Outdoor Adventure Recreation

Outdoor Adventure Recreation

Outdoor Adventure Recreation is for those students who see themselves working outside and providing people opportunities to grow, play and safely experience the great outdoors. Students in this option will prepare to be professionals in three stages:

  • Developing or strengthening backcountry wilderness living skills in summer and winter environments
  • Learning how to develop and lead outdoor adventure activities and programs
  • Learning how to manage outdoor recreation and education agencies

Graduates with the Outdoor Adventure Recreation emphasis may seek careers in several areas including: outdoor leadership organizations like Outward Bound or the National Outdoor Leadership School; they may work as outdoor recreation professional for municipal, state, or federal agencies; they may chose to work in the private sector for guiding companies such as rafting or mountaineering; and some graduates choose to start their own adventure based business.

For a description of the courses see the HSU catalog or check the current selection of classes on the Class Schedule page.