Outdoor Leadership

Program Coordinator


dashTerry Dash – Senior Lecturer

1309 Carmichael Gym


Program Description

The Department of Health and Exercise Studies offers a 16 credit hour minor in Outdoor Leadership that is designed for undergraduate students desiring to pursue careers as outdoor leaders of adventure-based programs or for those who wish to enhance their personal development and enjoyment. Students will develop a foundation of essential leadership skills and experience through course work focusing on outdoor skills and leadership training. Students will also have an opportunity to apply theory to practice through a practicum.

Program Requirements

  • This minor requires the completion of 16 credit hours
  • There are five (5) required courses totaling eleven (11) credit hours
  • Students will choose five (5) elective courses
  • Students must obtain a grade of “C-” or better in each of the required and elective courses
  • A minimum of 10 credit hours must be completed at NCSU including the practicum

Required Minor Courses (Minimum 11 Hours)

Elective Courses (Minimum 5 Courses)

Admission Process

  1. Read over all information regarding the minor program
  2. Contact the minor program coordinator
  3. Begin taking the required and/or elective courses in the minor program
  4. Complete and submit the Declare Minor Form to Registration And Records
  5. Meet with the minor coordinator prior to enrolling in the minor practicum

Declare Minor Form

Students should submit this form to Registration And Records to declare an intention to complete the minor program. Additionally, a copy of this form should be filed with your major advisor as soon as the minor is declared.