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Outdoor Recreation, Minor

Requirements

In the Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation Minor students complete courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Sport Medicine, Exercise Testing and Prescription, and Exercise Physiology. The program is designed to prepare students for employment at the entry level in health and fitness related occupations as well as for higher education.

Total Program Credits: 20

Matriculation Requirements:   
  1. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.  
Discipline Core Requirements:   20 Credits
  REC 1535 Backpacking 1
  REC 2200 Foundations of Recreation 3
  REC 2400 Principles of Experiential Education in Recreation 3
  REC 3100 Recreation Program Planning 3
  REC 3400 Risk Management 3
Complete 1 credit from the the following:  1
  REC 1500 Canoeing I (1.0)  
  REC 1505 Whitewater Kayaking I (1.0)  
  REC 1527 Rock Climbing I (1.0)  
  REC 1550 Mountain Biking (1.0)  
Complete 6 credits from the following:  6
  REC 3200 Inclusive Recreation (3.0)  
  REC 3500 Recreation Administration (3.0)  
  REC 3700 Natural Resource Interpretation (3.0)  
  REC 385G Ethical Concerns in Recreation (3.0)  
  REC 4000 Outdoor Leadership (4.0)  
  REC 4400 Natural Resource and Protected Area Management (3.0)  
  REC 4500 Wildland Recreation Behavior (3.0)  

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.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
REC 2200 Foundations of Recreation 3
REC 1535 Backpacking 1
REC 2400 Principles of Experiential Education in Recreation 3
REC Elective Choose from list 3
REC Elective Choose from list 1
  Semester total: 11
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
REC 3100 Recreation Program Planning 3
REC 3400 Risk Management 3
REC Elective Choose from list 3
  Semester total: 9
  Degree total: 20

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:

Mike 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: Mike 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)

Assistant 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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Jason Slack(2000)

Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., Physical Education, Southern Utah University; M.S., Exercise Physiology, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah.

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Scott Williams(2007)

Assistant 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

Careers:
Students who complete a Minor in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation have received the basic knowledge necessary to continue their education in a Bachelor's Program or pursue employment in the Fitness industry. Possible positions might include personal trainers, group fitness instructors, fitness coordinators, sport coaches or other entry level positions in a recreational or clinical setting.
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