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
BADM 320 – Leadership Development or SRWM 229 – Outdoor Leadership Training** 3
Current Certification – SOLO Wilderness First Aid recommended OR CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer AND First Aid or Lifeguarding or SRWM 308 First Aid & Safety* 0-2
Recommended Electives – choose electives to total 16 hours as approved by advisor.
SRWM 240 – Camps and Summer Programs 3
SRWM 241 – Recreation and Tourism 3
SRWM 301 – Outdoor & Experiential Education 3
SRWM 401 – Natural Resource Management 3
SRWM 220 – Adventure Sports Mayterm 2
BIO xxx – recommended course with environmental emphasis 3-4
PSY 200 level or higher – recommended and approved by advisor 3
COMM xxx – recommended and approved by advisor 2-3
Total 16

NOTE: Students with an SRWM major and a Recreation minor must have a minimum of 12 non-overlapping credits to complete the minor.
* Courses also found within the SRWM major.
** Students with a SRWM major will take one or the other based on the course chosen for the major requirement.


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