Careers in Recreation Management
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 19% from 2010 through 2020. ~ Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics