Outdoor Leadership Certificate

Offered through a collaboration between the departments of Educational Leadership (EDL), Kinesiology & Health (KNH), and the Outdoor Pursuit Center (OPC) in Recreational Sports, this certificate program is for students interested in pursuing professional or leisure opportunities leading youth or adult learners in outdoor sport or adventure learning excursions or activities. The program will prepare its graduates to assume outdoor leadership roles through classroom and experiential coursework focused on four elements: 1) leadership theory and skills appropriate for outdoor educational contexts; 2) technical and interpersonal skills for outdoor activity/sport leadership; 3) environmental science and sustainability practices; 4) leadership capacities for working with and leading culturally diverse groups of learners.

Program Requirements

Select the following:
EDL 195Team Building Development - Facilitation & Group Dynamics2
EDL 232Introduction to Community-Based Leadership3
EDL 290R Outdoor Leadership2
EDL 340Internship2
IES 274Introduction to Environment and Sustainability3
Select two of the following:4
Beginning Canoeing
Beginning Backpacking
Beginning Rock Climbing
Intermediate Rock Climbing
Mountain Biking
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Critical Youth Studies
Strength Through Cultural Diversity
Contemporary Perspectives on Leadership in Sport Contexts
Sport, Power and Inequality
Total Credit Hours19