Outdoor Leadership

Program Coordinator

Terry Dash

Terry Dash – Senior Lecturer

1173-K Wellness and Recreation Center

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HES Minor Spotlight: Outdoor Leadership

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 (tsdash@ncsu.edu).
  3. Declare the minor through CODA in MyPack portal.
  4. Begin taking the required and/or elective courses in the minor program.
  5. Meet with the minor coordinator prior to enrolling in the minor practicum.