San Juan College
Allied Health Department
OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP & RECREATION PROGRAM
Credit Hours: 2
This course will introduce students to canoeing on flat water by covering the basic skills and safety
techniques. As these skills develop, students will graduate to moving water and finally whitewater
applications. Emphasis will be on river reading techniques, strokes, and single and tandem canoeing and
safety. This course is an American Canoe Association basic canoe course. This course will meet Physical
Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Fulfills Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Semester offered: Summer
Common Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of San Juan College programs and degrees, the student will....
Learn Students will actively and independently acquire, apply and adapt skills and knowledge to develop
expertise and a broader understanding of the world as lifelong learners.
Think Students will think analytically and creatively to explore ideas, make connections, draw conclusions, and
Communicate Students will exchange ideas and information with clarity and originality in multiple contexts.
Integrate Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of technologies in the broadest sense related to
their field of study.
Act Students will act purposefully, reflectively, and respectfully in diverse and complex environments.
General Learning Outcomes
1. To introduce students to basic canoe equipment required for flat water and moving water
2. To introduce students to basic paddling and maneuvering skills required for flat water and moving
3. To introduce students to basic river safety and river reading skills.
4. To introduce students to the planning, organization and implementation of a successful canoe
Specific Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. To develop an understanding of river dynamics demonstrated through river reading skills while
paddling a canoe.
2. To develop, and demonstrate, competency in basic paddling skills and techniques.
3. To develop, and demonstrate, competency while paddling through moving water (eddy hopping
and catching, landing and tying down canoes in moving water).
4. To demonstrate a segment of a river orientation/safety lecture.
5. To develop, and demonstrate, techniques necessary for self-rescue and rescue of others.
6. To demonstrate competence in basic knot tying.
7. To demonstrate basic whistle and hand signals in or around white water.
8. To develop, and demonstrate, a common understanding of care and maintenance related to
9. To demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary to independently plan and carryout a successful
Students who need accommodations (i.e., note taker, interpreter, special seating, etc.) need to provide
accommodation notices to the instructor. Students can contact the Students with Disabilities on Campus
(SDOC) Coordinator in the Counseling Center, located in the Clocktower Building, to make arrangements and
provide documentation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
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