Academic Courses

Miami Recreation offers several Kinesiology and Health (KNH) classes as a part of the Physical Activity and Life Skills (PALS) program such as climbing, backpacking, canoeing, basketball officiating, volleyball officiating, horseback riding, broomball, skating, hockey, and group dynamics (EDL 195). Check Bannerweb to view offerings for each semester time block.

Living Learning Communities (LLC)

The Outdoor Pursuit Center offers first year and second year Living Learning Community opportunities.

Miami Recreation now offers a Living Learning Community for first year students designed to enhance personal health across seven dimensions of wellness. The purpose is to develop a community that works, learns, and plays together collaboratively using sport and recreation as the bond. In addition, opportunities will exist for student employment and career development. This Sport, Health, & Recreation LLC will be open for enrollment in the fall of 2016.

Internship, Practicum, and Field Experiences

Miami Recreation offers a variety of 1-3 credit hour internship experiences. These are tailored to the strengths and interests of the individual. The largest number of opportunities are in the fields of teaching, special events, and marketing.

For more information on academic courses, living learning communities, or internship options please contact Mike Arnos at (513) 529-8179 or

Miami Bound

Miami Bound is a unique pre-semester program for first-year Miami University students hosted by the Outdoor Pursuit Center. These experiences are led by full-time Outdoor Pursuit Center staff and upper-class student leaders. They are designed to build community while providing a balance of challenging, educational, and fun activities in an outdoor setting. Explore available programs.