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Boise State Mountain Biking Class Featured in Outdoor Idaho Episode

Boise State students in the fall 2015 KIN-ACT 159, section 002, Women’s Mountain Biking class will be featured during a special hour-long episode of Outdoor Idaho.

The episode, “My Excellent Adventure,” was developed after Idaho Public Television asked its Facebook friends if they had an adventure that they’d always wanted to experience. It tells eight stories of people experiencing Idaho’s diverse wilderness. The fifth segment follows a Boise State student who used the mountain biking course to prepare for her ride on the Weiser River Trail.

The goal of the Kinesiology Activity Program (KIN-ACT) is to help students in any major maintain an active lifestyle by providing instruction in a variety of activities designed to encourage lifelong physical activity and exercise. KIN-ACT courses are graded pass/fail; therefore, credits earned count toward graduation but do not earn quality points used in calculating grade point average. Eight credits of KIN-ACT courses may be counted as electives toward graduation.

“The publicity from Idaho Public Television is nice for the KIN-ACT program, the Department of Kinesiology, and the College of Health Sciences,” said Jim Sutton, KIN-ACT program coordinator for the Department of Kinesiology, School of Allied Health Sciences. “It will also benefit the Weiser River Trail and its stewardship and public awareness and will hopefully inspire students to follow suit and opt to use the many benefits of taking a KIN-ACT class as means of readying themselves for such an endeavor.”

The 002 section that is featured in this show is reserved for females only and is co-instructed by Kerrie Nicholson and Catrina Thomas, both adjunct instructors for Boise State.

“Kerrie and Catrina have been teaching this section since its inception and both have done a wonderful job,” said Sutton.

“My Excellent Adventure” will air March 10 at 8 p.m. and March 20 at 7 p.m. on Idaho Public Television.