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Recreation Management—Admissions and Transfer Information

Admissions Information
Moraine Valley Community College is a comprehensive, full-service community college with an open door admission policy for high school graduates or others qualified to enter. Admission is available to individuals 18 years or older who are high school graduates or GED recipients. An open admission policy applies to this program, which means to be admitted to the program all you need to do is register and enroll! You may register in either the fall, spring or summer semesters. When you register, please mention that you are in the 1261 (Recreation Management) curriculum.
Student in recreation program receives a scholarship from South Suburban Professional Parks and Recreation Association.

Criminal Background
Checks In order to comply with certain state statutes and/or clinical affiliation agreements, students may be asked to complete a criminal background check. Application forms for criminal background checks may be obtained through the Career Programs Subdivision Office, B-150, and fees paid to the Cashier's Office. For information on criminal background application procedures, please contact the Career Programs Subdivision Office at (708) 974-5708. Deadline dates for completion of criminal background checks will be announced by Program Coordinators.

Transfer Information
To be sure you are selecting courses in the appropriate sequence, please contact:

Donna McCauley, B.A., M.S.
Program Coordinator
Office Location: A220
Phone: (708) 974-5227
Fax: (708) 974-0185

The following colleges offer four-year degrees in recreation management:

  • Chicago State University*
    Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department
    9501 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Room 216
    Chicago, IL 60628-1598
    (773) 995-2290

  • Eastern Illinois University*
    Department of Recreation Administration
    600 Lincoln Ave.
    Charleston, Illinois 61920
    (217) 581-3018

  • Illinois State University*
    School of Kinesiology and Recreation
    Recreation & Park Administration Program
    Campus Box 5121, 101 McCormick Hall
    Normal, IL 61790-5121
    (309) 438-5608

  • Southern Illinois University*
    Department of Health Education & Recreation
    307 Pulliam Hall
    Carbondale, IL 62901
    (618) 453-4331

  • University of Illinois
    Department of Leisure Studies
    104 Huff Hall, 1206 S. 4th St.
    Champaign, IL 61802
    (217) 333-4410

  • University of St. Francis*
    Department of Recreation Management
    500 N. Wilcox St.
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 740-3691

  • Western Illinois University*
    Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration
    400 Currens Hall
    Macomb, IL 61455
    (309) 298-1967

*Accredited institutions have met the criteria and standards of the National Recreation and Park Association Accreditation Board.

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