The department offers a Master of Science in Parks and Recreation Management.
Students choose from two concentrations:
We also offer an Accelerated Master’s Program for our Bachelor of Science students in Recreation and Parks Management.
Undergraduate students can also apply for the Accelerated Master’s Program if they are pursuing our Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Parks Management.
Students who choose to focus on Community Recreation Management within the Master of Science in Parks and Recreation Management degree are prepared to plan, implement, market, evaluate, and manage recreation programs and events.
An emphasis is placed on the application of recreation, park, and leisure services to enhance health, wellness, and quality of life among individuals and communities.
Graduates of the program are prepared to enter professional practice as licensed recreational therapists in active treatment, leisure education, transitional treatment, and community-based leisure service delivery systems in psychiatric, rehabilitation, geriatric, corrections, schools, long-term care, adult day care, community inclusion, and pediatric and child life medical settings.
In the Accelerated Master’s Program, students have the opportunity to graduate with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree, within a 5-year period.
Eric Becker discusses how his time in CTR’s master’s program combined with his job at the Kaplan Center for Wellness has made for a unique practical experience.