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NOLS/EMS Credit

NOLS Credit
The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) began offering college credit through Green Mountain College beginning in the fall of 1999. NOLS college credit is administered by the adventure education program. Additionally, NOLS semester courses offer 3 hours of natural science credit through the math/science department. The following are courses where credit may be received on a pass/fail basis by attending NOLS.

  • BIO 1071 Field Studies in Natural Science (3 credits)
  • ELA 1065 Leisure Appreciation (3 credits)
  • ADE 100N Recreation Elective (4 credits)
  • ADE 1009 Outdoor Skills Practicum (3 credits)
  • ADE 1041 Outdoor Living Skills (3 credits)
  • ADE 2315 Wilderness First Responder
    (WFR, 3 credits)


Registration: We require the three items listed below from students who wish to receive college credit. These forms and payment are due at the same time as the other admission forms for your course.

  • Payment labeled "for college credit" with the student's name and course code. Please see your acceptance letter for course code and cost of college credit. Make the check payable to NOLS.
  • A signed Green Mountain College Form and Statement of Understanding.

EMS Courses
There are many Emergency Medical Services courses offered through a variety of organizations. Green Mountain offers courses in Wilderness First Responder, Outdoor Emergency Care, and Diver Rescue. Which courses are appropriate for you to take? We have prepared a Guide to EMS Courses in the Recreation Field. Please read through this document to better understand the types of EMS courses out there and to determine which GMC EMS courses you should take.



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