Public, Nonprofit & Community Recreation

Three focal tracks with real-world preparation

You will take a broad slate of courses in subjects such as facilities management, legal aspects of recreation, data-based decision-making, and marketing for leisure services. You'll also select one of three focal tracks—parks and recreation, sport delivery and active living, or cultural and community services. Some of what you learn will take place outside of the traditional classroom, as you hone your skills through a required internship and take part in other opportunities to work and train in a variety of professional, public, nonprofit, and community recreation management settings. 


This degree will get you ready for a range of career possibilities, such as youth recreation services specialist, aquatics director, national park staff, or theater venue manager. Whatever your path, you will be able find assistance developing your own career strategy from the Office of Career Services.