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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 {Inactive} (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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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD.
ENED 1000 - Introduction to Outdoor Recreation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Overview of outdoor education, including outdoor recreation, environmental education and adventure education, will be explored. The structure and role of outdoor education in contemporary society will be considered. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for REC 1000
HLTH 1700 - First Responder
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of emergency response and accident prevention in the home and community. Leads to Red Cross first emergency responder certification.
PSY 1003 - General Psychology (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of behavior; current knowledge of biological, social, and cognitive areas of psychology. Assessment, research methods, human development, personality, mental disorders, and therapy.
REC 1203 - Outdoor Skills I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Pre-envir and outdoor ed, envir and outdoor ed major or minor
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Instruction and practice in skills of fall outdoor activities. Camping, canoeing, fishing, hunting; equipment, shelters, and navigation. prereq: Pre-envir and outdoor ed, envir and outdoor ed major or minor
REC 1204 - Outdoor Skills II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Pre-envir and outdoor ed, envir and outdoor ed major or minor
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Instruction and practice in skills of winter and spring outdoor activities. Camping, backpacking, dogsledding, and fishing; equipment and navigation. prereq: Pre-envir and outdoor ed, envir and outdoor ed major or minor
BIOL 1011 - General Biology I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts of biology, including chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, energy transformations, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics, molecular biology, DNA technology, development, origin of life, and evolution. (4 hrs lect, 2.5 hrs lab) prereq: 1 yr high school Chem or 1 sem college Chem, Math ACT 21 or higher or 1 sem college math or min 15 cr.
BIOL 1012 - General Biology II (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts of biology, including classification and diversity of life, anatomy, physiology, and development of prokaryotes, protistans, fungi, animals, and plants; behavior; population, community, and ecosystem ecology. (4 hrs lect, 2.5 hrs lab) prereq: A grade of C- or better in 1011
ENED 3309 - Outdoor Leadership
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories of leadership practices commonly used in outdoor education settings. Includes group development stages and techniques of group management. Concludes with preparation for 9-day field experience (EnEd 3310). This course MUST be taken in conjunction with EnEd 3310. prereq: Rec 2300, PETE 3507
ENED 3310 - Outdoor Leadership Field Experience
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Practice, theory, and methods involved in leadership development including a detailed analysis of the qualities and roles of leaders in outdoor educational settings. recreation settings. This course will occur as a 9-day field experience. prereq: 3309
ENED 3341 - Field Interpretive Techniques I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Techniques and methods used to interpret natural history of autumn and early winter environments. Emphasizes geomorphology, tree identification, and basic raptor ecology. Primarily field based at sites throughout northeastern Minnesota. prereq: Rec 2300 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for REC 3341
ENED 3342 - Field Interpretive Techniques II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Techniques and methods used to interpret natural history of winter and spring environments. Ecology of winter, vernal ponds, spring wildflowers, biomes, and migratory birds. Primarily field based at sites throughout northeastern Minnesota. prereq: Rec 2300 or instructor consent, credit will not be granted if already received for EnEd 3342
ENED 4163 - Outdoor Education Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Methods and theoretical basis for teaching outdoor education. Emphasis on application at outdoor sites. Weekend experience at a regional nature center required. prereq: ENED 3342 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for EDUC 4163
ENED 4315 - Operations and Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02034 - ENED 4315/5315
Prerequisites: 2300 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Methods and practice of administrative processes of personnel, fiscal, and facility management. Field study and presentation of a management plan. prereq: 2300 or instructor consent
ENED 4555 - Foundations of Environmental Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Provides a background of skills and understanding of environmental education delivery in various educational settings, with emphasis on formal classroom audience. prereq: Rec 2300 or instructor consent
ENED 4996 - Outdoor Education Internship
Credits: 12.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised field experience in outdoor education. prereq: Recreation-Outdoor education major, instructor consent; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for Rec 4996
HPER 3100 - Risk Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Proactive approach to managing risks associated with conducting health, physical education, and recreation programs. Emphasis on planning for a safe environment. prereq: Major in Exercise Science or Recreation or instructor consent
HPER 3200 - Research and Evaluation in Health Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Exploration of the principles of investigation and evaluation in the health and human service professions with emphasis on methods, data analysis and presentation, and evaluation reports. Basic background information for scientific inquiry and use of evaluative data in health and human service programs. prereq: Minimum 60 credits, Health education major or Public Health Education and Promotion major or minor or recreation/outdoor education major or minor or instructor consent
PETE 3501 - Teaching Cross-Country Skiing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic skills, teaching strategies, practice, drills, and skill analysis for teaching cross-country skiing. prereq: PE or rec major or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 1500
PETE 3507 - Teaching Outdoor Skills II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Spring course in basic skills, teaching strategies, practice, drills, and skill analysis for teaching outdoor recreation skills; includes navigation, camp craft, backpacking, back country travel, and safety. prereq: PE or REC major, (Rec 1201 or Rec 1203), (Rec 1202 or Rec 1204), Rec 2300 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 1507
PETE 3509 - Teaching Canoeing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic skills, teaching strategies, practice, drills, and skill analysis for teaching canoeing. Successful completion results in American Canoe Association instructor certification. prereq: Exer Sci or PE or REC major, PE 1508 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 1509
REC 3327 - Large Event Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Organization and administration of life fitness activities and informal instruction in recreational sport programs. Design, implementation, and evaluation of large-scale recreational sports events such as triathlons and tournaments. prereq: 2300 or instructor consent
REC 3330 - Outdoor Recreation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2300 or ENED 2300 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examination of outdoor recreation as a part of natural resource-based agencies as well as in nature centers, commercial operations, and in municipal settings. This course will focus on outdoor recreation uses in northeastern Minnesota. prereq: 2300 or ENED 2300 or instructor consent
REC 4320 - GIS Management for Recreation Professionals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: No grad credit
Typically offered: Every Spring
Using G.I.S. mapping techniques for recreation and outdoor education professionals in resource management decisions. Arcview and Landview software will be used to visualize and analyze landscapes. This course is specific to recreation and/or outdoor education professionals. prereq: No grad credit
ENED 5343 - Advanced Field Interpretive Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Techniques and methods used to interpret the natural and cultural history of unique field sites; For example, Isle Royale National Park. Specific, in-depth topics of natural and cultural history will be emphasized. Techniques for field site investigation and field based interpretation as an educational approach will be investigated. prereq: 3341 or 3342 or instructor consent
GEOG 4451 - The Geography of Soils
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examines soil formation and processes in varied environments, with emphasis on soil as a dynamic system, integral to all terrestrial ecosystems. Human impact and use of soils is examined with regard to land degradation and soil erosion. prereq: 1414 or Geol 1110 or grad student or instructor consent
HLTH 2030 - Applied Human Anatomy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study of the structure and function of the human body covering the cells and tissues of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Laboratory experiences employ videos, models, skeletons, and pre-dissected human prosections. Intended for athletic training, exercise science, health education and physical education majors as well as other health related professions. prereq: exercise science or physical education or public health and promotion or environmental and outdoor education major or candidate, [Biol 1001 or Biol 1011] and one semester college chemistry; credit will not be granted if already received for Biol 1761
HLTH 2040 - Human Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Physiological mechanisms of cells, organs, and organ systems; function, control, and coordination of body systems. prereq: Minimum 30 credits, BIOL 1001 or 1011; one semester college chemistry or instructor consent
ENED 4410 - Ropes Course Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management of a ropes course as a part of an outdoor education facility. Includes ropes course elements, instructional techniques, group debriefing skills, site inspection, safety, recommend and equipment maintenance. This course will follow industry standards such as Project Adventure. prereq: Rec 2300 or instructor consent, no Grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for Rec 4410
ENED 4601 - Wilderness Philosophy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
People and social forces that have influenced land-use related to designated wilderness; philosophical and historical basis for wilderness management. prereq: No grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for Educ 4601
ENED 5165 - Theories and Models in Outdoor Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of theoretical foundations of outdoor education. Definitions of terms related to outdoor education, historical antecedents, future adventure education, social and psychological benefits of outdoor education. prereq: instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for Educ 5165
ENED 5325 - Sustainability Issues Investigation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
The study of resolving environmental problems that affect sustainability. This includes issue identification; building an effective team of investigators; and, study of the issue to the point of making recommendations to resolve the issue of sustainability management and education. prereq: instructor consent
ENED 5998 - Outdoor Education Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitated discussions and presentations of contemporary recreation research, curricula, and/or issues. prereq: instructor consent, credit will not be granted if already received for Rec 4998
HPER 3000 - Organization and Administration of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Major in Health Education or Public Health Education and Promotion or Exercise Science or Physical Education or Recreation or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theoretical and practical basis of administrative process and organizational structure of HPER programs. prereq: Major in Health Education or Public Health Education and Promotion or Exercise Science or Physical Education or Recreation or instructor consent
PE 2240 - Lifeguarding Today
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Provides knowledge and skills necessary to qualify as a non-surf lifeguard. Meets current American Red Cross standards. Includes CPR and first aid instruction. prereq: Ability to swim 500 yards, instructor consent
PETE 3508 - Teaching Rock Climbing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Basic skills, teaching strategies, practice, drills, and skill analysis for teaching rock climbing. prereq: Exer Sci or PE or REC major, PE 1530 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 1508
PSY 3211 - Group Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles and processes of interaction in groups; structure and functioning of groups; leadership, communication, decision making, social influence; aspects of sensitivity training. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3524 - Basic Helping Skills
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Rationale for and practice of basic skills needed for effective interpersonal helping.
REC 4991 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Independent project that would serve to further the student's knowledge base and/or professional competencies. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
REC 4992 - Readings in Recreation
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Complementary readings and discussion in student's area of interest with faculty supervision. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing tasks in education as well as other fields related to the human service professions. Designed to prepare students to master their use of Edited Standard Written English while producing professional documents, including a major research project with an oral presentation. Assignments focus on audience, purpose, and the process of writing as they relate to the workplace. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3140
WRIT 3160 - Advanced Writing: Social Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing for those whose professional interests are in sociology, anthropology, geography, criminology, psychology, women's studies, history, political science, and similar fields. Assignments center on producing documents encountered in the workplace, such as career documents, proposals, research projects, oral presentations, observational studies, and position papers. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 3160