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Outdoor Recreation Minor

Outdoor Recreation is the path to an exciting career in the outdoors guiding and managing outdoor activites. Students have unique opportunities to develop and hone their outdoor leadership skills by working or volunteering for Ferrum Outdoors. Student leaders organize and lead all of the programs offered by Ferrum Outdoors including rock climbing, caving, canoeing, backpacking and kayaking! 

So...where do YOU want to go?

Sign up for REC 260: Foundations of Recreation and Leisure or any of the 100 level skills courses (rock climbing, canoeing, backpacking and orienteering) to start your Outdoor Recreation Minor. REC 260 is offered every semester!

Coursework in Outdoor Recreation

The curriculum incorporates a variety of topics to prepare students for leadership in Outdoor Recreation and includes courses such as:

  •  REC 325 Wilderness Leadership I
  •  REC 343 Facilitation of Adventure Pursuits
  •  REC 350 Risk Management, Safety, and Legal Issues in Recreation Administration
  •  REC 361 Outdoor Education