This course provides an overview of the major components of lifetime activities (outdoor) for wellness. Special emphasis is placed on developing knowledge and skills related to participation in a range of outdoor activities. Class sessions will introduce students to lifetime physical activities with topics such as health-related fitness components, hazards and risk management, planning and recording activity, hydration and energy intake, and teamwork and decision making. The weekly lab sessions will engage students in activities such as hiking, trail running, mountain biking, road biking, rock climbing, downhill and cross country skiing, stand-up paddling, snowshoeing, ice climbing, and swimming (actual outdoor activities will vary depending on factors such as season, weather, and access). All activities are introduced at beginner level. No previous experience is required.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017