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The Department of Recreation Management and Policy provides an academically challenging program of undergraduate, graduate and professional education coupled with a solid foundation of the liberal arts, preparing graduates for a range of professional opportunities in programming, management and clinical service.

NEW – This Fall, the Outdoor Education and Leadership major will merge with the Department of Recreation Management and Policy and transition to the new Outdoor Leadership and Management Option.

This new major option is designed for students interested in outdoor education, adventure programming, outdoor recreation, parks and protected areas, youth and after-school programming, conservation and related professions.  UNH is the leading university in New England for students pursuing careers in the outdoor industry. This option will capitalize on the strengths and assets of the Outdoor Education and Leadership major while expanding into the growing outdoor recreation and resource management fields. Students in this major will earn a bachelor of science in Recreation Management and Policy – Outdoor Leadership and Management.

The outdoor education program at UNH is the oldest continually accredited outdoor leadership major in the country, with an excellent reputation and prominent alumni working in every aspect of the Outdoor Industry.  The Department of Recreation Management and Policy has been accredited with the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions since the early 1980s, and is nationally-known for its Therapeutic Recreation and Program and Event Management programs.

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For more information please contact program coordinator Nate Fitch, Nate.Fitch@unh.edu

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