The Department of Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, & Tourism offers a minor in Outdoor Education and Recreation for students who desire to work in the outdoor education or outdoor recreation sectors. When integrated into a larger curriculum, outdoor education provides a multitude of benefits across realms including physical, mental, cognitive, and behavioral performance. Environmental education increases pro-environmental attitudes and behaviors, and also hones knowledge, skills, and abilities that support holistic student flourishing and self-actualization.
Admission to the Program
Any undergraduate student can declare this minor.
The minor consists of 18 credits outlined below.
Students must earn a "C"or better in each course in the minor. Courses taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis do not satisfy this requirement.
- REL 202 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure
- REL 308 Recreation Programming
- REL 324 Outdoor and Adventure Recreation Management
- PES 227 Outdoor Education Activities
- PES 202 Adventure Challenge
- Six credits of additional REL course work from below
- PEP 2XX Advanced Methods of Outdoor Education
- PRO 2XX Special Topics in Outdoor Recreation I*
- PRO 2XX Special Topics in Outdoor Recreation II *
- PEP 363 Administration of Physical Education, Sport and Outdoor Education
- REL 395 Sustainability in Recreation
- ENV 201 Environmental Science for Non-Majors
- PHL 102 Introduction to Ethics
- HST407 American Environmental History
- HST 457 Dark Continent to Wakanda: The Image of Africa
- PBH 303 Environmental Health
- ANT 331 Environmental Anthropology
Note: Special topics courses may only be applied towards the required 6 elective credits one time
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Students will be able to demonstrate historical, philosophical, and practical knowledge of the structure and function of public, non-profit, and commercial recreation, tourism, and leisure industries. (COAPRT 7.01)
- Students will be able to design, implement, and evaluate specifically targeted recreation, tourism, and/or leisure services which meet participant needs while embracing personal and cultural dimensions of diversity. (COAPRT 7.02)
- Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the principles and practices of operation and administration - in both organizational and individual environments - in recreation, tourism, and/or leisure service delivery. (COAPRT 7.03