Academic Programs, Internships, Work
- Community Health Education
- Community Health Education: teaching concentration
- Outdoor Rec Business Administration
- Rehabilitation Services
- Community Health
- Nutrition Education
- Physical Fitness
Outdoor Rec Business Administration (ORBA)
We worked closely with our partners in recreation and tourism: Saddleback, Sugarloaf, and Sunday River ski resorts; Maine Huts & Trails; the Maine Office of Tourism; Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA); the Maine Woods Consortium; and others to develop an innovative new recreation-related interdisciplinary program — Outdoor Recreation Business Administration (ORBA). Follow the Related Link (above right) to find out more.
Internships — Learning By Doing
ALL of the above-mentioned Academic Programs: interdisciplinary Outdoor Rec. Business Administration, Community Health Education, Community Health Education - School Health Ed concentration, Rehabilitation Administration, and Rehabilitation Services program not only encourage internship and student teaching opportunities — the require them, providing you with valuable outside-the-classroom, hands-on learning experiences.
These off-campus learning activites will help you gain a better understanding of just how their industries work, helping you to connect classroom theory to real-world practice while you make solid professional contacts and develop valuable, marketable skills.
Work Right On Campus
At Farmington, you can also gain practical experience (while earning money) by working in any number of sports-related jobs – without ever having to leave campus, often in the evenings and on weekends.
- Fitness Instructor
- Program Supervisor
- Member Service / Front Desk Worker
- Children's Program Supervisor
- Intramural Sports Supervisor / Referee
- Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
- And more
- Team Manager
- Team Statistician
- Event Coordinator
- And more
Students at Farmington have a long tradition of working in sports and outdoor recreation-related jobs (while earning money) around the greater Farmington area.
- Sugarloaf ski resort: on-hill, restaurants, retailers, child care services, office, etc.
- Saddleback ski area: on-hill, restaurants, retailers, child care services, office, etc.
- Sunday River ski resort: on-hill, restaurants, retailers, child care services, office, etc.
- Town of Farmington Rec. Dept.
- Town of Wilton Rec. Dept.
- Area ski retailers and outdoor outfitters
- And more