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About the Recreation Management Degree Program

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The Recreation Management BS major is designed to prepare students for careers in organizations that plan programs, activities and events, and manage recreation facilities or outdoor areas. This major is 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, as well as planning special events, community celebrations, conferences, sporting events, parades and weddings.  This degree requires a minor in another area.


  • Recreation program planner
  • Wedding or events planner
  • Summer camp director/programmer
  • Therapeutic recreation specialist
  • Hotel front desk manager
  • Conference or convention coordinator


80% Full-time



  • YMCA of the Rockies - Colorado
  • Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo
  • St. Joe Club & Resort - Florida
  • Texas 4H Camp
  • Union Station - Kansas City
  • Mountain Thunder Lodge - Colorado
  • Sand Hills Golf Club - Nebraska
  • Life Adventure Center - Kentucky
  • Lacreek Wildlife Refuge - South Dakota
  • NGPC - Rainwater Basin - Nebraska
  • Hawaii Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Cedar Shores Resort - South Dakota
Delaney Schultz

"Graduating with a degree in recreation management was probably one of the best decisions I ever made. All the staff and students knew each other very well which made class very enjoyable! Our program was one of the smaller programs, but the best program because we were interactive with each other with every class we took. I absolutely loved it! I did my internship at Mountain Thunder Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado. I currently work at Mountain Thunder Lodge, making my way to become an Operations Manager."

Delaney Schultz

Mountain Thunder Lodge, Breckenridge, Colorado