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UMD's Outstanding Recreation/Outdoor Education Major of the Year for 2011-2012 is Jonathan Roatch!
The Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Recreation/Outdoor Education Program Coordinator
The bachelor of applied science (B.A.Sc.) in recreation - outdoor education prepares students for professional careers in outdoor education allowing them to work in nonformal outdoor education settings such as nature centers; city, state, or national parks; college outdoor programs; or for commercial agencies. Core components include program planning and delivery, education methods, physical skills development, management, facilities coordination, evaluation, and principles of recreation. The recreation major is a four-year curriculum including one full semester of field placement in an outdoor educational setting.