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Recreation Management�About the Program

Thank you for your interest in our Associate of Applied Science Degree In Recreation Management Recreation Management is a VERY BROAD major that enables students to pursue their unique interest  In specific careers. Recreation Management is now a thriving business field and trained professionals  are finding many career options open to them in. In a world characterized by new technologies and  rapidly changing human needs, the recreation management profession is being challenged to provide  more opportunities for meaningful leisure experiences. Our Associate of Applied Science Degree is  designed to help students prepare to meet this challenge through a multifaceted curriculum Innovative  instructional techniques , and professional learning experiences designed to prepare for leadership roles  in a variety of professional settings.

As a Recreation Management Major you will learn to:

  • Develop strategic plans in program and facility designs that provide for conservation our natural resources and environment
  • Apply concepts, principles and procedures of Management, Marketing, Finance, and Risk Management.
  • Design Recreational Experiences for Diverse populations
  • The Curriculum involves the student in several Service Learning opportunities in the classroom and out in the community to learn skills and work with people through projects that enhance their employment opportunities.

Examples of internship sites include:

  • Illinois park districts
  • Disney
  • Youth ministry
  • Outdoor education adventure settings
  • Military recreation
  • Commercial recreation
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