Outdoors

Students enrolling in courses taught at UM's Fitness and Recreation Center must present a Griz Card validating that the Campus Recreation Fee has been paid for that semester.

NOTE: For all HHP ACTivity Classes:


  1. There are additional Montana Board of Regents approved fees with courses that are noted with that course.  Please visit the detailed course information within Cyberbear for more information.  
  2. Grading Policy strictly enforced- classes missed prior to and after late registration count towards total absences allowed.
  3. Auditing of HHP ACTivity Classes is not allowed
  4. For more information on Student Tuition and Fees, please visit:  http://www.umt.edu/business-services/Students/Tuition%20and%20Fees/default.php .

Softball

  • Learn the variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field.
  • Learn the three types of softball: slow-pitch, fast-pitch, and modified.

Mountain Biking
Instruction in the principles of and how to be comfortable and confident riding a mountain bike off-road. Topics/Skills include: basics of mountain biking, understanding balance and agility of your bike, and basic repair and maintenance. Class will be held on-campus and at scheduled sites. Students provide own transportation. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Helmet!! No helmet, no riding! Bike in good working order, comfortable riding shorts/tights, and sneakers or riding shoes.

Tennis

  • Learn the racquet sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).
  • Learn to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return.

Fundamentals of Kayaking
Taught by the Campus Recreation Outdoor Program staff. Learn basic strokes and the technique for the roll, as well as introduction to moving water and boating safety. No experience necessary. Price includes instruction, pool rental, and equipment. Additional Campus Recreation Fee. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Swimwear, outdoor layers, wetsuit, splash jacket, booties. Wetsuit & splash jacket, booties may be rented. Equipment Provided: Kayaks, paddles, helmet, & personal floatation device.

Canoeing

  • Learn the activity which involves paddling a canoe with a single-bladed paddle.
  • Learn when it is combined with other activities such as canoe camping, or where canoeing is merely a transportation method used to accomplish other activities.

Fundamentals of Whitewater Rafting
Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures, 912 E. Broadway
Website: http://www.trailadventures.com     http://learntoraft.com/ 

Taught by the Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures staff. Four days on Idaho’s Main Salmon, a great spring trip with an educational emphasis on the fundamentals of running whitewater and multi-day river trips. Topics will include boat rigging, equipment, river safety, practice scenarios, hydrology, knot tying, and food packing. Additional Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures Fee. Graded Credit/No Credit.

Fundamentals of Rockclimbing
Taught by the Campus Recreation Outdoor Program staff. Learn the basics of belaying, knot tying, movement on rock, and rappelling all in this introduction to rockclimbing. Price includes basic climbing equipment, instruction, and transportation. Additional Campus Recreation Fee. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Appropriate dress. Equipment Provided: Harnesses, ropes, belay devices.

Soccer

  • Learn the team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
  • Learn to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Nordic Skiing

  • Learn the various types of skiing in which the toe of the ski boot is fixed to the binding in a manner that allows the heel to rise off the ski.
  • Learn recreational disciplines include cross-country skiing and Telemark skiing.

Horse

  • Learn the skill of riding, driving, steeple-chasing or vaulting with horses.
  • Acquire the use of horses for practical working purposes, transportation, recreational activities, artistic or cultural exercises and competitive sport.

Golf

  • Gain the ability to use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.
  • Gain the ability to cope with the varied terrains encountered on different courses

5/10 K Race Training

  • Learn the act of exercising to increase endurance for a long-distance road running competition
  • Improve training the aerobic system

Triathlon Training

  • Learn the systematic planning of athletic or physical training for a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines
  • Improve overall performance in its most popular form, swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances.

Ultimate Disc

  • Learn the non-contact team sport played by players with a flying disc (frisbee).
  • Learn to score by passing the disc to a teammate in the opposing end zone.

Folf

  • Learn the flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target, and is played using rules similar to golf.
  • Complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee area toward a target, throwing again from the landing position of the disc until the target is reached.

Fundamentals of Fly-Fishing
An introduction to Fly-Fishing. Students will be introduced to elements of the sport including: equipment, trout biology, reading water, casting proficiency and bug identification. Students will leave the class with the ability to: select appropriate gear for the spectrum of fly-fishing situations; defend against "salesmanship" when buying new gear; skills and confidence necessary to catch fish with a fly rod more consistently. Class will conclude with a day on the river. Graded Credit/No Credit. Requirements: Current fishing license or willingness to buy a short-term license for the river day. Equipment Needs: Personal gear if you have it.  There is an additional Montana Board of Regents approved fee associated with this course.  Please visit the detailed course information within Cyberbear for more information.



Fly-Fishing For Women
An introduction to Fly-Fishing for women only. Students will be introduced to elements of the sport including: equipment, trout biology, reading water, casting proficiency and bug identification. Students will leave the class with the ability to: select appropriate gear for the spectrum of fly-fishing situations; defend against "salesmanship" when buying new gear; skills and confidence necessary to catch fish with a fly rod more consistently. Class will conclude with a day on the river. Graded Credit/No Credit. Requirements: Current fishing license or willingness to buy a short-term license for the river day. Equipment Needs: Personal gear if you have it. There is an additional Montana Board of Regents approved fee associated with this course.  Please visit the detailed course information within Cyberbear for more information.

Introduction to Backpacking

  • Learn the outdoor recreation of carrying gear on one's back, while hiking for more than a day.
  • Minimize impact on the environment, including staying on established trails, not disturbing vegetation, and carrying garbage out.
Orienteering
  • Learn a group of sports that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain whilst moving at speed.
  • Learn to combine significant navigation with a specific method of travel.

Ski/Snowboard Backcountry
Taught by the Campus Recreation Outdoor Program staff. Learn how to build various types of snow shelters, travel in the backcountry, evaluate avalanche hazards, operate and use avalanche transceivers, and to become more efficient living in the snow.  You must be a beginner-intermediate rider; so fairly comfortable skiing or riding (alpine or telemark skiing or snowboarding) but do not need previous backcountry experience. Price includes transportation and instruction. Additional Campus Recreation Fee. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: a backcountry/ski touring set up – skis you can walk in and skins, snowboard (need to have a split board with skins or snowshoes if using a snowboard), tent, appropriate clothing, food and supplies. All the gear except for skis and snowboards can be rented at ½ price from the Outdoor Program. 

Snow Bowl Ski Area

  • Learn alpine skiing, or downhill skiing, the sport or recreation of sliding down snow-covered hills on skis with fixed-heel bindings.
  • Learn snowboarding, a recreational activity and Olympic and Paralympic sport that involves descending a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard attached to a rider's feet.
  • Learn Telemark skiing, a skiing technique that combines elements of Alpine and Nordic skiing.
Ski Instructor's Preparation
  • Learn the skills and techniques to prepare to take the PSIA Level I certification course and exam.
  • Learn common Skills –Balance, Rotary, Edge control and pressure
Snowboard Instructor Prep
  • Learn the skills and techniques to prepare for the internationally recognized AASI-RM Level 1 and Level 2 snowboard instructor certifications
  • Learn the development of snowboarding

Archery

  • Learn the art, sport, practice or skill of using a bow to shoot arrows
  • Learn the skills of traditional archery, combined with the new scientific understanding



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