This program is delivered only through Prince William Sound College.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Outdoor Leadership is a one-year program focused on specific technical skills and the foundations of outdoor recreation for work in a professional setting such as tourism, outdoor recreation and guiding.
- Complete the Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Certificates.
- Complete the General University Requirements for Undergraduate Certificates.
- Complete the following major requirements with a minimum grade of C:
|KIN A161||Wilderness First Responder||4|
|KIN A262||Foundations of Outdoor Recreation||3|
|KIN A266||Introduction to Safety and Risk||3|
|KIN A296||Capstone: Advanced Outdoor Leadership||4|
|PER A170||Backpack Alaska||3|
|Outdoor Skills Electives||13|
|Beginning Rock Climbing|
|Beginning Ice Climbing|
|Water Safety and Rescue|
|Beginning River Rafting|
|Beginning Sea Kayaking|
|Beginning Cross-Country Ski: Diagonal Stride|
|Skiing Alaska's Backcountry|
|Avalanche Hazard Recognition and Evaluation|
|Winter Camping Alaska|
|Outdoor Adventure in Alaska|
|Crevasse Rescue Techniques|
|Avalanche Theory II|
|Intermediate Sea Kayaking|
Advisor approved elective(s)
A minimum of 30 credits is required for the certificate.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with an Undergraduate Certificate in Outdoor Leadership will be able to:
- Evaluate their personal readiness for leadership through reflection on the synthesis of their course experience and by communicating leadership behaviors verbally and in writing.
- Explain the benefits of outdoor recreation for individual and community well-being.
- Evaluate risks associated with outdoor activities and identify methods to reduce and/or mitigate those risks.
- Demonstrate proficiency in technical backcountry skills necessary for outdoor recreation professionals in the student’s area of interest.
- Demonstrate proficiency in event/trip/field excursion planning and hosting.