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There are a wide variety of PE courses that you can take advantage of each term. Listings are below.


Please read these policies. You are responsible for being aware of all of this.

  • There are fees associated with almost all DOC/OPO PE classes. They are noted in the descriptions, although not listed on the BannerStudent sign up page. We will not excuse the fee simply because you were unaware of it.
  • We cannot offer refunds after the add/drop period except for documented medical reasons, or documented family emergencies.
  • Financial Aid is available to DOC members. See Financial Aid Page for more information.



For more information regarding Outdoor Programs physical education offerings, contact Morgan Haas at (603) 646-2427.  Financial aid may be available to qualified students for Outdoor Programs Courses. Stop by Robinson Hall or contact Morgan Haas for more information. 
If a DOC course is full on banner, contact Morgan Haas at (603) 646-2427 
with the course title and a request to be waitlisted.

Fall 2017 PE Courses
SOLO Wilderness First Aid
Cost: $210
Instructor: Morgan Haas
Max Enrollment: 25

Section 1:
Date: October 7th – 8 AM to 8 PM & October 8th – 9 AM to 5:30 PM


Section 2:
Date: October 20th – 8 AM to 8 PM & October 21st - 9 AM to 5:30 PM


Beginner Mountain Biking
Description: Learn how to mountain bike on the local trails around Hanover. No experience necessary. All equipment included.
Cost: $110
Instructor: Eliana Mallory
Max Enrollment: 6
Dates: Sept. 25th to Nov. 13th / Mondays & Wednesday – 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM


Beginner Climbing
Description: Most students' introduction to climbing, the beginner class goes over the basics of belaying and climbing on a top-rope. The class goes to both Rumney, NH and Winslow (Pickledish) and provides all climbing equipment.
Cost: $195
Instructor: Kate Bullion & Co-Instructor
Max Enrollment: 10
Dates: Sept. 23rd – Nov. 11th / Saturdays 9 AM – 4 PM


Description: Enjoy three full days of hiking some classic mountains in New England. Expect to see beautiful Fall views at the top of moderate hikes. No experience necessary, but should have a decent basis of physical fitness.


Section 01
Cost: $160
Instructor: Ethan Cook
Max Enrollment: 8
Dates: Sundays - 8AM to 5PM- October 29th, November 5th, November 12th


Description: Explore the local mountains during Fall! Spend the night at a shelter, cook in the backcountry, and enjoy miles of hiking in the area. No experience necessary and most gear can be provided.


Section 01
Cost: $165
Instructor: Ethan Cook
Max Enrollment: 6
Dates: September 23rd – 24th – Leave 1 PM Saturday, Return 6 PM Sunday


Section 02
Cost: $165
Instructor: Ethan Cook
Max Enrollment: 6
Dates: September 30th – October 1st, Leave 1 PM Saturday, Return 6 PM Sunday


Cabin Camping
Description: Spend two nights at a beautiful DOC cabin. Learn how to use a DOC cabin, split wood, light and maintain a wood stove, cook on it and use an outhouse as well as spending both days hiking, canoeing and exploring the wilderness. Skills will be developed to help you plan and implement your own outdoor trip, including equipment, route selection and food planning and preparation. Please note that active participation in these courses is required; this will include preparing food, carrying firewood, washing dishes without running water and partaking in all outdoor activities.
No experience necessary. Gear rental is included in the price of the course.
Courses leave Friday night at 6PM and return to campus by midday Sunday. There will be a pre-trip meeting for the course to give you the opportunity to ask questions.


Section 01:
Cost: $165
Instructor: Hunter Dominick
Max Enrollment: 8
Dates: November 3rd -5th – Leave 6 PM Friday, Return Midday Sunday
Section 02:
Cost: $165
Instructor: Lily Hanig
Max Enrollment: 8
Dates: September 22nd – 24th – Leave 6 PM Friday, Return Midday Sunday


Canoeing Overnight:
Description: Learn to canoe on this two-night canoeing trip. Basic canoeing strokes and technique will be covered as you paddle one of New Hampshire's beautiful rivers. No canoeing or camping experience necessary.


Cost: $160
Instructor: Hunter Dominick
Max Enrollment: 6
Dates: September 29th – October 1st – Leave 6 PM Friday, Return Midday Sunday


Beginner Flatwater Canoeing:
Description: Learn to canoe in this weekly class. Basic canoeing strokes and technique will be covered as you paddle one of New Hampshire's beautiful rivers. No canoeing experience necessary.
Cost: $165
Instructor: Hunter Dominick
Max Enrollment: 7
Dates: Sept. 26th - Nov. 10th / Tuesdays and Fridays – 3PM to 6PM


Intermediate White Water Kayaking
Description: For students who have had kayaking experience. Students will learn paddling strokes and techniques, river scouting, technical skills, and more.
Cost: $195
Instructor: Mike Vecchiarelli
Max Enrollment: 8
Dates: Sept. 26th – Nov. 14th / Tuesdays – 2:30 to 6:30 PM


Bushcraft and Wilderness Skills:
Description: Learn the art of living abundantly in the wilderness without modern technology. Learn flint and steel fire starting, wet weather fire skills, tree felling, wood-carving, medicinal plants, open fire cooking and survival shelters. Bush knife included in course fee. This course is intended for those seriously interested in outdoor skills. Participation is subject to instructor approval.
Cost: $155 (includes bush knife)
Instructor: Mark Kutolowski
Max Enrollment: 9
Dates: Wednesday, October 18, 6-8 PM, Friday, October 20 at 6 PM to Sunday, October 22 at 6 PM.


Farm Fit
Description: Get your PE credit working outside growing food at the Dartmouth Organic Farm. Learn the ins and outs of organic food production via permaculture, annual vegetable growing, and aquaponics. Classes will be held at the farm. Students will become familiar with organic practices like pest management, weed control, and soil building. Students will participate in weekly farm tasks such as harvesting, planting, and field maintenance.
Cost: $65
Instructor: Laura Carpenter & Farm Interns
Max Enrollment: 10
Dates: Thursdays: 2:30pm — 4:30pm (half an hour for transportation time)


Fall OEC
Description: Ski Patrol Requirement. Roster will be reviewed prior to course starting.
Cost: $80
Instructor: TBA
Dates: October 5th – November 11th
Max Enrollment: 40


Climbing Team
Description: Join the Dartmouth Climbing Team and practice every week. Regardless of experience, each practice will focus on things like climbing technique, strength, and conditioning. There are also opportunities for participating in regional climbing competitions with other colleges. No experience necessary.
Dates: Sept 25th to December 14th - 3:30 - 5:30 P.M. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 5:30 - 7:30 P.M. Tuesdays (must attend minimum 2 sessions per week)
Cost: Free
Instructor: Climbing Team Captains
Location: Dartmouth Climbing Gym (Basement of Maxwell)
Max Enrollment: 25


Woodsmen's Team
Description: Woodsmen's practice twice a week. No experience necessary.
Dates: September 23rd to November 11th – Saturdays 9 AM – 12 PM & Fridays 4 PM – 6PM
Cost: Free
Instructor: John Brady
Location: Robinson Hall


Class Title: Intermediate Climbing
Publishable Description: For those who already know belaying and basic climbing technique, this intermediate class covers lead climbing, lead belaying, and safe anchor set up on bolted routes. The class goes mainly to Rumney, NH and provides all climbing equipment. This class is not open to beginners. The instructors will contact you during the add/drop period to ensure you are qualified.
September 28th - November 16th Thursdays – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Instructor: Jack Taylor and Jimmy Buchanan
Cost: $195
Max. Enrollment: 8
(location - Robinson Hall)




Last Updated: 9/13/17