Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 183
Course Title:
Beginning Bowling
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Course Description

Covers the knowledge and skills needed to perform safe and proper bowling. Presents the history of bowling as well as the equipment, terminology and etiquette of the sport. Promotes and emphasizes improved cardiorespiratory conditioning, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition through bowling. Requirement: Students must arrange for transportation to the local bowling alley and pay the usage and shoe fees at each location. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Classes will be held at a nearby Bowling Center. Fees will be posted in the class information and will include shoes, ball and use of lanes.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the class students should be able to:

  1. Improve overall physical conditioning through participation in bowling including but not limited to skill-related fitness, muscular fitness and flexibility.
  2. Perform safe and effective skills and techniques for bowling.
  3. Apply knowledge of rules, etiquette and scoring when bowling.
  4. Develop a lifelong fitness, health, and wellness program that includes bowling.

Aspirational Goals

  • Experience the relationship of the mind, body and spirit.

Course Activities and Design

  • Rules
  • Game play
  • Bowling skill specific drills

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Attendance & Active participation - Game play
  • Demonstrations of proficiency
  • Personal program records/portfolios
  • Written assignments and/or exams

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Warmup and cooldown
  • Practicing bowling skills through drills and game play
  • Scoring games