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Department of Human Performance, Sport, and Health

Activity and Fitness Classes

You can learn lifetime skills, sports or fitness activities taking classes in our extensive activity and fitness classes program. BSU's proximity to the natural resources of beautiful northern Minnesota, along with state of the art facilities such as Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center's Climbing Wall, allows us to offer a broad and varied set of courses in more than 30 different activity areas (both outdoor, and indoor) at various skill levels.

Have fun and be active while earning academic credits toward your graduation or meeting credit hour requirements for financial aid. We offer many 1-2 credit courses that can assist you in making full use of banded tuition. In addition, many of our regular activity class offerings satisfy Liberal Education requirements.

The department offers an extensive list of activity classes that are open to all BSU students including:

  • Liberal education courses
  • Aquatic & waterfront courses
  • Dance courses
  • Fitness & weight training courses
  • Individual sport courses
  • Self defense courses
  • Team sport courses
  • Winter sport courses

Course Selection

Refer to course descriptions and prerequisite information in the course catalog. Courses in bold fulfill liberal education requirements in category 11.

  • PHED 1114 SKILLS FOR LIFE: BEGINNING SWIMMING (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1115 INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1116 SWIMMERS (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1120 INTRODUCTION TO SEA KAYAKING (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1139 BEGINNING SCUBA DIVING (1 credit)
  • PHED 1160 CAMPING TRENDS AND TECHNIQUES (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1170 ANGLING (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1180 CANOEING (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1190 SAILING (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1200 INTRODUCTION TO ROCK CLIMBING (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1230 YOGA (1 credit)
  • PHED 1240 SKILLS FOR LIFE: TECHNIQUES OF NEUROMUSCULAR RELAXATION (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1260 SKILLS FOR LIFE: CYCLING (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1300 SKILLS FOR LIFE: WEIGHT TRAINING (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1380 SKILLS FOR LIFE: SELF DEFENSE (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1430 SKILLS FOR LIEF: ARCHERY (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1454 SKILLS FOR LIFE: GOLF (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1474 SKILLS FOR LIFE: BOWLING (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1490 SKILLS FOR LIFE: BADMINTON (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1500 SKILLS FOR LIFE: ICE SKATING (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1520 DOWNHILL SKIING (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1530 SNOWBOARDING (1 credit)
  • PHED 1540 SKILLS FOR LIFE: CURLING (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1554 SKILLS FOR LIFE: CROSS COUNTRY SKIING (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1574 SKILLS FOR LIFE: TENNIS (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1604 SKILLS FOR LIFE: SOCIAL DANCE (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1605 SOCIAL DANCE II (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1606 SKILLS FOR LIFE: AMERICAN STYLE BALLROOM DANCE I (1 credit)
  • PHED 1607 SKILLS FOR LIFE: AMERICAN STYLE BALLROOM DANCE II (1 credit)
  • PHED 1608 SKILLS FOR LIFE: INTERNATIONAL STYLE BALLROOM DANCE (1 credit)
  • PHED 1764 SKILLS FOR LIFE: BASKETBALL (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1784 SKILLS FOR LIFE: VOLLEYBALL (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1814 SKILLS FOR LIFE: SOFTBALL (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1840 SKILLS FOR LIFE: RACQUETBALL (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1854 SOCCER (1 Credit)
  • PHED 1890 LIFETIME FITNESS (2 Credits)
  • PHED 2630 LIFEGUARD TRAINING (3 Credit)
  • PHED 2640 WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (3 Credit)