Outdoor Education

Graduate School Programs

OutdoorEd is a great resource for finding job opportunities, trainings, and programs that may offer worthwhile experiences as you continue to build an outdoor resume.

Search Outdoor Education Programs located around the world using this resource from There are a number of graduate programs listed as well as courses and seminars. (Like College Board but Outdoors-y)


Ancient Pathways
Southwest Semester Program in Arizona, learn desert survival and traditional wilderness skills

Nantahala Outdoor Center
Whitewater rafting, canoe/kayak instruction, based in N. Carolina

National Outdoor Leadership School’s complete catalog

Second Nature Wilderness Program
Located in Utah

Offers courses in wilderness medicine, outdoor leadership, and rescue

Wild Rockies Field Institute
Various environmental courses offered year round by the University of Montana
Offers courses in wilderness first aid and rescue training.

High 5 Adventure Learning Center
Offers a number of different workshops for outdoor education leaders

GCC’s Outdoor Leadership Program
A non-traditional program in a college environment, OLP uses a 9-to-5 daily schedule and is a year long program

General Information

The site for the Association for Experiential Education provides the latest news and research in outdoor experiential education.
An outdoor education resource with outdoor education news and information.

Leave No Trace
Information regarding environmental ethics and minimal impact travel.

Gain Experience!

Outdoor Program Trainings & Clinics

Wilderness Medicine Courses with Kalamazoo College

Other Wilderness Medicine Courses 

Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) course schedule     

Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA)  course schedule

American Red Cross course schedule

Other Training Organizations

Wilderness Rescue International (Swiftwater Rescue)

American Mountain Guides Association

Professional Climbing Instructors Association

American Canoe Association