Careers in Recreation Management
NOTE: Fall 2014 is the last semester students will be admitted to the Recreation Management degree program.
Recreation and leisure professionals work with individuals in organized recreation to promote personal growth, fitness, wellness, creativity, healthy leisure choices, and overall quality of life. Recreation management majors gain knowledge and skills in leadership, recreation program planning, group dynamics, facilitation techniques, cultural competence, supervision, and administration through a variety of in-class and experiential learning activities.
Certification: Graduates are eligible to apply for certification through the National Recreation and Park Association.
Careers: Recreation and leisure professionals work in management and leadership of youth-serving agencies, recreation and parks departments, travel and tourism, health clubs, resorts, spas, cruises, and sport facilities.
Overall employment of recreation workers is expected to grow 14% through 2022. ~ Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics