Leadership Programs

Physical Activity Course (PAC) Program

Core to the mission of the Physical Activity Course Program is lifelong engagement in physical activity. To do this we must develop leaders who will lead that change. We provide a variety of leadership programs that prepare individuals to teach and lead physical activity in a variety of disciplines.

Pivotal in the leadership development of these programs are the five core learning theories that are modeled and implemented in the program: Kolb’s Experiential Learning, Accident Potential Model, Stages of Group Development, Growth Mindset and Situational Leadership.

While the content is unique to each discipline, we believe the transferable skills developed in each will transcend all areas of life for students who engage in these programs.

Adventure Leadership Institute
Leadership Program

The ALI Leadership Program is one of the most comprehensive leadership programs available. It uses adventure leadership activities as a vehicle to discuss and practice leadership theories and skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, group development, communication and social change. It provides a classroom unlike any other in the world.

OSU Resistance Training
Leadership Program

The combination of courses and hands-on experiences in the OSU Resistance Training Leadership Program have been strategically assembled to grow an experiential understanding of resistance training and lead to competitive placement in Recreational Sports, PAC and Faculty Staff Fitness, as well as post-graduation kinesiology careers.

PAC SCUBA Divemaster
Leadership Program

The PAC SCUBA Divemaster Leadership Program utilizes the professional certification tracks of PADI Diving, guided teacher training and practice, with opportunities in equipment and air fill management to make this a unique experience to OSU. 

Social Dance Teacher Training
Leadership Program

Become a social dance teacher, learning all styles of dance and building a strong foundation in either Ballroom Dance or Country Western. Guided mentorship to deliver dance classes in your chosen discipline. This Social Dance Teacher Training Leadership Program will prepare you to teach community based social dance.

Yoga Teacher Training
Leadership Program

The Yoga Teacher Training Leadership Program provides a unique combination of training and supervised teaching experience founded on our core learning theories.  Students will get hands on teaching practice, develop leadership skills and deepen their relationship with yoga.

 Enrollment will reopen Fall 2020

For more information please contact

General information

Physical Activity Course Office, pac.fsf@oregonstate.edu


Adventure Leadership Institute Leadership Program

Emily Abrams, Emily.Abrams@oregonstate.edu

OSU Resistance Training Leadership Program

Dee Gillen, Dee.Gillen@oregonstate.edu
Cathy Sullivan, Cathy.Sullivan@oregonstate.edu

PAC Scuba Divemaster Leadership Program

Cressey Merrill, merrille@oregonstate.edu

Social Dance Teacher Training Leadership Program

Lila Reid, Lila.Reid@oregonstate.edu

Yoga Teacher Training Leadership Program

Erin Mitchell, mitcheer@oregonstate.edu
Rheannon Blount, blountrh@oregonstate.edu