The Adventure Sports program offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Adventure Sports Management and a Certificate in Adventure Sports Management.  The Associates Degree is typically completed in two academic years while the Certificate can be completed in one academic year.  These programs give students the skills necessary to work in the outdoor education and recreation fields and/or continue their education at other institutions.

ASI Degree Requirements: (60 Credit Hours)

Core Courses (37 Credits)

ASI Basic, Intermediate & Instructor Skills Courses, ASI Skills Rescue Course, Intro to ASI, Park & Rec., Back Country Living Skills, Advanced Level First Aid & CPR, Guiding & Instructing in Adventure Sports, Program Management, Leadership & Group Dynamics, Practicum Prep & Internship, Wilderness Guide Instructor Development (LNT Principles), Colloquia and Natural History

General Education Requirements (22 Credits)

Institutional Requirements (1 Credit)

ASI Certificate Requirements (29.5 Credits)

Required Course Work

ASI Introductory, Intermediate & Instructor Level Skills Courses, ASI Rescue Courses, Intro to ASI, Parks & Recreation, Back Country Living Skills, Wilderness 1st Responder-Advanced First Aid & CPR, Guiding & Instructing in Adventure Sports, Program Planning, Leadership & Group Dynamics, Practicum Preparation, Practicum Internship and Colloquium.

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Articulation Agreements:

  • Frostburg State University
  • National Outdoor Leadership School

ASI Industry Recognized Certifications and Organizations:

The Adventuresports Institute recognizes a number of accredited organizations and certifying bodies when offering instructor level field courses.  A student who enters the Adventure Sports program with certifications and/or life experience may apply to receive college credit for their previous experiences.  These organizations include but are not limited to:

  • American Canoe Association (ACA)
  • American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA)
  • International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
  • National Outdoor Leadership School & NOLS Wilderness Medicine
  • Professional Climbing Guides Institute (PCGI)
  • Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA)
  • Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA)
  • Outward Bound (OB)
  • SOLO Wilderness Medical School (SOLO)
  • Wilderness Education Association (WEA)

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