Outdoor Skills Courses and Certifications

 Fall 2019
CourseDateRegister by
Wilderness First Aid  Nov 2 - 3

Oct 25, 6 p.m. 

Wilderness First Responder Review          Nov 2 -3

Oct 22, 6 p.m.

Wilderness First Responder Jan 4 - 11, 2020         

Dec 20, 6 p.m.

Spring 2020

The OAP is partnering with the Center for Environmental Studies to offer the following courses starting Spring 2019. To register for these courses, visit VCU eServices.

Mountains and glaciers in Patagonia, Chile

ENVS 461, Section 001: Wilderness Policy and Practice
Tuesday/Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Prerequisites: Attendance on the OAP Patagonia Winter Break trip, 12/28/19 - 1/11/20
Credits: 3
Capacity: 15
This course takes a multidisciplinary and experiential look at the concept of wilderness. Learning spans from the classroom to a first-hand wilderness experience, and materials include environmental law, natural resources management, environmental philosophy and ethics, regional and local history, and conservation science. Throughout students will focus on the intersection between society, biodiversity and the wilderness concept in principle and practice. Course registration dates are determined by credit hours and will open in Fall 2019.
This trip has a study-abroad component of a 2-week long trip to Chilean Patagonia over VCU's Winter Break 2019-2020. Registration will be available at. Trip registration (separate from class registration) will open Thursday, September 12, 2019, at MyRecSports and close Friday, November 1, 2019.