IU Outdoor Adventures has a wide range of classes, trainings, clinics, and workshops to teach you the skills needed to have a fun and safe outdoor experience. Designed for the beginner outdoor enthusiasts, our for credit classes, trainings, and workshops range in time, duration, activity, and skill set.
Become an outdoor expert
Contact Hannah Nixon Assistant Coordinator of Skill Development at
812-856-4092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earn class credit while learning a new outdoor activity in our SPH-W classes. Offered by the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies in the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, our courses are designed to introduce you to the basics of many popular outdoor recreation activities. Classes include mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, and many more.
Take a Fall 2020 Course:
- Introduction to Wilderness Leadership - SPH-W 305
- Backpacking: Field Experience dates - SPH-W 113
- Coastal Kayaking - SPH-W 136
- Wilderness First Responder - SPH-W 331
- Rock Climbing - SPH-W 144
- Canoeing - SPH-W 132
- White Water Rafting - SPH-W 134
- White Water Kayaking - SPH-W 135
- Wilderness First Aid - SPH-W 116
Find a class
You can view SPH-W classes offered during the current and upcoming academic terms at Student Central. You can register for SPH-W courses using the Student Center in One.IU during your regular registration appointment.
View a complete list of all SPH-W courses in the School of Public Health academic bulletin.
Trainings and workshops
For a more in-depth skill building session, IU Outdoor Adventures offers a wide range of trainings, workshops, and clinics to develop the technical skills in various outdoor activities. These opportunities are designed more on particular technical skills and range in length, duration, and required skill set. Our programs are open to IU and the community and include whitewater kayak and canoe training, the stand-up paddle board series, and bike maintenance clinics.