Programs & Degrees
Recreation & Leisure Studies
Recreation and Leisure Studies undergraduates focus their learning in one of the following areas:
- Child Life Specialist
- Community Recreation & Youth Development
- Recreation Therapy
- Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management
Your advanced degree in Recreation & Leisure Studies will prepare you for higher-level careers in either Recreation Administration or Recreation Therapy.
- Recreation Administration concentration
Graduate students prepare to advance into supervision, administration, & management of recreation programs & park facilities.
- Recreation Therapy concentration
Graduate students meet certification requirements of the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).
Students learn the management skills necessary for the planning, organization, direction,
and assessment of special events.
Students learn foundational and contextual leadership principles and practice that expand their ability to exercise leadership in their private, professional, and civic lives.
Students prepare for positions within all sectors of the sport industry, including
professional sport, intercollegiate athletics, interscholastic sport, recreational
sport, and sport agencies.
Graduate students prepare for a variety of leadership positions in the sport and entertainment industries.