The Wilderness Skills certificate program prepares students for a wide range of professional opportunities in recreation and education. Students learn to plan and safely lead adventure activities such as sea kayaking, rock climbing, fly fishing, mountain bike touring, backpacking and snowshoeing.
Certificate recipients should possess the skills & abilities described below:
Identify appropriate outdoor adventure opportunities in the Northwest for a wide variety of individuals as part of a life-long wellness plan
Demonstrate an understanding of basic competency skills in select adventure sports
Assess risk management and safety procedures that need to be followed in outdoor adventure activities
Assume a leadership role in group adventure outings and promote positive group dynamics
Plan and coordinate logistics of adventure trips
Understand the functions and utilization of adventure trip equipment