OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership

Coming in Fall 2017! Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership majors will be on the cutting edge of this exciting, ever-changing industry. Graduates of the program will get jobs in and related to the natural world. Graduates go on to shape recreation and tourism policy, lead life-changing adventure opportunities, and create brand new businesses based on the idea of promoting the wonderful opportunities available throughout the landscape.

DEGREE OPTIONS
The Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership degree offers four curriculum options for you to choose from, two offered at the Corvallis campus and two options available to students at OSU Cascades.

Outdoor Recreation Management – Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR
The Outdoor Recreation Management option is designed for students pursuing careers as outdoor recreation planners and managers in public land management agencies and non-profit organizations at local, state, and federal levels.

Sustainable Tourism Management – Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR
The Sustainable Tourism Management option is designed for students pursuing careers as tourism destination planners, developers and marketers in government, non-profit, or the private sector, in both domestic and international locations. In this burgeoning industry, graduates of this option will be at the forefront of the industry, planning for increased tourism in beautiful, natural areas. They will conduct research throughout Oregon State’s College Research Forests, a living laboratory for scientists and a recreational playground for the public. Hands-on learning is important to this option as students prepare to step into an exciting and growing industry.

Adventure Leadership Education –OSU Cascades – Bend, OR
The Adventure Leadership Education option is designed for students pursuing careers as educators, guides and managers/owners in the outdoor and adventure education field. This industry is booming in central Oregon as well as throughout the state and nation. Graduates of this option will be leaders in the emerging field of adventure tourism. With their business skills, students will be able to start their own guiding or outdoor education business or support an existing business. Adventure leadership skills, including safety and learning how to stay calm under pressure and lead in group environments, will prepare students for hands-on education of the public. More importantly, as students and adults alike seek new and exciting adventure leadership education opportunities, graduates of this option will be able to provide life-changing experiences and literal mountain-top moments for the next generation of adventurers.

Nature, Eco and Adventure Tourism – OSU Cascades – Bend, OR
The Nature, Eco and Adventure Tourism option is designed for students pursuing careers as managers or owners and guides in outfitter-guide and other natural resource based commercial recreation businesses.