CCOG for PE 183A Fall 2022
- Course Number:
- PE 183A
- Course Title:
- Beginning Hiking
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Addendum to Course Description
Student provides appropriate clothing, shoes, and equipment. Small backpack, water bottle/bladder, and hiking or trail shoes required.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Improve overall physical conditioning through participation in hiking activities.
- Apply basic hiking skills and concepts when planning safe and enjoyable hikes.
- Utilize environmentally conscious practices when participating in hiking activities.
- Recognize how to use hiking in a lifelong fitness, health, and wellness program.
Course Activities and Design
An on-campus orientation or initial class meeting and off-campus hikes are required for this course. Instructional strategies include lecture, small group work, group discussion, classroom activities, online or electronic activities/discussions/assignments, physical skill practice, fitness level assessment, and group hiking activities.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Journal entries
- Peer discussions
- Written assignments
- Attendance and participation
- Outside of class observations and reports
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
SUBJECT MATTER: CONCEPTS, THEMES, ISSUES (TOPICAL AREAS)
- Hiking warm-up, cool-down, and stretching
- Fitness training for hiking
- Benefits of hiking for lifelong fitness and wellness
- Personal awareness and safety when hiking (communication, emergency plans)
- Hiking trip planning (route selection, proper gear, clothing, footwear, first aid, food, water)
- Basic injury prevention and first aid (blister prevention and management)
- Hiking techniques (posture, overcoming obstacles, use of trekking poles)
- Environmental awareness (“Leave no trace”, weather, trail conditions)
- Practice hiking warm-ups, cool-downs, and stretching
- Apply safe hiking techniques during hiking activities
- Alter hiking choices for special weather and physical conditions
- Practice “Leave no trace” principles when hiking
- Participate in the planning of a basic hike (route selection, “10 essentials”, emergency plan)
- Self-reflection and communication about hiking activities, routes, personal preparation, group dynamics, safety, and fitness for hiking