Parks, Recreation, & Leisure, GeneralPrint
Topics of Study
In this program, you will study principles forming the foundation of recreational and leisure activities, and practices of providing indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and services. You will study the history and philosophy of recreation, recreation policy, and recreation programming. You will learn about leadership and management of recreation programs. You will study traditional public recreation and learn about facilities and parks, maintenance and design, program planning and organization, and rules of recreation and leisure programs.
- A certificate or associate degree, qualifies for work as a recreational leader in organizations that focus on youth or senior citizen services, parks and other public recreation facilities, and tourism.
- A bachelor's degree qualifies for work in therapeutic recreation and professional sports.
- A graduate degree is usually required for work in management positions and in college teaching.