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.
Fitness Leadership Training Program
Fall 2021 FLTP (Group Fitness)
This program is designed to provide the basic components of skills and knowledge needed to become a Group Fitness instructor. The goal is to provide students with a foundation of knowledge regarding exercise instruction fundamentals, exercise physiology, biomechanics, class format and design, and the skill of teaching. Whatever type of class you are interested in teaching this is a program that can provide you with an opportunity to gain and develop the skills needed to teach a variety of group fitness classes. After the completion of the program, students are eligible to audition for a position as an instructor with Campus Recreation as well as to prepare to sit for a national certification exam if interested.
Spring 2022 FLTP (Personal Training) registration is now open!
Interested in learning the basic components and fundamentals of personal training or just want to learn more about physiology, anatomy, and exercise science? Our fitness leadership training program is open to all students regardless of academic background or fitness and exercise experience. The program is aimed to provide 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 potentially work with Campus Recreation as a personal trainer.
Spring FLTP Cost –
UNC Asheville Student – $175.00 (Includes textbook, practice exam, certification exam discount code, First Aid/CPR certification through the American Red Cross)
UNC Asheville Member/Faculty/Staff – $225 (Includes textbook, practice exam, certification exam discount code, First Aid/CPR certification through the American Red Cross)
Community Member – $250 (Includes textbook, practice exam, certification exam discount code, First Aid/CPR certification through the American Red Cross)
Pre-Register here to reserve your spot. The program will begin on January 13th, 2022, and be held every Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.
Please email Blake Covington at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more or if you have any questions.