PHED122 Skiing

Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studies: Kinesiology and Sport Studies Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
PHED122 Skiing Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
2 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This Course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of downhill skiing. Basic concepts of exercise physiology and nutrition are presented.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    1. The student will learn that lifelong wellness is achieved and sustained by practicing habits that include regular exercise, and proper nutrition.

    2. The student will learn valid concepts of exercise physiology and how to apply them to skiing.

    3. The student will learn to valid concepts of nutrition and how to apply them to his own diet.

    4. The student will learn the history, terminology, and nature of skiing.

    5. To learn pre-season conditioning exercises to prevent injuries.

    6. To introduce the "weekend skier" to warm-up exercises and weight training programs to reduce injuries on the slope.

    7. To become knowledgeable in the selection and care of ski equipment.

    8. Performance Objectives:
      1. Demonstrate the proper method of carrying skis, putting skis in holding ski poles.
      2. Step turn on a flat terrain making at least a 180 degree reversal of direction.
      3. Demonstrate a proper fall and correctly rise after a fall.
      4. Walk and glide on a level and straight upgrade.
      5. Sidestep up a 15-degree slope and Herring bone a 10-degree slope 50 feet.
      6. Diagonal sidestep up a 15-degree slope for 50 feet and step turn on a 10-degree slope.
      7. Execute a straight running position down a 10-degree slope for a minimum of 50 feet.
      8. Execute 4 linked snowplow turns on a 10-degree slope.
      9. Correctly brake feet on a 10-degree slope using the snowplow.
      10. Execute 4 linked stem turns on a slope on not less than 10 degrees.
      11. Kick turn to both the right and left on the level. The turn must be a 180 degree reversal of direction with the skis finishing parallel.
      12. Diagonal for at least 50 feet going both right and left on a slope of not less than 15 degrees.
      13. Kick turn right and left on a slope of not less than 15 degrees.
      14. Diagonal for at least 50 feet going both right and left on a slope of not less than 15 degrees.
      15. Execute three long traverses across a 10-degree slope linking the traverses with a stem turn.
      16. Sideslip in two directions down the fall line for 20 feet.
      17. Execute right and left stops on a slope of not less than 15 degrees using the uphill christie.

    This course satisfies the requirements for the BCCC Core Curriculum.

    Core Learning Goals:
    Category I:
      Personal Health: The students will:

      1. develop attitudes, values, and skills which promote physical and emotional well-being to extend over the course of their lives.

    Core Learning Objectives:
    Category I:
      Personal Health: The students will be able to:

      1. recognize the components of wellness, exercise, and diet that contribute to life long physical, and mental wellness. (1)
      2. practice wise choices regarding exercise and diet. (1)
      3. apply appropriate skills to manage stress and anxiety in order to maintain holistic health. (1)
      4. describe the links between behavior and health over the course of a lifetime. (1)

    Category III:
      Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: The student will be able to:

      1. integrate and /or combine knowledge from multiple sources to create new knowledge.
      2. reason from what they know to form new knowledge, draw conclusions, solve problems, explain, decide, and /or predict. (Inductive and/or Deductive Reasoning Skills)

      Responsible Citizenship: The student will be able to:

      1. demonstrate an understanding of major ethnical concerns.
      2. demonstrate familiarity with contemporary environmental issues.
      3. identify the effects of a person's actions on the community.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Basic Physiology of Exercise
      1. Principles of warm-up, stretching and cool down
      2. Basic anatomy of muscles and joints
        1. Fiber type
        2. Ligament
        3. Tendon
      3. Muscular Contractions: Isotonic, Isometric, Isokenetic
      4. Muscular Metabolism
        1. Anaerobic
        2. Aerobic

    2. Applied Physiology of exercise
      1. Principles of an exercise prescription:
        1. Frequency, intensity, time
        2. Overload, progressive resistance, specificity, recovery
      2. Physiological effects of regular anaerobic exercise
      3. Physiological effects of regular aerobic exercise
      4. Cross training and how a variety of activities contribute to cardiovascular and total fitness

    3. The role of diet and nutrition - What is a quality diet?
      1. Weight management and body composition
      2. Cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis
      3. Heat balance, fluid and electrolyte consumption
      4. Role of the nutrients in energy metabolism
      5. Relationship among stress, diet and exercise

    4. Concepts of recuperation, positive adaptation and deconditioning
      1. Immediate and correct care of athletic injuries
      2. Evaluation of fitness progress and self-testing

    5. How to critically review the current literature in the areas of nutrition and physiology of exercise

    6. History of Skiing

    7. Nature of Skiing

    8. Pre-Skiing Conditioning Exercises

    9. National Skier's Courtesy Code and Safety Tips

    10. Selection to be developed - The American Ski Technique

    11. Skills to be developed - The American Ski Technique
      1. Carrying Skis
      2. Putting Skis on
      3. Holding Poles
      4. Step Turn
        1. Stationary Tail
        2. Stationary Tip
      5. Falling and Rising
      6. Walking on Skis
      7. Sliding
      8. Climbing
        1. Sidestep
        2. Diagonal Sidestep
        3. The Herringbone
      9. Step turn on a hill
      10. Straight Running
      11. Straight Snowplow
      12. Straight Running with Snowplow
      13. Snowplow Turns
      14. Linked Snowplow Turns
      15. Skating
      16. Kick turns
      17. Traverse
      18. Stem Turn
      19. Sideslipping
      20. Stem Christie
      21. Uphill Christie
      22. Parallel Christie

    12. Terminology
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    The required textbook is selected by the full-time faculty teaching the course.

Review/Approval Date - 12/03; Core Goals/Objectives added 6/04