Northern Rockies Outdoor Leadership Certificate

The Northern Rockies Outdoor Leadership Certificate is designed through collaboration of multiple University of Montana programs as a certificate to complement any major across campus for students interested in gaining and strengthening leadership skills through engagement in diverse conceptual courses and outdoor field settings. The purpose of the program is to provide undergraduate students or individuals with an undergraduate degree with leadership training and application that can be applied to any professional, academic, and personal setting in their future.

Post-Secondary Certificate - Northern Rockies Outdoor Leadership Certificate

W.A Franke College of Forestry & Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 15

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.00

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Summary

Theory and Experience

6

Theory

Experience

Optional Courses

Field Courses

6

Internship

3

Total Hours

15


Theory and Experience

Rule: 6 total credits are required from the categories below. Students must complete at least one course each from the Theory and Experience categories.

Theory

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

COMX 210

Communication in Small Groups

GBLD 220

Models of Leadership

HTH 465

Leading Health and, Human Perform Orgs

NRSM 373

Wilderness and Civilization

PSCI 462

Human Resource Management

PTRM 217S

Parks & Outdoor Rec. Mgmt.

PTRM 380

Rec Admin & Leadership

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Experience

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

1

ACT 114

Beginning Rock Climbing

ACT 175

Fly Fishing

ACT 176

Fundamentals of Whitewater Rafting

ACT 177

Fundamentals of Kayaking

ACT 214

Intermediate Rock Climbing

Total Hours

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Optional Courses

Code

Title

Hours

The following courses may be completed to fulfill the 6 credit requirement:

ECP 102

Wilderness First Aid

1-6

ECP 122

Wilderness First Responder

2

ECP 331

Wilderness EMT

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Field Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 6 credits of the following courses:

6

NRSM 273

Wilderness/Civ Field Stds

PTRM 345X

Sustaining Human Soc & Nat Env

PTRM 353

Tourism, Livelihoods and Sustainability in Mountains

PTRM 355

Wild. Med. And Risk Mgmt.

PTRM 356

Wild. Rescue and Survival

PTRM 418

Winter Wilderness Field Studies

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Internship

Note: Students are required to do an internship where they can apply their leadership skills with a professional partner. Internships can include on-campus initiatives like the Freshman Wilderness Experience and other student-led trips as well as off-campus internships with local, regional, or global partners. Internships will be approved by the coordinating committee and will be tracked through the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

CHTH 498

Internship

KIN 498

Internship

NRSM 498

Internship

PTRM 398

Internship

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-