Recreation Management

Overview

Recreation Management

From amusement parks to national forest, you can promote healthy living and exercise. Prepare for a career where you will manage leisure facilities like hotels or non-profit centers.  Learn how to create recreation programs and gain business and marketing skills.

Careers in Hotel Management, National Parks and Travel

  • Start your career in parks and recreation. Become a tour guide or park ranger.
  • Work as a recreational therapist or a camp counselor. You could also become a dive master.
  • You could work in resorts, corporate travel management, or commercial fishing.

Academic Plans for Recreation Management

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below.

Note: The academic plans give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Recreation Management—AA/AS Degree

It is advised to choose a variety of Kinesiology activity classes that support your future career goals.

Term 1
Course Units Notes
RECM 0010 3  
ENGL 0001A 3  
PSYC 0100 or SOC 0001 3  
PHOT 0060A or AAD 0060 or ART 0017 3  
MATH 0013 or MATH 0018 3-4 MATH 0013 or MATH 0018, or MATH  0000D if needed.
TOTAL 15-16  
Term 2
Course Units
RECM 0020 3
HIST 0027 3
ENGL 0001B or ENGL 0001C 3
BIOL 0055 or BIOL 0011 or BIOL 0056 3
BUS 0020 or BUS 0140 3
TOTAL 15
Term 3
Course Units Notes
RECM 0030 3  
GEOG 0001 3  
COMM 0001 or COMM 0003 or BUS 0085 3  
HDEV 0001 or HDEV 0009 or HED 0010 or any Kinesiology course 3  
PHIL 0060 or SPAN 0001 or HUM 0010 3-5 These course choices vary in number of units.  Keep in mind 60 total units are needed for degree.
TOTAL 15-17  
Term 4
Course Units
RECM 0040 3
RECM 0095 3
HED 0001 or HED 0002 or PSYC 0150 or any Kinesiology course 3
HIST 0017B or POLS 0001 3
ANTH 0009 or LGBT 0001 or SSCI 0010 or any Kinesiology course 3
TOTAL 15

Recreation Specialist—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
RECM 0010 3
RECM 0020 3
COMM 0003 or COMM 0007 or BUS 0085 3
RECM 0070 or RECM 0071 or RECM 0072 2
TOTAL 11
Term 2
Course Units
RECM 0030 3
RECM 0040 3
HED 0001 3
RECM 0095 1
BUS 0020 or BUS 0120 3
TOTAL 13

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