The Recreation and Sport Management major offers a challenging academic environment which prepares the student for a career in the field of Recreation and Sport management. Courses focus on the philosophical foundation of the profession, the role and function of leisure services agencies in contemporary society, and the development of skills necessary for leadership, supervision, planning, and management of facilities, programs, and services. Students are connected to the world of work through the field work and internship opportunities that provide firsthand experiences in various settings such as community parks and recreation department, YMCAs, youth service agencies, churches, camps, nature centers, federal and state agencies, military, professional sport teams, resort recreation sites, and other sponsors of recreation and leisure services.
The Recreation and Leisure Services Management concentration is designed for the student who has an interest in working in community recreation organizations and agencies and in the area of commercial recreation. This concentration provides opportunities for the development of knowledge and skills the student needs to enter into the profession.
The Outdoor Recreation Management concentration is designed for the student who would like to utilize the out-of-doors to provide programs for individuals. This concentration will provide the foundational skills and experiences in many outdoor recreational activities and the management of these activities in various settings.