Outdoor Engagement Center

Outdoors Courses

SUU Outdoors Courses

These courses are just examples of outdoor courses typically offered in a semester. If you are interested in learning which courses are scheduled for a specific semester, please visit an academic adviser or see the course schedules.

Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism (ORPT) Courses

  • 1030 Intro to Backpacking
  • 1050 Canyoneering 1
  • 2000 Outdoor Skills Seminars
    • Mountain Biking
    • Survival Skills
    • Winter Skills
    • Leave No Trace
    • Adventure Orientation
  • 3000 Foundations in Outdoor Recreation
  • 3040 Leadership in Outdoor Recreation
  • 3050 Risk Management and Safety for Outdoor Recreation
  • 4020 Interpretation
  • 4030 Interdisciplinary Outdoor Education
  • 4740 Organization and Administration for ORPT
  • 4900 ORPT Senior Seminar

Physical Education (PE) Courses

  • SCUBA Diving
  • Climbing
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Advanced First Aid - Emergency Care - CPR

Other Outdoor Related Courses

  • Semester in the Parks
  • Introduction to Natural Resources
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Sociology of Leisure and Tourism
  • Horsemanship
  • Southern Utah Flora
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management
  • Geology of National Parks
  • Geography of Utah
  • Environmental Biology
  • Earth's Natural Environment: Physical Geography
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems) - multiple classes

Non-SUU Outdoors Courses

There are many courses available for education and certification in various outdoor skills and knowledge areas. These courses are useful, and some are often required in certain fields. This is a sampling of common courses offered locally and around the nation.

*Be aware that employers may require certification through certain programs.

Wilderness First Responder

Leave No Trace