University of Vermont

The School of Natural Resources - Academics
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
 
RECREATION MANAGEMENT
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Recreation Management major integrates the study of environmentally based tourism and hands on management of outdoor recreation resource. Students may major in Public Outdoor Recreation or Private Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. Public recreation resources include parks, forests, wilderness areas and other natural resource-based recreation facilities. The program permits specialization in several types of private recreation businesses, including ski resorts.
 
All students who enroll in the Recreation Management Program must fulfill the following requirements for graduation:
 
1. Completion of the RSENR core curriculum courses.
 
2. Completion of the RSENR general education requirements.
 
3. Completion of the Recreation Management foundation courses:
 
  • One course in humanities (History, Philosophy, Religion, Classics)
  • One course in communication (Art, Music, Theater, Art History, foreign language, English literature)
  • One course in social sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology)
  • One laboratory course in natural sciences (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Geology)
4. Completion of requirements for either the Public Outdoor Recreation or Private Outdoor Recreation and Tourism option.
 
5. Completion of a minimum of 126 semester hours of courses, including two credits of physical education activities
 
PUBLIC OUTDOOR RECREATION option:

Completion of Public Outdoor Recreation core courses:
RM 1, Introduction to Recreation Management
RM 138, Park and Recreation Design
RM 153, Recreation Administration and Operation
RM 191, Recreation Management Practicum
RM 235, Outdoor Recreation Planning
RM 240, Park and Wilderness Management
RM 255, Environmental Interpretation
 
Completion of 3 courses selected from the following list:
RM 50, Tourism Planning
RM 157, Ski Area Management
RM 158, Resort Marketing and Management
RM 230, Ecotourism
RM 258, Entrepreneurship in Recreation and Tourism
 
Completion of nine credits of professional electives
 
PRIVATE OUTDOOR RECREATION AND TOURISM OPTION:
Completion of Private Outdoor Recreation and Tourism core courses:
 
RM 1, Introduction to Recreation Management
RM 50, Tourism Planning
Rm 157, Ski Area Management
RM 158, Resort Marketing and Management
RM, 191, Recreation Management Practicum
RM 230, Ecotourism
RM 258, Entrepreneurship in Recreation and Tourism
 
Completion of three courses from the following list:

RM 138, Park and Recreation Design
RM 153, Recreation Administration and Operation
RM 235, Outdoor Recreation Planning
RM 240, Park and Wilderness Management
RM 255, Environmental Interpretation
 
Completion of nine credits of professional electives.
 
Recreation Management Program Chair:
Dr. Robert E. Manning
356 Aiken Center
Phone: (802) 656-2911
E-mail: Robert.Manning@uvm.edu

 

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