We offer a variety of outdoor credit-based courses in conjunction with the ASMSU Outdoor Recreation Program.  Currently we offer the following outdoor activity courses (All are 1-credit unless indicated): Backpacking, bouldering, intermediate rock climbing, whitewater rafting, avalanche level 1 and 2, backcountry skiing/riding, ice climbing, Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder (2 credits), swiftwater rescue, fly fishing, and cross-country skiing. Find all of our outdoor ACT offerings and course descriptions in MSU's course catalog*: ACT Course Descriptions.

*Wilderness First Aid is listed in the ECP rubric as "ECP 102 Wilderness First Aid"

Spring 2023 Outdoor ACT and Wilderness Medicine Courses:

Dates:  

January 7-10, 8am to 5pm 

January 12-15, 8am to 5pm 

Location: Outdoor Recreation Center 

Instructor: Oakley Wurzweiler 

Student max: 12 

Notes:  

**MANDATORY PRE-COURSE ONLINE LEARNING AND ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASSROOM AND FIELD SESSIONS.  

COURSE MEETS AT THE OUTDOOR RECREATION BUILDING.  

SOME FIELD SESSIONS ARE OFF CAMPUS. 

Dates:  

January 9, 4:00-6:30pm 

January 10-12, 7am to 3pm 

Location: Outdoor Recreation Center 

Instructor: Lindsay Fixmer 

Student max: 8 

Notes: 

**MANDATORY ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASSROOM & FIELD SESSIONS.  

COURSE MEETS AT THE OUTDOOR RECREATION BUILDING.  

Dates:  

March 13, 4:00-6:30pm 

March 14-16, 7am to 3pm 

Location: Outdoor Recreation Center 

Instructor: Lindsay Fixmer 

Student max: 8 

Notes: 

**MANDATORY ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASSROOM & FIELD SESSIONS.  

COURSE MEETS AT THE OUTDOOR RECREATION BUILDING.  

Dates:  

February 18-20, 8am to 5pm 

Location: Outdoor Recreation Center 

Instructor: Kenzie Carson 

Student max: 10 

Pre-requisites: Intermediate level skiing/riding experience.  

Notes:  

**MANDATORY PRE-COURSE ONLINE LEARNING AND ATTENDANCE AT ALL FIELD SESSIONS.  

COURSE MEETS AT THE OUTDOOR RECREATION BUILDING.  

Dates:  

January 9-12, 8am-5pm 

Location: Outdoor Recreation Center 

Instructor: Dan Sandberg 

Student max: 18 

Pre-requisites: Intermediate level skiing/riding experience. 

Notes: 

**MANDATORY PRE-COURSE ONLINE LEARNING AND ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASSROOM AND FIELD SESSIONS.  

COURSE MEETS AT THE OUTDOOR RECREATION BUILDING.  

FIELD SESSIONS ARE OFF CAMPUS. 

Dates:  

January 14-17, 8am-5pm 

Location: Outdoor Recreation Center 

Instructor: Dan Sandberg 

Student max: 12 

Pre-requisites: Intermediate level skiing/riding experience. 

Notes: 

**MANDATORY PRE-COURSE ONLINE LEARNING AND ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASSROOM AND FIELD SESSIONS.  

COURSE MEETS AT THE OUTDOOR RECREATION BUILDING.  

FIELD SESSIONS ARE OFF CAMPUS. 

Dates:  

January 24 and 26, 5-8pm 

January 29, February 4, 5, 8am-5pm 

Location: Outdoor Recreation Center 

Instructor: Dan Sandberg 

Student max: 18 

Pre-requisites: Intermediate level skiing/riding experience. 

Notes: 

**MANDATORY PRE-COURSE ONLINE LEARNING AND ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASSROOM AND FIELD SESSIONS.  

COURSE MEETS AT THE OUTDOOR RECREATION BUILDING.  

FIELD SESSIONS ARE OFF CAMPUS. 

Dates:  

February 14 and 16, 5-8pm 

February 18-20, 8am-5pm 

Location: Outdoor Recreation Center 

Instructor: Chris Pruden 

Student max: 12 

Pre-requisites: Intermediate level skiing/riding experience. 

Notes: 

**MANDATORY PRE-COURSE ONLINE LEARNING AND ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASSROOM AND FIELD SESSIONS.  

COURSE MEETS AT THE OUTDOOR RECREATION BUILDING.  

FIELD SESSIONS ARE OFF CAMPUS. 

 

Dates:  

February 21 and 23, 5-8pm 

Feb 26, Mar 4 and 5, 8am-5pm 

Location: Outdoor Recreation Center 

Instructor: Chris Pruden 

Student max: 18 

Pre-requisites: Intermediate level skiing/riding experience. 

Notes: 

**MANDATORY PRE-COURSE ONLINE LEARNING AND ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASSROOM AND FIELD SESSIONS.  

COURSE MEETS AT THE OUTDOOR RECREATION BUILDING.  

FIELD SESSIONS ARE OFF CAMPUS. 

Dates:  

Mar 23, 28, 30, 5-8pm 

Mar 26, April 1 and 2, 8am-5pm 

Location: Outdoor Recreation Center 

Instructor: Dan Sandberg

Student max: 12 

Pre-requisites: Expert level skiing/riding experience. 

Notes: 

**MANDATORY PRE-COURSE ONLINE LEARNING AND ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASSROOM AND FIELD SESSIONS.  

COURSE MEETS AT THE OUTDOOR RECREATION BUILDING.  

FIELD SESSIONS ARE OFF CAMPUS. 

Permission of instructor required: you must submit proof of Level 1 completion via email at [email protected] in order to be given approval to register.

Dates:  

April 11, 13, 4-7pm 

April 15-16, 8am-5pm 

Location: Outdoor Recreation Center 

Instructor: Oakley Wurzweiler 

Student max: 12 

Notes: 

**MANDATORY PRE-COURSE ONLINE LEARNING AND ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASSROOM AND FIELD SESSIONS.  

COURSE MEETS AT THE OUTDOOR RECREATION BUILDING.  

FIELD SESSIONS ARE OFF CAMPUS. 

Dates:  

April 13, 18, 20, 4-7pm 

April 22-23, 8am-5pm 

Location: Outdoor Recreation Center 

Instructor: Ty Atwater 

Student max: 12 

NOTES:  

**MANDATORY PRE-COURSE ONLINE LEARNING AND ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASSROOM AND FIELD SESSIONS.  

COURSE MEETS AT THE OUTDOOR RECREATION BUILDING.  

FIELD SESSIONS ARE OFF CAMPUS. 

Fall 2022 Outdoor ACT and Wilderness Medicine Courses:

Dates:  

Sep 12, 14,19, 21 5:30pm-8:30pm

Sep 17 (mandatory off-campus field outing)

Location 

MSU Climbing Wall, North Dome

Instructor 

Lindsay Fixmer

Student max:  

10

Notes 

If this course is full, please join the waitlist. For help with the waitlist project, please go to: http://www.montana.edu/registrar/waitlisting.html 

Dates:  

Sep 12 and 14, 6-8pm

Sep 16-18 (mandatory off-campus field outing)

Location 

Outdoor Recreation Center, 1401 W Lincoln St.  

Instructor 

Kenzie Carson

Student max:  

10

Notes 

If this course is full, please join the waitlist. For help with the waitlist project, please go to: http://www.montana.edu/registrar/waitlisting.html 

Dates:  

Sep 19 and 21, 6-8pm

Sep 23-25 (mandatory off-campus field outing)

Location 

Outdoor Recreation Center, 1401 W Lincoln St.  

Instructor 

Kenzie Carson

Student max:  

10

Notes 

If this course is full, please join the waitlist. For help with the waitlist project, please go to: http://www.montana.edu/registrar/waitlisting.html 

Dates:  

Aug 29 and 31, 6-8pm

Sep 3-5 (mandatory off-campus field outing)

Location 

Outdoor Recreation Center, 1401 W Lincoln St.  

Instructor 

Kenzie Carson

Student max:  

15

Notes 

If this course is full, please join the waitlist. For help with the waitlist project, please go to: http://www.montana.edu/registrar/waitlisting.html 

Dates:  

Oct 6, 11, 13, 4-7pm

Oct 15-16, 8am-5pm

Location 

Outdoor Recreation Center, 1401 W Lincoln St.  

Instructor 

Oakley Wurzweiler

Student max:  

12 

Notes 

If this course is full, please join the waitlist. For help with the waitlist project, please go to: http://www.montana.edu/registrar/waitlisting.html 

Dates:  

Oct 20, 25, 27, 4-7pm

Oct 29-30, 8am-5pm

Location 

Outdoor Recreation Center, 1401 W Lincoln St.  

Instructor 

Oakley Wurzweiler

Student max:  

12 

Notes 

If this course is full, please join the waitlist. For help with the waitlist project, please go to: http://www.montana.edu/registrar/waitlisting.html 

Summer 2022 Outdoor ACT and Wilderness Medicine Courses:

Dates:  

May 18-20, 9am to 5pm

May 23-24, 9am-5pm

Location 

Outdoor Recreation Center, 1401 W Lincoln St.  

Instructor 

Ty Atwater  

Student max:  

12  

Notes 

*Approximately 20 hours of asynchronous online learning is required prior to in-person sessions* 

If this course is full, please join the waitlist. For help with the waitlist project, please go to: http://www.montana.edu/registrar/waitlisting.html 

Dates:  

May 17: 6-8pm

May 18 - 20: 7am-3pm

Location 

Outdoor Recreation Center, 1401 W Lincoln St.  

Instructor 

Lindsay Fixmer 

Student max:  

10

Notes 

If this course is full, please join the waitlist. For help with the waitlist project, please go to: http://www.montana.edu/registrar/waitlisting.html