Indiana University Bloomington
CORE: Conservation and Outdoor Recreation/Education Program
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SPH 0313 Wilderness and Protected Lands 3 credits
SPH 0324 Outdoor Experiential Education: Instructional Techniques 3 credits
SPH 0331 Wilderness First Responder 3 credits
SPH R350 Behavioral Modification, Regulation, and Client Management in Adventure and Experiential Education 3 credits
SPH 0430 Outdoor Adventure Programming: Foundations & Theory 3 credits


SPH 0530 Outdoor Adventure Programming 3 credits
SPH 0540 Wilderness in the American Mind 3 credits
SPH 0550 Special Concerns in Parks & Recreation 3 credits
SPH 0691 Readings in Recreation 3 credits

Download your CORE application here

Some course substitutions can be made. Please contact the CORE program coordinator for more information.

Undergraduate Major and Minor

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All CORE classes meet requirements of the Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Human Ecology major and satisfies 160 of the 320 required professional development hours

The CORE curriculum fulfills most of the requirements for the Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Human Ecology minor offered through the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Department in the School of Public Health."

A Note to Non-Majors

Our program curriculum does not allow for any outside courses to be taken during the CORE spring semester, so please plan ahead with your advisor if you would like to pursue the minor listed above.

Department Advisers

Janet Donley

Barb Grinder

Whether you are an Outdoor major, or planning a minor, or just interested in participating in CORE, you are welcome to meet with one of the Recreation department advisors to learn more and to talk about how this could fit into your degree plan.

Students participating in Rock School