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Requirements

 Requirements:

To complete this program, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete the university's general education requirements.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of "C" (2.00) in all courses taken at the university.
  • Complete all core requirements in the Recreation Studies major and all required courses in the Outdoor Recreation & Education concentration with a grade of "C" (2.00) or higher.
  • Complete a minor or certificate program.
  • Complete an approved internship with an acceptable program.

Required Core Recreation Courses (40 credit hours):

Course

Title

Credits

EDCT 2030

Technological Applications in Education

3

REC 2010

Recreation & Leisure in Society

3

REC 2150

Outdoor Recreation and Education

3

REC 2750

Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities

3

REC 3050

Planning and Operating Recreation Areas & Facilities

3

REC 3100

Recreation Programming

3

REC 4050

Professional Development Seminar

1

REC 4450

Research and Evaluation Methods in Recreation & Leisure

3

REC 4490

Recreation Administration

3

REC 4850

Concepts & Issues in Adventure Programming

3

REC 4910

Internship in Recreation

12

 

Required Outdoor Recreation & Education Courses (Select 15 hours):

Course

Title

Credits

REC 3110

Expedition Planning & Management

3


REC 3120

Wilderness First Responder

3


REC 3200

Challenge Course Programming

3


REC 3240

Outdoor Leadership

9


REC 3400

Environmental Interpretation

3


REC 3460

Parks & Protected Areas Management

3


REC 3550

Principles of Ecotourism

3


REC 4740

Facilitating the Adventure Experience

3


REC 4800

Wilderness Literature

3


Restricted Electives in Outdoor Recreation & Education:

Complete the following course:

Course

Title

Credits

REC 1000

Wilderness Living Skills (required of all students)

1


Complete at least 4 additional courses from the following:

Course

Title

Credits

REC 1005

Winter Wilderness Living Skills

1


REC 1010

Wilderness Navigation

1


REC 1030

Wilderness Survival

1


REC 1060

Hunter Safety Education

1


REC 1070

Trap Shooting

1


REC 1080

Fundamentals of Rock Climbing

1


REC 1081

Sport Rock Climbing

1


REC 1082

Traditional Rock Climbing

1


REC 1183

Rock Climbing Rescue

1


REC 1100

Fly Fishing

1


REC 1110

Cross Country Snow Skiing

1


REC 1130

Fundamentals of Canoeing

1


REC 1131

Whitewater Canoeing

1


REC 1132

Canoe Touring

1


REC 1140

Fundamentals of Kayaking

1


REC 1141

Whitewater Kayaking

1


REC 1142

Coastal Kayaking

1


REC 1150

Whitewater Rafting

1


REC 1160

Stand Up Paddleboarding

1


REC 1180

Sailing

1


REC 1190

Caving

1


REC 1200

Mountain Biking

1


REC 1220

Scuba Diving

1


REC 1221

Advanced Scuba Diver

1


REC 1222

Scuba Rescue Diver

1


REC 3210

River Canoe Instructor Certification

3


REC 3220

River Kayak Instructor Certification

3


REC 3230

Swift Water Rescue

3


REC 3250

Master Scuba Diver

3


REC 3270

Coastal Kayak Instructor Certification

3


Minor/Certificate Program (15-24 hours):

Students must complete a minor or certificate program to complete requirements of the degree. The minor or certificate should be chosen in consultation with the student's academic advisor. Students may not select the Recreation Management minor to fulfill this requirement.

 

 

 

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