Outdoor Education Certificate

Total Units Required: 25-35

Admissions to the Certificate in Outdoor Education is currently suspended. Please contact the Kinesiology Department to learn the current status of the program. 

Grading Requirement

All courses taken to fulfill program course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as credit/no credit grading only.

A grade point average of 2.5 or higher must be earned for courses required for the certificate, with a C or higher earned in each course. 

Course Requirements for the Certificate

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate. Wilderness First Responder certification is required for this certificate.

Course Title Units
KINE 226Methods of Teaching Wilderness Living4
KINE 460Foundations of Outdoor Education3
KINE 564Facilitating the Adventure Experience3
RHPM 301Leadership and Supervision3
RHPM 428Legal Principles of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management3
RHPM/EDCI 448Environmental Education3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity
Recreation Therapy and Inclusion (W)
Select one of the following:3-4
Methods of Teaching Rock Climbing
Winter and the Mountain
Methods of Teaching Canoeing and Kayaking
Select 0-9 units from the following:0-9
Outdoor Education Immersion Semester
Total Units25-35