The Certificate in Outdoor Education

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 25-35 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.

6 courses required:

KINE 226 Methods of Teaching Wilderness Living 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 121 recommended but not required.
KINE 460 Foundations of Outdoor Education 3.0 FS
KINE 564 Facilitating the Adventure Experience 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 222 recommended.
RECR 301 Leadership and Supervision in Recreation 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR 428 Recreation Law and Legal Principles 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.
RECR 448 Methods and Materials for Environmental Education 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent.

This course is also offered as EDCI 448.

1 course selected from:

KINE 315 Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity 3.0 FS
RECR 260 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusive Recreation 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

KINE 224 Methods of Teaching Rock Climbing 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: KINE 123 or KINE 124 recommended.
KINE 227 Winter and the Mountain 4.0 SP
Prerequisites: KINE 226 or equivalent.
KINE 228 Methods of Teaching Canoeing and Kayaking 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 226 (may be taken concurrently).

0-9 units selected from:

KINE 470 Practicum in Outdoor Education 9.0 SM
Prerequisites: KINE 226 and one of the following KINE 224, KINE 227, KINE 228 or equivalent.