University of Arkansas to Launch Outdoor Leadership Minor

The University of Arkansas (UA) will launch an outdoor leadership minor beginning the second eight-week session of its Fall 2022 semester.University Of Arkansas

The minor is funded by a $4.1 million gift from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation.

The minor – part of UA College of Education and Health Professions’s recreation and sport management program – is meant to prepare students for positions in the outdoor recreation and education industry via experiential learning.

"The new minor is an excellent choice for students already pursuing a recreation and sport management degree who want to pursue jobs in the booming cycling and outdoor recreation industry," said Dr. Mike Hoover, associate director of assessment, staff development, and outdoors. "Additionally, this minor is great for students in any major who desire to expand their academic resume with relevant and real-world leadership development experiences."  

Courses – they include rock climbing, outdoor living skills, and natural resources and outdoor ethics – are open for enrollment.