Undergraduate and graduate students of Outdoor Programs do some incredible academic work.  Much of this work is in collaboration with the Faculty members from the Recreation Management Department.

Check out their research below:

Undergraduate Research

Download: Frauman, E. & Shaffer, F. - Influences on College Outdoor Programs Staffs' Connectedness to Nature (2015)

Download: Ribes, J, Delay, D & Harris, P - Appalachian State University's Instructor Development Program Evaluation (2014)


Graduate Reserach

Download: Erbe, D. & Hill, A. - Student Success through Outdoor Orientation (2015)

Download: Crawford, K. & Collette, L. - The Effects of Carbon Footprint Calculation on Student Trip Leaders (2011)

Download: Corkery, M. & Schwartz, A. - Barriers to Participation among Undergraduate Populations in Outdoor Programs (2010)

Download: Haas, J. & Richards, K. - Assissing Physical and Social Environment

Contact OP


Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Phone: (828) 262-4077
Fax: (828) 262-3033

A department of UREC in the division of Student Affairs.