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About the PRM Program

Maurice Phipps in pool with kayak

Photo Credit by Western Carolina University Photographer

PRM 270 Class 2011-2012Promoting resourcefulness, independent thinking, and service, our program prepares leaders for professions in recreation and outdoor education. You’ll learn from our accomplished faculty in an intellectual and caring environment in which hands-on experiences complement classroom theory.


PRM 270 class (left)

Photo by Debby Singleton




  • In the classroom: you’ll learn skills required for administration, program planning, leadership, and outdoor leadership and instruction.
  • Out of the classroom: you’ll perform service work in the region and gain hands-on experience through internships at sites such as the Nantahala Outdoor Center and area parks and recreation departments. The PRM program has a special relationship with Landmark Learning to provide nationally recognized certifications for course credit.Landmark Learning Swift Water Skills
  • After graduation: you may work in a variety of commercial and non-profit settings, including county park and recreation departments, resorts, travel and tourism organizations, corporations, summer camps, and outdoor centers, as have our past graduates.

To learn more about the program, read our mission statement or contact us with your questions.


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