HREC 148 Intermediate Kayaking*

Utilizing a combination of indoor pool sessions and actual experience on rivers, this course builds upon the foundation established in beginning kayaking. In addition to classroom work, emphasis is placed on refinement of paddle strokes and rolling techniques. This course includes a course fee.

Credits

1 Credit

Prerequisite

HREC 147 or Instructor Permission

HREC 148Intermediate Kayaking*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Health, Recreation & Fitness

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

1 Credit

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

12

Semester Contact Hours Lab

18

Prerequisite Narrative

HREC 147 or Instructor Permission

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

Utilizing a combination of indoor pool sessions and actual experience on rivers, this course builds upon the foundation established in beginning kayaking. In addition to classroom work, emphasis is placed on refinement of paddle strokes and rolling techniques. This course includes a course fee.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

a) List 8 items of essential whitewater kayaking equipment and identify which are legally required       b) Distinguish threedifferent types of kayaks (whitewater, flatwater, recreational)       c) Describe the Idaho state laws impacting recreational whitewater activities       d) Identify proper water sports etiquette around other sportsmen and watercraft       e) Distinguish the five different whitewater river classifications (Class I – V)       f) Demonstrate the proper technique for wet-exiting an overturned whitewater kayak       g) Demonstrate techniques for assisting and rescuing a swimmer in moving water       h) Identify the signs of early-stage hypothermia and list treatment options       i) Demonstrate (on dummy) proper technique for CPR       j) Demonstrate the use and re-packing of a whitewater rescue rope      

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

a) Specific characteristics of whitewater kayaks (Creek boats, River Runners, Playboats)     b) Specialized safety gear for whitewater paddlers     c) Gear fitting specifics (boat padding, helmet fit, PFD fit, paddle sizing)     d) Intermediate paddle strokes for whitewater kayakers     e) Z-drags and knots for paddlers     f) Rescuing an injured paddler     g) emergency gear repair for kayakers     h) Group dynamics for paddlers     i) Topo maps and river flow data for kayakers     j) Kayak self-support for extended trips     k) Safety hand-signals for kayakers     Practicum: Class I and II river trip    

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

a) Demonstrate safe playboating paddle strokes to instructors       b) Safely move a hypothetically-injured swimmer from the center to the edge of the pool       c) Accurately throw and re-pack a kayak throw rope       d) Participate in day-long moving-water trip, Class I-II water      

Required Exams

a) Demonstrate one basic kayak roll to instructional staff     b) Demonstrate accurate throwing and proper re-packing of kayak throw bag     c) Show instructors the proper techniuques of rescuing an injured swimmer     d) Describe each of the key design elements of a whitewater kayak     e) Identify the key elements of a whitewater kayak un-pin kit     f) Construct a z-drag, use it to pull a static load, repack kit contents    

Required Text

a) "Whitewater Self-Defense" video, rescue skills     b) "Wild Water" video, kayaker communities     c) Skills cards: AWA hand signals, Rescue Knots and Haul systems    

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

a) Demonstrate safe playboating paddle strokes to instructors       b) Safely move a hypothetically-injured swimmer from the center to the edge of the pool       c) Accurately throw and re-pack a kayak throw rope       d) Participate in day-long moving-water trip, Class I-II water       a) Demonstrate one basic kayak roll to instructional staff     b) Demonstrate accurate throwing and proper re-packing of kayak throw bag     c) Show instructors the proper techniuques of rescuing an injured swimmer     d) Describe each of the key design elements of a whitewater kayak     e) Identify the key elements of a whitewater kayak un-pin kit     f) Construct a z-drag, use it to pull a static load, repack kit contents