Recreation Leadership is for graduates of RTTR or for anyone interested in the educational potential of outdoor recreation and tourism.
The entire field of tourism and outdoor recreation has grown very rapidly. People are interested in the environment, history of our natural wonders, participating in new physical endeavors and just plain enjoying the great out-of-doors. With this interest comes the need for training, facilitating, organizing and planning trips as well as developing a curriculum and monitoring the actual events. Students prepare for leading such activities with a focus on environmental awareness, team building, social connections and personal growth.
A Certificate of Competence in Recreation Leadership can be earned by completing just the 18 RTTR credits, or is embedded in the Master Degree. Graduates can move on to organized settings with community recreational programs, the National Park System or existing tour companies, become entrepreneurial and create their own outdoor/recreational/tourist business or get involved in creating educational programming for disenfranchised youth.
This specialization has four required RTTR (Recreation, Tourism, and Therapeutic Recreation) courses and a choice of two electives from a pool of possibilities. The pool includes an RTTR internship, independent study, Counseling Education or Education Leadership courses.
A detailed description of the courses and additional information can be found in the course catalog.
For more information about the program visit RTTR.