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Outdoor Recreation Programming

This program has been cancelled for summer 2020.

This class will meet on the Texas State University campus and online during the 2020 semester and will include a required seven-day field trip to study outdoor recreation while backpacking in New Mexico.

Summer 2020 Term: June 1, 2020 - July 24, 2020

Program Travel: July 11, 2020 - July 18, 2020

Course will meet on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos several times before and after field trip.

Orientation Meetings: June 1, 2020 - 2 hours, July 6, 2020, 2 hours

Course Meetings: Meets regularly online. In-person meeting dates: June 1, 2020, July 6, 2020 and travel dates of July 11-18 2020.

Materials:   Class material is delivered both online and in person.  

Required:   Eight-day field trip to New Mexico

What You Will Learn

Students backpack in New Mexico on a snow covered ridgeStudents will learn and apply principles and procedures for developing and leading recreation programs in a variety of specialized outdoor environments. You will learn and practice "Leave No Trace" principles and manage risk and emergencies in an outdoor environment during a backpacking trip through New Mexico. This course is taught in cooperation with the Texas State University - Outdoor Center.  Prerequisites: REC1330 Leisure and Outdoor Recreation.


REC 4335 Outdoor Recreation Programming  CRN 52919

Tuition and Program Fee

Tuition for three hours of undergraduate university credit (one course):  $862.71

Program fee, which includes lodging, campsite fees, entrance fees, and on-site transportation:  $1,015

Course tuition and program fee will be billed and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.

Applying to the Courses/Program

Important:  To ensure your place in this course/program you must complete the program application and then receive approval from Dr. Anthony Deringer.

Applications have been suspended for this program.

Registering for Courses

You must register for your course though the Student Information System/Catsweb during the regular University registration period.

For more information about the content of the course/program, please contact Dr. Anthony Deringer.

For questions about appying/registering, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.