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The Outdoor Adventure Leadership degree program inspires passion for self-development and transformation by providing opportunities to explore and learn leadership skills through outdoor adventure. The integrated curriculum provides transferable skills to all aspects of life through comprehensive coursework in technical skills, interpersonal development, communication, group dynamics, expedition planning, adventure programming, international experience, risk management, and social, environmental and economic stewardship.
 

Coursework

OAL Major Coursework

+ Core Courses

Geog 101 or ES 101 or 102 or 103 - Geography / Environmental Science
Geog 101
Introduces the skills and methods used in observing and interpreting geographical environments. Employs fieldwork, aerial photographs, maps, and basic data to examine the physical and cultural elements of the Rogue Valley from 1852 to the present. Approved for University Studies (Explorations Strand F–Social Science).
ES 101
Provides students with a basic understanding of the Earth’s atmosphere, geosphere, and hydrosphere. Topics include minerals, rocks, atmospheric and oceanic composition, and the structure of the Earth’s interior. Provides a framework for students interested in the major processes operating on the Earth’s surface and in its interior. Three hours of lecture and one 3-hour laboratory. Approved for University Studies (Explorations Strand G - Sciences). Corequisite(s): ES 101L.
ES 102
Studies the interactions of organisms with their environments and each other at the levels of individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems and how organisms and their interactions are shaped by evolution. Introduces biodiversity, species conservation, and ecosystem services. Three hours of lecture and one 3-hour laboratory. Approved for University Studies (Explorations Strand G - Sciences). Corequisite(s): ES 102L.
ES 103
Studies how people perceive and interact with their bio-physical environment. Develops key concepts and analytic tools from anthropology, economics, geography, political science, and sociology. Applies these social scientific perspectives to contemporary environmental issues such as global climate change and forest health in the Pacific Northwest. Develops literacy in the social sciences and prepares students to make thoughtful choices about how to live, work, and play in their environment. Four hours of lecture and discussion. Approved for University Studies (Explorations Strand F–Social Science).
HE 250 - Health & Society I
HE 250
Addresses topics basic to physical aspects of wellness and the impact of social factors on health choices throughout the lifecycle. Introduces social theories and models related to decision making associated with exercise and lifetime fitness (e.g., lifestyle constructs and social learning theory). Includes a lab component. Approved for University Studies (Explorations Strand F–Social Science).
OAL 194 - Professional Activities: Outdoor Recreation Activities
OAL 194
Provides laboratory experience. Includes racquet sports, outdoor recreation, and rhythms. Each unit is presented with teaching techniques directed toward instruction and skill development. Emphasizes progression, sequence, participation, and planning. Repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits.
OAL 223 - Wilderness Navigation
OAL 223
Introduces students to wilderness navigation, including how to orient, navigate, and route find in a wilderness setting using maps, compass, altimeter and GPS. Mandatory field component included.
OAL 250 - Foundations in Outdoor Adventure Leadership
OAL 250
Students will examine the history, philosophy and culture of exploration through the perspective of Outdoor Adventure Leadership, the fusion of experiential education, adventure, and transformative leadership. Mandatory field component included.
OAL 252 - Wilderness & Remote First Aid & CPR
OAL 252
Designed to provide students with the tools to assess, treat and make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Student will receive a 90-hour First Responder, CPR and AED certification upon successful completion.
OAL 275 - Adventure Based Facilitation
OAL 275
Extends the survey of outdoor recreation activities introduced in PE 194 to that of a facilitator’s role. Students learn how to teach various outdoor activities to clients of all levels. Grading option designated on a CRN basis each term. Students should consult current term schedule. Prerequisite(s): PE 194
HE 325 - Nutrition
HE 325
Explores principles of human nutrition, essential nutrients, nutritional needs of different age groups, and nutrition research. Focuses on the relationship between nutrition and physical fitness and health, with supporting emphases on consumer awareness, evaluation of nutrition information, eating disorders, and the importance of a balanced, varied diet. HE 250 recommended.
HE 331 - Environmental Health
HE 331
Surveys contemporary environmental issues and the interrelationship between the health of the individual and the environment. Covers such topics as population dynamics, environmental resource pollution status, environmental degradation, federal and state environmental laws, and environmental agencies. Approved for University Studies (Integration - Strand I). HE 250 recommended.
PE 372 - Kinesiology
PE 372
Applies anatomical concepts to fundamental movements involved in sport and fitness activities.
OAL 309 - Practicum (90 hours of community service/internship)
OAL 309
Integrates the components of a student’s curriculum into a real-world working experience. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, a student-generated project, a practicum in an OAL setting, international travel, or any other approved activity. Provides a showcase in which the student can demonstrate education and experience gained during undergraduate work. Fee required for insurance. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): Field of Study restriction: OAL majors and minors.
OAL 362 - Outdoor Recreation Programming and the Environment
OAL 362
Explores the planning and management of adventure programming, emphasizing the connections among the environment, culture and economy.
OAL 375 - Advanced Techniques in Adventure Leadership
OAL 375
Examines group dynamics, conflict, and risk management. Explores applications to expedition planning, execution, and evaluation. Grading option designated on a CRN basis each term. Students should consult current term schedule. Prerequisite(s): OAL 250 and OAL 275.
OAL 409 - Practicum(90 hours of community service/internship)
OAL 409
Integrates the components of a student’s curriculum into a real-world working experience. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, a student generated project, a practicum in an OAL setting, international travel, or any other approved activity. Provides a showcase in which the student can demonstrate education and experience gained during undergraduate work. Fee required for insurance. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Restricted to OAL majors. Grading option designated on a CRN basis each term. Students should consult current term schedule. Prerequisite(s): Field of Study restriction: OAL majors and minors.
OAL 425 - Program Evaluation
OAL 425
Emphasizes integrated approaches to designing, facilitating, and evaluating recreation and adventure-based programming. Applies fundamental principles in research design and analysis to a broad spectrum of outdoor adventure and leadership activities, including challenge course design and implementation, risk management, expedition planning, and comprehensive outdoor recreation programming. Fulfills statistics course for BS degree. Grading option designated on a CRN basis each term. Students should consult current term schedule. Prerequisite(s): MTH 243.
OAL 430 - Outdoor Survival
OAL 430
Explores issues of human survival in the outdoor environment, with a strong practical component. Grading option designated on a CRN basis each term. Students should consult current term schedule. (Cross-listed with PE 430).
OAL 443 - Senior Capstone
OAL 443
Integrates the components of a student’s curriculum into a culminating experience. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, a senior thesis or one of the following options with a supporting scholarly paper and an oral presentation to peers: a student-generated project, a practicum in an occupational setting, international travel, or other advisor-approved activity. Fee required for insurance. Class Restriction: Senior standing. Field of Study Restriction: OAL major. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Grading option designated on a CRN basis each term. Students should consult current term schedule. Prerequisite(s): OAL 409.
OAL 444 - History of the Pacific NW Wilderness
OAL 444
Provides the OAL student with a historical perspective of the natural, cultural, and legal events that have shaped the region’s national forests and wild areas. Explores the literary legacy, geography, and current environmental issues affecting the use and protection of forest lands in the Pacific Northwest. Grading option designated on a CRN basis each term. Students should consult current term schedule. Prerequisite(s): USEM 103.
OAL 470 - Environmental Physiology
OAL 470
Explores acute and chronic physiological adaptations and response to extreme environments, including altitude, hyperbaric conditions, heat exposure, and cold exposure. Examines metabolic and nutritional considerations for expeditionary-level activities. (Cross-listed with PE 470).
BA 312 - Hospitality & Tourism Marketing or BI 386 Forest Ecology & Management
BA 312
Focuses on how the special nature of service affects the development of marketing strategies in hospitality and tourism organizations. Emphasizes key variables in corporate and property-level management and their proper application to developing strategic and marketing plans.

+ Land Activity Courses (take a minimum of 3 classes from this list)

OAL 170 - Bicycle Maintenance
OAL 170
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in bicycle maintenance and repair, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 171 - Boat Maintenance
OAL 171
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills required to maintain and repair equipment used in the facilitation of whitewater trips, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 174 - Hiking
OAL 174
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in hiking, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 175 - Mountaineering I
OAL 175
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in mountaineering, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics.
OAL 176 - Mountain Biking
OAL 176
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in mountain biking, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 177 - Rock Climbing I
OAL 177
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills and fitness in rock climbing, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 179 - Skiing/Snowboarding
OAL 179
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in skiing or snowboarding (student’s choice), in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 180 - Ski/Snowboard Maintenance
OAL 180
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in ski and snowboard maintenance and repair, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 203 - Mountaineering II
OAL 203
This is an activity-based class, which builds on the technical skills developed in Mountaineering I and provides the opportunity of facilitation, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 175.
OAL 204 - Rock Climbing II
OAL 204
This is an activity-based class which teaches the art of sport lead climbing and lead belaying, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 177.
OAL 205 - Rock Climbing III
OAL 205
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills and facilitation techniques for leading group rock climbing and education. This course also focuses on risk management, teaching techniques, as well as environmental and social ethics. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 177 and OAL 204.
OAL 290 - Challenge Course Facilitation
OAL 290
Includes the basics of challenge course facilitation, such as knots, belaying techniques, facilitation styles and industry best practices. Upon successful completion of the course and an 80% passing score on the written test, students can earn a “Level One Challenge Course Certification”. This certification is now the industry standard for challenge course facilitators, is a requirement to work on many courses in the U.S. and abroad, and meets all certification standards laid out by the ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology). There is a special fee for this course. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule.
OAL 481 - Technical Rope Rescue
OAL 481
Designed for students and professionals who will be required to carry out rescues in a high and low angle environment, including emergency services personnel, search and rescue teams, climbing guides, and others. The course is based on the philosophy of self-protection and application of low to high risk solutions. Student will receive Technical Rope Rescue Tecnician Level certification upon successful completion. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits.

+ Water Activity Courses (take a minimum of 3 classes from this list)

OAL 172 - Fly Fishing I
OAL 172
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in fly fishing, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 173 - Fly Fishing II
OAL 173
This is an activity-based class, which builds on the technical skills developed in Fly Fishing I, and provides the opportunity of facilitation, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 172.
OAL 178 - Sea Kayaking I
OAL 178
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in sea kayaking, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 181 - Whitewater Activities I
OAL 181
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in whitewater rafting and inflatable kayaking, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 182 - Whitewater Kayaking I
OAL 182
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in whitewater kayaking, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 206 - Sea Kayaking II
OAL 206
This is an activity-based class, which builds on the technical skills developed in Sea Kayaking I and provides the opportunity of facilitation, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 178.
OAL 207 - Whitewater Activities II
OAL 207
This is an activity-based class, which builds on the technical skills developed in Whitewater I and provides the opportunity of facilitation, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 181.
OAL 208 - Whitewater Kayaking II
OAL 208
This is an activity-based class, which builds on the technical skills developed in Whitewater Kayaking I and provides the opportunity of facilitation, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 182.
OAL 234 - SCUBA Diving
OAL 234
Entry level scuba diving course that combines classroom and pool sessions to teach knowledge, techniques and skills needed to become comfortable and confident while scuba diving in open water. Students will receive Open Water certification upon successful completion. Mandatory field component included. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule.
OAL 236 - Advanced SCUBA Diving
OAL 236
Introduces advanced knowledge and skills in navigation, search and recovery, salvage techniques, night and limited visibility diving, diving maladies and mixed-air diving. Student will receive Open Water Advanced Level 2 or 3 certification upon successful completion. Mandatory field component included. Repeatable up to 2 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 234.
OAL 480 - Swiftwater Rescue Technician I
OAL 480
Designed for students and professionals who will be required to carry out rescues in a swiftwater and flood environment, including emergency services personnel, search and rescue teams, river guides, and others. The course is based on the philosophy of self-protection and application of low to high risk solutions. Student will receive Swiftwater Rescue Technician I certification upon successful completion. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits.
OAL 482 - Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician
OAL 482
Designed for students and professionals who will be required to carry out rescues in a swiftwater and flood environment, with high and low angle elements, including emergency services personnel, search and rescue teams, river guides, and others. The course is based on the philosophy of self-protection and application of low to high risk solutions. Student will receive Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced certification upon successful completion. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 480 and OAL 481.

OAL Minor Coursework

+ Core Courses

OAL 223 - Wilderness Navigation
OAL 223
Introduces students to wilderness navigation, including how to orient, navigate, and route find in a wilderness setting using maps, compass, altimeter and GPS. Mandatory field component included.
OAL 250 - Foundations in Outdoor Adventure Leadership
OAL 250
Students will examine the history, philosophy and culture of exploration through the perspective of Outdoor Adventure Leadership, the fusion of experiential education, adventure, and transformative leadership. Mandatory field component included.
OAL 252 - Wilderness & Remote First Aid & CPR
OAL 252
Designed to provide students with the tools to assess, treat and make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Student will receive a 90-hour First Responder, CPR and AED certification upon successful completion.
OAL 275 - Adventure Based Facilitation
OAL 275
Extends the survey of outdoor recreation activities introduced in PE 194 to that of a facilitator’s role. Students learn how to teach various outdoor activities to clients of all levels. Grading option designated on a CRN basis each term. Students should consult current term schedule. Prerequisite(s): PE 194
OAL 362 - Outdoor Recreation Programming and the Environment
OAL 362
Explores the planning and management of adventure programming, emphasizing the connections among the environment, culture and economy.
OAL 375 - Advanced Techniques in Adventure Leadership
OAL 375
Examines group dynamics, conflict, and risk management. Explores applications to expedition planning, execution, and evaluation. Grading option designated on a CRN basis each term. Students should consult current term schedule. Prerequisite(s): OAL 250 and OAL 275.
OAL 430 - Outdoor Survival
OAL 430
Explores issues of human survival in the outdoor environment, with a strong practical component. Grading option designated on a CRN basis each term. Students should consult current term schedule. (Cross-listed with PE 430).
OAL 444 - History of the Pacific NW Wilderness
OAL 444
Provides the OAL student with a historical perspective of the natural, cultural, and legal events that have shaped the region’s national forests and wild areas. Explores the literary legacy, geography, and current environmental issues affecting the use and protection of forest lands in the Pacific Northwest. Grading option designated on a CRN basis each term. Students should consult current term schedule. Prerequisite(s): USEM 103.

+ Land/Water Activity Courses (take a minimum of 3 classes from this list)

Land Activity Courses

OAL 170 - Bicycle Maintenance
OAL 170
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in bicycle maintenance and repair, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 171 - Boat Maintenance
OAL 171
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills required to maintain and repair equipment used in the facilitation of whitewater trips, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 174 - Hiking
OAL 174
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in hiking, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 175 - Mountaineering I
OAL 175
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in mountaineering, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics.
OAL 176 - Mountain Biking
OAL 176
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in mountain biking, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 177 - Rock Climbing I
OAL 177
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills and fitness in rock climbing, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 179 - Skiing/Snowboarding
OAL 179
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in skiing or snowboarding (student’s choice), in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 180 - Ski/Snowboard Maintenance
OAL 180
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in ski and snowboard maintenance and repair, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 203 - Mountaineering II
OAL 203
This is an activity-based class, which builds on the technical skills developed in Mountaineering I and provides the opportunity of facilitation, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 175.
OAL 204 - Rock Climbing II
OAL 204
This is an activity-based class which teaches the art of sport lead climbing and lead belaying, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 177.
OAL 205 - Rock Climbing III
OAL 205
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills and facilitation techniques for leading group rock climbing and education. This course also focuses on risk management, teaching techniques, as well as environmental and social ethics. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 177 and OAL 204.
OAL 290 - Challenge Course Facilitation
OAL 290
Includes the basics of challenge course facilitation, such as knots, belaying techniques, facilitation styles and industry best practices. Upon successful completion of the course and an 80% passing score on the written test, students can earn a “Level One Challenge Course Certification”. This certification is now the industry standard for challenge course facilitators, is a requirement to work on many courses in the U.S. and abroad, and meets all certification standards laid out by the ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology). There is a special fee for this course. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule.
OAL 481 - Technical Rope Rescue
OAL 481
Designed for students and professionals who will be required to carry out rescues in a high and low angle environment, including emergency services personnel, search and rescue teams, climbing guides, and others. The course is based on the philosophy of self-protection and application of low to high risk solutions. Student will receive Technical Rope Rescue Tecnician Level certification upon successful completion. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits.

­­­Water Activity Courses

OAL 172 - Fly Fishing I
OAL 172
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in fly fishing, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 173 - Fly Fishing II
OAL 173
This is an activity-based class, which builds on the technical skills developed in Fly Fishing I, and provides the opportunity of facilitation, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 172.
OAL 178 - Sea Kayaking I
OAL 178
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in sea kayaking, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 181 - Whitewater Activities I
OAL 181
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in whitewater rafting and inflatable kayaking, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 182 - Whitewater Kayaking I
OAL 182
This is an activity-based class, which develops technical skills in whitewater kayaking, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
OAL 206 - Sea Kayaking II
OAL 206
This is an activity-based class, which builds on the technical skills developed in Sea Kayaking I and provides the opportunity of facilitation, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 178.
OAL 207 - Whitewater Activities II
OAL 207
This is an activity-based class, which builds on the technical skills developed in Whitewater I and provides the opportunity of facilitation, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 181.
OAL 208 - Whitewater Kayaking II
OAL 208
This is an activity-based class, which builds on the technical skills developed in Whitewater Kayaking I and provides the opportunity of facilitation, in conjunction with risk management and environmental and social ethics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 182.
OAL 234 - SCUBA Diving
OAL 234
Entry level scuba diving course that combines classroom and pool sessions to teach knowledge, techniques and skills needed to become comfortable and confident while scuba diving in open water. Students will receive Open Water certification upon successful completion. Mandatory field component included. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule.
OAL 236 - Advanced SCUBA Diving
OAL 236
Introduces advanced knowledge and skills in navigation, search and recovery, salvage techniques, night and limited visibility diving, diving maladies and mixed-air diving. Student will receive Open Water Advanced Level 2 or 3 certification upon successful completion. Mandatory field component included. Repeatable up to 2 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 234.
OAL 480 - Swiftwater Rescue Technician I
OAL 480
Designed for students and professionals who will be required to carry out rescues in a swiftwater and flood environment, including emergency services personnel, search and rescue teams, river guides, and others. The course is based on the philosophy of self-protection and application of low to high risk solutions. Student will receive Swiftwater Rescue Technician I certification upon successful completion. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits.
OAL 482 - Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician
OAL 482
Designed for students and professionals who will be required to carry out rescues in a swiftwater and flood environment, with high and low angle elements, including emergency services personnel, search and rescue teams, river guides, and others. The course is based on the philosophy of self-protection and application of low to high risk solutions. Student will receive Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced certification upon successful completion. Grading option designated each term; students should consult current term schedule. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits. Prerequisite(s): OAL 480 and OAL 481.

Certifications

Tentative 2016-17 Class Schedule

+ Core Courses

Course Name Credits ELU's Fall Winter Spring Summer
OAL 150 Outdoor Living Skills 3 3 X X    
OAL 223 Wilderness Navigation 2 2 X      
OAL 250 Foundations in Outdoor Adventure Leadership 3 3 X X    
OAL 252 WFR & CPR 3 3 X X    
OAL 309 Practicum 3 0 X X X X
OAL 325 Wilderness Nutrition & Backcountry Cooking 3 3     X  
OAL 350 Adventuring Programming 4 4     X  
OAL 362 Sustainability in Outdoor Programming 3 3   X    
OAL 370 Adventure Therapy 3 3   X    
OAL 409 Practicum 3 0 X X X X
OAL 425 Research Methods in OAL 4 4   X    
OAL 430 Outdoor Survival 3 3 X      
OAL 433 Outdoor Adventure Literature 3 3 X      
OAL 435 Adventure Writing and Photography 3 3 X   X  
OAL 450 Adventure Programming Leadership 4 4   X    
OAL 452 Minimal Impact Adventuring 3 3   X X  
OAL 470 Evironmental Physiology 3 3 X      
OAL 498 Senior Capstone 3 3 X X X X

+ Land Activity Courses

Course Name Credits ELU's Fall Winter Spring Summer
OAL 170 Bicycle Maintenance 2 2   X    
OAL 171 Boat Maintenance 2 2 X      
OAL 174 Backpacking 2 2     X  
OAL 175 Mountaineering I 2 2     X  
OAL 176 Mountain Biking 2 2     X  
OAL 177 Rock Climbing I 2 2 X X X  
OAL 179 Ski/Snowboarding 1 1   X    
OAL 180 Ski/Snowboard Maintenance 2 2   X    
OAL 183 Trail Running 2 2 X      
OAL 199 Backcountry Splitboarding & Skiing 2 2   X    
OAL 199 Disc Golf 2 2 X   X  
OAL 199 Surfboard Shaping 2 2 X      
OAL 199 Zip Line Facilitation 2 1     X  
OAL 203 Mountaineering II 2 2     X  
OAL 204 Rock Climbing II 2 2     X  
OAL 205 Rock Climbing III 2 2     X  
OAL 290 Challenge Course Facilitation 2 1     X  
OAL 481 Technical Rope Rescue 2 2   X    
OAL 483 Avalanche I 2 2   X    

+ Water Activity Courses

Course Name Credits ELU's Fall Winter Spring Summer
OAL 172 Fly Fishing I 2 2     X  
OAL 173 Fly Fishing II 2 2        
OAL 178 Sea Kayaking I 2 2 X      
OAL 181 Whitewater Rafting I 2 2     X  
OAL 182 Whitewater Kayaking I 2 2 X      
OAL 206 Sea Kayaking II 2 2     X  
OAL 207 Whitewater Rafting II 2 2     X  
OAL 208 Whitewater Kayaking II 2 2     X  
OAL 234 Open Water SCUBA Diving 3 3 X   X  
OAL 236 Advanced SCUBA Diving Level 2 2 2     X  
OAL 238 Diver Rescue & Accident Management 2 2     X  
OAL 480 Swiftwater Rescue Technician 2 2 X      
OAL 482 Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced 2 2     X  

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