Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Associate of Arts

Program Outcomes:

Understand and apply the skills and knowledge necessary to work in various entry-level positions in the Outdoor Recreation industry.

Demonstrate proficiency in and receive industry certifications in the following : Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Trainer, Swift Water Rescue, Avalanche Level 1

Demonstrate proficiency in the following:Outdoor Navigation, Team Building, Challenge Course Facilitation, Wilderness Interpretation

Function effectively individually and within team structures on various projects and assignments.

Understand, utilize and prepare risk management plans.

Discuss and practice outdoor food safety.

Plan and organize outdoor programs, trips and events.

Apply the principles of ethics when performing responsibilities of a manager and evaluate their importance to the recreation industry.

Major Code: 1930R

**Alternative plans of study available by contacting your advisor

Fall Semester Freshman Year

HREC 138Outdoor Leadership and Ethics

3 Credits

HREC 240Map, Compass & Backcountry Navigation

1 Credit

HREC 243Backpacking

1 Credit

HREC 283Leave No Trace Trainer

1 Credit

MATH GEAny Gen. Ed. Math Course

3 Credits

SOCS GEAny Gen. Ed. Social and Behavioral Way of Knowing Course

3 Credits

PROG ELECProgram Electives

4 Credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester Freshman Year

HREC 250Capstone/Risk Management

3 Credits

HREC 139Wilderness First Responder

3 Credits

COMM GEAny Gen. Ed Oral Comm. Course

3 Credits

PROG ELECProgram Electives

8 Credits

Total Credit Hours:17

*Prerequisite or corequisite required.

Fall Semester Sophomore Year

ENGL 101Writing and Rhetoric I

3 Credits

HUMA GE1Any General Education Humanistic & Artistic Way of Knowing

3 Credits

SCIG GEAny Gen. Ed. Science Course

3-4 Credits

GNED 101Introduction to General Education

3 Credits

WELL GEAny Gen. Ed. Wellness Elective

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours:14-15

Humanities courses must be from 2 different disciplines.

Spring Semester Sophomore Year

ENGL 102Writing and Rhetoric II*

3 Credits

HUMA GE2Any 2nd Gen. Ed. Humanistic & Artistic Way of Knowing Course

3 Credits

SCIG GE2Any 2nd Gen. Ed. Science Course

4 Credits

SOCS GE2Any 2nd Gen. Ed. Social and Behavioral Way of Knowing Course

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Program Electives: 12 hours

HREC 120Experiential Education

2 Credits

HREC 144Beginning Cross-country Skiing

1 Credit

HREC 145Introduction to Climbing

1 Credit

HREC 146Intermediate Climbing*

2 Credits

HREC 147Beginning Kayaking

1 Credit

HREC 148Intermediate Kayaking*

1 Credit

HREC 150Introduction to Whitewater Rafting

1 Credit

HREC 151Intermediate White Water Rafting*

1 Credit

HREC 152Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1 Credit

HREC 153Introduction to Outdoor Cooking

1 Credit

HREC 241Winter Survival Skills

1 Credit

HREC 242Wilderness Survival Skills

1 Credit

HREC 244Introduction to Mountain Biking

1 Credit

HREC 247Swift Water Rescue

1 Credit

HREC 248Avalanche Safety

2 Credits

HREC 140Beginning Skiing

1 Credit

HREC 141Intermediate Skiing

1 Credit

HREC 142Beginning Snowboarding

1 Credit

HREC 143Intermediate/Advanced Snowboarding

1 Credit

*Prerequisite or Corequisite required

Total Credit Hours: 60