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2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

KPE 280 - Introduction to Paddling Instruction and Safety

This course covers the fundamentals of paddling skills, paddling instruction, and safety in fresh water.  Students will learn a variety of paddling strokes and boat maneuvering skills in a number of paddling disciplines including canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, and kayaking.  In addition, students will learn about and practice swift water rescue, trip planning, on-water group management, equipment management, and safety procedures.  Instructing paddling skills is the focus for the second half of the course, and students will spend considerable time practicing and reflecting on their instruction and leadership skills.

Prerequisites: KPE Major or Minor or permission.

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3