Each academic year, OzU offers elective fitness courses with 2 credits, which last for 14 weeks. The courses aim to provide students with the basic techniques and training in the selected sport. Courses offered are revised each year, based on student demand. The list of our credit sports courses and their objectives are as follows:
Swimming The course intends to provide students with general theoretical information about swimming, help students gain confidence in the water, and teach students basic swimming skills and techniques for different strokes, including freestyle, breastroke, and backstroke, as well as breath control, body positions and footwork.
Sailing The course intends to provide a theoretical and practical overview about the concept and definition of sailing and winds; types and classes of sailing boats; rigging, hoisting and setting sails; maritime rules, types of navigation and maneuvering; preparing the boat for sea; knots; wind directions and beaufort wind scale; and sailing methods.
Billiards This course offers discussions and practice about the basic techniques of billiards, the rules of the game, cue selection, proper grip and stroke, methods, styles, position control and planning, strategies, stance, and basic sightings and spins.
Tennis The course will cover tennis stances (for singles), grip and stroke mechanisms including forehand, backhand and serves, as well as offensive and defensive techniques.
Fencing The course covers the basic techniques and skills for fencing, such as attention, perception, coordination, and agility, as well as offensive and defensive techniques in epee and foil styles, and competition principles.
Canoeing/Kayaking The course provides students with theoretical and practical background on the branches of canoeing / kayaking, distances, types of canoes/kayaks, and canoeing/kayaking techniques, as well as balancing, capsizing, recovery and paddling techniques.
Equestrianism The course provides an introduction to equestrianism. The topics covered include safety principles, communication between the horse and the rider, and the basic techniques of horse-riding, including mounting, riding, and dismounting, as well as seats, balance, posture and aids.
Chess The course covers the rules of the game; basic moves; fundamental concepts; thinking, decision-making; timing; tactics; and the principles for attack and defense.