Enhance your Longwood experience and discover what it takes to be a successful outdoor leader and educator. Through the process of developing leadership – a skill that will transfer into everyday life and in many other majors/disciplines — you'll be exposed to a variety of adventure activities that include: 

  • Rock climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Backpacking
  • Orienteering
  • Ropes course facilitation   
  • Backcountry medicine

Additionally, you can earn credentials in Leave No Trace Training and Wilderness First Responder (WFR).

Career Path

  • Year-Round Residential Camp Programs
  • Wilderness Therapy Programs
  • Adventure Travel Companies
  • Wilderness Education Programs
  • Environmental Education Centers
  • State and National Parks
  • Camps and Nature Centers

What You'll Study

Requirements and Prerequisites

RECR 237  Adventure Education Programming 3
RECR 340 Introduction to Outdoor Adventure Skills  3
RECR 350 Ropes Course and Initiative Dynamics 3
RECR 375 Leadership Develop Through Wilderness Pursuits 3
HLTH 260 Advanced First Aid & Emergency Care 3
RECR 420 Environmental Education Resources 3
RECR 487 Practicum Experience in Outdoor Education 3
TOTAL 21 credits

Prerequisites for RECR 487 -- Practicum in Outdoor Education: HLTH 260 or Wilderness First Responder Certification (WFR) and two outdoor education courses.


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