The goal of the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program is to train students to become knowledgeable and skilled leaders in a variety of adventure travel experiences. Graduates of this program can transfer to a four-year school or work as a leader in the many outdoor recreation fields. Articulation agreements have been completed with Colorado State University - Pueblo and Western State College’s Department of Recreation.
The Outdoor Recreation Leadership program is academically challenging. An academic core transfer curriculum is combined with a variety of recreation, technical skills, and field orientation courses. The Outdoor Recreation Leadership program provides a strong foundation in transfer-level liberal arts and natural science courses.
The Outdoor Education certificate can be applied to the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program, satisfying approximately one semester of course work.
It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the current year’s admission packet. Applicants must be able to place into the following courses through acceptable scores on either SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer Placement Tests: college-level English composition (ENG 121 ), College Algebra (MAT 121 ), and be able to read at a college-level. If the applicant cannot score at this level on the placement tests, remedial courses can be taken in the pursuit of an ORL degree*. For more details see the Academic and Placement Testing section. Please contact the admissions staff at Leadville at 1-719-486-4291 for a program packet.
A number of scholarships are available for Outdoor Recreation Leadership students. For more information, please see the Scholarship section.