Outdoor Education Certificate Overview

The certificate program is intended to provide students with a practical and theoretical background in outdoor education. Although the certificate can be a stand alone program it is normally taken in conjunction with a degree program. The majority of students in this program are working towards degrees in education or recreation. The outdoor education program at California State University, Chico has been operating since 1991 and is one of the few programs offered in California; it is growing at fascinating pace and the design of a Bachelors degree is underway and should be completed by the fall of 2007. We are housed in the Department of Kinesiology and have strong ties with Recreation Administration and Parks Management. The Outdoor Education program prepares teachers and leaders for working with diverse populations in public and private schools, government organizations and land agencies as well as guiding and tourism.