Departmental Advisors
Director, Undergraduate
Dr. Karen Paisley
Annex C, Room 1069
PRT Academic Advisor
Dr. Betsy Cook
Annex C, Room 1085
Director, Graduate Studies
Dr. Ed Ruddell
Annex C, Room 1066
Program Coordinators
Nate Bricker & Dr. Nate Furman
Annex C, Room 1106
Liaison, N.O.L.S.
Kirk Nichols
Annex C, Room 1107
Departmental Notes

For course descriptions and pre-requisite information click on the subject column next to the appropriate catalog number.

IT IS MANDATORY THAT STUDENTS ATTEND THE FIRST CLASS MEETING FOR ALL 1120 THROUGH 2015 CLASSES. NO REFUNDS ARE ISSUED AFTER THE 2nd DAY FOLLOWING THE 1st CLASS SESSION FOR A U-EXPLORE CLASS. Follow this link for photographs of the U-EXPLORE outdoor adventure courses: www.nrluutah.smugmug.com.

PRTW 1310 - 001 NR-Beginning Canoeing


Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. Class meets April 11 (Mon) only. Field trip Apr 22-24. Overnight camping. White River. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTW 1310 - 001 NR-Beginning Canoeing

  • Class Number: 2909
  • Instructor: WHITE, TIMOTHY W - View Feedback
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $65.00
  • Seats Available: 2

Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. Class meets April 11 (Mon) only. Field trip Apr 22-24. Overnight camping. White River. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTW 1317 - 001 NR-Kayaking I


Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. This pool course prepares kayakers for river running. Class meets Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, and 25. Thurs 6-8 pm, Pool B. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTW 1317 - 001 NR-Kayaking I

  • Class Number: 4000
  • Instructor: NICHOLS, GARY C
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $38.00
  • Seats Available: 4

Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. This pool course prepares kayakers for river running. Class meets Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, and 25. Thurs 6-8 pm, Pool B. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTW 1318 - 001 Whitewater Kayak II


Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. This pool course prepares kayakers for river running. Previous completion of the Kayaking I class is recommended. Strokes, roles, braces and other techniques will be covered in this course. Class meets March 3, 10, 24, 31, & April 7, 4, 21. Thursdays, 6-8PM, Pool B. No camping.

PRTW 1318 - 001 Whitewater Kayak II

  • Class Number: 17428
  • Instructor: BISGROVE, BRENT W - View Feedback
  • Component: Activity
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $38.00
  • Seats Available: 1

Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. This pool course prepares kayakers for river running. Previous completion of the Kayaking I class is recommended. Strokes, roles, braces and other techniques will be covered in this course. Class meets March 3, 10, 24, 31, & April 7, 4, 21. Thursdays, 6-8PM, Pool B. No camping.

PRTW 1323 - 001 NR-Sea Kayaking


Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. Class meets Mar 21 (Mon) only. Field trip to Lake Powell Apr 1-3. Overnight camping. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTW 1323 - 001 NR-Sea Kayaking

  • Class Number: 3649
  • Instructor: BARRUS, REN M - View Feedback
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $75.00
  • Seats Available: 3

Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. Class meets Mar 21 (Mon) only. Field trip to Lake Powell Apr 1-3. Overnight camping. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTW 1340 - 001 Backcountry Yoga


Attendance at 1st class meeting is mandatory. This course will be taking place down in Grand Staircase Ecalante. Drops not possible after 2nd day following this meeting. Class meets 04/11/15. Field trip on 4/15/15-4/17/15. Overnight camping. This introductory class is designed for students to unplug, let go, and find their Zen in a nature based setting Focusing on forgetting about “what’s next”, making the connection between mind, body, and spirit and how we can more freely do this in nature by having a full sensory experience through sights, sounds, smells, etc. Students will also learn about camping (w/LNT) and making healthy living and lifestyle choices. Students will have the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to enjoy entry level paddle boarding, hiking, as well as incorporating and practicing yoga both on land and on the water. Overnight camping, cooking outdoor, hiking and stand-up paddle boarding will be covered in this class. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTW 1340 - 001 Backcountry Yoga

  • Class Number: 17718
  • Instructor: HARRISON, TIFFANY L - View Feedback
  • Component: Activity
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $85.00
  • Seats Available: 2

Attendance at 1st class meeting is mandatory. This course will be taking place down in Grand Staircase Ecalante. Drops not possible after 2nd day following this meeting. Class meets 04/11/15. Field trip on 4/15/15-4/17/15. Overnight camping. This introductory class is designed for students to unplug, let go, and find their Zen in a nature based setting Focusing on forgetting about “what’s next”, making the connection between mind, body, and spirit and how we can more freely do this in nature by having a full sensory experience through sights, sounds, smells, etc. Students will also learn about camping (w/LNT) and making healthy living and lifestyle choices. Students will have the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to enjoy entry level paddle boarding, hiking, as well as incorporating and practicing yoga both on land and on the water. Overnight camping, cooking outdoor, hiking and stand-up paddle boarding will be covered in this class. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php