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Certificate Programs

The Department of Kinesiology offers two different certificate programs each of which is related to a special emphasis provided in the curriculum. All certificate programs are open to students enrolled in the University who meet general admission requirements as follows:

  • 1. Completion of 30 hours of course work;
  • 2. A minimum 2.75 GPA in all completed course work;
  • 3. Admission application and approval by a faculty committee in the certificate program selected.

Certificate in Wilderness Studies (code KPE_CT02)


  • 1. Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification (80 hours)
  • 2. Resume of Outdoor Experiences
  • 3. Coursework (27-29 units):
    • Take all of the following:
      • BIOL 100 Biology of the Human Environment (3)
      • KIN 242 Backpacking (2)
      • KIN 244 Kayaking (2)
      • KIN 246A Mountaineering (2)
      • KIN 247A Techniques of Rockclimbing (2)
      • KIN 448 Wilderness Studies: Leadership Practicum (3)
      • KIN 489K Field Work in Physical Activity Settings - Fieldwork in Wilderness Studies (1‑3)
      • REC 427 Legal Aspects of Leisure Services (3)
    • Select three of the following:
      • KIN 243A, 243C, 245; REC 430

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