Why Study Outdoor Education, Leadership & Tourism at Vermont State?
Concentrations in Outdoor Education, Leadership & Tourism, B.S.
Take A Deeper Look
Vermont State’s Outdoor Education, Leadership & Tourism program is the only university program in the country to currently be accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA). This accreditation applies specifically to Vermont State’s rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, and backcountry ski programs.
The AMGA Accreditation Program ensures conformance to high technical standards, strong programs, and a quality staff of AMGA-certified and engaged and engaging climbing instructors and guides.
- Internship in Outdoor Education, Leadership, & Tourism
- Leadership and Small Group Dynamics
- Mountain Resort Management Practicum
- Wilderness First Responder
- Fundamentals of Alpine Climbing
- Summer Mountain Operations
“If you’re willing to work hard, the professors can help you find a job after college that you’ll really like, and they have the connections to help you get that job. I feel like I’m ready to take on any outdoor job, anything where I’m outside and working with kids, which (the program) has completely prepared me for.”Marie Vaine
“You know the professors. They’re like friends who teach us things. I like how work-centered the whole program is. It’s real-life and very practical knowledge. You’re going to need all of the things you learn here forever if you choose to stay in the resort business.”Emma Moore
“The program was very hands-on, which was what I was looking for. The classes are very well thought out, and the curriculum made a lot of sense. And the staff had a lot of experience to share and could answer any question you had.”Jess Barber
“The mentorship and community are tight-knit and the OELT program really shaped me. The networking is phenomenal, too — the faculty help you get to where you want to go. Every professor knows you here, and it’s really great to get to know them, too.”John Willard