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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 011A (GHA) Intermediate Downhill Skiing (1) Students will gain a comprehensive understanding and intermediate to advanced level of proficiency in Downhill Skiing.

KINES 011A Intermediate Downhill Skiing (1)

Downhill skiing has grown as a recreational physical activity over the past century. The early days of skiing in the United States were typified by a variety of styles and techniques, many of which were brought to this country by European ski instructors. In 1961, the Professional Ski Instructors of America was formed to unify ski instruction across the country and to develop a successful standard for teaching people to ski. As the equipment and the snowmaking capabilities have changed so has PSIA changed and adapted the techniques to successful skiing. Downhill skiing can be performed at any level across all ages. If done properly, downhill skiing will promote comprehensive wellness while developing important life-long motor skills. This course will promote the proper and safe way to enjoy downhill skiing. Ultimately students will learn the benefits of downhill skiing as a lifetime activity for health and wellness.

Students will be evaluated using a standard percentage scale. Evaluation is based on attendance and active participation (25%); demonstration of acquired skills (55%), theoretical knowledge as measured by written exam (20%). Five sections will be offered every Spring Semester with a maximum enrollment of 75 per section.


General Education: GHA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2004

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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