Recreation Academic Classes

Outdoor Adventures

Enroll via MyRed under Course Subject "Rec-Outdoor Education" and call letters "ODED."

Call # Course Credits
ODED100A Canoeing I 1
ODED103A Indoor Rock Climbing 1
ODED113A Outdoor Climbing 1
ODED105A Kayaking 1
ODED107B Back Country Camping 1
ODED117B Intermediate Backpacking 1
ODED110B Wilderness First Responder 2
ODED177E Cycling II – Bike Camping 1
ODED130A Rock Climbing Instructor 2
ODED140A Stand-Up Paddleboarding 1
Most ODED academic classes consist of Meeting Dates and an associated Field Experience which takes place over a weekend. Field Experience locations vary from local trips in Nebraska to regional trips in locations such as Minnesota, Colorado, Missouri, and Arkansas. DOWNLOAD information for Spring 2019 ODED courses or contact course instructor for specific field dates.

Course Descriptions

Canoeing I – ODED 100A

This course is designed to introduce the student to canoeing and canoe camping with an emphasis on building fundamental canoe skills. This course is designed for the novice canoeist. The goal of this introductory course is to help students develop basic knowledge and skills necessary for safe and comfortable canoe travel/camping while minimizing environmental impacts.

Indoor Rock Climbing – ODED103A

The goal of this introductory course is to build a basic foundation for rock climbing which will allow the student to climb indoors comfortably and effectively.

Outdoor Rock Climbing – ODED113A

The goal of this introductory course is to provide a basic foundation for rock climbing which will allow the student to climb indoors comfortably and effectively while building the basic skills required to climb effectively outside with minimum environmental impact.

Kayaking – ODED105A

Backpacking I – Backcountry Camping – ODED107B

This course is designed to introduce the student to backpacking and backcountry travel with an emphasis on building fundamental backcountry skills. This course is designed for the novice backpacker. The goal of this introductory course is to help students develop basic knowledge and skills necessary for safe and comfortable backcountry travel/camping while minimizing environmental impacts.

Backpacking II – ODED117B

This course is designed to introduce the student to backpacking and backcountry travel with an emphasis on building fundamental backcountry skills. This course is designed for the novice backpacker. The goal of this introductory course is to help students develop basic knowledge and skills necessary for safe and comfortable backcountry travel/camping while minimizing environmental impacts.

Wilderness First Aid (Also offered as non-credit course) – ODED109B

If you plan to spend time in the backcountry you need to be prepared. Fast paced and hands-on, this two-day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel and work in the outdoors. This course will be taught by Wilderness Medicine Institute instructors of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Learn more...

Wilderness First Responder (Also offered as non-credit course) – ODED110B

The Wilderness First Responder course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of wilderness guides, expedition leaders, and outdoor instructors. It is the outdoor education and recreation industrys' standard for wilderness medical training. It is the wilderness medicine training course for outdoor professionals...and the course you want your friends to have taken before you travel with them. This course will be taught by instructors from the Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC). Learn more...

Cycling II – Bike Camping – ODED117E

This course is designed to introduce the student to cycling and touring with an emphasis on building fundamental touring skills. This course is designed for the novice cyclist. The goal of this introductory course is to help students develop basic knowledge and skills necessary for safe and comfortable bike travel/camping while minimizing environmental impacts.

Cycling III – Bike Touring – ODED127E

Rock Climbing Instructor – ODED130

Stand-Up Paddleboarding – ODED140A

Fitness

Enroll via MyRed under the Course Subject "Rec-Fitness" and call letters "FITN."

DOWNLOAD information for Fall 2019 courses.

Call # Course Credits
FITN102D Weight Training I 1
FITN102P Conditioning I: Crossfit Basics 1
FITN103N Group Fitness 1
FITN106E Intro to Cycling 1
FITN112D Weight Training II 1
FITN113N Group Exercise Instructor Prep 2
FITN122D Weight Training III: Olympic Lifting 1
FITN140 Beginning Yoga 1
FITN145 Advanced Yoga 1
FITN180 Personal & Group Exercise 1
FITN222 Personal Training 1



Course Descriptions

Weight Training I – FITN102D

Interested in lifting weights, but intimidated by the weight room? There is power in numbers! Take your first step in our introductory weight training class with fellow beginners. Students will learn how to barbell squat, bench, deadlift and more. Not only will our instructors focus on exercise technique, but they will also teach you about weight room etiquette and basic programming guidelines. Our goal is to help you gain the confidence and knowledge you need to continue on your own!

Conditioning I: CrossFit Basics – FITN 102P

This class is held at CrossFit Lincoln and is led by CrossFit certified trainers. The goal of this class is to build an athlete that is confident in three modalities (weightlifting, gymnastics and conditioning) and feels prepared for any task asked of them. All are welcome, every workout is scaled to meet you where you are that day. As your skills increase, so will the intensity of your workouts. We believe the base of our programming rests in the balance of general physical preparedness program combined with a positive atmosphere.

Group Fitness – FITN 103N

Sample popular Group Fitness workouts in a non-intimidating, high energy setting! Our instructor will lead you through workouts like Barbell Strength, Total Body Tone, HIIT (high intensity interval training), TRX and more. All fitness levels are welcome.

Cycling – FITN 106E

Get acclimated to indoor cycling. Throughout the class you will gain skills and knowledge that will make it possible for you to write your own effective workouts to perform when the class is over. The class will focus on improving all forms of wellness, not just your physical fitness. Open to all fitness levels!

Weight Training II – FITN112D

Are you interested in writing your own strength training workouts? Our knowledgeable instructor will teach you about major exercise programming concepts and how to strategically use them to reach your goals. The first half of this class is spent writing your own program, the second half of the class is spent in the strength training room trying it out!

Group Fitness Instructor Prep – FITN113N

Calling all future Group Fitness Instructors! This course is designed to provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam in group fitness instruction. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, the instructor–participant relationship, principles of motivation, effective communication techniques, methods for enhancing group leadership, and the group fitness instructor’s (GFI’s) professional role.

This is a 2-credit hour course for students who intend to take the ACE certification and apply to become a Campus Rec instructor. Contact Sarah at slewis26@unl.edu or 402-472-6170 with questions.

Weight Training III – FITN122D

Learn the two Olympic Lifts: the Clean & Jerk and the Snatch! Experience with resistance training and ability to demonstrate proper form on major lifts is required. The majority of the class will be hands-on and instructor-led activity.

Beginning Yoga – FITN 140

Downward-don’t-know-where-to-begin? Start here to learn all the basics of this powerful practice. In this class you will develop proper yoga postures, link movement to breath and learn about the philosophy and history behind the practice of yoga.

Advanced Yoga – FITN 145

Prepare to take your practice to the next level. This class is for students who have been regularly practicing yoga and are eager to dive deeper into individualized anatomy, meditation and mythology.

Intro to Personal and Group Exercise – FITN 180

This is a required course for Nutrition Exercise and Health Science students. In this course students will be introduced to basic movement patterns, basic exercise program design, how to effectively communicate and cue movement, and other concepts as they relate to Personal Training and Group Exercise instruction. The majority of this class is lecture and small group activity.

Combatives

Enroll via MyRed under the Course Subject "Rec-Combatives" and call number "COMB."

DOWNLOAD information for Fall 2019 courses.

Call # Course Credits
COMB101B Judo I 1
COMB111B Judo II 1
COMB101J Kendo-Japan Fencing 1
COMB101D Shotokan Karate – Section 003 1
COMB104 Krav Maga I 1
COMB114 Krav Maga II 1
COMB124 Krav Maga III 1
COMB101E Personal Defense 1

Activity Classes

Enroll via MyRed under the course subject REC-Individual & Dual Activity, REC-Marksmanship or REC-Racquet Sports

DOWNLOAD information for Fall 2019 courses.

Call # Course Credits
INDV102 Beginning Massage 1
INDV105B Bowling I 1
INDV105D Golf I 1
INDV112 Intermediate Massage 1
INDV115B Bowling II 1
INDV140 Intro Basic Meal Prep 1
MARK106A Archery 1 1
RACS107P Pickleball 1
RACS108E Tennis I 1
RACS108K Racquetball I 1



Course Descriptions

Intro to Massage – INDV 102

Learn about the practice of massage therapy, including the benefits of massage and what to expect in a massage session. You will learn breathing techniques for massage and stress reduction, and will gain basic knowledge and skills to give self-massages, reduce stress, and other self-treatments.

Bowling I – INDV 105B

A player’s goal in Bowling is to roll a ball down a wooden lane and knock down as many pins as possible. In this course, students will learn different drills to improve their Bowling score, including the basic four step approach. Students will also learn about keeping score by hand, spare shooting, pin numbers and how to hit the "pocket." This class is for students with little to no experience who are interested in learning the basic fundamentals and rules of bowling.

Golf I – INDV 105D

Get outside and learn a sport you can play for the rest of your life! This course is for all levels of experienced players as well as the beginner. Students will learn golf rules, course etiquette and basic skill mechanics for every shot needed to play the game. Equipment and actual playing rounds at a variety of Lincoln golf courses are included in the activity fee.

Intermediate Massage – INDV 112

Let our instructor introduce you to the theory and practices of massage therapy. You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver safe and effective massage strokes to others.

Bowling II – INDV 115B

During Bowling II, students will review skills learned in Bowling I and learn a more advanced five step approach. This class is for students with some knowledge of the basics of bowling. The games played in this class will be more challenging than the games used in Bowling I.

Intro to Basic Meal Prep – INDV 140

The goal of this course is to provide students with the ability to plan and cook fast, easy meals while considering basic good nutrition and food safety. It is designed to provide basic cooking skills in a lab environment as students create meals they can eat and enjoy and make in the future.

Pickleball – RACS 107P

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. By the end of this course students will feel confident playing Pickleball at a recreational level. This class is designed for beginning players with little or no experience who are interested in learning about the sport and getting their heart rates up!

Tennis – RACS 108E

The art of tennis can best be described as a total body workout with the added accessory of a racket. It is a physically and emotionally challenging game requiring the player to put aside pride and accept a humorous attitude to maintain sanity. The goal: get the ball over the net! Players will learn how to serve, the two basic strokes: the forehand and backhand, as well as, lobs and volleys. Coach never criticizes, rather encourages and takes advantage of “teachable moments,” creating an atmosphere of positivity. You will leave class looking forward to returning for the next level of play that will be successfully accomplished, at your own pace.

Racquetball – RACS 108K

The objective of this classic recreational sport is to win points by winning rallies. Students will learn proper technique for holding and swinging a racquet, footwork, court position and score keeping. All experience levels are welcome.

First Aid | CPR | AED

Enroll via MyRed under the Course Subject "Rec-Fitness" and call letters "FITN."
Call # Course Credits
FITN160 First Aid/Adult CPR/AED 1

Scuba Diving

Enroll via MyRed under the Course Subject "Rec-Fitness" and call letters "FITN."
Call # Course Credits
FITN100E Scuba I 1
FITN110E Scuba II 1


Course Descriptions

Scuba I – FITN 100E

Scuba Diving is an exciting lifetime recreational activity you can enjoy year round, anywhere in the world. This course teaches students the basics of open water diving including equipment preparation, pre-dive safety check, assembly and maintenance, underwater swimming, descents and ascents, etc. Open water dives are optional for this course, but are required for certification.
Activity fees: $190 for instruction and administration, $95 for SDI Online Open Water Diver Academic Course and an optional $150 for Open Water Certification dive.

Scuba II – FITN 110E

Sample some exciting specialty dives in the Advanced Adventure specialty! In this course students will learn about Deep Diving, Navigation Diving, Advanced Buoyance Control and more. A current Open Water Diver Certification is required.
Activity fees: $190 for instruction and administration, $139.95 for SDI Advanced Adventure Specialty Online Course, $150 for Equipment rental, and an optional $75 for a refresher course.
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