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Recreation-Outdoor Education B.A.Sc.

Health, Physical Education & Recreation
College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 121
  • Required credits within the major: 98
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
The bachelor of applied science (B.A.Sc.) in recreation - outdoor education prepares students for professional careers in outdoor education allowing them to work in nonformal outdoor education settings such as nature centers; city, state, or national parks; college outdoor programs; or for commercial agencies. Core components include program planning and delivery, education methods, physical skills development, management, facilities coordination, evaluation, and principles of recreation. The recreation major is a four-year curriculum including one full semester of field placement in an outdoor educational setting. This major provides professional training for nontraditional education settings that may not require a teaching license as a prerequisite credential. Refer to the environmental education emphasis under the teaching life science and/or teaching earth and space science majors for training that includes a teaching licensure.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 25 credits before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Students are admitted to UMD as pre-recreation majors. Students are encouraged to apply by the end of their freshman year. No grades lower than C- in courses required for the major. Admission to the program requires a 2.50 overall GPA.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Course (1 cr)
This course will be waived for transfer students or students who change colleges from a college where it is not required. Register course for one credit.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Lower Division Core (25 cr)
HLTH 3620 - Wilderness First Response (3 cr) may be substituted for HLTH 1700.
ENED 1000 - Introduction to Outdoor Recreation (4.0 cr)
HLTH 1700 - First Responder (3.0 cr)
PSY 1003 - General Psychology [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
REC 1203 - Outdoor Skills I (2.0 cr)
REC 1204 - Outdoor Skills II (2.0 cr)
REC 2300 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
BIOL 1011 - General Biology I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
or BIOL 1012 - General Biology II [SUSTAIN] (5.0 cr)
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PE 1xxx
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Requirements for the B.A.Sc. in recreation - outdoor education include: * Completion of all courses specified for the major with a minimum 2.50 GPA (including transfer work). No grades lower than C- in courses required for the major. * Compliance with general regulations governing granting of degrees. Students are required to review their degree status in the CEHSP Advising & Academic Services early in their senior year. * Degree candidates must complete at least 20 of the last 30 degree credits immediately before graduation at UMD. Skill Competency: Students who enroll in Physical Education Professional (PEP) teaching skill courses must demonstrate advanced skills competencies for the course. Descriptions of skills required should be reviewed with the course instructor before enrollment.
Upper Division Core (49 cr)
Exit Standards: students must complete a full semester (12 credits) of field placement at a pre-approved site. A minimum of 600 contact hours must be completed. Students may complete their internship at a site located locally, nationally, or internationally. All required coursework must be completed prior to enrollment in ENED 4996 (110 credits) with an overall GPA of 2.50.
ENED 3309 - Outdoor Leadership (1.0 cr)
ENED 3310 - Outdoor Leadership Field Experience (2.0 cr)
ENED 3341 - Field Interpretive Techniques I (3.0 cr)
ENED 3342 - Field Interpretive Techniques II (3.0 cr)
ENED 4163 - Outdoor Education Methods (3.0 cr)
ENED 4315 - Operations and Management (4.0 cr)
ENED 4555 - Foundations of Environmental Education (3.0 cr)
ENED 4996 - Outdoor Education Internship (12.0 cr)
HPER 3100 - Risk Management (2.0 cr)
HPER 3200 - Research and Evaluation in Health Science (3.0 cr)
PETE 3501 - Teaching Cross-Country Skiing (1.0 cr)
PETE 3507 - Teaching Outdoor Skills II (2.0 cr)
PETE 3509 - Teaching Canoeing (1.0 cr)
REC 3327 - Large Event Management (3.0 cr)
REC 3330 - Outdoor Recreation (3.0 cr)
REC 4320 - GIS Management for Recreation Professionals (3.0 cr)
Approved Electives - Natural Sciences (10 cr)
The BIOL and GEOL field courses require adviser approval.
Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 2xxx
· BIOL 3xxx
· BIOL 4xxx
· GEOL 2xxx
· GEOL 3xxx
· ENED 5343 - Advanced Field Interpretive Techniques (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 4451 - The Geography of Soils (4.0 cr)
· HLTH 2030 - Applied Human Anatomy (4.0 cr)
· HLTH 2040 - Human Physiology (4.0 cr)
Approved Electives - Social Sciences (10 cr)
Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ENED 3331 - Organization of Environmental Education Centers (2.0 cr)
· ENED 4410 - Ropes Course Management (3.0 cr)
· ENED 4601 - Wilderness Philosophy (2.0 cr)
· ENED 5165 - Theories and Models in Outdoor Education (2.0 cr)
· ENED 5325 - Sustainability Issues Investigation (2.0 cr)
· ENED 5998 - Outdoor Education Seminar (1.0 cr)
· HPER 3000 - Organization and Administration of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (3.0 cr)
· PE 2240 - Lifeguarding Today (1.0 cr)
· PETE 3508 - Teaching Rock Climbing (1.0 cr)
· PSY 3211 - Group Dynamics (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3524 - Basic Helping Skills (4.0 cr)
· REC 4991 - Independent Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· REC 4992 - Readings in Recreation (1.0-4.0 cr)
Advanced Writing Requirement (3 cr)
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3160 - Advanced Writing: Social Sciences (3.0 cr)
 
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