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jgaley69  (D 22311)

Dec 10, 2007, 6:18 PM
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I was told not long ago that it can be done with a college and they would get 1 credit hour if they make the first jump? I've asked a regional director they didn't know? I've email the USPA haven't got response yet so if anyone out here knows, or can put me into contact with someone who does let me knowTongue


grannyinthesky  (D 30311)

Dec 10, 2007, 6:21 PM
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We couldn't even get the administration to let the student government contribute to a field trip where students would do a tandem as part of a physics class. But they do all kinds of things for the rodeo club. I've watched some of the college rodeos and I'd rather jump out of an airplane than try to ride one of those damned bulls any day.


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Dec 10, 2007, 6:51 PM
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Ohio State University offers it, as far as I know they are the only college to do it. There is a series of classes you have to attend and a test to take to get the credit. The jump is optional since if you back out they will not fail you.


matthewcline  (D 21585)

Dec 10, 2007, 7:46 PM
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This is true!

Since I was a T-I for the Courses can I ask you to call Professor now?Tongue


VTmotoMike08  (D 30399)

Dec 11, 2007, 5:50 AM
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There is an extensive discussion on this topic here:

http://www.collegeskydiving.com/.../viewtopic.php?t=214


(This post was edited by VTmotoMike08 on Dec 11, 2007, 5:52 AM)


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Dec 11, 2007, 9:53 AM
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Bull-riding is scary!


grannyinthesky  (D 30311)

Dec 11, 2007, 10:03 AM
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And how. I saw one of my students get hung up and drug around a while. When I was talking to him about it later, he said it was nothing. The year before he had broken both arns. I think I'll stick to jumping out of planes.


divnswoop  (D 18276)

Dec 11, 2007, 1:23 PM
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The last year that I was involved with this we actually had a second class approved. This was a 4-hour credit class that we could cater the cirriculum to what ever level their status was...IE:
Level 2-7
Obtaining a Coach's rating
ETC..

Pretty cool for a college class! We are currently trying to get something up and running at UF. (I am putting my personal feelings aside during this time!) Laugh ...but I hope they enjoy watching the game on Jan 7....


MOTOXAZ

Sep 26, 2011, 8:41 PM
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Hey do you know if they ever got this 4 credit class going? I am out in Phoenix, AZ at ASU and want try and get credit for my AFF and am trying to find colleges to get it transferred in.


Snowwhite

Sep 26, 2011, 8:58 PM
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University of Illinois at Champaign has a Skydiving Club
the Falling Illini" and they have been active for years. I don't know if they get credit or not, but they came to the Convention forever, and are still going strong


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Sep 26, 2011, 9:03 PM
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Ohio State still offers the course as a general credit. The class is really about risk analysis with Skydiving as the lab.


MOTOXAZ

Sep 26, 2011, 9:07 PM
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In reply to:
University of Illinois at Champaign has a Skydiving Club
the Falling Illini" and they have been active for years. I don't know if they get credit or not, but they came to the Convention forever, and are still going strong
Either of you two know how many credits either of these are worth?


brnnncrzy77  (Student)

Sep 27, 2011, 6:55 AM
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If I'm not mistaken, Delta State University in Mississippi has started an intro to skydiving class. They currently jump at Gold Coast Skydivers in Mississippi.


clintster  (D 28851)

Sep 27, 2011, 12:07 PM
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The OSU Skydiving Class is worth 1 credit hour.

More info at www.osuskydivingclass.com .

Interestingly enough, the Fall Quarter class starts in 3 hours.


MOTOXAZ

Sep 27, 2011, 12:13 PM
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Yeah thanks everyone for posting. I have some calls and emails in and waiting for responses. I am looking for 3 credits. My advisor made a miscalculation and I need 3 credits to graduate this semester and figured since I am gonna go for my Class A AFF after this semester anyway that hopefully I could get my 3 credits for that. Does not look like it but hopefully when some of the calls and emails return I will have a different answer


kallend  (D 23151)

Sep 29, 2011, 12:06 PM
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I was told not long ago that it can be done with a college and they would get 1 credit hour if they make the first jump? I've asked a regional director they didn't know? I've email the USPA haven't got response yet so if anyone out here knows, or can put me into contact with someone who does let me knowTongue

I hope no reputable college would do this.

Would Harvard allow it? I don't think so.


BobMoore  (D 13136)

Sep 29, 2011, 12:13 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
I was told not long ago that it can be done with a college and they would get 1 credit hour if they make the first jump? I've asked a regional director they didn't know? I've email the USPA haven't got response yet so if anyone out here knows, or can put me into contact with someone who does let me knowTongue

I hope no reputable college would do this.

Would Harvard allow it? I don't think so.

The university I attended allowed one freshman year physical education credit if you spent the semester bowling.


Para5-0  (D 19054)

Sep 29, 2011, 12:22 PM
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Go Bucks.


JohnRich  (D License)

Sep 29, 2011, 2:03 PM
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I hope no reputable college would do this.

I received a free physical-education class credit for proof of military service. And another for taking a PADI scuba class. Why not something for a skydiving class?



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