This certificate provides students who are pursuing or have previously earned an undergraduate degree the opportunity to develop specialized skills unique to a variety of outdoor adventure and experiential activities, such as backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, and challenge-course facilitation. Coursework focuses on the acquisition of technical skills and application of theory-to-experiential learning in an outdoor recreation curriculum. The certificate provides options to attain certification as low and high element facilitators and Wilderness First Responders. Students completing the certificate requirements will be fully prepared to work as challenge course facilitators, work as instructors at Outdoor Education/Adventure Education organizations, and effectively integrate outdoor experiential programs with existing educational curricula.
This undergraduate certificate may be pursued on a part-time basis.
A completed undergraduate certificate may be posted to the transcript only after completion of a bachelor's degree. If applying after earning a bachelor's degree, transcripts from all attended universities must be submitted.
For policies governing all undergraduate certificates, see AP.5.3.5 Undergraduate Certificate Policies.
Total credits: 25
|INTS 204||Leadership Theory and Practice||3|
|RECR 122||Exploring Outdoor Adventure||2|
|PRLS 210||Introduction to Recreation and Leisure||3|
|PRLS 220||Experiential Education Theory and Application||3|
|PRLS 221||Challenge Course Facilitation||3|
|PRLS 316||Leadership and Outdoor Education||3|
|Select 8 credits from the following:||8|
|Field-Based Work (max of 1 credit)|
|Rock Climbing: Introduction|
|White-water Kayaking: Introduction|
|Coastal Kayaking: Intro|
|White-water Canoeing II|
|Wilderness First Responder|
|Wilderness Travel and Sustainability|
|Special Topics in Recreation Management|