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Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Outdoor Leadership and Education Minor

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Joshua A. Kincaid, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies and Geography
Gregory Hall, Room 206, (540) 665-4909, jkincaid@su.edu

The Outdoor Leadership Education (OLED) minor offers students opportunities to develop a basic foundation of the skills, abilities and knowledge to include outdoor education in support of professional work in such fields as K-12 education, outdoor recreation, environmental education, youth and adult leadership and adventure programming. In the minor, students learn technical outdoor skills and develop their understanding of leadership, pedagogy, ecology, geography and program organization.

Sub-total: 17-18 credits

Total: 20-22 credits

All courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Additional Program Requirement for Graduation with OLED Minor

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is a nationally recognized standard in wilderness medicine education. WFA certification courses train individuals to respond to emergency situations that may be encountered in remote settings such as backcountry and wilderness areas. Students are encouraged to complete an approved WFA course at their earliest opportunity, and they will be required to hold current WFA certification at the time of graduation. Certification is valid for three years.

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