Outdoor Education Emphasis

50 credits, including Physical Education Core

Physical Education Core Component (included in PE Core): 9 credits
Note: First Aid (PE 2222 ) core requirements are satisfied by PE 2285, Wilderness First Aid, or PE 4441, Wilderness First Responder, included below.

Leadership and Teaching Component (10 credits)

PE 3386Outdoor Leadership3
PE 4440Survey of Outdoor Education Literature3
PE 4445Methods of Teaching Outdoor Activities and Practicum (4 credits required for majors)3-4

Outdoor Education Safety Component (8 credits)
Any of the following may be selected, but Outdoor Risk Management and Liability, Leave No Trace Trainer, and first aid certification (Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder or Emergency Medical Technician) are required.

PE 2271Winter Survival Skills1
PE 2272Wilderness Survival Skills1
PE 2282Map Compass and Backcountry Navigation1
PE 2283Leave No Trace Trainer1
PE 2285Wilderness First Aid1
PE 2286Avalanche and Winter Sports Safety1
PE 3381River Safety and Swiftwater Rescue1
PE 3383Advanced Rock Climbing and Climbing Safety2
PE 3384Outdoor Risk Management and Liability3
PE 4441Wilderness First Responder Certification3

Candidates who at the time of graduation possess a current certificate in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Wilderness First Responder may apply three (3) credits to this component.

A) Natural History OR B) Business Component - Students may select either one or the other of the following two options:

Option A: Natural History Component (minimum of 9 credits)
(Courses in this Option are waived for majors or minors in geology, biology, botany, zoology, or ecology.)

BIOL 1101
Biology I
and Biology I Lab
BIOL 1102
Biology II
and Biology II Lab
BIOL 2209
General Ecology
and General Ecology Laboratory
BIOL 2213Fall Flora2
BIOL 2214Spring Flora2
BIOL 3337Conservation Biology3
BIOL 4426
and Herpetology Lab
BIOL 4427
and Ichthyology Lab
BIOL 4438Ornithology4
BIOL 4441
and Mammalogy Lab
BIOL 4489Field Ecology4
GEOL 1100The Dynamic Earth3
GEOL 1100LThe Dynamic Earth Lab1
GEOL 1101Physical Geology3
GEOL 1101LPhysical Geology Lab1
GEOL 4456Geology of Idaho2
GEOL 4491Seminar1
PHYS 1152Descriptive Astronomy3
PHYS 1153Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory1

Option B: Outdoor Business Component (9 credits)
(Courses in this Option are waived for business related majors or minors.)

BA 1110The World of Business3
MKTG 2225Basic Marketing Management3
ACCT 3303Accounting Concepts3

Experiential Skills Component (Minimum of 8 credits)
Courses selected must be different from those used to fulfill the requirements of the Outdoor Education Safety Component.
(Note: Only eight (8) PEAC credits can be counted towards graduation requirement.)

PEAC 1101Adaptive Snow Skiing1
PEAC 1108Instructor Training of Adapted Snowskiing1
PEAC 1163Backpacking1
PEAC 1165Backcountry GPS Navigation1
PEAC 1166Canoeing1
PEAC 1167Kayak Touring1
PEAC 1175ABeginning Kayaking1
PEAC 1176ABeginning Rock Climbing1
PEAC 1177ABeginning Cross-Country Skiing1
PEAC 1178ABeginning Telemark Cross-Country Skiing1
PEAC 1178BIntermediate Telemark Cross-Country Skiing1
PEAC 1181Mountain Biking1
PEAC 1182CAdvanced Dutch Oven Cooking1
PEAC 1185Basic Mountaineering1
PEAC 1186BIntermediate Fly Fishing1
PEAC 1189Beginning Gym Climbing1
PEAC 1191BIntermediate Horsemanship1
PEAC 1194Caving Workshop1
PE 2200Team Building Leadership2
PE 2271Winter Survival Skills1
PE 2272Wilderness Survival Skills1
PE 2280Winter Camping and Backcountry Travel1
PE 2281Practical Outdoor Skills1
PE 2282Map Compass and Backcountry Navigation1
PE 2284Intermediate Kayaking and Whitewater Safety1
PE 2286Avalanche and Winter Sports Safety1
PE 2287Snowboard Instructor Training1
PE 2288Ski Instructor Training1
PE 3381River Safety and Swiftwater Rescue1
PE 3383Advanced Rock Climbing and Climbing Safety2
PE 4491Physical Education Workshop 11-3

Electives (minimum of 6 credits)
Courses may include those listed in the Natural History Component, and/or Business Component, and/or the following:
(Other courses may be approved by the advisor.)

CMP 2201Business and Professional Communication3
CMP 2202Photo, Graphic, and Video Editing3
CMP 2241Introduction to Public Relations3
CMP 2251Introduction to Photography3
CMP 3308Groups and Communication3
CMP 3339Web Design3
ENGL 2206Creative Writing Workshop3
ENGL 3307Professional and Technical Writing3
ENGL 3308Business Communications3
HIST 4432U.S. Environmental History3
MGT 3312Individual and Organizational Behavior3
MGT 4441Leading in Organizations3
PE 3322Introduction to Sport Psychology3
PE 3364Introduction to Sport Law3
PE 3366Sport Marketing3
PE 4493Issues in Sport3
POLS 4455Environmental Politics and Policy3
POLS 4457Grantwriting3