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About the Recreation Management Degree Program

On Campus

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 Outdoor And Event Management Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Recreation Management, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Micah Waskowiak
"It wasn’t until I took my first recreation class, Camp Leadership/ Outdoor Rec, that I truly became hooked and knew that this degree was for me! Knowing that I could have fun and create meaningful programs in the world was all that I cared about and is something that I still care about now while I’m working to complete my internship."

Micah Waskowiak

Recreation Management

What can you do with a Recreation Outdoor And Event Management Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Recreation Outdoor And Event Management graduates work for.


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


  • 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

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