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 four concentrations

  • Conservation Law
  • 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.

Conservation Law Concentration

You would take courses such as:

  • Intro to Criminal Justice/Law
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Wildlife Forensics
  • Recreation Safety & First Aid
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Recreation and Wilderness Resources
  • Fundamentals of Search and Rescue
  • River Canoeing and Camping
  • Recreational Hunting & Fishing
  • Open Water I Scuba
  • Backcountry Expedition Skills
  • River Trip Guiding
  • Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Principals of Investigation
  • Intro to Fish and Wildlife Management

Recreation & Natural Resources Concentration

You would take courses such as:

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Recreation and Wilderness Resources
  • Park Interpretation
  • Visitor Management in Conservation Areas
  • Open Water Scuba
  • Recreational Hunting & Fishing
  • Fundamentals of Search and Rescue
  • Backcountry Expedition Skills
  • Nature-based Tourism
  • River Canoeing and Camping
  • Sailing & Basic Seamanship
  • Rescue Diver
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Political Ecology
  • Environmental Issues
  • Environmental Psychology

You would take courses such as…

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Camp Counseling
  • Principles of Experiential Education
  • Recreational Sports Methods
  • Personal Fitness Training
  • Lifeguard Training & Aquatics Management
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Webpage Design
  • Principles of Coaching
  • Grant & Proposal Writing
  • Recreation Safety & First Aid
  • River Trip Guiding

Sport & Fitness Management

You would take courses such as:
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Principles of Coaching
  • Recreational Sports Methods
  • Athletic Injury Management
  • Athletic Administration
  • Intro to Human Nutrition
  • Sport Psychology
  • Personal Fitness Training
  • Principles of Strength & Conditioning

Typical 4-Year Coursework Plan

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:

Year 1

Fall

  • Intro to Environmental Recreation & Tourism Management
  • Composition
  • Choice of Concentration Courses (Outdoor Recreation, Human Anatomy & Physiology)
  • Recreation and Wellness

Spring

  • History & Philosophy of Recreation
  • Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Marketing & Entrepreneurship
  • Choice of Concentration Courses (Intro to Criminal Justice/Law, Recreation Safety & First Aid, Intro to Psychology)
  • General Education Core Requirement

Year 2

Fall

  • Leisure Activities
  • Outdoor Leadership or Principles of Coaching
  • Business Law I
  • Choice of Concentration Electives
  • General Education Core Requirement

Spring

  • Program Planning
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Choice of Concentration Courses (Camp Counseling, Recreational Sports Methods, Athletic Injury Management, Wildlife Forensics)
  • General Education Core Requirement
  • Elective

Year 3

Fall

  • Recreation Facility Operations & Design
  • Recreation Behavior & Environment
  • Choice of Concentration Courses (Park Interpretation, Concentration Elective, Principles of Experiential Education)
  • General Education Core Requirement

Spring

  • Recreation Services for Special Populations
  • Recreation Administration & Supervision
  • Choice of Concentration Courses (Recreation and Wilderness Resources, Wilderness First Responder)
  • General Education Core Requirement
  • Concentration Elective

Summer: 6 CR Cooperative Education Experience

Year 4

Fall

  • Choice of Concentration Courses (Visitor Management in Conservation Areas, Criminal Justice Ethics, Athletic Administration)
  • General Education Core Requirements
  • Concentration Elective

Spring

  • Recreation Computer Applications for Research & Field Studies
  • Recreation Seminar
  • Concentration Elective

 

 

Please Note:

  • The “choice of concentration courses” refers to concentration requirements and vary depending on your concentration
    The "concentration elective" courses are for you to choose out of the designated list of concentration electives
  • Students who are interested in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can opt to embed a GIS minor into the Recreation & Natural Resources Concentration
  • The 6 credit co-operative experience must be at least 400 hours and 10 weeks in length
  • Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated

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