Practicum Experience in Outdoor Programs – Course Description
The practicum experience provides a short-term, supervised opportunity for students to participate in leading an outdoor activity course or program. The practicum is the integration of academic preparation with its application in a field setting. The student may be assigned to a Department of Physical Education outdoor activity course, program or to an approved non-University program in order to meet this requirement. The practicum student must be directly involved in the program for a minimum of 30 hours. Students are required to purchase internship liability insurance to participate in the practicum. Contact University Insurance & Risk Management for details on acquiring the insurance and the current charge.
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Tests & Scales
It is the intent of the Department of Health & Exercise Studies that all sections of a given course are graded consistently. This page describes the performance tests and the scales that are to be used with this course. Although your instructor may or may not choose to use every test described, he or she will use these procedures and grading scales for the tests students perform. Where appropriate, a video demonstration of the skills test has been provided.
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Please note that in all HES classes you should only dive into the water under the supervision of your instructor. Also, you should dive only in the diving well and not in the lanes.
As you learn new skills it is easy to become frustrated. Becoming frustrated will make it more difficult acquire the skill. Therefore, first of all you should ensure that you understand how to perform the skill and then perform the skill by being “Slow & Relaxed with Good Technique” regardless of how uncomfortable you may feel. Below are a list of skills demonstrations that you will be learning in this course.
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