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Recreation & Leisure Studies
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Recreation and Leisure Program
Recreation Administration Concentration

Undergraduate Program

A degree with a concentration in Recreation Administration is usually required to be considered for jobs in settings such as municipal and non-profit recreation.
Employment of personnel in recreation management positions is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations requiring a college degree through the year 2005. During this period it is expected that most job openings will result from replacement needs. Job growth in local government is expected to be limited due to budget constraints, but opportunities may vary widely by region, with much better hiring prospects in some areas than others.
 
This program is designed to prepare students for managerial careers in public, nonprofit, or commercial recreation agencies.
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.
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.

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Recreation Administration