Why Choose a Career in Recreation

Want a career where you will make a difference in people’s lives? Our nationally accredited Recreation Management program is the place for you! Explore courses related to parks, recreation management, non-profit and youth serving agencies, special event management, and for-profit recreation enterprises. Additionally our outstanding recreation therapy concentration meets national and state certification requirements. Both specialty areas require a culminating internship experience where students will work full-time between 480 and 560 hours depending on the concentration chosen. This industry- recreation – is projected to grow 17-19% over the next seven years. 


What career opportunities are available to recreation majors?

  • Community Recreation / Municipal Recreation
  • Event Management – Festivals and Special Events
  • Parks and Outdoor Recreation Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Cultural and Heritage Tourism
  • Eco-tourism Campus Recreation and Student Programs
  • Recreation in Sports and Sporting Venues
  • Nonprofit and Volunteer Management
  • Youth Services