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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Recreation Management Major (B.S.R.S.)

Major code BS8109

Patton College of Education  
Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy  
McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4656
Fax: 740.593.0284
rasp@ohio.edu
http://www.cehs.ohio.edu/academics/rasp/

Andrew Szolosi, contact person
szolosi@ohio.edu

Program Overview

As the recreation management industry's growth continues to trend upward, there is a strong need for recreation management professionals that can meet the needs of agencies in the industry and the clients they serve. Professionals in recreation management are responsible for the designing, organization and administration of services, special events, and activities within the public, private, and non-profit sectors of recreation.

The Recreation Management major offers students both the theoretical and practical experience necessary to pursue a variety of career opportunities. Students majoring in recreation management will complete courses in content areas that include recreation programming, event planning, marketing, areas and facility management, and research and evaluation. In addition to completing program specific courses, students must also earn a Business Minor and one other minor/certificate of their choice. With the additional minor/certificate, students can personalize their specialization within the recreation management field. Students may consider a minor or certificate in marketing, social media, sales, entrepreneurship, diversity studies, ecotourism, coaching, or sports administration. Equipped with skills and knowledge gained from the curriculum, students will be well positioned to take on careers in municipal recreation, resort recreation, event planning, non-profit recreation, campus recreation and much more. After successfully completing the requirements and officially applying for degree conferral, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Recreation Studies (B.S.R.S.) degree.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

This major focuses on the administration of recreation services and qualifies you for positions with public recreation, non-profit and for-profit agencies/organizations. Careers are broad-based and include municipal park and recreation departments, campus recreation, camps, marinas, resorts, and outdoor agencies.