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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.P.R.L.S.)

Major code BS8177

Patton College of Education  
Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy  
McCracken Hall 202
Athens, OH 45701
740.593.4656
rsp@ohio.edu

www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/recreation-and-sport-pedagogy/index.cfm

Andrew Szolosi, contact person
szolosi@ohio.edu

Program Overview

As the parks, recreation and leisure services industry continues to grow, there is a growing need for parks, recreation and leisure services professionals who can meet the leadership and management needs of agencies and organizations in the industry. The Recreation Management major is designed to teach students the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to pursue a variety of career opportunities in industry. Students majoring in Recreation Management complete coursework in the following content areas: recreation programming, festival and special event operations, recreation administration, planning and operating recreation areas and facilities, outdoor recreation and education, inclusive recreation, among others. In addition to completing courses specific to the major, students must also earn a minor or certificate that complements their academic and career goals. Examples of complementary minors and certificates that students often choose include: Festival, Event & Entertainment Management; Outdoor Recreation & Education; Ecotourism; Coaching; Fine Arts related minors and certificates; and Business related minors and certificates.

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

Upon completion of the degree, students should qualify for direct leadership, supervisory, and administrative positions in the parks, recreation, and leisure services industry. Graduates of the program are positioned to pursue careers in municipal, State and federal parks and recreation agencies, commercial recreation and tourism, non-profit recreation, campus recreation, festival and event planning, and more.