Outdoor/ Physical Education Degree and Certificates

The following degrees and certificates are offered through the Outdoor/ Physical Education Program.

 Outdoor Education Degree and Certificates

degree

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  • Outdoor Education AAS degree

The completion of this degree is appropriate for those wanting to pursue careers in the recreation, outdoor education, guiding and outdoor leadership fields, as well as those who would like to continue their education at a four year institution.

Certificates

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  • Outdoor Education Leadership Certificate
  • Outdoor Professional (guiding)
  • Facilitation/Education Specialist
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • Outdoor Business/Management

The certificate program is beneficial for students who already have a bachelor’s degree and are looking to change career paths as well as those wishing to gain skills necessary to enter the job market without a degree.

Plans of Study and Course Sequencing

Plans of Study are rigorous, articulated academic "road maps" to your career goals, commencing in ninth grade and leading to certificates, licensure, degrees and beyond.

Course Sequencing Guides are suggested scheduling guidelines developed by RRCC programs which help you to complete your certificate or degree in a timely manner.

Career Paths/Options in Outdoor Education

  • Field Instructor
  • Adventure Trip Leader
  • Water Skiing Specialist
  • Adventure Trip Leader
  • Outdoor Educator Assistant
  • Wilderness Guide
  • Associate Camp Leader
  • Rock Climbing Camp Counselor
  • Leadership and Environmental Education Program Instructor
  • Waterfront Counselor
  • Recreation Leader

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year’s data only. However, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.