TRAL - Outdoor Recreation Management Learning Outcomes

Tourism, Recreation, and Adventure Leadership Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the Tourism, Recreation, and Adventure Leadership program, you will:

A: Explain the importance of tourism, recreation, and leadership in natural settings for achieving societal goals, such as community development, human health and quality of life, and sustainable use of natural resources.

B: Identify, analyze, and apply the best available information on science, management practices, and public preferences to address contemporary tourism, recreation, and outdoor leadership opportunities and issues in natural settings. In the process:

  1. appropriately apply relevant disciplinary theories;
  2. demonstrate critical thinking and reasoning;
  3. explain issues and outcomes across experiential, economic, biophysical, and social dimensions;
  4. access, analyze, and apply relevant data; and
  5. locate and use expertise and resources provided by resource specialists from different organizations and constituencies.

C: Make nature-based tourism, recreation, and outdoor leadership decisions within applicable laws, policies, and regulations, and across cultural and geographical contexts.

D: Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences in appropriate formats.

E: Work effectively and professionally in groups, both as leaders and followers.

F: Understand principles and methods for successful supervision of employees and / or volunteers.

Outdoor Recreation Management Option Learning Outcomes

A: Explain best practices for planning, development, and managing recreation resources in natural settings in a matter that: a. evaluates interaction with other natural resources values (e.g. fish and wildlife, water quality, forest health, range, watershed); and b. evaluates the diverse consequences (quantitative and qualitative, direct and indirect, immediate and cumulative) of development, management, and marketing decisions.

B: Explain land management agency or organization goals, the process for issuing special use permits, and laws relevant to providing outdoor recreation opportunities for diverse stakeholders including the public.

C: Create monitoring and assessment protocols for recreation resources in natural settings.

D: Engage respectfully with individuals and groups that may have diverse perspectives and priorities regarding recreation opportunities, and facilitate understanding and conflict resolution across these individuals and groups.