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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

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

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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