Ranked as one of Money Magazine’s “10 best colleges for people who love the great outdoors,” UNH is the northeast’s premier academic setting for students pursuing careers in the booming outdoor industry. The outdoor leadership and management program at UNH is the oldest continually accredited outdoor leadership major in the country, with an excellent reputation and prominent alumni working in every aspect of the Outdoor Industry.
WHAT IS OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT?
The outdoor leadership and management program at UNH prepares graduates for work in outdoor programs, parks and protected areas, and public and private recreation settings. Our alumni are guides, leaders, directors and managers of organizations that provide high-quality outdoor experiences for people across their lifespan. This program prepares graduates for dynamic careers in outdoor education, adventure programming, outdoor recreation management, parks and protected areas management, youth and after-school programming, and land and water conservation.
WHY STUDY OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT AT UNH?
By combining experiential learning with a classic liberal arts education, outdoor leadership and management students learn foundational philosophies and theories, hone skills in outdoor activities such as climbing, canoeing and backpacking, and gain career competencies through an on-site internship. Our graduates leave with the administrative, management and leadership skills necessary to work in a diverse array of public, private and non-profit outdoor organizations such as the National Outdoor Leadership School, National Park Service, USDA Forest Service and many others. The outdoor leadership and management program also boasts 100% internship placement and job placement.
- College outdoor program director
- Outdoor adventure educator
- State or national park manager
- State or national park ranger
- Mountain and ski resort manager
- Municipal or commercial recreation director
- Nonprofit organization director
- Outdoor business owner
- Recreation and wilderness program leader
- Youth program director
- Outdoor recreation manager