Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Introduction to Scuba (1 cr)
E270 | 6561-6568 | Beeker


PREREQUISITES:
Swimming ability and good health (medical history for Scuba Diving
required).

FEES:
E270 lab fee of $30 allows for use of university skin and scuba diving
equipment.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Introduction to the theory and practical skills for basic scuba.  Program
designed to
give participants knowledge to physics and physiology as applied to
breathing with
a "self contained underwater breathing apparatus" (SCUBA).

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Develop an understanding of basic physics and physiology as applied to scuba
diving.  Acquire basic skills for skin and scuba diving in the pool.
Experience the
underwater realm in a controlled environment in preparation for E370 Scuba
Certification.

TEXTBOOK:
Diving for Fun, by J. Strykowski

CLASS PROCEDURE:
Students will meet for Monday lectures during the regular scheduled time.
Additionally, students will attend one pool lab session.  Course lectures
and pool
sessions will be evaluated by a written exam and practical pool skill
session.
Students will be allowed to practice the skill evaluation and may repeat
skills not
completed, during one additional session.  Students may not miss more than
four
lecture or pool sessions.

GRADING:
Grades will be based 60% on the written exam, 40% pool skills.

ATTENDANCE:
Students are allowed a maximum of three (3) absences.  Upon a fourth
absence, the student has three (3) options:
1)  receive a grade of F;
2)  officially withdraw from the class;
3)  follow an appeal procedure through your instructor and/or the Elective
Program
Coordinator.

CERTIFICATION:
To become certified scuba divers, students are encouraged to participate in
the
E370 Scuba program during the same semester.  The majority of students take
both classes together, however, E370 may be taken upon completion of E270.
Additionally, students may take the IU Scuba Club, YMCA, or Bloomington
Parks
and Recreation programs to become scuba certified.