HREC 244 Introduction to Mountain Biking

This course is a well-rounded introduction to Mountain Biking, including an explanation of techniques, equipment, and safety considerations. It is the goal of this course to give students the basic skills and knowledge to safely enjoy and further explore the sport of Mountain Biking on their own. The student furnishes or uses CSI Mt. Bikes and equipment and pays an additional fee for the class. Topics include riding techniques, clothing, equipment, safety and bike maintenance. This course may be repeated once.

Credits

1 Credit

HREC 244Introduction to Mountain Biking

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 Lab

30

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

Yes

Credit Hours Maximum, if repeatable

2 credits

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is a well-rounded introduction to Mountain Biking, including an explanation of techniques, equipment, and safety considerations. It is the goal of this course to give students the basic skills and knowledge to safely enjoy and further explore the sport of Mountain Biking on their own. The student furnishes or uses CSI Mt. Bikes and equipment and pays an additional fee for the class. Topics include riding techniques, clothing, equipment, safety and bike maintenance. This course may be repeated once.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

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

Learning Outcome 1: Understand the concept of wellness and be able to recognize the long term benefits of maintaining a high level of wellness for living in today’s world. Activity: Students will complete the course’s mandatory assignments and designated daily workouts to measure their understanding of wellness. Outcome Assessment: Designated daily workouts and mandatory assignments. Learning Outcome 2: Apply wellness knowledge and practice positive behavior growth using a minimum of three dimensions of wellness (Emotional, Environmental, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Spiritual and Financial). Activity 1: Students will understand and apply the physical dimension of wellness through weekly workouts designed by the instructor. Activity 2: Students will understand and apply the social dimension of wellness through partner and group workout program design project with will require collaboration and teamwork. Activity 3: Students will understand and apply the emotional and social dimensions of wellness through weekly group discussions about successful methods they use or have observed others using to focus on the positive aspects of their circumstances rather than the negative. Outcome Assessment: Weekly workouts, partner and group workout design project and weekly group discussions identifying positive events of the past week. Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate appropriate safety practices Activity: Students will be taught appropriate daily safety practices through demonstration Outcome Assessment: Outcome Assessment: Students will participate in a post- semester evaluation.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Daily class includes a 10 minute warm-up, 30 to 45 minutes technique instruction, 15 to 30 minutes mountain biking varying distances and terrain utilizing anaerobic, aerobic and lactate threshold energy systems, last 5 minutes cool down.

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Health History form

Required Exams

Post safety survey on student evaluation

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Health History form Post safety survey on student evaluation