2017-18 Catalogs

Certificate in Environmental Wellness & Outdoor Leadership

Based on a collaboration between Hurricane Island Outward Bound (HIOB) and the Education, Environmental Science & Policy, Leadership & Organizational Studies, and Recreation & Leisure Studies programs of the University of Southern Maine, this minor will allow both matriculated USM students and non-matriculated students from the general public to earn 13 university credits through a combination of online education and outdoor programming. Outward Bound’s collaboration with USM will provide the perfect setting for experiential learning with strong foundations in academic content from a variety of academic fields.


For more information on this certificate option, please contact one of the following faculty members:

Dr. Tara Coste, Leadership and Organizational Studies     
tcoste@maine.edu or (207) 753-6596

Dr. Flynn Ross, Teacher Education                                    
flynn.ross@maine.edu or (207) 780-5768

Dr. Rob Sanford, Environmental Science and Policy          
rsanford@maine.edu or (207) 780-5756

Holly Bean, Doctoral Student, Therapeutic Recreation      
holly.j.bean@maine.edu or (207) 780-4646                                     

Required Courses (13 credits)

  • EDU 210 Theoretical Foundations of Learning 3 cr
  • ESP 101 Fundamentals of Environmental Science 3 cr
  • ESP 102 Fundamentals Lab 1 cr
  • LOS 301 Group Dynamics 3 cr
  • REC 233 Outdoor Recreation 3 cr