Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Scuba (1 cr.)
E270 | 6366-6373 | Beeker


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

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.

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 course;
3.  follow an appeal procedure through your instructor and/or the Elective
Program Coordinator.

TEXTBOOK:
Introduction to Scuba Booklet - Beeker

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

SPECIAL FEES:
A special fee of $30.00 is required and charged at the time of registration.

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.

Students interested in Research Diving are encouraged to take R32 Scientific
Diver Certification.