Outdoor Recreation in the School of Health Sciences, aims to provide essential knowledge, practical skills and leadership opportunities to individuals who want to work in the outdoor industry.

The course is designed to meet a growing demand in Western Australia for qualified individuals within recreation, adventure tourism, eco-tourism and educational settings. Professionals in this field need to have the skills to design appropriate, needs-based and enjoyable programs to which clients are committed. They require the ability to blend practical outdoor skills, evaluate needs, design, plan, and implement safe outdoor programs.

Practical competence and professional standards are at the core of this undergraduate program. An experiential approach is considered to be the essence of outdoor learning. Learning in the outdoors demands that the relationship between theory and practice is clearly understood.

This course is suited to students interested in Outdoor Recreation as a professional focus and those who want to learn how to design and implement outdoor recreation programs for individuals and groups of all ages.

The philosophical approach of the program at Notre Dame includes a strong commitment to best practice in achieving a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and developing a solid relationship with the outdoors.




Prospective Students Office
Ph: 08 9433 0533
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CourseBachelor of Outdoor Recreation
Duration3 years full-time
Practicum350 hrs
Recommended
Year 12 Subjects
Tertiary entry level English, Geography, Outdoor Education and a Science subject
Loan SchemeHECS-HELP/FEE-HELP
CampusFremantle
Study ModeFull-time, Part-time
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Accreditation
Notre Dame's Outdoor Recreation course meets the accreditation requirements of the National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme.
Career Opportunities
The course blends theoretical with practical studies to develop professionals who are able to work in a number of different industry sectors. Areas of employment include:
  • adventure tourism and eco-tourism
  • local or state government outdoor recreation instructor or manager
  • outdoor education teacher (upon completion of a graduate-entry teaching qualification)
  • outdoor recreation camp manager
  • outdoor recreation instructor
  • private commercial adventure operations
Outline of Studies
The Outdoor Recreation course is designed to meet a growing demand in Western Australia for qualified individuals within the recreation, adventure tourism, eco-tourism and educational settings by providing essential knowledge, practical skills and leadership opportunities.

Practical competence and professional standards are at the core of this three-year program. The course involves undertaking extensive practical experience and provides students with opportunities in white water kayaking, sea kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling, bushwalking and other outdoor pursuits.

This course is suited to students interested in Outdoor Recreation as a professional focus and who want to learn how to design and implement outdoor recreation programs for individuals and groups of all ages.

The philosophical approach of the program at Notre Dame includes a strong commitment to best practice in achieving a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and developing a strong relationship with the outdoors.

Accreditation
Notre Dame's Outdoor Recreation course meets the accreditation requirements of the National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme.