Outdoor Education Courses & Training

Hartwick College Outdoor Education Courses, Training and Certification Opportunities:

  • EDUC 310 – Basic Skills in Challenge Education (3 credits): focused on introductory theory and execution of facilitation, belay, and technical skills in the field of Challenge Course programming. Students will explore areas of program sequencing through Initiatives, Low, and High Ropes Course Elements, and practice group leadership.
  • EDUC 311 – Advanced Skills in Challenge Education (2 credits): focused on advanced facilitation, belay, and technical skills in the field of Challenge Course programming. Students will increase depth of skill in program planning, group leadership, sequencing, and modifications to Initiatives, Low, and High Ropes Course Elements for special populations.
  • EDUC 3/495 – Outdoor Education Internship (1-9 credits): Outdoor Education minor students can earn experience and internship credit at Pine Lake Campus working on special topics/projects.
  • EDUC 3/496-9 – Education Independent/Directed Study (1-6 credits): All students can earn directed or independent study credit at Pine Lake Campus working on special topics/projects.
  • PHED 105 – Awakening (1 credit): First Year Student and Upper Class student leaders can earn physical education credit in our Awakening Program each Fall semester.
  • PHED 280 – Challenge Education (1 credit): Team Physical Education credit offered to students facilitating Challenge/Outdoor Education Programming throughout each semester

Educational Studies: Outdoor Education Minor


Next Course Offerings:

Fall 2019: 

  • PHED 105 – Awakening: 8/17-21/19 *pre-registration required
  • EDUC 310 – Basic Skills in Challenge Education: Wednesday 2:30-5:30pm for the entire semester (8/28/19-12/12/19)
  • PHED 280 – Challenge Education
  • EDUC 3/495 – Outdoor Education Internship
  • EDUC 3/496-9 – Outdoor Education Independent/Directed Study

Spring 2020: 

  • EDUC 311 – Advanced Skills in Challenge Education: Wednesday 1:25-5:25pm for the 2nd half of the semester (4/1/20-5/14/20) *pre-requisite of passing EDUC 310 Basic Skills
  • PHED 280 – Challenge Education
  • EDUC 3/495 – Outdoor Education Internship
  • EDUC 3/496-9 – Outdoor Education Independent/Directed Study

Summer 2020:

  • EDUC 3/495 – Outdoor Education Internship
  • EDUC 3/496-9 – Outdoor Education Independent/Directed Study

Fall 2020: 

  • PHED 105 – Awakening: 8/22-26/20 *pre-registration required
  • EDUC 310 – Basic Skills in Challenge Education: Wednesday 2:30-5:30pm for the entire semester (9/2/20-12/9/20)
  • PHED 280 – Challenge Education
  • EDUC 3/495 – Outdoor Education Internship
  • EDUC 3/496-9 – Outdoor Education Independent/Directed Study

 


Additional training offered at Pine Lake Campus through the Challenge Education Office include:

  • Basic First Aid & CPR – American Red Cross (1 day)
  • WFA – Wilderness First Aid (2 day) 
  • AWFA – Advanced Wilderness First Aid (4 day)
  • WFR – Wilderness First Responder (8-10day)

For more information, or to register for a program, please contact:

Erin BaxterToal
Director of Pine Lake and Challenge Education
607-431-4547
toale@hartwick.edu

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