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About the Concentration in Outdoor Program Management and Administration

In this concentration, in addition to the core classes required for the outdoor education degree, you will expand your learning with business courses to prepare you to manage outdoors-related businesses. You’ll graduate with a foundation that gives you the basics in human resources, business management, and marketing.

Related Occupations

  • Instructor or trainer
  • Program coordinator
  • Guide
  • Trip planner
  • Resort administrator
  • Coach
  • Camp manager
  • Park coordinator
  • Facilities manager

Types of Employers

  • Camps and outdoor recreational programs
  • Educational facilities
  • Recovery centers
  • Guide services
  • Corporate employee services
  • Ecotourism agencies
  • Outdoor outfitters
  • Outdoor recreation businesses
  • Colleges and universities
  • Pro shops/club stores
  • State and federal parks, forests, and water resources

At a Glance

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Students in this program graduate with a bachelor of science degree in outdoor education, leadership, and tourism with a concentration in outdoor program management and administration.
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“Having my degree has helped me get jobs, but more importantly it developed me into a well-rounded and dynamic leader. I not only know how to tie the right knots, but I understand how to connect to different learning styles.”

– Trenton Gould ’18


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