routine and lifestyle.  

PAW 2301 Intermediate Swimming

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, safety, and etiquette of Swimming at the intermediate level. As an extension of Fundamentals of Swimming, students are challenged to perfect fundamental skills and techniques, as well as developing an understanding of how to create an efficient Intermediate Swimming routine and lifestyle.  

For information about the PAW program or individual courses, contact:

Dr. Annie Olcott
PAW Program Coordinator
Patton College of Education
McCracken Hall 202K
Athens, OH 45701
aolcott@ohio.edu