Feb 23, 2024
Major code BS8156
College of Health & Human Services
School of Recreation & Sport Sciences
Grover Center E160
Athens, OH 45701
Misty Hutchison, contact person
This option prepares students for professional opportunities ion outdoor recreation and education. 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. Some of these settings include city recreation and park departments; state and federal parks and protected areas; youth services agencies; residential camps; nonprofit civic and religious organizations; collegiate outdoor pursuits programs; high adventure and guide services; and traditional outdoor schools, such as Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School.
To complete this program, students must fulfill the following requirements:
- Complete the University’s General Education requirements
- Maintain an accumulative grade point average of C (2.0) 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 (2.0) or better
- Complete a minor or certificate program
- Complete 60 days (480 hours) of documented outdoor leadership experience prior to beginning an internship
- Complete an approved internship with an acceptable program.
Required Core Recreation Courses
Required Outdoor Recreation & Education Courses
Restricted Electives (Select 12 hours)
Students must complete a minor or certificate program to complete requirements of the degree.
Internship, Practica, Field Experience, Senior Internship Registration Requirements
The College’s policy on internships, practica, field experiences, and senior internship requires that you be registered for the experience in the quarter(s) that you are actually fulfilling the requirements for the course. The only exception to this requirement is an experience that takes place over winter break, in which case you may register for the course during either fall or winter quarter.