Department of Parks and Recreation Management
Mr. Ryan Haggard has been employed by SWOSU since 1996. Ryan currently serves as an Instructor in the Parks and Recreation Management Department. Prior to this appointment he served as the Adventure Programming Specialist for the SWOSU Adventure Programs. In this capacity he supervised adventure programming activities and program facilitators at each of the five SWOSU adjudicated youth homes. Ryan teaches a variety of adventure based courses in the PRM Department including ropes course facilitation, high angle rescue, wilderness first aid, wilderness survival, lifeguarding, and trail riding. He received a B.S. in Recreation Therapy from SWOSU in 1996. In 2004, he completed a M.Ed. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at SWOSU. Ryan is a graduate of numerous outdoor adventure training programs including the National Outdoor Leadership School 's Wilderness Rock Climbing School, Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS Wilderness First Responder Course, and the Boulder Outdoor Survival School Wilderness Survival Course.