Recreation & Park Administration - Recreation Management
Recreation Management professionals plan, organize, and administer recreation and sport programs, services, and activities for people from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of interests.
Illinois State's Recreation Management students put theory into practice both in the classroom and in field settings. Students complete two internships, develop professional networks through conference attendance and club involvement, and have excellent study abroad opportunities.
Members of the Recreation and Park Administration faculty have won teaching, research and service awards at university and national levels. Faculty members also conduct and publish research in refereed journals and author industry-leading textbooks.
Point of Pride
The Recreation and Park Administration program has been nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions for more than 30 years.
Why study Recreation & Park Administration - Recreation Management?
Recreation is an important cultural and economic force that influences well-being and quality of life. Recreation managers help promote personal growth, fitness, and wellness through recreation, and to provide healthy leisure choices.
As a Recreation Management major you will study leadership theory, program and event planning, evaluation, management, and administration, and apply it in practical experiences.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of recreation workers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. As more emphasis is placed on the importance of exercise, more recreation workers will be needed to work in local government parks and recreation departments, fitness centers, sports centers, and camps specializing in younger participants.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!