Physical Activity Courses

EDPE 101 Tai Chi 1.00 credit
Tai Chi is a unique exercise system which consists of a sequence of slow, relaxed movements. Its benefits in the areas of health, fitness, relaxation, concentration and self-defense are well known. Tai Chi helps restore and maintain natural health as well as stretches, strengthens, and relaxes the entire body. Tai Chi is a gentle exercise suited to all age groups and can be used as a valuable method of stress management.
EDPE 102 Basketball and Softball 1.00 credit
This class will provide students with a progressive sequence of skills and activities designed to offer a basic understanding in both Basketball and Softball. Game strategies, techniques, terminology, rules and safety will be covered in this class. Students will participate in organized games and skill competitions against classmates. Offered on sufficient demand.
EDPE 103 Basketball and Flag Football 1.00 credit
This class will provide students with a progressive sequence of skills and activities designed to offer a basic understanding in both basketball and flag football. Game strategies, techniques, terminology, rules and safety will be covered in this class. Students will participate in organized games and skill competitions against classmates. This class is only offered in the fall.
EDPE 104 Varsity Basketball 1.00 credit
Members of the Varsity Basketball Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 105 Varsity Basketball Condition 1.00 credit
Members of the Varsity Basketball Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 106 Varsity Cheerleading 1.00 credit
Members of the Varsity Cheerleading Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 107 Novice Crew Conditioning 1.00 credit
Members of the Crew Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 108 Beginning Bowling 1.00 credit
Students will be provided with a progressive sequence of skills and activities designed to provide a basic understanding of bowling. This class will cover bowling strategies, techniques, terminology, etiquette and safety concepts. In addition, this course is designed to provide competition in a fun environment. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 109 League Bowling 1.00 credit
This course allows Gonzaga students to take part in organized league bowling through North Bowl Lanes. The students will meet once a week and bowl three games in teams consisting of 4 players. At the end of the 13 weeks, students will take part in a league tournament. Students have the option of taking this class for credit or non-credit. This is an off-campus course. Students are responsible for paying the league fee costs directly to North Bowl Lanes.
EDPE 110 X-Biking 1.00 credit
This interval based cycling class will work your entire body. Classes are taught using the stationary x-bikes, which allow users to engage their upper body and core while the legs do the pedaling.
EDPE 111 Indoor Soccer 1.00 credit
This activity class will focus on the fundamental skills and rules of indoor soccer. This class will be held at the SYSA Indoor Soccer Center and will be taught by experienced soccer coaches. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 112 Crew Conditioning 1.00 credit
Instructor Permission and Crew Team only
EDPE 113 CrossFit 1.00 credit
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning system built on constantly varied, functional movements executed at high level of intensity appropriate for the individual. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains; cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. This course is appropriate for all levels of fitness and/or experience. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 114 Zumba 1.00 credit
Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International Music-dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba utilizes the principals of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. It targets areas such as the glutes, legs, arms, abdominals and the heart. It is a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps.
EDPE 115 Aerobics 1.00 credit
Geared to all who want to sweat and have fun in a group fitness class. Classes will be a combination of step and floor aerobics, aerobic kickboxing, circuit training, body toning, and general cardiovascular workouts. Classes vary by day and instructor focus.
EDPE 116 Cardio Pump 1.00 credit
Cardio Pump is a barbell class that will strengthen and tone your entire body. This 50-minute workout will challenge all of your major muscle groups by using exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls in high repetition set to music.
EDPE 117 Social Dance 1.00 credit
Students will learn the fundamentals of swing, salsa and ballroom styles of dance. Social dancing provides an outlet for increasing an individual's social, mental, and physiological development in a fun, low pressure environment. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 118 Barre Long and Lean 1.00 credit
Barre Long and Lean is a full body workout that yields powerful results quickly. Classes utilize a ballet barre to build long, lean muscles and functional body. Components of class include yoga, Pilates, strength training and stretching. No experience is necessary and all levels of fitness are welcome. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 120 Varsity Baseball 1.00 credit
Members of the Varsity Baseball Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 121 Baseball Conditioning 1.00 credit
Members of the Varsity Baseball Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 122 Varsity Track 1.00 credit
Members of the Varsity Track Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 123 Varsity Cross Country 1.00 credit
Members of the Varsity Cross Country Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 124 Beginning Fencing 1.00 credit
Students will be provided with a progressive sequence of skills and activities designed to offer a basic understanding of fencing including strategies, techniques, terminology, and safety concepts. Lab fee required.
EDPE 125 Intermediate-Advanced Fencing 1.00 credit
EDPE 126 Beginning Golf 1.00 credit
Each session will consist of a review of basic fundamentals of grip, stance, ball positioning and swing mechanics. The first session will include: course overview, safety concerns in the game of golf and putting. The second session will be chipping; the third session will consist of swings with the short irons; the fourth session will cover the full swing with mid irons; the fifth session will cover full swing with woods; the sixth and final session will go over bunker play, course review and etiquette. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 127 Intermediate-Advanced Golf 1.00 credit
This course is a continuation from EDPE 126. It is designed to provide more advanced instruction for individuals with greater than beginning skills. It will discuss and emphasize stroke refinement and special play situations. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 128 Varsity Golf 1.00 credit
Members of the Varsity Golf Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 129 Self Defense/Judo 1.00 credit
The purpose of this class is for the student to develop the skills necessary to participate in the martial art of judo, as well as basic self-defense skills. It is also designed to provide an avenue to maintain a quality physical and mental outlet to lead a healthier lifestyle. The course will include standing basics, moving basics, kata, and basic throwing and falling techniques.
EDPE 130 Triathlon Training 1.00 credit
The emphasis of this course will be on preparing students for triathlon events, with skill development in the areas of swimming, biking and running. This course will incorporate a variety of training methods to ensure progressive development of individual cardiovascular fitness.
EDPE 131 Beginning Karate 1.00 credit
During this class, students can expect to learn not only the basics of traditional karate, but also proper etiquette, Chinese and Japanese terminology, as well as proper breathing techniques. It is expected that students know and follow the proper etiquette rules of the karate teachings. This will be learned and displayed through the controlled fighting situations in the class. This class is designed to cultivate the virtues of humility, strength of character, creativity, decisiveness, patience, and respect for others.
EDPE 132 Intermediate Karate 1.00 credit
A continuation of EDPE 131-01, students can expect to expand their knowledge of traditional karate, etiquette, and Chinese and Japanese terminology. It is expected that students know and follow the proper etiquette rules of the karate teachings. This will be learned and displayed through the controlled fighting situations in the class. This class is designed to cultivate the virtues of humility, strength of character, creativity, decisiveness, patience, and respect for others.
EDPE 133 Advanced Karate 1.00 credit
A continuation of EDPE 132, students can expect to continue to expand their knowledge of traditional karate, etiquette, and Chinese and Japanese terminology. It is expected that students know and follow the proper etiquette rules of the karate teachings. This will be learned and displayed through the controlled fighting situations in the class. This class is designed to cultivate the virtues of humility, strength of character, creativity, decisiveness, patience, and respect for others.
EDPE 136 Scuba 1.00 credit
The purpose of an Open Water Diver Scuba Diving course is to equip each student with the proper knowledge and skills to become a safe and independent diver. The goal of this class is to work towards becoming a certified, safe and educated diver that respects and enjoys the underwater world. All academics and water skills will be taught in a realistic manner with references to practical diving situations. Students must pass a swim test in order to participate. Lab fee required.
EDPE 137 Ski Conditioning 1.00 credit
This course is designed to get students ready for ski and snowboarding season. Ski Conditioning is an intense concentration of exercises that complement the basic movement of skiing and snowboarding. The emphasis is on improving the general level of body conditioning, flexibility, and improvement of cardiovascular fitness as they relate to skiing and snowboarding. Offered on sufficient demand. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 138 Alpine Skiing 1.00 credit
This course is open to both non-skiers and skiers of various abilities. You'll have fun while learning or improving your ski skills and get credit at the same time. Students have the option of enrolling in classes at 49 Degrees North or Mt. Spokane. The course runs for six consecutive weeks. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required. This class is only offered in the spring.
EDPE 139 Ski Racing 1.00 credit
Offered on sufficient demand.
EDPE 140 Snowboarding 1.00 credit
This course is open to snowboarders of all abilities. You'll have fun while learning or improving your snowboarding skills and get credit at the same time. Students have the option of enrolling in classes at 49 Degrees North or Mt. Spokane. The course runs for six consecutive Saturdays. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required. This class is only offered in the spring.
EDPE 142 Snowsport Inst Training 1.00 - 2.00 credits
This course is designed to prepare students to be alpine and/or snowboard instructors in accordance with the Professional Ski Instructors (PSIA) and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) certification standards. Course will consist of classroom activities and simulations with additional, optional, on hill training, and Level I or II, PSIA/AASI certification exams. Offered on sufficient demand.
EDPE 144 Swimmers 1.00 credit
A course offered to all level of swimmers who want to enhance their health through swimming or refine their swimming techniques. Offered on sufficient demand.
EDPE 145 Varsity Soccer 1.00 credit
Members of the Varsity Soccer Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 146 Soccer and Volleyball 1.00 credit
This class will provide students with a progressive sequence of skills and activities designed to offer a basic understanding in both Soccer and Volleyball. Game strategies, techniques, terminology, rules and safety will be covered in this class. Students will participate in organized games and skill competitions against classmates.
EDPE 147 Softball and Volleyball 1.00 credit
This class is designed to provide students with a progressive sequence of skills and activities designed to offer a basic understanding in both Softball and Volleyball. Game strategies, techniques, terminology, rules and safety will be covered in this class. Students will participate in organized games and skill competitions against classmates.
EDPE 148 Varsity Tennis 1.00 credit
Members of the Varsity Tennis Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 149 Varsity Tennis Conditioning 1.00 credit
Members of the Varsity Tennis Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 150 Varsity Weight Training 1.00 credit
Members of Gonzaga University Varsity Athletic Teams only. Permission required
EDPE 151 The Union Spin/Yoga 1.00 credit
The Union is an off-campus fitness studio that specializes in both spin and yoga classes. The hour long yoga class and fifty minute spin class focus on powerful, athletic and high energy components. Students will be required to attend 2 classes a week and can pick either yoga and/or spin. All levels of fitness are welcome and encouraged. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 152 Racquet Sports 1.00 credit
This class will provide students with a progressive sequence of skills and activities designed to offer a basic understanding in racquetball, pickle ball, badminton and tennis. Game strategies, techniques, terminology, rules and safety will be covered in this class. Students will participate in organized games and skill competitions against classmates.
EDPE 153 Tennis and Badminton 1.00 credit
This class will provide students with a progressive sequence of skills and activities designed to offer a basic understanding in both tennis and badminton. Game strategies, techniques, terminology, rules and safety will be covered in this class. Students will participate in organized games and skill competitions against classmates. Offered on sufficient demand.
EDPE 154 Varsity Volleyball 1.00 credit
Members of the Varsity Volleyball Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 155 Soccer/Basketball 1.00 credit
This class will provide students with a progressive sequence of skills and activities designed to offer a basic understanding in both soccer and basketball. Game strategies, techniques, terminology, rules and safety will be covered in this class. Students will participate in organized games and skill competitions against classmates.
EDPE 156 Pilates 1.00 credit
This Pilates class is designed to strengthen and lengthen the muscles of the body. Using a combination of mat-work exercises, yoga-like postures, and strength conditioning skills, this Pilates class will focus on abdominal muscles, the muscles of the upper and lower back, including the shoulders, and the muscles surrounding the pelvis and glutes. This class will include beginner through intermediate level Pilates exercises and is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.
EDPE 157 Yoga 1.00 credit
This class is designed to promote individual fitness for total mind/body health. The primary emphasis will focus on strength and stretching movements, incorporating breathing and relaxation techniques. Students will benefit from greater body awareness, increased strength, flexibility, and an overall feeling of well-being. This class is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Classes vary by day and by instructor focus.
EDPE 158 Fitness and Conditioning 1.00 credit
Fitness and Conditioning is a great class for both the beginning exerciser and the fitness enthusiast. This course is designed to help increase individuals' cardiovascular endurance, speed and agility, and upper body, lower body, and core strength. This class will introduce individuals to a variety of activities that will lead to an overall improvement of body conditioning: weight training, running/walking, calisthenics, and plyometrics.
EDPE 159 Aqua Aerobics 1.00 credit
This shallow water workout includes calisthenics style movements with variations of upper and lower body resistive moves. Water Aerobics helps shape and tone your body, as well as keep your heart rate up. Water exercises also develop cardiovascular endurance and help work your muscles without punishing joints and bones. Offered on sufficient demand.
EDPE 160 Weight Training 1.00 credit
This course is designed for students with all levels of weight training experience. Students will be supervised and instructed in the proper lifting techniques. This class gives instruction and practice in the use of resistance exercise for increasing muscular strength and endurance. The course will emphasize different effects from different workout types and proper lifting technique to help individuals meet their goals. Additionally, students will learn general weight room safety, spotting techniques and weight room etiquette.
EDPE 161 Studio Yoga 1.00 credit
Experience yoga off-campus in a warm studio exclusively dedicated to the practice of yoga, meditation and study. At Spokane Yoga Shala, several different styles of yoga are taught. Students are able to pick classes and times that work best you’re your schedule. Students are expected to attend two classes a week. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 163 Lacrosse Team 1.00 credit
EDPE 164 Beginning Fly Fishing 1.00 credit
The purpose of this class is to provide beginning fly fishers, or those who need some basic assistance, with a comprehensive course on the essentials of fly fishing. Intermediate students can also enroll in this class to enrich their technical skills. The class will cover equipment; casting; basic entomology (fish food sources); water reading; fly selection and knot tying; safety; fishing strategies in both still and moving water; and if time allows an introduction to fly tying. Lab fee required.
EDPE 165 Beg Horseback Riding 1.00 credit
This class is designed to provide students with knowledge of basic horsemanship emphasizing safety and recreational enjoyment. Class sessions will emphasize horsemanship etiquette, terminology, and safety concepts. By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate basic care of the horse, correct riding positions, skills and aids necessary for proper horsemanship, and an appreciation for horseback riding. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 166 Inter Horseback Riding 1.00 credit
A continuation of EDPE 165, this class is designed to move the student to an intermediate level of English riding while emphasizing horsemanship and safety. This class will focus on gaining a greater appreciation in horsemanship by further developing horsemanship skills, respect for horses, refinement in position and aids for English riding and an introduction to Dressage principles and jumping. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 167 Adv Horseback Riding 1.00 credit
A continuation of EDPE 166, this class is designed to allow the student to progress safely to an advanced level of English style riding and horsemanship. This class will focus on gaining a greater appreciation in horsemanship, respect for horses, refinement in positions and aids for English riding and more advanced information into Dressage principles and jumping. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 170 Ice Skating 1.00 credit
Beginners to intermediate ice skaters will enjoy this class. Improve your skating skills with experienced instructors at the Riverfront Park Ice Palace. Not only will students be given plenty of instruction and free skate, but games are incorporated into the class as well. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 173 Badminton and Racquetball 1.00 credit
This class will provide students with a progressive sequence of skills and activities designed to offer a basic understanding in both badminton and racquetball. Game strategies, techniques, terminology, rules and safety will be covered in this class. Students will participate in organized games and skill competitions against classmates. Offered on sufficient demand.
EDPE 174 Intermediate/Advanced CrossFit 1.00 credit
CrossFit is strength and conditioning system built on constantly varied, functional movements executed at high level of intensity appropriate for the individual. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains. They are cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Students will need to have completed a semester of EDPE 113 or obtain instructor approval before enrolling.
Prerequisite: EDPE 113 Minimum Grade: D
EDPE 175 Beginning Gymclimbing 1.00 credit
This course teaches students the basic climbing skills. The emphasis of this course will be on climbing technique and physical training through climbing in the gym. This course is held at Wild Walls Climbing Gym which is a state of the art 40 foot high monolith with over 6000 square feet of climbing terrain. There are over 35 ropes for top roping, a bouldering cave and 50 routes that are changed on a continual basis. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 176 Int Gymclimbing 1.00 credit
This course is geared toward students who already have the basic climbing skills. Knowledge needed for this class is: be an experienced belayer, tie a figure eight follow through knot and understand the basic terminology associated with climbing. The emphasis of this course will be on climbing technique and physical training through climbing in the gym. This course is held at Wild Walls Climbing Gym which is a state of the art 40-foot-high monolith with over 6000 square feet of climbing terrain. There are over 35 ropes for top roping, a bouldering cave and 50 routes that are changed on a continual basis. This is an off-campus course. Lab fee required.
EDPE 178 Racquetball 1.00 credit
This class is designed to provide students with a progressive sequence of skills and activities designed to offer a basic understanding the sport of racquetball. Game strategies, techniques, terminology, rules and safety will be covered in this class. Students will participate in organized games and skill competitions against classmates.
EDPE 179 Beginning/Inter Handball 1.00 credit
This class is designed to provide students with a progressive sequence of skills and activities designed to offer a basic understanding the sport of handball. Game strategies, techniques, terminology, rules and safety will be covered in this class. Students will participate in organized games and skill competitions against classmates.
EDPE 181 Volleyball Conditioning 1.00 credit
Members of the Varsity Volleyball Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 182 Soccer Conditioning 1.00 credit
Members of the Varsity Soccer Team only. Instructor permission required.
EDPE 186 GU out of Bounds Rafting 1.00 credit
A basic introduction to river rafting, campsite preparation, and organization. Students must participate in the Gonzaga sponsored "Out of Bounds" adventure orientation to be eligible for this activity class.
EDPE 188 PiYo 1.00 credit
This class is designed to promote individual fitness for total mind/body health through a combination of mat Pilates and yoga. The primary emphasis will be on strengthening and stretching movements, from each tradition, along with the varied breathing techniques associated with each. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, the students will benefit from greater body awareness, increased strength, flexibility, and an overall feeling of well-being.