Outdoor Activity Courses
PEAC 1163 Backpacking: 1 semester hour.
Designed for the beginning to advanced backpacker, this course prepares the students for and includes a week-long backpacking trip. Includes discussions on navigation, equipment, low impact techniques and food preparation. F, S
PEAC 1165 Backcountry GPS Navigation: 1 semester hour.
The practical use of portable GPS devices for outdoor applications. Topics covered include angular and rectangular coordinates, cross-country land navigation, use of waypoint coordinates, determining distance, and limitations of GPS. F
PEAC 1175A Beginning Kayaking: 1 semester hour.
Uses controlled environment of ISU pool and includes basic skills including draw and sculling strokes, high and low bracing, eddy turns, deep water rescue techniques, river safety, and Eskimo roll. F, S
PEAC 1176A Beginning Rock Climbing: 1 semester hour.
Designed for students with little or no climbing experience, this outdoor class covers basic climbing including knot tying, belaying, movement techniques, top rope anchor systems, and safety procedures. F, S
PEAC 1181 Mountain Biking: 1 semester hour.
Includes both mountain and road biking. Combines a series of indoor lectures with practical outdoor riding experience. Topics include riding techniques, clothing, equipment, safety and bike maintenance. F
PEAC 1182A Beginning Dutch Oven Cooking: 1 semester hour. Pocatello and Idaho Falls Sections.
Includes basic food preparation, meal planning and the care and use of cast iron dutch ovens. Nightly demonstrations by guest chefs. Candidates will select recipes, buy food, and prepare their own meals. F, S
PEAC 1162A Beginning Snowboarding: 1 semester hour.
Introduction to snowboarding, including the selection of equipment, safety practices, etiquette, and techniques. S
PEAC 1162B Intermediate Snowboarding: 1 semester hour.
Designed for the experienced snowboarder. A continuation of the basic skills and techniques included in the beginning course. S
PEAC 1162C Advanced Snowboarding: 1 semester hour.
Designed for the advanced snowboarder. A continuation of the intermediate skills and techniques included in the intermediate course. S
PEAC 1173 Skin and SCUBA Diving Certification: 2 semester hours.
Skills in SCUBA: mask, fins, and snorkel use; safety techniques; mechanical equipment use; aquatic environments. Candidates must: swim 400 yards; tread water 15 minutes; carry ten-pound brick 25 yards. Certification possible. F, S, Su
PEAC 1174 Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diving: 2 semester hours.
The course builds upon basic skills learned in beginning scuba diving. The student must have open water certification. Teaches the four specialties of photography, equipment, navigation and search/recovery. Requires eight dives during two open water diving days. Candidate will receive certification after completion of course requirements. PREREQ: Open water certification. D
PEAC 1185 Basic Mountaineering: 1 semester hour.
Designed for candidates wishing to climb mountains on a non-technical basis. Includes ice ax use, rope team travel, clothing, equipment, hazards, hypothermia, and acute mountain sickness. S
PEAC 1186A Beginning Fly Fishing: 1 semester hour.
Equipment selection, basic techniques of fly casting, basic knots and types of flies are included. Dry fly fishing, nymphing, and streamer fishing included. D
PEAC 1186B Intermediate Fly Fishing: 1 semester hour.
Specialized casting techniques for different conditions included. Selecting and using the proper fly as well as how to read a stream and locate fish will be addressed. Emphasis will be on fishing still waters, small streams, and big rivers. PREREQ: PEAC 1186A or permission of instructor. D
PEAC 1187A Beginning Fly Tying: 1 semester hour.
Basic fly tying skills for the beginner. Introduction and explanation of basic tools and materials. The course will include simple nymph, wet and dry fly patterns. D
PEAC 1191A Basic Horsemanship: 1 semester hour.
Introduces the candidate to horsemanship, safety and riding skills. Includes horse behavior, safety, grooming, tack care, tacking horse, nutrition, fitness, basic skills for the horse and rider. Skills include guiding, posting at a trot, correct leads, flying lead changes, obtaining balanced stops, roll maneuvers and techniques to work the problem horse. F, S
PEAC 1193 Leave No Trace Workshop: 1 semester hour.
Participants will gain a better understanding of LNT practices and outdoor ethics, developing confidence in teaching others about LNT. Through activities, outdoor overnight experience, and discussions, students will look at their own outdoor ethics and be challenged to better develop their skills and practices to lessen their impact on the land. D
PEAC 1194 Caving Workshop: 1 semester hour.
Designed for candidates that want to develop the skills necessary to explore non-technical caves. The course covers navigation, equipment, rappelling, light sources, emergency preparation, and the history of caving. S
PEAC 1160A Beginning Skiing: 1 semester hour.
Fundamental techniques, etiquette, training, safety practices and skill practice in downhill skiing for beginners. S
PEAC 1160B Intermediate Skiing: 1 semester hour.
For intermediate level skiers, an emphasis on safety practices, etiquette, more advanced techniques, training, and skill practice. S
PEAC 1160C Advanced Skiing: 1 semester hour.
Intended for advanced skiers, this course emphasizes high-level skill acquisition, training, safety, ski etiquette, and skill practice. S
PEAC 1146C Hunters Education Certification: 1 semester hour.
Idaho Fish and Game-approved course to teach hunters to become: Safe, responsible, knowledgeable and involved in hunting and conservation organizations. Hunter Education Certification optional at course end. F, S
PEAC 1146B Archery-Bowhunter Education: 1 semester hour.
Technique, strategy, safety, and equipment in the sport of Bowhunter Archery. Bowhunter Education Certification optional at course end. F, S
PEAC 1168 Day Hiking: 1 semester hour.
Skills necessary to be successful in outdoor hiking situations. Learn to plan, prepare and execute a day hiking adventure by focusing on equipment, skills and physical preparation. D