The recreation minor equips students interested in areas of private, public and/or nonprofit recreation; camp programming; natural resource management; and adventure education. The minor addresses leadership styles and theory; principles and methods of program development; fundamental leisure philosophy; and theory to assess needs for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating recreational programs. Students examine the historical context of outdoor recreation and recreational use management in the U.S. and modern recreation management techniques and strategies.

Required Courses Credits
SRWM 221* – Principles of Sport, Recreation and Wellness Management 3
REC 227 – Outdoor Leadership Training 3
REC 204* or PHED 308* – Wilderness Medicine or First Aid/Safety 2
REC 300* – Program Planning and Development 3
Electives – Choose three from the list below; at least two must be 200-level or higher.
REC 240 – Administration of Organized Camps and Recreation 2
REC 241 – Recreation and Tourism 2
SRWM 215 – Leadership Development in Sport, Recreation and Wellness 2
SRWM 216 – Judgement and Decision Making in Sport, Recreation and Wellness 2
REC 301 – Methods and Materials for Outdoor Educators 2
REC 401 – Natural Resource Management 2
REC 103 – Initiatives 1
REC 104 – Backpacking 1
Total 16

* Courses also found within the SRWM major.
** Students with a SRWM major and a recreation minor must have a minimum of 12 non-overlapping credits to complete the minor.


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