PRW-II 2135: Personal Responsibility and Wellness II: Mountain Sports


Course Description

The J Term Mountain Sports class in Taos will be focused on winter mountain sports and fitness. Students will receive ski and snowboard instruction and participate in winter fitness activities like snowshoeing. In addition students will participate in group fitness classes. Flexibility training will be included to reduce post-exercise muscle soreness and reduce the risk of injury. Exercise and health-related fitness principles as described in the course objectives will be reviewed and discussed in which presentation/lecture/discussion will replace the workout for those class periods. A knowledge test will be administered at the end of the term.

Each student will be provided with a season pass to Taos Ski Valley, ski or snowboard equipment and snowshoes for use during J Term. A wide variety of group fitness classes will be available daily.

Instructor Biography

Anne Weil, MA is a Lecturer in the Applied Physiology and Wellness Department at SMU and Student Affairs Coordinator for the SMU in Taos Campus. Anne is delighted to have the opportunity to work with SMU students. Her approach to teaching and mentoring students is a co-collaborative effort where student and professor are accountable for creating a dynamic learning environment. She believes that small changes in one area of your life can have a significant impact on the whole. Students appreciate her humor, positive and enthusiastic attitude, and her commitment to their growth as a whole person.

Learning Outcomes and Benefits

  • Course fulfills UC PRWII Requirement
  • Gain proficiency skiing or snowboarding
  • Experience a range of winter sports (Ski/Snowboard-Snowshoeing)
  • Participate in group fitness classes
  • Learn basic winter and avalanche safety
  • Have a great time working out and get fit
  • Complete a comprehensive fitness assessment
  • Develop and implement a personal plan to promote and maintain health related fitness
  • Understand the 5 components of health related fitness
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