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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 045 (GHA) NAUI Basic Scuba (1.5) A course to introduce students to the fundamentals of Scuba diving.

KINES 045 NAUI Basic Scuba (1.5)

KINES 045 introduces students to the fundamental academic concepts and practical skills of scuba diving as described by NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors) standards. This course addresses academic elements and applied sciences such as: the gas laws, Archimedes' principle, physics (light, sound, heat, aquatic pressure relationships), physiology (arterial gas embolism, miscellaneous barotrauma, decompression illness, hypo and hyperthermia), dive planning, equipment configuration and function, and environmental considerations (salt vs. fresh water, dangerous plants and animals, water temperature and visibility, and altitude). In addition this course introduces practical confined water skills including: basic skin diving skills, fundamental Scuba skills (regulator clearing and retrieval, emergency out-of-air ascents, buoyancy control, rescue techniques, ditch and don of gear, underwater communication, and proper partnership), and equipment preparation and assembly.
General Education: GHA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2002
Prerequisite: meet NAUI standards and/or by permission of the instructor

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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