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Outdoor Recreation Major Requirements

Outdoor Recreation Major Requirements

The Outdoor Recreation program will provide scholarly instruction and practical experiences to prepare students as skilled professionals and leaders in the outdoor domain. The program will provide an integration of theory and hands-on courses covering such topics as outdoor skills and instruction, environmental justice, risk management, and social justice, to name a few.

The Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Professions: Outdoor Recreation Concentration includes the following coursework:

RECR 1870 - Recreation, Leisure, & Well-Being - 3 credits
RECR 2110 - Recreation Leadership Skills and Techniques - 4 credits
RECR 3330 - Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation Services - 3 credits 
RECR 3840 - Design and Maintenance of Recreation and Park Services - 4 credits 
RECR 3870 - Internship Seminar for Recreation and Park Professionals - 2 credits 
RECR 3970 - Practicum in Recreation, Parks, or Therapeutic Recreation - 3 credits 
RECR 4110 - Program Development in Recreation Services - 3 credits 
RECR 4130 - Administration of Recreation and Park Services - 3 credits
RECR 4850 - Advanced Administration and Evaluation - 3 credits
RECR 4890 - Internship in Recreation, Parks, or Therapeutic Recreation - 10-14 credits
PSY 2210 - Psychology of Human Development - 3 credits 

Subtotal: 41-45 credit hours

Courses Required for Outdoor Recreation Concentration:
Students are required to hold a current Wilderness First Responder certificate at completion of program* (students may opt for an EMT or WEMT)

ENV 1200 - Introduction to Environmental Studies - 3 credits 
NUT 2040 - Introduction to Nutrition - 3 credits 
RECR 2210 - Nature, Leadership, & Outdoor Recreation - 3 credits
RECR 3860 - Self-Assessment for Outdoor Recreation Professionals - 2 credits
RECR 3960 - Instruction & Facilitation of Outdoor Recreation - 3 credits 
ENV 4200 - Environmental Policy and Planning - 3 credits 
RECR 4960 - The Ethics of Recreation - 3 credits 

Subtotal: 20 credit hours

Outdoor Recreation Activity Courses:
Select a minimum of 12, advisor approved, RECR Outdoor Recreation Activity Courses

Subtotal: 12 credit hours

Outdoor Recreation Concentration Electives:
In consultation with an academic advisor in Recreation Professions, select a minimum of 6 credits with the following prefixes: RECR, SM, HPS, HPL, EXS.  Or select from, the following:

ENV 2100 - Basic Water Sampling and Analysis - 3 credits
ENV 3400 - Water Resources - 3 credits
ENV 3700 - Mountain Environments - 3 credits
NUT 3200 - Nutrition and Sports Performance - 3 credits
PETE 1665 - Methods of Teaching Outdoor Education - 3 credits
GIS 1220 - Introduction to Geospatial Sciences - 3 credits
MTR 1400 - Weather and Climate - 3 credits
MTR 1600 - Global Climate Change - 3 credits 

Subtotal: 6 credit hours

Total for Recreation Professions Degree with Outdoor Recreation Concentration:
79-83


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