Environmental Recreation & Tourism Management

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Program Concentrations

Our Environmental Recreation & Tourism Management (ERTM) program is designed so that students choose from one of three concentrations

  • Recreation & Natural Resources
  • Leisure Programming
  • Sports & Fitness Management
Our core curriculum required of all our students provides graduates with a broad set of skills and abilities for diverse jobs and interests. Take a look at our page on Employment Opportunities for examples.


Recreation & Natural Resources Concentration

You would take courses such as:

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Park Interpretation
  • Recreation & Wilderness Resources
  • Visitor Management in Conservation Areas
  • River Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Recreational Hunting & Fishing
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Introduction to Geography
  • Environmental Issues
  • Ecotourism

You would take courses such as…

  • Leisure Activities
  • Recreational Sports Methods
  • Commercial Recreation
  • Lifeguard Training
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Webpage Design
  • Coaching
  • Grant Writing
  • Safety & First Aid
  • Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Special Topics in Tourism

Sport & Fitness Management

You would take courses such as:
  • Athletic Injury Management
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Principles of Coaching
  • Recreation Sports Methods
  • Principles of Coaching
  • Sports Psychology
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Kinesiology
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Advanced Athletic Training
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Sports Marketing

Take a look at a typical 4-year coursework plan for each of the concentrations – these show your program and concentration courses as well as the University’s core requirements that all students take:

Typical 4-Year Coursework Plan

Year 1

Fall

  • 1st Year Seminar (1 CR)
  • Recreation & Leisure Exploration (2 CR)
  • Outdoor Recreation I
  • Composition
  • Choice of Concentration Courses
  • Elective

Spring

  • History & Philosophy of Recreation
  • Choice of Concentration Courses
  • General Botany (4 CR)
  • Public Speaking
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship

Summer:  3 CR Cooperative Education Experience

Year 2

Fall

  • Leadership & Group Dynamics
  • Choice of Concentration Courses
  • Personal Wellness (2 CR)
  • Fine Arts Requirement (1 CR)
  • World History I
  • Elective

Spring

  • Program Planning
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Statistics
  • Business Law I
  • Elective

Summer: 3 CR Cooperative Education Experience

Year 3

Fall

  • Park & Recreation Facility Operations
  • Recreation Services for Special Populations
  • Fine Arts Requirement (3 CR)
  • Recreation Behavior and the Environment
  • Recreation Administration & Supervision

Spring

  • Park & Recreation Facility Design
  • Wilderness Resources
  • Choice of Concentration Courses
  • World History II
  • Recreation Computer Applications

Year 4

Fall

  • Visitor Management in Conservation Areas
  • Park Interpretation
  • Literature & Arts Requirement
  • Elective

Spring

  • Recreation Seminar
  • Cultural Perspectives Requirement
  • Elective
  • Humans in Social Context Requirement

  • The “choice of concentration courses” are for you to choose out of the designated list of concentration courses
  • Students who are interested in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can opt to embed a GIS minor into the Recreation & Natural Resources Concentration
  • The “electives” are your choice of courses from any subject area
  • One of the co-operative experiences must be at least 400 hours and 10 weeks in length
  • Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated

 

 

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