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Experiential Education and Group Facilitation Minor

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This minor is designed to train practitioners within the challenge ropes course, zip line and canopy tour industry.

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    The Minor in Experiential Education and Group Facilitation addresses the growing experiential education field and the need for trained practitioners within this field.  A student completing the full minor curriculum will gain experience, education and training that is essential as an experiential educator or someone who is looking to incorporate experiential education and group facilitation into their field of study or work.

    The minor provides two opportunities for certification:  Challenge Course Practitioner Level I and Leave No Trace Trainer.  All courses for the minor must be completed at EWU; transfer credits will not be accepted for minor completion.  A minimum of 15 credits is required for the minor as well as a minimum of 40 hours of documented facilitation and experiential education experience.

    Program Curriculum

    CHALLENGE COURSE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION:

    Successful completion of the RCLS 335: Challenge Course Practitioner class leads to an EWU Challenge Course Practitioner Certification and qualifies a student to be eligible to work for the EWU PEHR Challenge Course Program (these are paid positions).  Students are welcome to take this class on its own to earn the certification without completing the other course requirements for the minor.

    LEAVE NO TRACE TRAINER CERTIFICATION:

    Students who successfully complete the RCLS 355: Leave No Trace Trainer course will become a Leave No Trace Trainer and will receive a completion certificate from the Leave No Trace Center.  Students are welcome to take this class on its own to earn the certification without completing the other course requirements for the minor.

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    What will I study?

    RCLS 220 - Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services

    RCLS 225 - Group Facilitation Techniques

    RCLS 335 - Challenge Course Practitioner

    RCLS 355 - Leave No Trace Trainer

    RCLS 380 - Theory and Practice of Experiential Education

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    What could I do with my degree?

    Contact Information

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

    email: ccindric@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.4535
    fax: 509.359.4833

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