This program prepares students for professional and managerial positions in a wide variety of recreation settings, including both public and non-profit agencies. The Recreation Administration curriculum meets certification sitting requirements for national written examinations of the National Recreation and Park Association.
An increasing number of such agencies are considering the specialized degree in recreation essential in the selection of personnel on career tracks. The goal of the program is to produce students who will have the skills to assume leadership roles in agency policy making and program development.
Leadership and programming skills are developed by this curriculum, in addition to a background in recreation history and philosophy.
At the graduate level the student may elect a thesis or a non-thesis track, but the consent of the student's advisor is required for the undertaking of a graduate thesis.