Choose from three concentrations: Recreation Management, Therapeutic Recreation, or Outdoor Recreation
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 must also select one of the following concentrations: Recreation Management, Therapeutic Recreation, or Outdoor Recreation (see links below for a list of courses for each). The concentration provides the student with specialized knowledge, skills, and further prepares them for certification in the field. Students passing the Therapeutic Recreation concentration meet eligibility requirements to sit for the national certification examination administered through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification 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.