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Minor in Challenge Course Management and Leadership


This minor addresses the growing experiential and challenge education field and the need for trained practitioners within the challenge ropes course, zip line and canopy tour industry.

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    The curriculum closely follows the standards and guidelines developed by the leading national organizations in the challenge course industry.  A student completing the minor curriculum will gain experience, education and training that is essential as a challenge course facilitator or manager as well as acquire documented experience to apply toward practitioner certification.  Students also attain facilitation and leadership skills beneficial in many professional leadership or management roles.

    Program Curriculum


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    What will I study?

    RCLS 220 - Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services

    RCLS 225 - Challenge Course Facilitation Techniques

    RCLS 321 - Challenge Course Low Element Facilitation

    RCLS 352 - Challenge Course Technical Skills

    RCLS 353 - Challenge Course Advanced Technical Skills

    RCLS 475 - Challenge Course Management and Operation

    *Successful completion of RCLS 225, RCLS 321 and RCLS 352 leads to a Challenge Course Practitioner Level One Certification.

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    Contact Information

    Chris Cindric, Director, Challenge Course
    236 PEB
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.4535
    fax: 509.359.4833

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