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Outdoor Education Major

 

The Sport Science and Physical Education department at Idaho State University offers a baccalaureate degree in Physical Education with an Outdoor Education emphasis. In completing the program, candidates will gain skills necessary to become qualified outdoor instructors. Learning goals for Physical Education Outdoor Education candidates include:

B.S. Physical Education, with an Outdoor Education Emphasis

  • Physical Education Graduation Requirements
  • Physical Education Core (9 credits)
  • Outdoor Education Emphasis (41 credits)
    • Objective 1:  Development and application of leadership and teaching skills in outdoor settings (10 credits)
    • Objective 2:  Safely engage in outdoor activities with minimal environmental impact (8 credits)
    • Objective 3:  Understand and interpret the natural environment

    Select:  Natural History Option  or  Outdoor Business  (9 credits)

    • Objective 4:  Cultivate and refine skills in a variety of outdoor activities (8 credits)
    • Objective 5: Gain education in subjects with historic and traditional importance in the outdoor education field (6 credits)

ISU Catalog, Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education Coursework

Outdoor Education Prerequisites

Outdoor Education Portfolio Requirements

 

Career Opportunities

  • Youth Programs
  • Camp Counselor
  • City Parks and Recreation
  • National Forest, Park Service
  • Fish and Game
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Morale Welfare Recreation - Military
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • Outdoor Equipment Manufacturing
  • Sporting Goods Retail
  • Facility Manager
  • Commercial Guide Services
  • Geriatric Programs
  • Correctional Institution Programs
  • Adapted Programs

Marketable Skills

  • Organization
  • Verbal Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Human Relations
  • Leadership
  • Instructional Skills
  • Motivational Skills
  • Computer-Based Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Managerial Skills
  • Demonstration Skills
  • Wilderness First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Leave No Trace Certified
  • Knowledge of Health and Wellness
  • Knowledge of Motor Skills Learning
  • Program design and implementation

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