Outdoor Recreation

Certificate in Outdoor Recreation

This certificate program teaches the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the outdoor recreation industry. Through a combination of classroom and field-based credit hours, students experientially learn and apply relevant skills such as group and risk management, leadership, first aid, and environmental competencies. Students also gain technical skills in a chosen area of activity-based recreation, enabling competency and confidence as an outdoor leader.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.


Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
OUT 112 2
OUT 135 1
REC 101 3
REC 210 3
Select one of the following: 3
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3  
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Environmental Sociology: GT-SS3  
Second Semester
HWE 129 4
OUT 131 2
Or OUT 145 Introduction to Winter Sports and OUT 168 Avalanche Awareness Level I
PRA 218 3
 Total Credits21