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Outdoor Recreation Student Experience Inventory

Outdoor Living Skills

1. Required Courses.

RPTA Core Courses

(RPTA 111, 199, 230, 235. 322, 323, 376, 397, 398, 399, 482, 499)

2. Other courses.

RPTA 240—Introduction to Camp Leadership (3)

RPTA 249—Principles of Outdoor Adventure Leadership (3)

RPTA 450—Traveling Workshop (3, repeatable to 6)

3. Wilderness First Responder and CPR

4. Leadership in the following:

A.      Horn Field Campus Lead Facilitator

B.      Recreation Center Outdoor Pursuits Trip Leader

C.      Outdoor Club Trip Leader

5.   Certification through one of the following:

A.       American Canoe Association

B.      American Mountain Guides Association

C.      Leave No Trace

D.      Professional Ropes Course Association or Association for Challenge Course Technology

6.   Internship (RPTA 499)

7.   Completion of the IROL Requirements for Portfolio:

A.      Introductory Cover Letter including a personal background as well as professional and personal highlights

B.      Personal Wilderness Education Philosophy

C.      Basic Resume

D.      Wilderness Experience Inventory

E.      Copy of WFR and CPR certifications

F.      A one-page justification for the completed Outdoor Living Skills core competency as approved by the accredited institution.

Leadership

1. Required Courses.

RPTA Core Courses (RPTA 111, 199, 230, 235. 322, 323, 376, 397, 398, 399, 482, 499)

2. Other courses.

RPTA 240—Introduction to Camp Leadership(3)

RPTA 249—Principles of Outdoor Adventure Leadership (3) 


RPTA 450—Traveling Workshop (3, repeatable to 6)

3. Wilderness First Responder and CPR

4. Leadership in all of the following:

A.      Horn Field Campus Lead Facilitator

B.      Recreation Center Outdoor Pursuits Trip Leader

C.      Outdoor Club Trip Leader

5. Certification through one of the following:

A.      American Canoe Association

B.      American Mountain Guides Association

C.      Leave No Trace

D.      Professional Ropes Course Association or Association for Challenge Course Technology

6. Internship (RPTA 499)

7. Completion of 45 days of leadership in the field (with at least three 7-day courses) beyond Internship requirements.

8. Completion of the IROL Requirements for Portfolio:

A.      Introductory Cover Letter including a personal background as well as professional and personal highlights

B.      Personal Wilderness Education Philosophy

C.      Basic Resume

D.      Wilderness Experience Inventory

E.      Copy of WFR and CPR certifications

F.      A one-page justification for the completed Leadership core competency as approved by the accredited institution.

Environmental Integration

1. Required Courses.

RPTA Core Courses (RPTA 111, 199, 230, 235. 322, 323, 376, 397, 398, 399, 482, 499<

2. Other courses.

RPTA 249—Principles of Outdoor Adventure Leadership (3) 


RPTA 377—Management of Outdoor Recreation Resources (3)

RPTA 378—Consortium in Outdoor Recreation (2)

RPTA 450—Traveling Workshop (3, repeatable to 6) 

3. Wilderness First Responder and CPR

4. Participation in the following:

A.      Horn Field Campus Lead Facilitator

B.      Recreation Center Outdoor Pursuits

C.      Outdoor Club

D.      Horn Field Campus Outdoor Education Series Leader

5. Certification through one of the following:

A.      Leave No Trace

B.      Professional Ropes Course Association or Association for Challenge Course Technology

C.      National Association for Interpretation

6. Internship (RPTA 499)

7. Completion of the IROL Requirements for Portfolio:

A.     Introductory Cover Letter including a personal background as well as professional and personal highlights

B.     Personal Wilderness Education Philosophy

C.     Basic Resume

D.     Wilderness Experience Inventory

E.     Copy of WFR and CPR certifications A one-page justification for the completed Environmental Integration core competency as  approved by the accredited institution.

F.   A one-page justification for the completed Environmental Integration core competency as approved by the accredited institution.

Outdoor RPTA 450 Travel Workshops

The following is a list of courses that have been offered as Travel Workshops through the RPTA Department.

Ozark Backpacking

Kayaking in the Apostle Islands

Kayaking in the Everglades

Kayaking on Lake Powell

ACA Whitewater IC/IDW

Joshua Tree Climbing

Vedauwoo Climbing

Grand Canyon Rafting