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Outdoor Recreation Programming

IMPORTANT: Change in Program Location

Because the United States Forest Service has closed Carson National Forest in New Mexico, for a portion of this program, the location has changed from New Mexico to the Alamos, Colorado area.

Dates and Location

Summer 2017

Program Semester Dates:
June 5 - August 10, 2017

Program Travel Dates: 
July 9 - 15, 2017

Program Directors: 
Dr. Anthony Deringer

Location: New Mexico and Colorado

Any Pre-trip Orientation Meetings will take place on the Texas State campus in San Marcos. 

Program Description and Details

Student will learn and apply principles and procedures for developing and leading recreation programs in a variety of specialized outdoor environments. This course is taught in cooperation with the Texas State University – Outdoor Center. Prerequisites: REC1330 Leisure and Outdoor Recreation.

This course requires a mandatory trip as a major component of the class.  The trip dates are July 9th – 15th.  During this time we will be traveling to New Mexico to go backpacking.  You will not have access to internet or cell phone during this time.  If you do not attend the trip, you will not be able to achieve the objectives of the class.

Admission is selective, and space is limited.

Course Option

REC 4335 - Outdoor Recreation Programming
Instructor: Deringer
CRN: 53095

Students will earn up to three (3) credit hours by registering for this course.

Tuition and Program Fee

Tuition for three hours of undergraduate university credit: $774.99

Program Fee: $400.00

Important Note: Personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee.

Course tuition and the Program Fee will be billed to your regular Texas State account and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.

Drops and Refunds

All university policies regarding installments, course drops, and refunds apply to all billed and paid tuition and program fees.

Applying for the Program

Important: Instructor Approval is Required to Participate in this Program! 

Before submitting the online program application below, please contact one of the program directors. 

Once approved, please complete the following online extension program application:

        Outdoor Recreation Program Application

Important: In addition to the completed online application, the following documents must also be submitted. You will be asked to attach them electronically to your application:

Health Information

Insurance Verification

General Release

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.

If you want to apply after the deadline, please contact the instructor below for more information.

Registering for Course

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

Program Director

For more information about the content of this program, please contact:

Dr. Anthony Deringer