Professional Instructor Course - Mountain

Credit: Jared Steinman

Professional Instructor Course - Mountain

The primary purpose of this course is to train and evaluate potential NOLS instructors who already have extensive experience teaching in the outdoors. Each participant’s skills and abilities will be assessed and evaluated by the course instructors with the intent of determining their potential as an instructor. On this course, you will develop and refine the teaching and leadership skills needed to prepare you for professional positions at NOLS.

This course is conducted in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. Because the environment and terrain are representative of many NOLS programming areas, the Winds are ideal for introducing you to our field practices. The course includes three components: a three day leadership module taught in town, an eight-day backpacking expedition, and a three-day section of top rope rock climbing training.

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2018 INSTRUCTOR COURSES

  • The application deadline for 2018 instructor courses is November 15, 2017
  • You will be notified of your application status by February 1, 2018
  • We will begin taking applications for 2019 instructor courses on August 15, 2018

Dates

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Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition
TBA
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Duration
16 days
Minimum Age
25 yrs.
Academic Credit
4 College Credits
  • 2 Outdoor Educator
  • 2 Leadership
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Course Description

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Travel and Logistics

Start/End
Lander, Wyoming
Fly in/out
Casper, Wyoming
Skills learned

Backpacking

Additional Details

Prerequisite: 50 weeks of extended wilderness trip-leading experience, minimum of a 70-hour Wilderness First Responder and current adult CPR certification