Adventure Sports: Leadership and Management

Program Information

Degree Type: AAS
Program Code: ADVS
Hegis Code: 5506.10
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Adventure Sports (AVS) is an adventure-based academic experience focused on preparing highly skilled outdoor industry professionals through intensive training and professional certification. AVS is a comprehensive program of liberal arts, critical thinking, environmental stewardship, outdoor technical skill development, professional certification, and leadership training. The curriculum integrates academic skills with outdoor and human skills in a program of academic and professional preparation. Students completing the AAS requirements will be prepared to transfer to a four-year program at select SUNY and private institutions or entry-level careers in the outdoor adventure industry.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-4 Freshman Experience Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Writing I Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 SUNY Gen Ed Basic Communication course Eng102 - Eng110
3-4 SUNY Gen Ed Math  
3-4 Lab Science Chm105 recommended
3 SUNY Gen Ed Social Science Ant101 recommended
3 SUNY Gen Ed Social Science Eco202 recommended
3 Introduction to Digital Art or Graphic Arts I Art122 or Art222
3 Liberal Arts Electives  
3 Electives  
  Adventure Sports: Leadership & Management  
  Program Requirements  
  Core Curriculum  
3 Fundamentals of Backcountry Living Avs101
2 Basic River and Backcountry Canoeing (Prereq Required) Avs102
3 Foundations of Adventure Education Avs140
3 Wilderness First Responder Hed108
3 Adventure Program Leadership and Instruction (Prereq Required) Avs227
3 Adventure Program Management (Prereq Required) Avs240
3 Adventure Program Operations Internship (Prereq Required) Avs178
6 Choose two courses from the following: Bus102, Bus103, Bus165, Bus181)  
  Concentration Area: Must complete 2 areas of concentration  
  Challenge Course Management  
1 Challenge Course I Ped152
1 Challenge Course II (Prereq Required) Ped162
3 Challenge Course Management (Prereq Required) Avs231
1 Skiing I or Snowboarding I Ped124 or Ped144
1 Skiing II or Snowboarding II (Prereq Required) Ped154 or Ped174
3 Fundamentals of Backcountry Skiing (Prereq Required) Avs224
  Whitewater Sports  
1 Whitewater I Ped139
1 Whitewater II (Prereq Required) Ped149
3 Safety and Swiftwater Rescue (Prereq Required) Avs222
  Rock Climbing  
1 Rock Climbing I Ped165
1 Rock Climbing II (Prereq Required) Ped166
3 Rock Climbing Guiding and Instruction (Prereq Required) Avs265
64 Minimum Credits required for graduation  
Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-4 Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 Business Elective
3 Social Science*
3 Avs101
3 Avs140
1 Concentration area course
Winter Semester (If Snowsports)
1 Ped124 or Ped144 **
Second Semester
3 Eng102 - Eng110
3 Concentration area course
3 ART122 or 222
3 Hed108
2 Avs102
1 Concentration area course
Summer Semester If Whitewater or Rock Climbing
1 Ped139
1 Ped149
3 Avs 222
1 Ped166
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 Social Science**
3 Mat108, 110 or 127 (recommended)
3 Liberal Arts
3 Avs227
1 Concentration area course
3 Business Elective
Fourth Semester
3-4 Lab Science***
3 Elective
1 Concentration area course
3 Concentration area course
3 Avs178
3 Avs240

*Ant101 recommended

**Eco202 recommended

***Chm105 recommended



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