Major in Outdoor Leadership Ministries with Wilderness Medicine

Become an outdoor ministry leader • Learn specialized skills • Make an impact

Turn your love of the outdoors and passion for helping others into a career

Whether you seek a role as an adventure guide or trainer, an adventure program manager or just want to contribute in other emergency medical roles, JBU will provide the training and background to enter this work with confidence and experience.

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Discover how JBU equips you for a career in Outdoor Leadership

What to expect as an Outdoor Leadership Ministries with Wilderness Medicine student at JBU

Launch a Meaningful Career

You'll be prepared to nurture spiritual formation and serve others in a growing industry. "The outdoor recreation economy generates $887 billion in consumer spending annually and directly sustains 7.6 million American jobs." (Outdoor Industry Association, 2017)

Earn a Bachelor's & Master's Degree in 5 Years

JBU offers a 4+1 path for students to earn both a bachelor's degree in Outdoor Leadership Ministries and a master’s degree in Outdoor Program Management from JBU's business school in just 5 years.

Learn in the Ozarks

Home to the Buffalo River, the Ozark Mountains, dozens of parks and camps and 218 miles of soft-surface mountain bike trails, Northwest Arkansas is a practical and beautiful place to study Outdoor Leadership Ministries.

Get Certified

Students have the opportunity to earn certifications in Wilderness First Responder, ACA River Canoeing or Kayaking, Swift Water Rescue, Challenge Course Instructor and Archery.

Land a Great Internship

JBU OLM students apply their coursework through internships at some of the biggest and well known programs in the country. These include Camp IdRaHaJe (CO), Eagle Lake Camp (CO), HoneyRock (WI)New Life Ranch (OK), Noah’s Ark Outfitters (CO) and Sky Ranch (TX).

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Earn your bachelor's and master's degree in five years with our 4+1 program

Save Money on a master's degree

At JBU, we offer a shortened path to a master's degree in outdoor program management, finishing your bachelor's degree and a master's in 5 years. It saves you time and money. Plus, with our flexible graduate school format, you can graduate with a bachelor's and begin a full-time job while finishing your master's degree online from wherever you live.

Today, an M.S. in Outdoor Program Management is valued by many industries. We live in an age where camps are consolidating into larger organizations, and outdoor pursuits are being rediscovered as platforms to enhance education, corporate training, and therapeutic treatment.

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