Professional Snowsports Education, Certificate

Program Code: SNWEDC_UCT


This nine credit certificate program introduces students to professional snowsports education and focuses on three components. First component, becoming a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America- American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI), preparing for and completing the level I certificate. Second component, learning about snowsports areas and leadership responsibilities when working in winter environments (including nutrition, group management, health and safety, fitness and physical conditioning). Final component, developing an understanding of leisure and the role it plays in people lives and theories that can help in enhancing the guest experience.


To earn an undergraduate certificate in Professional Snowsports Education, a minimum of 9 credits is required.

Prescribed Courses
RPTM 120Leisure and Human Behavior Keystone/General Education Course3
RPTM 215Snowsports Education3
RPTM 115Leadership Development in Snowsports3