Courses

Students who wish to participate in Summer Course must have the prerequisite of AUPED 184 or equivalent and consent of the instructor, and register for 6 credits: AUPED 286 and one of AUPAC 226 or AUPAC 326.

Outdoor education stream students (including physical education and environmental studies) are required to complete at least one of Summer Course or Arctic Course. We recommend you complete Summer Course as early as possible in your four year program.

AUPED 286

Course Description: Opportunity for self-awareness and personal and group leadership development through extended outdoor tripping and small-group living. The skills associated with intermediate/advanced backpacking, wilderness navigation, white water canoeing, and Leave-No-Trace camping are developed and practiced. Notes: this course requires participation in field trips. A student must furnish his or her own outdoor clothing, footwear, and sleeping bag. 

AUPAC 226

Course Description: This course is designed for those with little or no canoeing experience. Students will learn flat-water and moving-water skills in both tandem and solo canoes. In addition the course includes a two-day river rescue course.

AUPAC 326

Course Description: This course is designed for those with beginning moving water experience. Students will learn flat-water and moving-water skills in both tandem and solo canoes. In addition, students will develop their instructional skills and have the opportunity to participate in a moving water instructor certification course. This course also includes a two-day river rescue course.

Note: Students participating in the above courses must be comfortable swimming in cold moving water.

 

Certifications offered:

  • Paddle Canada Intermediate Moving Water Skills
  • Paddle Canada Intro Moving Water Instructor Certification
  • Royal Life Saving Society Swiftwater Rescue I & II
  • Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader 1 - Hiking and Paddling