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This Mountain Field Studies certificate is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of outdoor settings. Students will acquire skills in emergency medical care techniques useful in backcountry settings that enable them to respond correctly to medical and trauma situations, as well as basic search and rescue techniques. Students will learn wildness survival skills, backpacking skills, safety procedures, geography, and group dynamics in mountain environments. Additionally, students will learn the principles of rock climbing, including basic climbing skills, lead climbing, and climbing ethics and safety. Ultimately students will develop the ability and leadership skills to safely lead a group on mountaineering experience.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Mountain Field Studies certificate program, students should be able to:
- Instruct and lead groups on mountaineering experiences (e.g., camping, backpacking)
- Utilize appropriate techniques and equipment for various wilderness rescues
- Employ a variety of climbing techniques and equipment
- Respond to medical and trauma situations
- Employ wilderness survival techniques