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Outdoor Recreation


The outdoor recreation degree is one of the most exciting and adventuresome professional degree programs at any public university in America. This program is fully accredited by the National Recreation and Parks Association.

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    The Outdoor Recreation degree at Eastern Washington University prepares students to program, facilitate, and lead outdoor adventure experiences for multiple populations.  Students will take a combination of theory based and technical skill based courses where they will apply their learning in a real setting.  Students will learn basic technical skills and leadership skills in activities such as backpacking, whitewater boating, winter camping, rock climbing, and mountaineering.  In addition to a degree, students will obtain other certificates relevant to the outdoor industry, such as the Leave No Trace Master Educator. This program is fully accredited by the National Recreation and Parks Association.

    What will I study?

    In addition to taking the core courses that are required of all recreation majors, outdoor recreation majors take a combination of technical skill and theory based courses including:

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    1500 Hours Form

    2016-2017 Internship Manual

    What could I do with my degree?

    Contact Information

    Dr. Jeremy Jostad
    243 PEB
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.7097
    fax: 509.359.4833

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