Recreation and Tourism Management

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  • Hospitality Experience

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CSUN Aquatic Center- Academic Credit Courses

CSUN Department of Recreation Tourism Management (RTM) provides academic credit courses at the Aquatic Center. CSUN educators provide the highest caliber of instruction on Flat water boating, Wakeboarding and WaterSkiing, Sailing, and many other offerings. Courses are offered during the Spring, and Fall Semesters. 

You can learn more about taking classes, or about getting your undergraduate or graduate degree by visiting https://catalog.csun.edu/academics/rtm/courses/ or http://www.csun.edu/health-human-development/recreation-tourism-management

RTM 151D- Flat Water Boating

Objectives- This semester-long course serves as an introduction to safe travel by kayak or canoe on lakes, rivers, and oceans. Includes equipment, navigation, and techniques for flat-water boating and emergency self-rescue. Emphasis will be on safety, environmental awareness and skill development. Arranged field trips are required.

Location- CSUN Aquatic Center at Castaic Lake                                                                  
32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic, CA, 91384
Course Meets- Saturdays, 9:00-12:00
9/8/2018
9/29
10/6

Open to- Currently enrolled CSUN students
Units- 1 Unit course

Description- Meeting every Friday at the CSUN Aquatic Center, our Professors and boating instructors will set the foundations of tow sports and expand on critical skills. You will gain competence and confidence over three months of weekly meetings learning to kneeboard, water ski, wakeboard, and wakeskate. 

RTM 265- Wakeboarding and Waterskiing

Objectives- This semester-long course serves as an introduction to water skiing and wakeboarding. 

Location- CSUN Aquatic Center at Castaic Lake
32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic, CA, 91384
Course Meets- Fridays, 9:00-12:00
8/31/2018- 11/9/2018

Open to- Currently enrolled CSUN students
Units- 1 Unit course

Description- Meeting every Friday at the CSUN Aquatic Center, our Professors and boating instructors will set the foundations of tow sports and expand on critical skills. You will gain competence and confidence over three months of weekly meetings learning to kneeboard, water ski, wakeboard, and wakeskate. 

RTM 267/L- Sailing

Objectives- This semester-long course serves as a broad introduction to sailing. 

Location- CSUN Aquatic Center at Castaic Lake
32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic, CA, 91384
Course Meets- Fridays, 1:00-4:45
8/31/2018- 11/9/2018

Open to- Currently enrolled CSUN students
Units- 2 Unit Lab course

Description- Meeting every Friday at the CSUN Aquatic Center, our Professors and boating instructors will set the foundations of sailing and expand on critical skills. With a one hour lecture and a two hour on-water lab, you will gain competence and confidence over three months of weekly meetings learning to rig, maneuver and rescue a variety of vessels. Space is limited for these

Prerequisite: Elementary swimming skills. Corequisite: RTM 267L. Development of the skills and art of sailing, including the development of basic seamanship, small boat handling competency, safety procedures and regulations and introductions to competitive sailing and ocean cruising. 1-hour lecture, 2-hours lab per week

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Other CSUN Courses with field trip components include: 

Geography 370- Water Society and the Environment
RTM 150-1- Outdoor Education
RTM 202/L- Event Planning
RTM 251- Recreation and the Natural Environment
CSUN Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)

Please email for details on how to use these indoor and outdoor teaching spaces