What ISU Departments Are Involved With the Minor?
The Outdoor Education Minor is offered through the Department of Sports Science, Physical Education and Dance (SSPED), a part of the College of Education. With the minor’s emphasis on teaching and leadership, the College of Education is a perfect fit for the program. To maximize efficiency, keep costs low, and utilize existing University resources, the Department works closely with the ISU Outdoor Program which is under the Division of Student Affairs. The Outdoor Program provides many of the instructors for the classes and maintains the Intermountain Outdoor Resource Center, the largest collection of outdoor reference materials in the regional area. The Outdoor Education Minor is an example of the wonderful cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship that can exist between different departments at the university. It is a win-win situation for all involved. The state benefits by having a highly efficient and low-cost program. The individual programs benefit. And most of all, stude