The field of Recreation Administration is devoted to enhancing personal and community development and improving the quality of life for all citizens through the provision of parks and recreation. A degree in Recreation Administration prepares students for professional and managerial careers in the promotion and organization of leisure and recreation services. Graduates typically work in a wide range of settings, including government parks and recreation agencies, non-profit organizations, and the commercial recreation field.
Possible Job Settings
Campus recreation, city department of parks and recreation, commercial recreation field, education, health and fitness clubs, national parks/forests, non-profit organizations, rehabilitation centers, travel agencies.
Students must complete all required course work, both general and professional with a minimum GPA of 2.5 before applying for their practicum experiences. Prior to graduation, all recreation and leisure studies course work must be completed with at least a 2.5 overall GPA and no grade below a "C."
Students are required to complete appropriate sequences of courses for the concentration they elect. Each concentration has a required professional education sequence containing a common core of 36 credit hours, a professional specialization of 27 credit hours, plus additional supportive requirements of 15 credit hours. A total of 125 credit hours are required.