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Beginning Snowboarding

Course Number: PE 184I
Transcript Title: Beginning Snowboarding
Created: May 7, 2014
Updated: May 8, 2014
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit

Course Description

Introduces basic skills necessary for safe and fun snowboarding on appropriate terrain. Includes training in skidded turns with control on beginning and beginning/intermediate terrain. Addresses variables of weather and snow conditions. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Improve physical conditioning and develop a skill for lifelong health and wellness
  2. Demonstrate appropriate balance, rotary, edging, and pressure control movements for snowboarding on beginning/intermediate terrain
  3. Demonstrate walking, skating, climbing, gliding, stopping, sideslipping, skidding and turning manuvers
  4. Demonstrate skidded turn without a connecting traverse

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Performance appraisal
  • Skills tests

Course Activities and Design

Lecture, discussion, snowboarding practice.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Benefits of physically active lifestyle
  2. Oregon Skier's Responsibility Code
  3. Safe use of equipment, all lifts, and proper operation of the binding system
  4. Preparation and awareness of varying weather conditions
  5. Evaluating terrain
  6. Skiing at proper skill level forterrain, including  walking, skating, climbing, gliding, stopping, sideslipping, skidding and skidded turning maneuvers
  7. Create learning environment that builds students’ confidence