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Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management, Bachelor

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Marquette, MI, United States
The Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management major at the Northern Michigan University is for students who expect to pursue a career or graduate work in leisure services, outdoor recreation, protected area management or related fields.
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The Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management major at the Northern Michigan University provides an academic foundation that meets professional standards in leisure studies, in general, and outdoor recreation, in particular. 

It also provides varied opportunities to develop additional competencies for more specialized entry-level positions in leisure and outdoor recreation settings. The learning environment uses both traditional and experiential learning strategies in a small-scale setting. 


Graduates may be self-employed or find employment in interpretive or outdoor education centers, organized camps, resorts, outfitters and guide services, colleges, adventure programs, county and city recreation and parks departments, state and federal land and water resource management agencies, and a variety of nonprofit organizations and businesses related to the field of outdoor recreation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Physical Well Being
  • Swimming - Beginning
  • Swimming - Intermediate 
  • Swimming - Lifeguard Training
  • Swimming - WSI
  • SCUBA - Beginning
  • Advanced 
  • Introduction to Leisure and Recreation
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Education in Outdoor Settings
  • Adventure Activities, Facilitation and Group Behavior
  • Leadership and Pedagogy in Leisure Services
  • Outdoor Recreation Resources, Behavior and Values
  • Eco and Adventure Tourism
  • Wilderness Stewardship
  • Program Design in Leisure Services
  • Protected Area Management
  • Interpretation I: Foundations and Guided Services
  • Interpretation II: Self-Guided Media
  • Leisure Through the Ages
  • Management and Supervision of Leisure Services
  • Evaluation/Research in Leisure Services

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Graduate from high school with an academic grade point average of 2.25 or better;
  • Attain a minimum ACT composite score of 19 or a minimum 990 SAT Total Score.
  • Successfully complete core course work for secondary school preparation. Students who have earned a GED or equivalent are also considered for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    16225 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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  • In-State

    10729 USD/year
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Living costs for Marquette

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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