THE 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:
KINE460Phil Found of Outdoor Educ3.0FS
KINE464Facilitating Adventure Exp3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 460.
1 course selected from:
KINE226Meth of Tch Wilderness Living3.0FA
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.
RECR185Camp Mgmt & Outdoor Leadership3.0FS
3 courses selected from:
PHED110Phys Fitness: A Way of Life3.0FS *
OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)
KINE323Physiology of Exercise4.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 104.
KINE320Embodied Knowledge: Kinesiol3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
KINE462Theory of Experiential Educ3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 460.
RECR200Foundations Leisure/Recreation3.0FS
RECR240Outdoor Recreation Systems3.0FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR310Natrl Resource/Inform Citizen3.0FS *
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
1 course selected from:
KINE224Mthd Tch Rock Climbing3.0FA
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.
KINE227Winter and the Mountain4.0JA
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder, KINE 226 or RECR 187.
KINE228Meth of Tch Canoeing/Kayaking3.0SP
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder. 2 courses selected from:
GEOS101General Geology3.0FS *
GEOS105Introduction to Astronomy3.0FS *
GEOS120Weather3.0FS
GEOS130Intro to Environmental Science3.0FS *
KINE305Philosophy of School Based PE3.0FS
KINE312Outdoor Education & Aquatics3.0FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
KINE322Biomechanics4.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 103 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.
KINE462Theory of Experiential Educ3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 460.
KINE470Practicum in Outdoor Education9.0SM
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder, KINE 224, KINE 226, KINE 227, KINE 228, KINE 460, KINE 464, RECR 240.
RECR187Outdoor Leadership Practicum3.0FS
Prerequisites: RECR 185, or faculty permission.
RECR200Foundations Leisure/Recreation3.0FS
RECR240Outdoor Recreation Systems3.0FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR310Natrl Resource/Inform Citizen3.0FS *
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
RECR448Mthds/Materials for Environ Ed3.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent or faculty permission.
RECR570Trends Outdoor Recr & Tourism3.0FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.