Health, Physical Education & Leadership
Outdoor Adventure Leadership Minor
Looking for a fun way to complete your 180 hours to graduate and receive training in a growing field?
Consider a minor in Outdoor Adventure Leadership.
Many Southern Oregon University students decide to attend college here because of the extraordinary natural environment of this region. Whether you choose to major in Environmental Science or Education, Biology or Business, History, Theatre, Music, or Art, the new Outdoor Adventure Leadership (OAL) minor offers you a way to earn the credits you need to graduate, while broadening the scope of your education and gaining a skill set that will increase your employability as well as enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors.
The Department of Health, Physical Education and Leadership's (HPEL) new minor in OAL consists of 26 credits total, 12 of which are upper division. Courses offered include: Wilderness First Aid and CPR, Whitewater Activities, Mountaineering, Outdoor Recreation Programming and the Environment, Scuba, Outdoor Survival and Challenge Course Facilitation. Contact OAL advisors Adam Elson or Erik Sol for more information.
Courses included in the Outdoor Adventure Leadership minor:
26 credits, must include 12 upper division
|PE||180||Activity courses based on land or water activities, 1 credit each.
Must have 3 credits. See OAL curriculum for details.
|PE||194||Professional Activities: Outdoor Recreation Activities (Fall only)||2|
|OAL||250||Foundations in Outdoor Adventure Leadership||3|
|OAL||252||Wilderness First Aid & CPR||3|
|OAL||275||Adventure Based Facilitation||3|
|OAL||362||Outdoor Recreation Programming and the Environment||3|
|OAL||375||Advanced Techniques in Adventure Leadership Prereq: OAL 250 & 275||3|
|PE||430||Outdoor Survival (Fall only)||3|
|OAL||444||History of the Pacific Northwest or OAL 470 Environmental Physiology||3|