Credit/Non-Credit Classes & Clinics

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Credit Courses

To earn UNL credit, enroll via MyRed under Course Subject "Rec-Outdoor Education" and call letters "ODED."
Call # Course Credits
ODED100A Canoeing I 1
ODED103A Indoor Rock Climbing 1
ODED113A Outdoor Rock Climbing 1
ODED105A Kayaking 1
ODED107B Backpacking I – Backcountry Camping 1
ODED117B Backpacking II 1
ODED109B Wilderness First Aid 2
ODED110B Wilderness First Responder 2
ODED117E Cycling II – Bike Camping 1
ODED127E Cycling III – Bike Touring 1
ODED130 Rock Climbing Instructor 2
ODED140A Stand-Up Paddleboarding 1
Most ODED academic classes consist of Meeting Dates and an associated Field Experience which takes place over a weekend. Field Experience locations vary from local trips in Nebraska to regional trips in locations such as Minnesota, Colorado, Missouri, and Arkansas. Refer to MyRed or contact course instructor for specific field dates.

Course Descriptions

Canoeing I – ODED 100A

This course is designed to introduce the student to canoeing and canoe camping with an emphasis on building fundamental canoe skills. This course is designed for the novice canoeist. The goal of this introductory course is to help students develop basic knowledge and skills necessary for safe and comfortable canoe travel/camping while minimizing environmental impacts.

Indoor Rock Climbing – ODED103A

The goal of this introductory course is to build a basic foundation for rock climbing which will allow the student to climb indoors comfortably and effectively.

Outdoor Rock Climbing – ODED113A

The goal of this introductory course is to provide a basic foundation for rock climbing which will allow the student to climb indoors comfortably and effectively while building the basic skills required to climb effectively outside with minimum environmental impact.

Kayaking – ODED105A

Backpacking I – Backcountry Camping – ODED107B

This course is designed to introduce the student to backpacking and backcountry travel with an emphasis on building fundamental backcountry skills. This course is designed for the novice backpacker. The goal of this introductory course is to help students develop basic knowledge and skills necessary for safe and comfortable backcountry travel/camping while minimizing environmental impacts.

Backpacking II – ODED117B

This course is designed to introduce the student to backpacking and backcountry travel with an emphasis on building fundamental backcountry skills. This course is designed for the novice backpacker. The goal of this introductory course is to help students develop basic knowledge and skills necessary for safe and comfortable backcountry travel/camping while minimizing environmental impacts.

Wilderness First Aid (Also offered as non-credit course) – ODED109B

If you plan to spend time in the backcountry you need to be prepared. Fast paced and hands-on, this two-day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel and work in the outdoors. This course will be taught by Wilderness Medicine Institute instructors of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Learn more...

Wilderness First Responder (Also offered as non-credit course) – ODED110B

The Wilderness First Responder course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of wilderness guides, expedition leaders, and outdoor instructors. It is the outdoor education and recreation industrys' standard for wilderness medical training. It is the wilderness medicine training course for outdoor professionals...and the course you want your friends to have taken before you travel with them. This course will be taught by instructors from the Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC). Learn more...

Cycling II – Bike Camping – ODED117E

This course is designed to introduce the student to cycling and touring with an emphasis on building fundamental touring skills. This course is designed for the novice cyclist. The goal of this introductory course is to help students develop basic knowledge and skills necessary for safe and comfortable bike travel/camping while minimizing environmental impacts.

Cycling III – Bike Touring – ODED127E

Rock Climbing Instructor – ODED130

Stand-Up Paddleboarding – ODED140A

Non-Credit Courses

Course Description Price
Bicycle Traffic Safety 101 Class This class teaches adult bicyclists how to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility and sport under various road, climate, terrain and traffic conditions. Class time is spent on your bike doing drills to build your bike handling skills and riding on the streets as a part of traffic. Each class will cover three levels:
• Bicycle handling drills in the parking lot
• Bicycling in traffic
• Enjoying the ride
Free for UNL students
$30 for CREC members or General Public
Bike Maintenance Skills Class Ever been stuck on the trail or street and not know what to do? Sign up for this class and practice basic maintenance items you can do on your own bike to get home and discuss other biking-related topics. A new topic will be presented each class night. Topics that will be covered include patching a flat, basic brake and deraileur adjustments, riding position/bike fit and layering for winter commuting enjoyment. Free for UNL students and Guests


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