Academic Diving Program

Department of Kinesiology

Courses


SPH-I 270 Introduction to Scientific Scuba (2 cr.):
Introduction to the theory and practical skills for basic scuba. Program designed to give participants knowledge of physics and physiology as applied to breathing with a "self-contained underwater breathing apparatus" (SCUBA). Swimming ability and scuba medical history form required.


SPH-I 272 Scuba Knowledge Development (1 cr.):
Web-based Scuba knowledge course for completing international standards for the knowledge portion of various scuba certifications, as required by the recreational diving industry.


SPH-I 370 Introduction to Scientific Scuba (2 cr.):
Knowledge and skill development for Open Water Certification, within an academic diving program. Course includes basic, openwater, and orientation to advanced scuba skills as related to conducting institutional and recreational scuba programs. Scuba Certification and scuba medical history form required. SPH-I 270 required prerequisite or concurrent.


SPH-I 371 Advanced Scuba (3 cr.):
Develop advanced SCUBA and research diving skills such as underwater documentation (including underwater photography), underwater communication systems, diver propulsion vehicles, search and recovery, limited visibility, deep diving, wreck diving, altitude diving, marine resources conservation, and Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN). IU Scuba Referral or National SCUBA certification. Students must also complete a Liability form, Statement of Understanding, and a Medical History form (with additional clearance from physician if warranted).
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SPH-I 470 Diver Safety and Rescue (3 cr.):
This course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill a safety diver role on academic diving projects or during recreational diving activities. Topics include but are not limited to: Supervising Scientific Diving Activities, Risk Management, Emergency Action Plans, Rescue Diving Skills, Equipment Safety, Emergency First Responder, Oxygen Delivery, and OHSA standards for research diving. Students are required to register for I 371 Advanced Research Diver, prior to or in conjunction with I 470. Students must also complete a Liability form, Statement of Understanding, and a Medical History form (with additional clearance from physician if warranted).


SPH-I 471 Underwater Archaeology Techniques (2 cr.):
Investigation, documentation, and interpretation of submerged cultural resources (SCRs) and development of basic techniques of underwater archaeology. Develop basic knowledge for the evolution of maritime technology as applied to underwater archaeological investigations. Develop underwater archaeology documentation skills useful in SCR field investigations. IU Scuba Referral or National SCUBA certification. Students must also complete a Liability form, Statement of Understanding, and a Medical History form (with additional clearance from physician if warranted).


SPH-K 472 Professional Diver Development (3 cr.):

Knowledge and skill development for introduction to the professional realm of scuba. Applicable to both scientific and recreational diving industries. Requires SPH-I 371 and permission from instructor. Limited spots available.

 

SPH-K 496 Internship in Kinesiology (3 cr.):

Knowledge and skill development for Divemaster training, within the Academic Diving Program. Course includes teaching skills and knowledge as related to conducting institutional and recreational scuba programs. Rescue certification and scuba medical history form required.


SPH-I 374 Boating Safety (2 cr.):
Recreational small boat use and operator safety. Useful for anyone interested in handling small crafts in a recreational setting.