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Physical Education-Outdoor Education Minor

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College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2020
  • Required credits in this minor: 20
  • This program requires summer terms.
The Physical Education-Outdoor Education minor is only available to Education students. It was designed to prepare Physical Education majors (B.A.Sc.) to teach students with active lifestyle outdoor pursuits in accordance with national standards that are taught in formal school (K-12) settings. However, this minor is appropriate for any student in an education major (K-12) who wishes to incorporate outdoor education into the formal school curriculum in a variety of contexts including physical education, sciences, or social studies. Students not majoring in Education but interested in outdoor education, should consider the Environmental and Outdoor Education Minor.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Minor Core Requirements (17 cr)
ENED 1201 - Outdoor Skills I [PE] (2.0 cr)
ENED 1202 - Outdoor Skills II [PE] (2.0 cr)
ENED 3309 - Outdoor Leadership (1.0 cr)
ENED 3310 - Outdoor Leadership Field Experience (2.0 cr)
ENED 4163 - Outdoor Education Methods (3.0 cr)
ENED 4410 - Ropes Course Management (3.0 cr)
PETE 3505 - Teaching Outdoor Skills I (2.0 cr)
PETE 3507 - Teaching Outdoor Skills II (2.0 cr)
Electives (3 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PE 1500 - Cross-Country Skiing [PE] (1.0 cr)
· PE 1507 - Introduction to River Kayaking [PE] (1.0 cr)
· PE 1508 - Flatwater Canoeing [PE] (1.0 cr)
· PE 1511 - Sea Kayaking (1.0 cr)
· PE 1512 - Fishing Skills [PE] (1.0 cr)
· PE 1530 - Rock Climbing [PE] (1.0 cr)
· PE 1531 - Intermediate Rock Climbing (1.0 cr)
 
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ENED 1201 - Outdoor Skills I (PE)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: credit will not be granted if already received for REC 1201
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Instruction and practice in skills of fall outdoor activities. Camping, canoeing, hunting, and climbing; equipment, shelters, and navigation. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for REC 1201
ENED 1202 - Outdoor Skills II (PE)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: credit will not be granted if already received for REC 1202
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Instruction and practice in skills of winter and spring outdoor activities. Camping, backpacking, dogsledding, and fishing; equipment and navigation. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for REC 1202
ENED 3309 - Outdoor Leadership
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories of leadership practices commonly used in outdoor education settings. Includes group development stages and techniques of group management. Concludes with preparation for 9-day field experience (EnEd 3310). This course MUST be taken in conjunction with EnEd 3310. prereq: EnEd 2300
ENED 3310 - Outdoor Leadership Field Experience
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Practice, theory, and methods involved in leadership development including a detailed analysis of the qualities and roles of leaders in outdoor educational settings. recreation settings. This course will occur as a 9-day field experience. prereq: ENED 3309
ENED 4163 - Outdoor Education Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Methods and theoretical basis for teaching outdoor education. Emphasis on application at outdoor sites. Weekend experience at a regional nature center required. prereq: ENED 3342 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for EDUC 4163
ENED 4410 - Ropes Course Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management of a ropes course as a part of an outdoor education facility. Includes ropes course elements, instructional techniques, group debriefing skills, site inspection, safety, recommend and equipment maintenance. This course will follow industry standards such as Project Adventure. prereq: ENED 2300 or instructor consent, no Grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for Rec 4410
PETE 3505 - Teaching Outdoor Skills I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fall course in basic skills, teaching strategies, practice, drills, and skill analysis for teaching outdoor recreation skills with an emphasis on teaching canoeing; includes canoe skills, camp craft, back country travel, and safety. Field trips and skill development experiences are required beyond scheduled class hours. prereq: ENED 1201 or 1203, ENED 1202 or 1204, PE 1508, and Environmental & Outdoor Educ major or minor or instructor consent; Wilderness First Responder Certificate preferred.
PETE 3507 - Teaching Outdoor Skills II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Spring course in basic skills, teaching strategies, practice, drills, and skill analysis for teaching outdoor recreation skills; includes navigation, camp craft, backpacking, back country travel, and safety. prereq: Environmental Outdoor Education or PE major and ENED 1201 or 1203 and ENED 1202 or 1204, and ENED 2300; credit will not be granted if already received for 1507
PE 1500 - Cross-Country Skiing (PE)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of personal skills in cross country skiing. Understanding of the techniques and concepts for participation in the sport.
PE 1507 - Introduction to River Kayaking (PE)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
River kayaking techniques. History, safety, kayak design, basic braces, paddle strokes, and maneuvering for river conditions.
PE 1508 - Flatwater Canoeing (PE)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic skills and terminology relevant for safe canoeing on flatwater and slow-stream conditions.
PE 1511 - Sea Kayaking
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Sea kayaking techniques; history, safety, kayak design, basic braces, paddle strokes, and maneuvering in large water conditions.
PE 1512 - Fishing Skills (PE)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of personal skills in fishing. Acquisition of understanding, techniques, and patterns for participation in the activity.
PE 1530 - Rock Climbing (PE)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
History, techniques and safety, equipment, knots, basic belay systems, route finding, face and crack climbing, identification of environmental hazards.
PE 1531 - Intermediate Rock Climbing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Intermediate rock climbing skills and knowledge including use of and placement of anchor systems, top rope set-up, introductory lead climbing and climb site risk management. This course builds upon basic rock climbing skills and techniques which are prerequisite for this course. prereq: PE 1530 or instructor consent