2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Outdoor Education Minor

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Ann Bailey, EdD, Assistant Professor or Therapeutic Recreation
Susan E. Lynch, PhD, CTRS, Program Coordinator, Professor of Therapeutic Recreation
Kirstin Whitely, DHA, Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Recreation


The minor in Outdoor Education is open to those students interested in developing the skills, knowledge and experience in the outdoor education field. Students will gain the necessary skills and experience to teach, lead, and/or serve individuals who wish to use the natural environment as well as enhance their appreciation of it. Students who minor in Outdoor Education are required to take the following courses. Grades below “C-” will not apply toward the fulfillment of minor requirements.

*In order to be most marketable in obtaining a job in the outdoor education field, it is highly recommended students take the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) offered at various locations around the state and county.  This training will give the outdoor educator the experience and knowledge necessary to treat and evacuate ill or injured participants from a remote or back country environment.

Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Outdoor Education minors may count Civitae Core courses satisfying minor requirements as also satisfying their respective Civitae Core requirements, up to two Pillar courses and one Perspectives course.  

Courses satisfying minor requirements that are designated as Civitae Core courses subsequent to the print deadline of this Catalog will be eligible to also satisfy Civitae Core requirements, subject to the above rules.

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