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Studying Outdoor & Community Recreation Education at Weber State

Weber State’s outdoor and community recreation education degree gives outdoor enthusiasts, thrill-seekers and sporty students the essential skills to work in, or run, recreation agencies.

Outdoor & Community Recreation Education Highlights

Many outdoor and community recreation education classes are held in Weber State’s recently renovated Center for Health Education and Wellness, with a variety of recreation and wellness services, including the Weber Rocks climbing wall, Swenson Pool and pickleball courts.

You can also learn new skills through Weber State’s 1-credit recreation activity courses, which include stand-up paddleboarding, rock climbing and skiing.

Beyond the Classroom

While earning your degree, you’ll build on what you learn in the classroom with hands-on experience at internship sites such as state parks, sports clubs and recreation centers.

What You’ll LEARN at Weber

Weber State’s outdoor and community recreation education program offers a choice of two emphases:

  • Community recreation administration
  • Outdoor recreation administration

What You CAN DO After Weber

Graduates go on to a wide range of opportunities in recreation, including careers with:

  • Outdoor retailers and adventure education centers
  • Wilderness therapy programs
  • Tourism companies
  • State and national parks
  • Therapeutic programs
  • Youth programs
  • Public and private schools
  • Recreation programs and organizations

If you have questions, contact a WSU Career Advisor.

Faculty Perspective


The Outdoor & Community Recreation Education program is about equipping students with the leadership and management skills to use recreation services as a mechanism to promote positive physical, social, environmental and economic change.

Cass Morgan