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