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Recreation Outdoor And Event Management Comprehensive

The Recreation, Outdoor and Event Management program is designed to prepare students for careers in organizations that plan programs, activities and events, and manage natural resources, parks and recreation facilities.  The four specialization options include:

Recreation Management – for students interested in working with activities and events, such as youth and adult sports leagues, community events, aquatics, arts and crafts, and cultural programs.

Event Management – for students interested in planning special events, both indoors and outdoors (community celebrations, conferences, sporting events, parades and weddings.)

Natural Resource Management – for students interested in managing parks, camps and natural areas, as well as visitors to those areas

Outdoor Pursuits – for students interested in the multitude of outdoor activities–traditional (hunting and fishing), as well as the more modern adventure activities (rock climbing, kayaking, etc.)

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THIS DEGREE

  • Recreation program planner
  • Wedding or events planner
  • Environmental educator
  • Outdoor resources manager
  • State and national parks ranger or interpreter
  • Summer camp director/programmer
  • Therapeutic recreation specialist
  • Outdoor trip leader
  • Hotel front desk manager
  • Conference or convention coordinator

JOB PLACEMENTS

80% Full-time

80%
Full-time

INTERNSHIP SITES UNK STUDENTS HAVE WORKED

  • Nebraska State Fair
  • Omni Orlando Resort
  • Bay Street Theater - New York
  • Four Mile Historic Park - Colorado
  • Kansas City Chiefs (NFL)
  • Leave No Trace - Colorado
  • Big Cedar Lodge - Missouri
  • City of Erie Recreation Program - Colorado
  • Sagnaro National Park - Arizona
  • Ft. Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge - Nebraska
  • BLM Smokejumpers - South Dakota
  • Thompson State Park - Wisconsin
Courtney Hayden

"One of my favorite memories at UNK was spending time at Dr. Moorman’s house for different holiday parties with other members of our major.  We also had picnics, gift exchanges, and participated in different volunteer activities around the community!"

Courtney Hayden

Southwest YMCA, Omaha, NE