Orienteering – Course Description
The orienteering course focuses on navigating from defined point to defined point with the use of a compass and map in the shortest possible time. Instructional topics include the basic components and functions of a compass, general map reading skills, and various land navigation techniques. This course emphasizes the practical application of land navigation skills as applied to the sport of orienteering.
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.