What You’ll Learn
You will learn the principles and skills of creating and managing recreation programming as well as foundational knowledge of the factors and processes underlying human health.
This unique combination will make you stand out when applying for jobs with local government agencies, non-profits and private corporations that focus on improving human health through recreational opportunities.
Complete two majors in the time that many students complete just one. The accelerated pathway creatively combines the recreation major from the Department of Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation & Tourism and the consumer health major from the Department of Public Health & Health Education. You will complete classes from both departments and participate in two hands-on field experiences tailored to your particular interest in recreation and health.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
We recommend submitting first-year applications in October or early November. We decide your admission once you complete your application.
Next Deadline for Transfer Students
Fall Semester: August 1Undergraduate Admissions
Real World Internships
By the end of the program, students will complete one part-time and one full-time internship. These real-world, hands-on learning experiences are invaluable for honing skills, creating a professional network and preparing for a rewarding career.
Recreation workers design and lead activities to help people stay active, improve fitness and health, and have fun. They work with groups in fitness and recreational sports centers, tourism organizations, resorts, nursing care facilities, hospitals, nature parks, camps, and other settings. The job outlook for recreation workers from 2018-2028 is great. The profession is projected to grow at a rate of 7%, a “faster than average” growth rate (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
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