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Canoeing 101: learn the fundamentals
Finding a peaceful recreational space in nature can be a difficult task in our modern world.  The choices of recreational outdoor activities are many; water sports like boating and jet skiing are fun for those directly engaged, but can be distracting and even annoying to those seeking quieter surroundings.

 In a world where everything seems to be moving at break-neck speed and super techno-logy, there's nothing like paddling down a slow-moving, sunlit, picturesque river to ease one's mind. The fresh air, exercise, and relaxation are added benefits.

This comprehensive, illustrated guide is designed to instruct people on the sport of canoeing;  including a brief history of the canoe, a discussion on safety, instruction on basic beginner/intermediate paddling techniques, and proper portaging techniques.
Topics will also include:
  • Basic dimensions of a canoe
  • The cost and different construction materials of a canoe
  • The basic paddling strokes and maneuvers
  • Portaging
  • How to take beginning canoe lessons
  • Preparation for poor weather conditions
  • The different water movements and the dangers of tackling the wrong course
  • The River Ratings System
  • Dangers of hypothermia
  • Basic equipment needed on a canoe

So join us today, and let's learn how to canoe!

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Android & iOS Friendly
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  • Lesson 1: A Brief History of the Canoe

    This lesson will give you a brief history of the canoe, the basic dimensions of a canoe, and the levels achieved in this sport.
  • Lesson 2: Increasing Your Paddling Skills and Choosing a Canoe

    In this lesson, we look at the cost and different construction materials of a canoe.
  • Lesson 3: Basic Paddling Techniques

    In this section, we will be discussing the basic paddling strokes and maneuvers.
  • Lesson 4: Portaging a Canoe

    In this lesson we will discuss the finer points of "portaging," which simply means carrying the canoe around shoreline trees, sand and gravel bars, and other impassable obstacles found along waterways.
  • Lesson 5: Paddling Courses for Beginners

    This lesson discusses how to take beginning canoe lessons and be prepared for poor weather conditions.
  • Lesson 6: Rough Water, Self-Rescue, and Dealing With Bad Weather

    By checking the weather conditions before you go canoeing, you can avoid being in dangerous situations.
  • Lesson 7: Paddling Locations, Flat Water, Moving Water

    This lesson discusses the different water movements and the dangers of tackling the wrong course.
  • Lesson 8: River Ratings and the Classification System

    The River Ratings System is used to describe the level of difficulty a river course presents and the level of skill needed to run that river.
  • Lesson 9: A Discussion on Paddling Safety and a Checklist of Essential Gear For Canoeists

    In this lesson, we discuss the dangers of hypothermia and the basic equipment needed on a canoe.
  • Lesson 10: Other Important Gear for Paddlers

    The following items are part of a list that make up the basic gear for canoeists.

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Course Title: Canoeing 101
Course Number: 8900106
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Hobby/Enthusiast
CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: John Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize the history of the canoe.
  • Describe basic paddling techniques.
  • Describe different types of water, self-rescue techniques, and how to deal with bad weather.
  • Summarize River Ratings and the Classification System.
  • Summarize the safety checklist for canoeing, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 1 ReviewExam14
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 2 ReviewExam15
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 3 ReviewExam14
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 4 ReviewExam15
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 5 ReviewExam15
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 6 ReviewExam15
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 7 ReviewExam13
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 8 ReviewExam15
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 9 ReviewExam14
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 10 ReviewExam15
Total Points:400

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