X

Exercise Science cohort learns on the ropes

This fall, the Exercise Science Learning Community traveled to Farmington, New Mexico, for a half-day high ropes challenge. There, the students practiced teambuilding exercises with the same peer group that takes several core classes together as a cohort.

“The cluster is for first-year students coming to Fort Lewis College who think they may want to major in Exercise Science,” Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Emily Houghton says. “They take several specifically reserved classes together. Ideally, the people they’re in that very first experience with, are people they'll maintain connections with throughout their four years.”

Outside of the classroom, the Exercise Science Learning Community participates in several other teambuilding exercises as a cohort – such as the ropes course, where they tackled three different challenges. They started on the Alpine Tower, where each student had the opportunity to climb on the tower and to belay. Then they went to the Net Leap and the Giant Swing.

“They get to see each other in a different light than they do normally in the classroom,” Houghton says. “It puts them in a completely different element. It brings out some of their strengths that you wouldn’t normally see in a regular interaction. Same for faculty. I think it brings people together more than just in a Monday/Wednesday/Friday fifty-five-minute interaction.”

Check out these pictures from this experiential learning adventure in November:

Number of views: 4866

Tags: Exercise Scienceexperiential

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x
Photographer goes where no one has caved before [PHOTOS]

Photographer goes where no one has caved before [PHOTOS]

First ascents tend to capture popular imagination. But not many people get known for their first descents. So photographer Stephen Eginoire recognizes just how rare it is that he gets to be the first human being to step into caves unseen by human eyes or trod by human feet in Grand Canyon National Park.

Exercise Science cohort learns on the ropes

Exercise Science cohort learns on the ropes

This fall, the Exercise Science Learning Community traveled to Farmington, New Mexico, for a half-day high ropes challenge. There, the students practiced teambuilding exercises with the same peer group that takes several core classes together as a cohort.

Professor’s interactive map illustrates national monument proposal

Professor’s interactive map illustrates national monument proposal

The recent announcement by the Department of the Interior that it proposes to reduce the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah is one of the most high-profile changes to public lands in recent history. And Jon Harvey, assistant professor of Geosciences, is helping the public and his students understand those changes through interactive GIS maps.

RSS
12345Last