PHED191 Outdoor Recreation

Department of Health, Physical Education & Nursing: Physical Education

I. Course Number and Title
PHED191 Outdoor Recreation
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course teachs outdoor recreation activities, such as biking, cross-country skiing, orienteering, backpacking hiking, rock climbing, and repelling. Instruction includes classroom seminars, supervised outdoor practices, and field trips. Lifetime health benefits related to proper nutrition and exercise physiology are examined.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

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


    2. Outdoor Recreation is designed to enable the student to improve his/her quality of life. It is presented so students may learn by participating in activities that are non-terminal in their educational contribution to personal development.


    3. A major theme is to introduce students to outdoor recreational activities that will enrich their leisure time, promote self-fulfillment, and help to re-create the mind and spirit.


    4. Students should develop an awareness of the importance of leisure and the significant values that it may contribute to their lives. Coupled with this should be the development of positive attitudes leading to direct personal involvement in a variety of enriching, satisfying, outdoor activities.


    5. Through direct experience and exposure, the student will learn about outdoor recreational opportunities on many levels and come to realize how he/she may become involved in them. The student will gain information about outdoor recreation resources in the community, and learn to make full use of them.


    6. To provide the student with basic skills directly related to outdoor recreational opportunities, so that he/she may participate in these activities with a degree of competence, success, and pleasure. To deliver effective instruction in these activities so that class participation involves a real learning experience, rather than casual “free-play.” In a word, to prepare the student well enough so there will be a carry over of participation in his or her adult life.


    7. To provide the opportunity for the student to learn outdoor recreational activities through real participation. Through this participation, the student will develop the behavior of good judgement in the selection of recreational pursuits that meet physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.


    8. The student will learn to develop a personal physical conditioning program for outdoor activities, utilizing valid concepts of exercise physiology and nutrition.


    9. To provide instruction, supervised practice, and real participation in outdoor recreation activities: orienteering, backpacking and hiking, rock climbing and repelling, cross-country skiing, and biking.


    10. The student will be expected to critically review current training literature for these activities (i.e., biking, cross-country skiing) and learn how to change his/her training, if necessary, to conform with new and scientifically valid concepts.


    11. To introduce the student to the proper equipment and supplies needed to safely and satisfactorily participate in the above activities.


    12. To reinforce in the student the need for cooperation and teamwork with other participants particularly in challenging activities like rock climbing, repelling, orienteering, and backpacking.


    13. To provide opportunities for the student to feel the satisfaction and exhalation of successfully completing a challenging activity (i.e., reaching the summit after a rock climb).


    14. To provide the student with experiences that help to inculcate a deep sense of appreciation for nature, the environment, and ecological relationships.


    15. To help the student learn more about himself and his/her potential, how to adjust to failure and success, how to work with peers in challenging activities, and how to lead or follow. To provide opportunities for self-realization and self-fulfillment.

    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:
      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.

      Collaboration: The students will be able to:

      1. identify and practice elements of effective group process.
      2. practice effective small group communication skills.
      3. resolve conflicts/make decisions effectively.
      4. honor commitments made to the group.
  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, and isokinetic
      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 effect 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 stressors, diet, and exercise

    4. Concepts of recuperation, positive adaptation, and de-conditioning
      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. Cross-Country Skiing: Equipment selection, waxing, dry land training, uphill and flat land techniques, downhill techniques


    7. Camping and Backpacking: Wilderness travel, low impact camping and wilderness ethics, backpacking gear, insulation requirements for clothing and sleeping, shelter, survival skills, food


    8. Biking: Safety, riding skills, equipment, mechanical workshop, trip planning, group trips, riding


    9. Orienteering: Map and compass skills, orienteering, practice (i.e., Tyler Park)


    10. Rock Climbing: Safety, equipment, conditioning, rope skills, climbing techniques, repelling, practice climbs (i.e., Ralph Stover State Park “High Rocks”)
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

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

    Department selected textbook or handouts provided. Details provided by the instructor of each course section.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
  1. Lecture and Seminar discussion
  2. Demonstration of Skills
  3. Practice of Skills
  4. Instructional Videos

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