W10 Grand Canyon Outdoor Educator .This community based learning experience held in the Southwestern United States is designed for students interested in developing wilderness leadership skills and advanced skills in expeditionary backpacking, canyoneering, backcountry first aid, and rock climbing. The course begins with a 4 day Rock Climbing Site Manager course at the Mentmore Climbing area adjacent to the Rehoboth, New Mexico community. During the next ten day phase, students will gain a Wilderness First Responder certification through the Wilderness Medical Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School . The course concludes with a 6 day backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon . Here, students will gain skills in backcountry living and travel, outdoor education, and group leadership. During this phase, students will cover the 18 point Wilderness Education Association (WEA) backcountry curriculum. Over the period of three weeks in the Southwest, students will also be exposed to the following topics related to outdoor education and leadership; group dynamics and development, expedition planning, models of facilitation, wilderness therapy, wilderness ministry, group management and supervision, land management agencies, Leave No Trace, regional natural history, and environmental ethics. Fee: $1,735. R. Walter Rooks . Off campus.
W11 Managing and Facilitating High Ropes Adventure Courses. This course is designed to teach concepts of leadership, by demonstrating process roles in leadership and experiencing ropes course activities as designed for the potential leaders of camps or educational institutions, which have high ropes courses and/or climbing walls and will also assist in developing the philosophical perspectives and the technical skills required. The course will cover such topics as design and element sequencing, risk management, course operations and procedures, and course set-up and inspection. Participants will be trained to work in many ropes course situations with transferable principles, not limited to individual elements or course design. Students should expect involvement through process application and intensive field experience. All training will meet the most recent Association of Challenge Course Technologies (ACCT) standards. Evaluation will be based on course participation, attendance, individual skill improvement, written and hands-on tests relating to skills and equipment, and development of a risk management plan. Fee: $75. D. Vermilye . 8:30 a.m. to noon. Off campus.
W12 Coaching Young Athletes. This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and practical experiences related to coaching young athletes. It focuses on knowledge, skills, strategies, and issues in youth sport. This course aims to develop insight and knowledge for a youth sport leader, primarily in the areas of philosophy, psychology, and pedagogy, and secondarily in physiology and risk management. The course will study issues involved in coaching the young athlete in an attempt to expose the complicated demands of coaching and the necessary tools one should possess in order to be successful in coaching. Students will demonstrate knowledge and ability to utilize effective teaching principles in one's coaching through one's planning and peer teaches (tests, practice plans, and peer teaches). Students will demonstrate the ability to constructively and reflectively critique their own coaching as well as other coaches' teaching/ coaching (peer teach reflections and observations). Students will demonstrate the knowledge and ability to analyze and critique information and issues coaching youth sports (wizard questions, tests, articles, small group work). Finally, students will demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the multitude of factors and issues which impact a coach and which go into coaching a sport team (philosophy paper, coaching plan, and small group work). K. Gall, J. Bergsma. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
W14 Women's Health. This course focuses on personal decision making in all dimensions of women's health. We investigate, discuss, and share women's health concerns ranging from cancer to sexuality. We focus on the unique physiology and anatomy of women, as well as on health care use and advocacy. Community experts, women's health videos, and field trips to selected agencies add to our learning experience. Students are expected to make a class presentation, conduct a health interview, attend relevant January Series Lectures, and write two reaction papers on journal articles relevant to women's health issues. D. Bakker, A. Warners. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
W40 Sport Nutrition. Proper nutrition is a key ingredient for success in competitive athletic performance. The goal of the Sport Nutrition course is to investigate the types, amounts, and timing of food and fluid intake, as well as the fact and fiction surrounding nutritional supplements. Specifically, students will study the types of foods necessary before and during exercise, as well as the recommended food/nutrient intake for optimal recovery following exercise. Differentiation between eating on practice vs. competition days will be made, as well as performance eating during all-day events, and when traveling for competition. Students will learn the basics about analyzing food and training plans for strength, power, and endurance sports in men and women. The course will also cover the incidence of body dysmorphias (disordered eating, female athlete triad, Adonis complex), as well as strategies for weight gain. The course will combine a variety of lecture, guest speakers, computerized diet analysis, and group discussions and diet plans. Each student will complete a project that entails the development of a booklet of nutritional guidelines for high school athletes by sport and gender. Evaluation methods include quizzes, a final exam, and the project. If possible, students will pair up to deliver sport-related nutrition information in the Grand Rapids YMCA after-school programs in the Grand Rapids Public Schools. This course meet program requirements for the Exercise Science major. Course fee: $25-40 for diet analysis software. No prerequisites, however completion of HE 254 may be helpful. J. Walton. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
RECR 308 Recreation Program and Facility Management.This course will review the principles and procedures related to the operation and care of private and public recreation resources, areas, and facilities. Topics will include: Establishment of legal authority for operations, developing policies and guidelines, interagency coordination and/or competition, safety and security, and systems evaluation. Prerequisite: Recreation 305 or permission of the instructor. M. Kline. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
IDIS W18 Be Fit for Life: Bike Australia . R. Blankespoor, L. Louters, N. Meyer.
IDIS W23 The Games of Ancient Greece . B. Bolt, B. Buriak. PER activities Courses (1 semester hour)
131B Badminton I. J. Kim .
135A Volleyball I . M. Christner.
137 B#+ Bowling. M. Christner.
140A Swimming I . Staff .
155A Ballet I. J. Genson .
165A Ballet II. J. Genson.
173A Basketball. M. Christner .
176A#+ Ice Skating . Staff .
177A#+ Downhill Skiing. D. Gelderloos .
177B#+ Downhill Skiing. D. Gelderloos .
181A Badminton II. J. Kim .
186A#+ Gymnastics . C. Shilton, M. Christner .
198A#@ Scuba. G. Kimball .
@ Elective only, does NOT fulfill core.
# Fee required. Pick up information sheet in P.E. Office.
+ Class will meet off-campus.