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Recreation & Coaching Education Minors




Outdoor Recreation & Education Minor

The outdoor recreation and education minor prepares students for professional opportunities in the field of outdoor recreation and education. Students engage in a combination of traditional didactic and field-based learning opportunities to develop technical skills, theoretical knowledge, leadership and teaching ability needed for successful practice as professionals in the field. Students have the opportunity to learn to organize, lead, and evaluate a variety of outdoor adventure programs. The minor is intended to complement other fields of study related to outdoor recreation and education. The minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours of coursework to complete.

Recreation Management Minor

This minor focuses on the management of recreation and leisure services. Recreation management careers are broad-based and include municipal park and recreation departments, campus recreation, camps, marinas, resorts, and outdoor agencies. The minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours of coursework to complete.

Coaching Education Minor

The coaching education minor will provide all students interested in athletic coaching (e.g., youth, interscholastic or intercollegiate) with the opportunity to gain applied experiences and knowledge in the profession. Students with a coaching minor will strengthen their skills and knowledge to be able to assist head coaches, become youth sport head coaches and increase their potential for admission to a graduate program in coaching education. The coaching education minor requires a minimum of 16 hours.


To find out more about how to add these minors, please see your academic advisor.