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Ohio University Majors

Outdoor Recreation and Education Minor


Program Overview

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.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The outdoor recreation and education minor prepares students for professional opportunities in outdoor recreation and education. Settings in which students should be prepared to work include city recreation and park departments; state and federal parks and protected areas; youth service agencies; residential campuses; nonprofit civic and religious organizations; collegiate outdoor pursuits programs; ecotourism and adventure travel operations and guide services; and traditional outdoor schools, such as Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School.
 

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Recreation Studies
Code: OR8156

Contact

Patton College of Education 
Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy
McCracken Hall 202
Athens, OH 45701
740.593.4656
rsp@ohio.edu

Administrative Contact

https://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/recreation-and-sport-pedagogy/index.cfm

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