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Course: PED101HK

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lec + Lab   1 Credit(s)   2 Period(s)   2 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T Lab Load

Description: Develop safe and effective hiking skills. Essentials and requirements for safe hiking; proper hiking clothing and attire; impact of hiking on the environment.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe the relation of frequency, intensity, and duration to physical training. (I)
2. Demonstrate various hiking paces for walking uphill, downhill, and on the level. (I)
3. List and describe requirements and supplies needed for hiking safely. (II)
4. Describe and wear proper clothing and shoes for a given hiking activity. (III)
5. Describe the impact of hiking on the environment, and how to protect the environment during hiking activities. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Physical training
   A. Specificity of training
   B. Frequency, intensity, and duration
   C. Setting the pace
      1. Walking uphill
      2. Walking downhill
      3. Walking on the level
II. Safety on the trail
   A. Basic essentials
      1. Trail food
      2. Water
   B. Clothing
      1. Type
      2. Layering
   C. Sun exposure
      1. Sunglasses
      2. Sunscreen
   D. First aid kit
      1. Contents
      2. Personal safety items
   E. Map and compass
      1. Terrain
      2. Direction
   F. Buddy system: hiking with a partner
   G. Weather
      1. Forecasting
      2. Heat stress
      3. Hypothermia
      4. Storms and lightning
III. How to dress
   A. Types of clothing
   B. Boots/shoes
   C. Day pack/hip pack
IV. Awareness of environment
   A. Pack it in; pack it out
   B. Hiking in groups
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 5/27/2008

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