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Studying Outdoor Recreation Administration at Weber State

Weber State’s outdoor recreation administration emphasis courses cover all aspects of the outdoor recreation industry for students who want careers in and around nature.

Outdoor Recreation Administration Highlights

As an outdoor recreation administration student, you’ll gain hands-on experience at internship sites, such as state and national parks and outdoor retailers.

While earning your degree, you can also develop skills in outdoor activities, including:

  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba
  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Hiking
  • Backcountry touring


Claudia Schneider

Class of 2019

“This program allows me to work in a career that encourages people to value play just as much as work. Interacting with people from all walks of life and from all over the world and introducing them to exciting possibilities inspires me every step of the way.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Weber State’s outdoor recreation administration emphasis gives you the skills to work in, or manage, own or operate outdoor recreation-based agencies.

Your coursework will cover:

  • Recreation in the travel and tourism industry
  • Fundamentals of outdoor education
  • Outdoor equipment production and sales
  • Outdoor recreation entrepreneurship

What You Can Do After Weber

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for nearly any career related to the outdoor industry, including running your own outdoor recreation business.

Graduates often go on to careers in:

  • Outdoor education
  • Guiding and outfitting
  • Outdoor retail
  • Equipment manufacturing
  • Wilderness/adventure therapy

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for outdoor recreation administration graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more...