Associate Degree Option
Recreation is a non-teaching major designed to prepare students for careers within a booming recreational industry. Prior to obtaining a bachelor’s degree, students can expect coursework in recreation leadership and programming, recreation for disabled populations, outdoor recreation and administration of leisure services.
Career opportunities in recreation are varied and numerous. Recreation graduates are found in businesses throughout the industry, ranging from amusement parks to guided fishing charters. Community recreation and park departments hire recreation professionals with a variety of expertise including sports, aquatics, youth services, senior services, and the arts.
Entering students interested in this field are encouraged to learn more from leading professional organizations such as the National Parks and Recreation Association (NRPA) and American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).