Outdoor Education

    Introduction to Nordic Skiing

    Introduces foundational skills in Nordic track and skate and Nordic downhill ski disciplines. Topics include beginner and intermediate cross country track and ski touring skills for both on-and off-trail skiing in low to moderate elevation snow terrain. Students participate in …

    Mountain Travel & Rescue I

    Prepares students to become proficient in expedition planning, implementation and leadership of backcountry travel experiences while practicing and applying foundational skills in campcraft, land navigation, wilderness hiking and backpacking. Students learn core competencies of outdoor leadership, including diverse styles of …

    Wilderness First Responder Recertification

    The Hybrid Wilderness First Responder Recertification (HWRR) runs from Jan. 17, 2023 – Jan. 18, 2023. The workshop includes CPR! Review, practice, and stay on top of your skills with NOLS Wilderness Medicine’s Wilderness First Responder Recertification course. This scenario-based …

    Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Outdoors Certificate

    The D.E.I. Outdoors Certificate Program will allow for a space of discovery and action as we look at challenges to creating diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor education, recreation, industry and in group facilitation.  Participants will gain tangible action steps, …

    River Canoe Instructor Professional Certification ACA Certification (American Canoe Association)

    Introduces American Canoe Association (ACA) instructor competencies and curriculum for certification in canoe touring and river canoe courses. Topics include hazard assessment and safety, technical knowledge and skills development, decision-making and judgement, instructional and leadership abilities in a river environment. …

    Wilderness First Responder

    Trains students to the nationally recognized standards of emergency medical care in remote backcountry environments for certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR), the industry standard for professional outdoor leaders, guides, camp counselors, rangers, and ski patrollers. Topics include environmental emergencies, …

    Rock Climbing Instructor PCIA Certification (Professional Rock Climbing Instructors Association)

    Introduces the Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA) instructor competencies and curriculum for institutional top rope rock climbing certification. Topics include technical proficiency, selection of equipment, safety systems, site and group management, leadership and teaching approaches, curriculum development, and basic rock …

    Outdoor Emergency Care NSP Certification (National Ski Patrol)

    Trains students to the nationally recognized National Ski Patrol (NSP) standards of emergency medical care in a ski-resort environment for certification in OEC (Outdoor Emergency Care). Outdoor Emergency Care is a training program tailored to the non-urban rescuer. OEC primarily …

    Fundamentals of Technical Rock Climbing

    Provides students with an introduction to the philosophy, principles, and practices of technical rock climbing. Topics include equipment selection and use, objective hazard evaluation, safety systems, and rock climbing techniques that are consistent with the standards set by the Professional …

    Introduction to Outdoor Adventure Skills

    Develops technical skills in four adventure program areas: backcountry travel, paddling, rock climbing and challenge course programming. Students observe, imitate, practice and adapt technical and facilitation skills. Students participate in weekly, day-long, local field trips. Special Requirement: This course involves …

    Challenge Course Practitioner ACCT Certification (Association for Challenge Course Technology)

    Introduces Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) low and high ropes course competencies and curriculum for certification. Topics include adventure foundations, facilitation and technical skills, risk management, program design, delivery and evaluation. Students participate in regional field trips. Special Requirement: …

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