Recreation Professions Major
The Recreation Professions major prepares students with the knowledge and skills for employment in municipal, military, commercial/private, clinical, outdoor, campus, park, and not-for-profit settings. Job titles vary but include recreation director, aquatics specialist, recreation therapist, sports coordinator, facility manager, camp director, resort manager, park ranger, and armed forces recreation administrator, to name a few.
In conjunction with the core course requirements, the student selects either the Recreation Management concentration or the Therapeutic Recreation Services concentration. The concentration provides the student with specialized knowledge and skills and further prepares them for certification in the field. Students passing the Therapeutic Recreation Services concentration meet eligibility requirements to sit for the national certification examination administered through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (www.nctrc.org) and upon passing the test, become Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. Upon graduation, our Recreation Management students are eligible to sit for their exam to become Certified Park and Recreation Professionals.
Recreation Professions Program Description ( 127 KB)
RECR Internship Manual ( 306 KB)
The Academy For Older Adult Wellness:
Recreation Professions Minor
The Recreation Services minor assists interested students in getting basic information for part-time or seasonal employment in the recreation and parks fields.