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Recreation and Outdoor Education

Western Colorado University

48 months
Duration
18600 USD/year
18600 USD/year
6816 USD/year
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About

Recreation and Outdoor Education from Western Colorado University is about creating opportunities for people to live healthy, engaged and happy lives.

Overview

Recreation and Outdoor Education from Western Colorado University combines a tightknit classroom environment with world-class field experiences for students to turn their passion for the outdoors into rewarding careers with organizations like Outward Bound, National Outdoor Leadership School and the National Park Service.

Graduates with Recreation and Outdoor Education from Western Colorado University will:

  • acquire the managerial, technical, interpersonal and leadership skills, required of a successful professional in the billion-dollar outdoor industry. 
  • be trained to become a seasoned outdoor leader.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Recreation and Outdoor Education
  • Principles of Outdoor Education
  • Alternative Programming
  • Leadership and Facilitation
  • Outdoor Pursuits Education- Water Based 
  • Outdoor Pursuits Education- Snow Based
  • Outdoor Pursuits Education- Land Based
  • Recreation and Sport Marketing
  • Inquiry into Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship and Commercial Recreation
  • Program Planning 
  • Human Development and Counseling for Outdoor Educators
  • Facilities and Administration
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Recreation Philosophy and Ethics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Western is on a rolling admission cycle. However, we recommend to apply before the following dates.

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.11

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete Western’s Online Application or the Common Application.
    • Submit your official high school and/or college transcripts.
    • Request your official TOEFL, IELTS, ACT and/or SAT exam scores to be sent to Western. 
    • An admissions essay following the prompt “Why Western?” (optional)
    • A personal statement (optional)
    • Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
    • A resume (optional)
    • Submit the $30 application fee
    • High school GPA

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18600 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18600 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6816 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Gunnison

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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