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PHED 1037

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Credit Hours 1
Course Title Snowingboarding
Prerequisite(s) NONE
Corequisite(s) NONE
Catalog Description
This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic skills of snowboarding.  It is  designed for beginners and uses a lecture, demonstration and practice format.  Basic instruction will be given at the College with practical experience taking place at one ski area in North Carolina.

No text is required.  Students will be issued a Snowboard Handout provided by the instructor.

Expected Educational Results
After completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a knowledge of snowboarding which will enable them to enjoy a lifetime sport.
2. Identify their physical and psychological capabilities, to achieve maximum skill development, and to be able to execute and demonstrate basic snowboarding fundamentals.
3. Describe safety, courtesy, and self-discipline.
4. Explain conditioning, drills and technique exercises specific for snowboarding.
5. List proper dressing for snowboarding and a mountain environment.
6. Demonstrate the proper use of snowboard equipment.
7. Identify safe loading and unloading from various types of ski lifts.

General Education Outcomes
I. This course addresses General Education Outcome number nine " to apply the basic concepts of health and wellness and utilize activities to promote health and fitness".

Course Content
1. Basic Orientation
Necessary tickets and forms
Snowboard classification and ability grouping
Snowboard Responsibility Code

2. Equipment
Fitting boots
Adjustment of bindings
Board length

3. Conditioning and Technique Exercises
Balancing Movements
a. Walk-stretch the upper body by extending arms and making circular rotation of all sizes.  Keep the palms up.
b. Calf lift
c. Extend hand, cheek high-kick
d. Squats
e. Knee bends
f. Standing leg circles

Rotary Movements
a. Side straddle hop touching foot to foot (both directions)
b. Side straddle hop crossing feet - slow at first - faster
c. Rump kick
d. Knee to chest
e. Running double leg jump (squat jump)

Pressure Control Movements
a. Calf lifts
b. Jump rope
c. Squat jump
d. Lunge

Edging Movements
a. Walk on inside of foot; be careful here
b. Walk on outside of foot
c. Walk high on toes; walk on heels only
d. Walk pigeon-toed

4. Courtesies, Safety, Rules, Accident Procedures and Terminology
Understand and practice the courtesies of snowboarding
Understand and practice safety precautions
Understand and practice procedures in event of an accident
Comprehend and apply snowboarding terminology
Comprehend and apply rules of the slopes

5. Fundamental Pre-Downhill Skills
Equipment Familiarization
Your Responsibility Code
Strapping Into Bindings
How To Fall Safely
Glide - Tipping Board
Riding Surface Lifts
Slide Slipping - Control Speed
Traverse - Forward & Backward
Turning - Left & Right
Linking Turns
Basic Turns
Rotate the legs
Slight scissor of the legs
Pivot the board

6. Use of Lifts
Rules and safety
Loading and unloading rope tow
Loading and unloading chairlift

7. Downhill Fundamentals
Basic Switch Turn
Transition to Intermediate Terrain
Riding Chairlifts
Basic Turns on Intermediate Terrain
Terrain Exploration
Rounding Turns-Add Shape to the Turns
Refine Basic Turns, Switch Turns & Turn Rounding
Explore Various Snow Conditions

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
The course grade will be determined in the following manner:
1. Cognitive assessment from text material 100 Points
2. Psychomotor assessment given at the completion
of the course on basic skills 100 Points
3. Attendance
(20 points for each session) ___ Points

Evaluation of specific objectives in the psychomotor domain will be made by trained instructor judgment on basis of performance scale of one (1) (low) to ten (10) (high).  Although the evaluation is subjective, the instructor will be judging for performance of specific skills.

A common written final exam will be administered every five years.  The test items will be directed to the expected educational results of the course.
Additionally, common sport or fitness-related skill tests will be administered specific to the course.  An item analysis will be completed on these test items administered.

A departmental committee will review the item analysis to determine 1) if the test questions were appropriate for assessing the desired educational outcomes, 2) if the level of student success was achieved, 3) if a revision of course instruction to enhance student achievement is needed, and 4) a specific time line for implementation of recommended changes.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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