Leadership Programs

Outdoor Leadership Training Program

The purpose of the Outdoor Leadership Training Program (OLTP) is to empower students to choose their own path in becoming a leader and developing their outdoor leadership skills. This is a four credit special topics class (HW 272.001) that incorporates mandatory field experiences to create a well rounded environment for experiential learning. Two credits are received for each semester (Fall and Spring) and the course fills at 20 students.

Campus Recreation provides the experiential learning opportunities, and you provide the passion and drive to step out of your comfort zone and grow in your leadership development, outdoor skill abilities, have some fun and meet your peers who have the same interests! OLTP provides classroom and field-based education that will train you to be a competent outdoor trip leader and instructor. Additionally, participation in OLTP is mandatory to get the experience needed to be hired as a Campus Recreation Outdoor Programs trip leader.

OLTP Information Sessions – 

  • August 25th from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Sherrill 410)
  • August 26th from Noon – 1 PM (Sherrill 402)

These sessions will provide an opportunity to learn more about the program, how to register and get involved, and a chance to ask any questions that you may have about the program.

Fall 2021 OLTP, LA 205 Registration open Monday, August 30th, 2021
Register here to be added to the LA 205 Applications of Outdoor Leadership Training Program

Fitness Leadership Training Program

Interested in learning how to teach group fitness classes or just want to learn more about physiology, anatomy, and the specific exercises in your favorite classes? Our fitness leadership training program is open to all students regardless of academic background or fitness and exercise experience. The program is aimed to provides students with a foundation in anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, and the skills to turn this technical information into practice. After the completion of this program, students are better prepared to acquire a nationally accredited certification and also apply to become a Group Fitness Instructor with Campus Recreation.

Fall 2021 FLTP registration is now open! 

Pre-Register here to reserve your spot. The program will begin on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021.

Please email Blake Covington at bcovingt@unca.edu if you are interested in learning more or if you have any questions.

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