Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 185A
Course Title:
Beginning Basketball
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Course Description

Provides instruction in basketball fundamentals, skills, and rules through drills and game play. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Each student supplies his/her own clothing. Clothing should be loose and comfortable fitting for exercise. Shoes are mandatory and should be designed for basketball.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course the students should be able to:

  • Improve physical conditioning
  • Develop skills for maintaining lifelong health and fitness
  • Develop skills to play basketball at beginning/intermediate level

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Skill Assessment
  • Written Exams and Assignments
  • Game Participation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Basic Fundamental Skills of Basketball
  • Rules, terminology, and sportsmanship
  • Safe Use of Equipment


  • Perform Warm Up and Cool Down
  • Practice Basic Fundamentals; including ball handling, passing, shooting
  • Participation in Team Play
  • Demonstrate use of Game Strategy for Team Play