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Certificate in Outdoor Education

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 27-36 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

A grade point average of 2.5 or better must be earned for courses required for the certificate, with at least a C earned in each course.

Wilderness 1st Responder certification is required for this certificate. It is granted and authorized through three different agencies: Wilderness Medical Institute (WMI), Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA), and Stone Hearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO). These companies conduct courses throughout North America and each company recognizes the others’ certification. Wilderness 1st Responder is offered on the CSU, Chico campus through WMI and is sponsored by the Associated Students, Adventure Outings. Wilderness 1st Responder certification also includes Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.

2 courses required:

PHED    260    Phil Found of Outdoor Education    3.0    FS

PHED    264    Facilitating Adventure Exp    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 260.

1 course selected from:

PHED    026    Methods of Tch Wilderness Living    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.

RECR    085    Camp Mgmt & Outdoor Leadership    3.0    FS

3 courses selected from:

PHED    114    Embodied Knowledge: Kinesiology    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

PHED    179    Physical Fitness: A Way of Life    3.0    FS *

OR     (the following course may be substituted for the above)

PHED    180A    Physiology of Exercise    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 004.

PHED    262    Theory of Experiential Education    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 260.

RECR    010    Foundations Leisure/Recreation    3.0    FS

RECR    040    Outdoor Recreation Systems    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.

RECR    110    Natural Resource/Inform Citizen    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

1 course selected from:

PHED    024    Methods of Teaching Rock Climb    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.

PHED    027    Winter and the Mountain    4.0    JA

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder, PHED 026 or RECR 115.

PHED    028    Methods of Tch Canoeing/Kayaking    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder.

2 courses selected from:

GEOS    001    General Geology    3.0    FS *

GEOS    005    Introduction to Astronomy    3.0    FS *

GEOS    020    Weather    3.0    FS

GEOS    030    Intro to Environmental Science    3.0    FS *

PHED    112    Outdoor Education & Aquatics    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: faculty permission.

PHED    143    Philosophy of School Based PE    3.0    FS

PHED    185    Biomechanics    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 003 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.

PHED    262    Theory of Experiential Education    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 260.

PHED    270    Practicum in Outdoor Education    9.0    SM

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder, PHED 024, PHED 026, PHED 027, PHED 028, PHED 260, PHED 264, RECR 040.

RECR    010    Foundations Leisure/Recreation    3.0    FS

RECR    040    Outdoor Recreation Systems    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.

RECR    110    Natural Resource/Inform Citizen    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

RECR    115    Outdoor Leadership Practicum    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 085; or faculty permission.

RECR    251    Methods/Materials for Environ Ed    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 142 or GEOS 030 or equivalent or faculty permission.

This course is the same as EDCI 251 which may be substituted.

RECR    271    Trends Outdoor Recr & Tourism    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.