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Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation - Outdoor Recreation Management Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

In addition to a strong background in recreation theory, experiential education, outdoor leadership, risk management and program planning, graduates of this program leave with a proficiency in a variety of both land and water-based skill acquisition courses, such as avalanche awareness, whitewater kayaking and backpacking. More than preparation for a career in the outdoor field, the major in Outdoor Recreation Management grooms students for a lifetime of outdoor participation and leadership.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
or HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:   
  BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
  Physical Science  3
  ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
  Humanities Distribution  3
  Fine Arts Distribution  3
  Social/Behavioral Science  3
Discipline Core Requirements: 16 Credits
  EXSC 3500 Kinesiology 3
  EXSC 3550 Motor Learning and Control 3
  EXSC 3750 Psychosocial Aspects of Human Performance 2
  EXSC 3270 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3.0)  
or REC 385G Ethical Concerns in Recreation 3
  EXSC 4300 Research Methods in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation 3
  EXSC 4950 Senior Seminar (2.0)  
or REC 4950 Senior Seminar 2
Elective Requirements: 15 Credits
  Any 1000 level or higher  15
Emphasis Requirements: 53 Credits
  MGMT 3170 Entrepreneurship 3
or MGMT 3180  Small Business Development (3.0)  
or MGMT 3210 Convention and Events Management (3.0)  
or ENGL 3320 Grant and Proposal Writing (3.0)  
or BIOL 3800 Conservation Biology (3.0)  
  REC 1500 Canoeing I 1
or REC 1580 Kayak Touring (1.0)  
  REC 1542 Wilderness First Responder 2
  REC 1600 Winter Exploration 1
  REC 1535 Backpacking 1
  REC 2200 Foundations of Recreation 3
  REC 2400 Principles of Experiential Education in Recreation 3
  REC 2600 Principles of Outdoor and Adventure Education 3
  REC 2700 Leave No Trace Trainer 1
  REC 3100 Recreation Program Planning 3
  REC 3200 Inclusive Recreation 3
  REC 3300 Wilderness Skills 1
  REC 3400 Risk Management 3
  REC 3500 Recreation Administration 3
  REC 420R Outdoor Leadership and Management Practicum 2
  REC 4400 Natural Resource and Protected Area Management 3
  REC 4800 Pre-Internship Seminar 1
  REC 481R Senior Internship 8
Complete 2 credits from the following:  2
  REC 1516 Ropes Course and Teambuilding (1.0)  
  REC 1525 Mountaineering (1.0)  
  REC 1527 Rock Climbing I (1.0)  
  REC 1550 Mountain Biking (1.0)  
  REC 1505 Whitewater Kayaking I (1.0)  
Complete 6 credits from the following:  6
  REC 2450 Rock Climbing Site Management and Facilitation (3.0)  
or REC 2650 Principles of Challenge Education (3.0)  
or REC 2750 Principles of Water-Based Adventure Education (3.0)  
  REC 3700 Natural Resource Interpretation (3.0)  
  REC 4000 Outdoor Leadership (4.0)  
  REC 4500 Wildland Recreation Behavior (3.0)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits, 40 credits must be upper-division.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. No grades below C- in Discipline Core or Emphasis Courses.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Note: Students must obtain the departmental advisor's signature on an approved program plan prior to enrollment in their second semester of study.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1010 Beginning Algebra 4
REC 2200 Foundations of Outdoor recreation 3
REC 1535 Backpacking 1
General Ed*   PHIL 2050 recommended 3
Land Based Elec REC 1505, 1525, 1527, or 1550 1
  Semester total: 15
Notes: *PHIL 2020 recommended as it is a pre-requisite for REC 385G  
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
REC 2400 Principles of Experiential Education 3

BIOL 1010 or 1610

General Biology or College Biology 3
PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (3rd Science Dist.) 3
REC 2600 Principles of Outdoor and Adventure Education 3
REC 2700 Leave No Trace Trainer 1
General Ed   6
General Elective   3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
REC 1600 Winter Exploration 1
REC 3300 Wilderness Skills 1
REC 3100 Recreation Program Planning 3
EXSC 3550 Motor Learning and Control 3
Land Based Elec REC 1505, 1516, 1525, 1527, or 1550 1
 General Ed   6
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
EXSC 3500* Kinesiology 3
EXSC 4300* Research Methods 3
REC 3200 Inclusive Recreation 3
REC 3500 Recreation Administration 3
REC 1500
or REC 1580
Canoeing I or Kayak Touring 1
  General Elective 2
  Semester total: 15
Notes: *ZOOL 2320, 2325, 2420 ,2425, EXSC 270G and MATH 1050 are pre-requisites for EXSC 3500 & 4300 and must be taken in prior semesters.  
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
EXSC 3750* Psychosocial Aspects of Human Performance 2
REC 385G Ethical Concerns in Recreation 3
REC 3400 Risk Management 3
General Elec   3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: *ZOOL 2320, 2325, 2420 ,2425, EXSC 270G and MATH 1050 are pre-requisites for EXSC 3750 and must be taken in prior semesters.  
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
REC 4400 Park and Protected Area Management 3
REC 420R Outdoor Leadership and Management Practicum (2-4 credits) 2
REC 4800 Pre-Internship Seminar 1
Choose 1 MGMT 3170, MGMT 3180, MGMT 3210, ENGL 3320, or BIOL 3800 3
OREC Elective   3
General Elec    3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
REC 481R Senior Internship (3-8 credits) 8
REC 4950 Senior Seminar 2
REC 1542 Wilderness First Responder (Experiential Credit) 2
OREC Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation

Location:

PE 147

Telephone:

801-863-8439

Email:

Michael.Bohne@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/exercisescience/

Chair:

Michael Bohne

 
 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Department of Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation is consistent with the College’s Mission in its commitment to providing students with excellent professional, ethical, and exciting educational experiences through modern, effective pedagogical and scholarly approaches. Baccalaureate programs offered in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE), and Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation with emphases in Exercise Science (EXSC), and Outdoor Recreation (REC) provide a broad discipline approach for optimal promotion of physical activity, recreation, fitness, health, wellness, and quality of life for all. The curricula are balanced in theory and application and are specifically designed to provide students with experiential education that promotes leadership, teamwork, service learning, values, diversity, and lifelong learning. To best serve our students, curricula have been designed to reflect current market demands. Depending on the specific area of study, graduates from this program will possess exceptional knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Science
  • Physical Education Pedagogy
  • Outdoor Recreation and Education
  • Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Experiential Education
  • Resource Management

In addition to preparing students for professional opportunities or graduate study in related fields, the program is intended to prepare all students for a variety of professional certifications offered in their respective fields of study. The faculty in the department work collaboratively and strive to support the Mission through our commitment to outstanding teaching, mentorship, service, and professional and scholarly development.

 
 

Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation

Program Coordinators:

Exercise Science: Michael Bohne

Outdoor Recreation: Betsy Lindley

Physical Education Teacher Education: Shaunna McGhie

Advisors:

Jeannine Rushing

Kristine Farnswarth

Programs

The Department of Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation offers two 4-year degrees. One offers a BA or BS in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation with a choice of emphasis in Exercise Science or Outdoor Recreation. Students completing the Exercise Science emphasis will be qualified for several different graduate schools and a variety of jobs including fitness and health promotion, exercise testing, corporate wellness, clinical exercise physiology, cardiac rehab, etc. This major could also lead to acceptance into medical, dental, physical therapy and other professional or graduate schools. 

The Exercise Science curriculum has been designed to address student needs and market demands. Students have the opportunity to practice and understand what they learn in the classroom. The department has an exercise science laboratory with the ability to test body composition, VO2 max, lactate levels, anaerobic power, blood pressure and heart rate responses to exercise, and several other exercise parameters. Information packets are available in the Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation Department.

Students completing the Outdoor Recreation emphasis are qualified to become park interpreters, resort recreation directors, corporate recreation managers, or community recreation directors. Supported by a strong background in recreation theory, with courses like Outdoor Leadership and Recreation Risk Management, students also choose from a variety of land and water-based skills courses, including park management, program planning, backpacking, mountain biking, avalanche awareness, canoeing, and whitewater kayaking. More than a career, a major in Outdoor Recreation teaches leadership for life because graduates exit the program with enhanced personal responsibility and ability to overcome barriers.

The second Bachelor degree is the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) degree. This program is designed to prepare quality candidates to teach developmentally appropriate physical education to all K-12 students. Successful completion of this program leads to Licensure in the State of Utah.

Graduates from the UVU Physical Education K-12 Teacher Education (PETE) program will be specifically qualified to teach developmentally appropriate physical education to the increasingly diverse population of students in the K-12 schools in the State of Utah. Their preparation will help meet the anticipated demands for quality elementary, as well as secondary, physical educators in the twenty-first century.

The department also offers a minor in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation which can be combined with other college-wide bachelor degrees. The minor provides students with a broad academic knowledge of the foundational and scientific principles in the field of Exercise Science as well as exposure to teaching Physical Education and/or coaching in the public schools.

 
 

Faculty

Michael Bohne(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Physical Education, M.S., Exercise Science, Utah State University; Ph.D., Sport & Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado.

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Bret Boyer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Sports Medicine, M.A., Health, Brigham Young University; D.P.T., Physical Therapy, Creighton University.

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Andrew Creer(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Physical Education, Utah State University; M.S., Exercise Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Human Bioenergetics, Ball State University.

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Ellis Jensen(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Molecular Biology, Ph.D., Bioenergetics, East Carolina University.

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Betsy Lindley(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Chemistry, Health & Physical Education, Berry College; M.Ed., Physical Education, Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Education, University of Minnesota.

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Kemal Makasci(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey; Ph.D., Physical Education Teacher Education, University of Nebraska Lincoln.

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Shaunna Mcghie(2002)

Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Physical Education, M.A., Education, Ed.D., Physical Education, Brigham Young University.

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M. Miner(1975)

Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Recreation/Physical Education Management, M.A., Recreation/Physical Education Administration, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Adult Learning and Technology, University of Wyoming.

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Steven Namanny(2011)

Lecturer

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Physical Education & Recreation, Utah Valley University; M.S., Sports Conditioning & Performance, Southern Utah University.

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Robert Sawyer(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Physical Education, Utah State University; Ph.D., Exercise Science, Brigham Young University.

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Tyler Standifird(2015)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Exercise Science, University of Utah; M.S., Exercise Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. (ABD), Kinesiology & Sports Studies, University of Tennessee - Knoxville.

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Scott Williams(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.A., German Studies, Weber State University; M.S., Recreation, M.S., Business Management, Ph.D. (ABD), Health & Human Performance, University of Florida.

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Careers:
Students completing the Outdoor Recreation Management emphasis are prepared for positions in all areas of the outdoor industry, including public and commercial recreation, wilderness therapy programs, guide services, state parks, federal land management agencies, and the Forrestry Service.

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