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Unformatted text preview: PE 226 Skin and Scuba Diving I Fall 2010 Instructor: Matthew Rever Office: 2030 Carmichael Gym Office Phone: 515-6381 Email: [email protected] Course Meeting: 001 : 8:00-9:55 M/W, 003: 10:15-12:05 M/W Office Hours: M/W: 3:30-4:30pm, T/Th: 9:00-10:00, or by appt Credit Hours: 2 Course Prerequisite: PE 221 or equivalent skills Required Text: NAUI SCUBA Diver Training Kit, 2004 edition, $54.95 (included with lab fees) Course Description: This course is designed for students with little or no diving experience, emphasizing safety and responsible skin and scuba diving techniques. Topics include the use and care of scuba equipment, diving skills, problem solving, emergency procedures, basic rescue techniques, direct and indirect effects of pressure, medical contraindications, oxygen enriched air diving, and gas management. Optional fee assessed for open-water training field trip and certification. Students must provide their own transportation for fieldtrip(s). GEP Objectives for Courses in the Category of Physical Education Each course in the Physical Education category of the General Education Plan will provide instruction and guidance that help students to: 1. acquire the fundamentals of health-related fitness, encompassing cardio- respiratory and cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, muscular flexibility and body composition; and 2. apply knowledge of the fundamentals of health-related fitness toward developing, maintaining, and sustaining an active and healthy lifestyle; and 3. acquire or enhance the basic motor skills and skill-related competencies, concepts, and strategies of physical activities and sport; and 4. gain a thorough working knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of the spirit and rules, history, safety, and etiquette of physical activities and sport. Student Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate the fundamentals of fitness through their ability to swim a required distance using various equipment 2. Demonstrate the ability to rescue a simulated unconscious skin or scuba diver, provide rescue breathing, and tow the victim to an appropriate area. 3. Discuss and explain the importance of a healthy lifestyle as it relates to the prevention of physiological injury/barotrauma during skin and scuba diving activities. 4. Demonstrate the correct skills and knowledge to ensure the students’ safety when participating in the activity after completion of the course. 5. Demonstrate the correct skills to preserve the marine environment, to work effectively with a dive buddy, and to make appropriate decisions regarding the evaluation of dive locations. 6. Discuss the theory and science of the direct and indirect effects of pressure, the history of scuba, proper dive site evaluation, and decision-making....
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2010 for the course PE 226 taught by Professor Rever during the Spring '10 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '10