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Kinesiology Activities (BRNCOFIT) Courses

The Kinesiology BRNCOFIT Activity Program provides instruction in a variety of activities. Eight credits of fitness activity courses may be counted as electives toward graduation. No BRNCOFIT activity course may be challenged for credit. All BRNCOFIT activity courses are graded pass/fail; therefore, credits earned count toward graduation but earn no quality points used in calculating the grade-point average. All BRNCOFIT activity courses have special fees; fees vary upon activity.

Certain BRNCOFIT classes may be repeated. See course descriptions for further information.
Kinesiology BRNCOFIT activity course numbers provide the following information:

  1. 100-level courses are designed for the beginner who has had little or no instruction in the activity, or for activities that focus on the development or maintenance of physical fitness.
  2. 200-level courses are for the individual who has command of basic skills and is of intermediate or advanced performance level.

Lower-Division

BRNCOFIT 110 FENCING I (0-2-1)(F,S). Designed as an introduction to fencing for those who have never fenced before, or are returning to the sport after an extended hiatus. Students will develop fundamental footwork skills, the blade work necessary for simple offense, defense, and counter-offense, and refereeing skills needed for both foil and epee. May be repeated for credit. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 111 KAYAKING I (0-2-1)(F/S). Basic skills of kayaking. Covers safe handling, self-rescue skills, and helping or rescuing others. Students must be able to maintain themselves in deep water, fully clothed, for ten minutes. May be repeated for credit (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 112 SKIN AND SCUBA DIVING I(0-2-1)(F,S). Basic skin and scuba diving skills. Proper use of mask, fins, and snorkel, mechanical use of equipment, safety techniques, and panic control are stressed. Students must swim 400 yards, tread water for 15 minutes, and carry a ten pound weight 25 yards. Certification is optional. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 113 SWIMMING I (0-2-1)(F,S). Basic water safety, skill, and knowledge; floating, bobbing, diving, rhythmic breathing, treading water, and introduction to the crawl, side, and elementary backstroke. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 115 TAI CHI CHUAN (0-2-1)(F,S). Movement series of 108 individual movements. Learn philosophy, theory, posture, and breathing of classical yan style Tai Chi Chuan long form. May be repeated, maximum of four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 116 MOUNTAIN WINTER SURVIVAL AND ECOLOGY(0-2-1)(F,S). Skills necessary to survive an unexpected stay (emergency) in the mountain wilderness. Students furnish equipment and transportation. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 118 PILATES (0-2-1)(F,S). Designed to develop core muscles through systematic, dynamic, and rhythmic exercises that are relatively low intensity. May be repeated, maximum of four credits. (Pass/Fail).

BRNCOFIT 119 CYCLING (0-2-1)(F/S). Learn proper cycling technique, bicycle mechanics, road safety, and tour planning. May be repeated, maximum eight credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 120 ROCK CLIMBING(0-2-1)(F/S). Learn the challenge of rock climbing. Basic knots, rappelling, belaying, and other climbing skills are taught. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 122 CARDIO DANCE I (0-2-1)(SU). Instruction and participation in dance fitness specifically designed to provide a fun cardiovascular workout. Classes are structured to build dance foundations for novice participants, while also challenging to developing seasoned dancers. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 124 SOCIAL DANCE I(0-2-1)(F,S). Instruction and participation in dance fundamentals including waltz, polka, jitterbug, foxtrot, western swing, cha cha, samba, tango, folk, square, round dances, and mixers. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 125 WALKING FOR FITNESS (0-2-1)(F/S). Designed for all ages and levels of fitness, emphasizing body mechanics to enhance a lifetime of walking enjoyment and cardiovascular improvement. Includes weekly goal-setting incentives and various walking experiences. May be repeated, maximum eight credits.

BRNCOFIT 135 GOLF I (0-2-1)(F,S). Instruction and participation in golf for development of fundamental skills, rules, and proper etiquette of the game. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 142 JUDO I (0-2-1)(F,S). Principles and philosophy of judo and techniques of falling, throwing, and grappling. A ‘Gi’ is required. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 143 KARATE I (0-2-1)(F,S). Presentation of techniques based on the theory of energy conservation. Exercises coordinating the mental and physical powers possessed by every individual. Special Karate attire (Gi) is required. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 144 SELF-DEFENSE I (0-2-1)(F,S). Defensive tactics of Aikido, Judo, and Karate. Coordination of mind and body and nonaggressive application of laws of gravity and force. Improvement of coordination and condition of the participant. A ‘Gi’ is required. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 145 TAEKWONDO (0-2-1)(F,S). A martial art based on ancient Korean methods of self-defense. It is an Olympic sport with powerful kicks and punches that emphasizes continuous action, flexibility, endurance, skill, mental discipline and sportsmanship. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 149 SNOWBOARDING (0-2-1)(S). Basic skills and techniques of snowboarding. Students furnish lift passes, equipment and transportation. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 151 ALPINE SKIING I (0-2-1)(S). Basic skills and techniques of alpine skiing. Students furnish lift passes, equipment and transportation. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 152 BACKPACKING, CAMPING, AND SURVIVAL SKILLS I (0-2-1)(F/S). Fundamental skills in backpacking, overnight camping, and basic survival. Includes choice and care of equipment, camping sites, outdoor cooking skills, and ecology. Students furnish equipment and transportation. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 153 CROSS COUNTRY SKIING I (0-2-1)(S). Basic skills and techniques of cross country skiing. Students furnish lift passes, equipment and transportation. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 154 FLY CASTING AND STREAM STRATEGY I (0-2-1)(F/S). Techniques of fly casting, including single and double haul methods. Presentation of insect, minnow, and terrestrial imitations. Techniques of catching and releasing of warm water, cold water, and anadromous fishes. Students furnish equipment and transportation. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 155 FLY TYING I (0-2-1)(F/S). A practical orientation and application of fly tying skills for the beginning or experienced fly tier. The course will focus on tying dry and wet flies, nymphs, bucktails, and streamers. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 159 MOUNTAIN BIKING (0-2-1)(F,S). Equipment orientation, basic mechanics, maintenance, riding techniques, trip planning, and logistics are all part of the itinerary. Students must provide their own mountain bikes and helmets. May be repeated, maximum eight credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 160 BICYCLE RACING (0-2-1)(S). Basics of bicycle racing including racing strategies, conditioning, cross-training, and choosing races. May be repeated, maximum of two credits. (Pass/Fail).

BRNCOFIT 161 ULTIMATE (0-2-1)(F/S). Development of skills, rules, and proper game etiquette in Ultimate: a limited-contact team field sport played with a flying disc (Frisbee). May be repeated for credit. (Pass/Fail).

BRNCOFIT 162 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION I (0-2-1)(F,S). Adaptive and corrective exercise programs. Course is structured to meet the special needs of the individual. May be repeated for credit. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 163 GROUP EXERCISE ON YOUR OWN TIME (0-2-1)(F,S). Participation in different group exercise classes including cardio, strength-based, and mind-body at the Student REC. Required attendance of 30 classes per semester, average two per week. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credits. (Pass/Fail).

BRNCOFIT 164 ONLINE PERSONAL FITNESS AND GOAL SETTING (0-2-1)(F/S). A course designed for the motivated student who seeks an individualized introduction to physical fitness, including short-and long-term goal-setting incentives and motivational strategies to meet individual needs. May be repeated, maximum eight credits.

BRNCOFIT 165 WEIGHT TRAINING I (0-2-1)(F,S,SU). Instruction and participation in progressive body-building and conditioning exercises with resistance for development of beginning -skills and fitness. May be repeated, maximum eight credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 166 YOGA AND STRESS MANAGEMENT I (0-2-1)(F,S,SU). Introduction to yoga theory, practice, and tradition; introduction to stress/distress theories; in-depth practice of Hatha Yoga postures: in-depth breath control (abdominal breath.) May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 168 AEROBIC ACTIVITIES (0-2-1)(F,S). Instruction and participation in various aerobic activities for the development of cardiovascular and neuromuscular fitness. Will include activities such as aerobic dance, jogging, and aerobic swimming (refer to class schedule for specifics). May be repeated for credit. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 169 COUCH TO 10K (0-2-1)(F,S). Designed for the beginning runner/walker who seeks individualized introduction to the run/walk method. Runners with little to no experience are provided the tools and motivation to be able to complete a 10K using the run/walk method by the end of the semester. May be repeated for credit. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 173 TENNIS I (0-2-1)(F,S,SU). Instruction and participation in tennis for development of fundamental skills, rules, and basic strategy. Students furnish rackets. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 181 BASKETBALL I (0-2-1)(F/S). Instruction and participation in basketball for development of fundamental skills, rules, and basic team strategy. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 186 VOLLEYBALL I (0-2-1)(F,S). Instruction and participation in volleyball for development of fundamental skills, rules, and basic team strategy. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 187 SOCCER I (0-2-1)(F). Instruction and participation in soccer for development of fundamental skills, rules, and basic team strategy. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 211 KAYAKING II (0-2-1)(F/S). Intermediate and advanced skills of kayaking. Covers stroke modifications, boat angle, boat lean, boat control, ferrying, eddy turns, peel outs, and reading water. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: BRNCOFIT 111.

BRNCOFIT 213 SWIMMING II (0-2-1)(F,S). Instruction and participation in swimming for development of intermediate skills and techniques. Instruction in self-rescue skills, games, diving, and contests. Students must be able to swim 50 yards. May be repeated, maximum eight credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 220 INTERMEDIATE ROCK CLIMBING (0-2-1)(F/S). Instruction covers techniques for mid-fifth class climbing, protection and placements, belaying, and rappelling in a safe manner. Content will help improve skill level and develop leading ability on suitable terrain. May be repeated, maximum two credits. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: BRNCOFIT 120 or PERM/INST.

BRNCOFIT 222 CARDIO DANCE II (0-2-1). Instruction and participation in dance fitness specifically designed to provide a fun cardiovascular workout. Classes are structured to build dance foundations for novice participants, while also challenging to developing seasoned dancers. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 224 SOCIAL DANCE II (0-2-1)(F,S). Instruction and participation in social dance for development in the waltz, cha cha, fox trot, rhumba, tango, lindy, western swing, folk, square, and various novelty dances. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 235 GOLF II (0-2-1)(F,S,SU). Instruction and participation in golf for development of intermediate skills and techniques. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: BRNCOFIT 135.

BRNCOFIT 243 KARATE II (0-2-1)(F/S). Instruction and participation in karate for development of intermediate skills and techniques. Special Karate attire (Gi) is required. May be repeated, maximum eight credits. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: BRNCOFIT 143 or PERM/INST.

BRNCOFIT 244 SELF-DEFENSE II (0-2-1)(F,S,SU). Instruction and participation in advanced defensive tactics of Aikido, Judo, and Karate. Coordination of mind and body and nonaggressive application of laws of gravity and force. A ‘Gi’ is required. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: BRNCOFIT 144.

BRNCOFIT 266 YOGA II (0-2-1)(F/S). Basic poses will be refined, with emphasis on all standing poses. Inverted poses (head stand, plow, shoulder stand) will be introduced, as well as a more in-depth exploration of restorative yoga. May be repeated, maximum eight credits. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: BRNCOFIT 166 or PERM/INST.

BRNCOFIT 273 TENNIS II (0-2-1)(F,S,SU). Instruction and participation in tennis for development of intermediate skills and techniques. Students furnish rackets. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: BRNCOFIT 173.

BRNCOFIT 281 BASKETBALL II (0-2-1)(F/S). Instruction and participation in basketball for development of intermediate skills and techniques. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: BRNCOFIT 181.

BRNCOFIT 286 VOLLEYBALL II (0-2-1)(F,S). Instruction and participation in volleyball for development of intermediate skills and techniques. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: BRNCOFIT 186.

BRNCOFIT 290 CLUB SPORTS (0-2-1)(F,S). Instruction and participation in club sports approved by Boise State Student Senate. Club advisor’s approval required. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)

BRNCOFIT 291 VARSITY SPORTS (0-2-1)(F,S). Instruction and participation in Boise State Department of Athletics-approved sports. Coach’s approval required. May be repeated, maximum four credits. (Pass/Fail.)