Skip Navigation
search: People Opens New Window | Departments Opens New Window | Penn State Opens New Window | Web Opens New Window
Penn State mark
Penn State mark
University Bulletin
Undergraduate Degree Programs

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

Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 012 (GHA) Snowboarding (1) Students will gain a comprehensive understanding and basic level of proficiency in Snowboarding.

KINES 012 Snowboarding (1)

Snowboarding has exploded as a recreational physical activity over the past two decades. The early days of snowboarding in the United States were typified by a variety of styles and techniques. The Professional Ski Instructors of America identified a need to unify snowboard instruction across the country and thus formed AASI, the American Association of Snowboard Instructors, to develop a successful standard for teaching people to snowboard based upon many of the basic principles behind skiing. As the equipment and the snowmaking capabilities have changed so has PSIA/AASI changed and adapted the techniques to successful snowboarding. Snowboarding can be performed at any level across all ages. If done properly, snowboarding will promote comprehensive wellness while developing important life-long motor skills. This course will promote the proper and safe way to enjoy snowboarding. Ultimately students will learn the benefits of snowboarding 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 50 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.


Look up course abbreviations

Course descriptions are stored in LionPATH, the University-wide student information system. Please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog to access current course descriptions. At that point, you will be leaving the University Bulletin website.

Skip Popular Searches
  1. Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
  2. General Education: United States Cultures and International Cultures
  3. Course Index
  4. Graduate Degree Programs Bulletin
  5. General Education: Arts
  6. General Education: Humanities
  7. General Education: Health and Physical Activity
  8. General Education: Natural Sciences
  9. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences
  10. General Education: Writing/Speaking