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PE 001   Preparatory Physical Education I Syllabus


Course Information and Policies




 Instructor Name: Abdulaziz Aldayel
 Office Hours: SUN & TUE, 11:50 am – 12:50 pm
 Office Location: Building 33, Faculty Office
 Phone No.: 860-3811
 Mail Address: P O Box 15, Dhahran 31261
 Email (aldayel@kfupm.edu.sa)




·      Course Title and Number: PE 001

·      Current Term: Fall 2004

·      Credit Hours: 1

·      Meeting Day(s) and Time:

o       Section # 013: SAT & MON 1:10 pm – 2:00 pm

o       Section# 014: SAT & MON 2:10 pm – 3:00 pm

o       Section # 015: SAT & MON 3:20 pm – 4:10 pm

o       Section # 016: SAT & MON 4:20 pm – 5:10 pm

o       Section # 025: SUN & TUE 8:00 am – 8:50 am

o       Section # 026: SUN & TUE 9:00 am – 9:50 am

o       Section # 027: SUN & TUE 10:00 am – 10:50 am

o       Section # 028: SUN & TUE 11:00 am – 11:50 am

o       Section # 029: SUN & TUE 1:10 pm – 2:00 pm

·      Meeting Place:  Building # 33



·      Textbook:  None

·      Handout: You may receive a brief description for each activity at the beginning of each session.

·      Appropriate Attire:  Sport clothes: t-shirt or sweatshirt, shorts or sweats, and court shoe.  Please refrain from wearing shirts that stop at the waistline.  Shirts must have sleeves.  No hats.  Kneepads are optional.

·      Towels (during swimming session): Please bring your towel with you during swimming session.



·      Course Content: This course is divided into three session as follows:

o       Table Tennis for five weeks (September 11 – October 13)

o       Volleyball for five weeks (October 16 – December 2)

o       Swimming for five weeks (December 4 – January 3, 2005)

·      This course is both an introduction to the fundamental skills and strategies of organized table tennis, volleyball and swimming, as it is designed to further develop individual skills for the intermediate player.

o       Table tennis requires development of the following individual skills: racket bounce, forehand and backhand volley and serving.

o       Volleyball requires development of the following individual skills: forearm pass, set, spike, block, dig, and serve. Finally, swimming will be conducted at the end of this course.

o       Swimming session is an opportunity for those who cannot swim to be swimmers. Front Crawl, Back stroke and Breast stroke skills will be learned. In addition, students will gain an understanding of elementary team strategies.  Students will learn to practice effective communication with teammates.

·      Instructional Method: Students will participate in a wide variety of drills and exercises to learn and improve their table tennis, volleyball and swimming skills.  Demonstrations practice and feedback from the instructor will help students improve their skills and knowledge of these games. The typical class format consists of the following:




10 min

Dress down, warm-up & stretching

5 min

Review skills

15 min

Introduce & practice new skill

15 min

Application of new skill into game play

5 min

Cool-down, stretching, & dress up



·      Lab Safety & Health:  When we use the exercise physiology laboratory, each student will fill out an Acknowledgment of Hazards and Risks form.  Students are also asked to fill-out a Confidential Student Information Form including emergency contact information.  Any illness, accident or injury should be reported immediately to the instructor.  

·      Start time:  Students are expected to be dressed and ready to show up at the beginning of class and will be dismissed FIVE minutes to allow time for clothing changes.

·      Tardy Policy:  If you arrive at class later than 5 min of class starting time, you will be marked tardy.  Being tardy two (3) times will add one (1) absence to your total.

·      Attendance Policy:

o       Attendance will equal %25 of total grade (3 points for each unexcused absence, 1 points for being late in class 5-10 minutes)

o       You are allowed to miss two (2) hours (classes) for each session.  If you miss more than two (2) hours, you are advised to withdraw from the course or receive an unsatisfactory grade for the course.

o       Missing more than six (6) contact or non-contact hours (classes) during entire course will make you subject to take "DN" grade.

·      Withdrawal from course:  Refer to the registrar for more information.


Grade Options

This course is graded A+ (%95 and above), A (%90-94.9), B+ (%85-89.9), B (%80-84.9), C+ (%75-79.9), C (%70-74.9), D+ (%65-69.9), D (%60-64.9) and F (less than %60) .



·      Students with Disabilities: Any student with a disability or a chronic disease that prevents his participation in PE classes, he needs to visit the medical center at KFUPM for being exempting from some or all PE classes.

·      For Students who have issues with an instructor, first, discuss your concern with the instructor.  If your issues are not addressed to your satisfaction, then you may contact the chairman of PE department (Dr. Ali Abu-Saleh): 860-2021.

·      PE Dept.:  860-2026


For any additional inquiry, please contact me.

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