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This option provides students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions required for effective professional practice in the field of outdoor recreation and education. The program blends traditional didactic and field-based learning opportunities to create a unique educational experience for students in the major. Upon completion of the degree, students should qualify for direct leadership, supervisory, and administrative positions in a wide variety of professional settings in which outdoor recreation and education is practiced.
If you’ve envisioned yourself leading people in a more contemporary business setting, Recreation Management may be the major you’re looking for. This major will allow you to develop & perfect skills specific to recreation. The coursework in this major is offered within many other academic departments, such as Business, Psychology, Economics, Philosophy, Communication, and Journalism. As such, the major is very academically rigorous and allows you to customize your experience.
Outdoor Recreation And Education Minor
Required Courses (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.
Recreation Management Minor
Required Courses (20 hours): The remaining 15 hours of coursework must be completed at the REC 2000-level & above. To apply REC 4180 (Special Topics) courses to the minor requires approval of the Recreation Studies Coordinator prior to registration in these courses.
The graduate Recreation Studies program is designed to prepare students to work in administration of park and recreation programs and facilities, collegiate recreation, university teaching, research and extension, outdoor recreation and education, ecotourism and adventure travel operations and guide services, and leisure and recreation program development and evaluation. The program combines course-work and hands-on, practical learning experiences. Experiential-based learning components are present in many of the courses offered.
Ohio University's Recreation Studies program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) accredits baccalaureate programs in parks, recreation, tourism, sport management, event management, therapeutic recreation, and leisure studies offered at regionally accredited institutions within the United States and its territories, and at nationally accredited institutions in Canada, and Mexico.
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