Marshall University's Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation course is online
West Virginia's Marshall
University first introduced the first of their four-course series in
OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RECREATON CURRICULUM
The Marshall University Park and Recreation Resources program, in cooperation with the Nick J. Rahall, II Appalachian Transportation Institute and with advisory assistance from the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, is developing a series of off-highway vehicle courses. The objective is to provide both university students and professional employees of planning and land management agencies with state-of-the-art courses covering the broad aspects of off-highway vehicle recreation, planning and construction of OHV trails and facilities, and operation and management of OHV trail systems.
The Park and Recreation Resources program at Marshall University offers a bachelor of science degree with an emphasis in parks and conservation. Faculty here at Marshall University have worked with the creators of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System in southern Wet Virginia from its inception by providing student interns and employees. Developers of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System encouraged the creation of a series of OHV courses within the Park and Recreation Resources program.
Marshall University students will now be able to obtain a minor in off-highway vehicle recreation. Once all of the OHV courses are approved and operational, they will be modified and offered as distance-learning courses. Individuals will be afforded an opportunity to enroll in these courses and complete course assignments via the Internet. Once these courses are available for enrollment via the Internet, an announcement will be posted on this web site.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND CONTENT
Introduction to Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation (3 semester hours)
Planning, Design, and Construction of OHV Trail Systems (4 semester
Operation and Management of OHV Trail Systems (3 semester hours)
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Updated March 4, 2011