2017-2018 University Catalog 
    
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PE 181 - Outdoor Activity:Paddling Fundamentals


FDR: FP
Credits: 0-1

Students gain knowledge combined with hard and soft skill practice necessary for safely participating in water environments from calm water up to Class III rapids. Technical skill topics include: overview of safety equipment (helmets, PFDs, paddles, throw bags, floatation and whistle), reading moving water, hazard identification, wet/dry exit and recovery techniques, whitewater self-defense skills and basic haul systems. Group leadership topics include basics of group dynamics, communication styles, loading/unloading and transportation of equipment, required components of a pre-trip safety speech (“paddle talk”) and basic environmental hazards (lightning, entrapment, flora/fauna). Dick.




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