The Outdoor Leadership Education Minor prepares students to be instructors and teachers in outdoor adventure residential camps, outdoor experiences in K-12 educational settings, and on shorter non-technical outdoor adventure trips. Students who successfully complete this minor will be ready to work lead participants on shorter term residential outdoor adventure settings. They will develop tools in creative problem solving, anti-oppression, and methods of inquiry that better prepares them to meet life’s challenges in grad school or in any profession they choose to pursue.
The Outdoor Leadership Education Minor develops students’ outdoor teaching skills. It prepares them to be outdoor instructors on short non-technical trips and to teach outdoor skills in a residential setting.
Program Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate a level of mastery in general outdoor adventure in order to instruct participants on short non-technical experiences.
Evaluate leadership, facilitation, and risk management theories and apply these to real world settings in order to create meaningful outdoor adventure experiences.
Investigate the dynamic relationship between outdoor adventure recreation and the natural environment.
Develop an awareness of what a systemic oppression lens is and how it can be applied.