Outdoor Recreation Leadership

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The Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program is designed for the students who are interested in management, leadership, or supervisory positions in recreation agencies or related professions. Careers in recreation can be found in a variety of areas such as private and commercial recreation, community recreation and youth agencies, recreational sports, recreational leadership, and recreational administration. 

Program Application Required: No 

Sample Career Opportunities: Life guards, ski patrol, recreation workers, travel guides, and other recreational protective service workers.

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices 

Upon successful completion of the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program, a student will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply the skills and knowledge necessary to work in various entry-level positions in the Outdoor Recreation industry.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in and receive industry certifications in the following :
    1. Wilderness First Responder
    2. Leave No Trace Trainer
    3. Swift Water Rescue
    4. Avalanche Level 1
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the following:
    1. Outdoor Navigation
    2. Team Building
    3. Challenge Course Facilitation
    4. Wilderness Interpretation
  4. Function effectively individually and within team structures on various projects and assignments.
  5. Understand, utilize and prepare risk management plans.
  6. Discuss and practice outdoor food safety.
  7. Plan and organize outdoor programs, trips and events.
  8. Apply the principles of ethics when performing responsibilities of a manager and evaluate their importance to the recreation industry.