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Outdoor Recreation

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The outdoor recreation option qualifies individuals as outdoor leaders or resource managers for public and private organizations, including government and commercial agencies.

What will I study?

In addition to taking the core courses that are required of all recreation majors, outdoor majors take additional skill courses including:

  • canoeing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wilderness backpacking
  • mountaineering
  • outdoor recreation
  • survival
  • search and rescue
  • wilderness second-aid
  • outdoor leadership

Program Curriculum


1500 Hours Form

2015 Supervisor Internship Manual

2015 Student Internship Manual

What could I do with my degree?

  • wilderness treatment centers
  • Outward Bound
  • Armed Forces
  • river rafting companies
  • sporting goods retail stores
  • YMCA and YWCA
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America
  • public and private camps
  • state parks
  • federal parks
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