Outdoor Leadership Undergraduate Certificate

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The best workplace is outside 

Outdoor recreation is a big business – and the industry needs people who can lead the way. 

Make your impact as a leader and educator in the great outdoors. Work in nature centers, parks, waterways and other outdoor settings.  

Outdoor Leadership

This certificate provides students with broad exposure to foundational courses in the study of leadership in outdoor recreational settings, to enhance student preparation for further graduate and/or professional study in a variety of parks and recreation fields.

Program requirements (12 hours)

  1. REC 211(3) or 311(3); REC 309(3); KIN 260(2) and REC 300(1) or 307(3); REC 302(3) or 451(3).
  2. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

Completion requirements

  1. Attain a grade of C or better in all courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.
  2. Attain a GPA of 2.50 or higher for all courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.

Choose your certificate

Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a certificate in outdoor leadership.

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Get ready to meet your next mentor. You’ll be prepared, confident and ready for your career.