Bachelor Programs in Parks and Recreation Management

Compare 6 Bachelor Programs in Parks and Recreation Management

Parks and Recreation Management

Perhaps the most commonly pursued of all post-secondary education degrees, the bachelor’s degree is a certificate of advanced knowledge typically awarded following a course of intensive study at a university. This course may last up to four years depending on the study, and is typically a requirement for higher-paying, white collar jobs. A bachelor’s degree is a prerequisite for a master’s degree or a doctorate.

What is a Bachelor in Parks and Recreation Management? This degree equips students with the knowledge needed to effectively manage recreational facilities and tourist-centric facilities of all sorts. Programs may include concentrations in park management and travel/tourism. All concentrations focus heavily on developing leadership and business management skills in addition to honing speech and listening talents. Courses emphasizing ethics and customer service best practices are often included.

Among the top benefits of this bachelor’s degree are the increased job opportunities from employers who may view earning a degree as proof of a future employees’ tenacity and commitment to completing goals. Having a bachelor’s degree can also help when you want to negotiate a higher salary.

How much it will cost to earn your degree may depend on where you choose to attend school, how long the program is and other school-specific details. Call your prospective schools to learn more about their costs.

Recipients of a Bachelor in Parks and Recreation Management often find themselves qualified for several jobs. Those who like to work outside can look into careers as outdoor recreation planners, park managers or field instructors. More customer-facing degree holders may opt for positions like camp supervisor or health and wellness instructor. All jobs share a focus on maintaining facilities and activities in community settings.

As this degree grows more valued, more and more schools are offering it both on- and offline. We’ve made picking the right school easy. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bachelor Degree in Outdoor Education

Black Hills State University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Spearfish Rapid City

The Outdoor Education major combines studying natural history, education methods and outdoor adventure. This program incorporates highly qualified faculty from many disciplines including: interpretation, environmental education, experiential education, physical education, biology, botany, geology and mass communications. [+]

Bachelor Degree in Outdoor Education

Are you interested in a career where you can help others and the outdoors? The Outdoor Education program at B.H.S.U. will equip you for education positions in parks, nature centers, zoos, aquaria, eco-tourism programs, camps, wilderness programs, and much more. The Outdoor Education major combines studying natural history, education methods and outdoor adventure. This program incorporates highly qualified faculty from many disciplines including: interpretation, environmental education, experiential education, physical education, biology, botany, geology and mass communications. They will work with you to meet your goals, including national certification and placement into top graduate programs. B.H.S.U. is uniquely situated in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. After a day of classes and studying, you can mountain bike scenic roads, cross country ski on miles of groomed trail, hike beautiful mountain paths, fly fish in scenic Spearfish Canyon, rock climb our world-famous Needles or Devil’s Tower, down-hill ski at Terry Peak or Deer Mountain, or watch the plentiful wildlife.... [-]


Bachelor of Sport & Recreation

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Tauranga

Experience a mind-blowing adventure through the human body and find out what it’s capable of! This is how you turn a passion for sport, health, and fitness into a rewarding career. [+]

Experience a mind-blowing adventure through the human body and find out what it’s capable of! This is how you turn a passion for sport, health, and fitness into a rewarding career.

It’s a highly enjoyable programme with plenty of hours spent at sports organizations and recreation centers, gaining industry knowledge and making valuable contacts.

Topics include anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise prescription, coaching, outdoor leadership, personal training, legal issues, event management, sports psychology, and athletic conditioning.

A new paper even gives you the option of studying sports performance analysis – providing play by play live feedback to enhance individual or team performances.... [-]


Bachelor in Tourism and Culture Management

Polytechnic Institute of Tomar
Campus Full time Part time October 2018 Portugal Tomar

The study program aims at providing the students with a technical and humanistic background that will allow them to contribute to the Portuguese and European heritage in line with the sustainability of tourism industry and taking into account the connections between tourism and cultural heritage activities. [+]

Objectives

The study program aims at providing the students with a technical and humanistic background that will allow them to contribute to the Portuguese and European heritage in line with the sustainability of tourism industry and taking into account the connections between tourism and cultural heritage activities. This study program includes a wide range of areas such as Law, Accountancy, Mathematics, Information and Communication, Languages and Administration.

Professional Goals

Career prospects for graduates from this program include working in local, central and regional government bodies, public or private organisations engaged in land management and tourist public and private cultural entertainment organisations; tourist companies and resorts; tourist operators and travel agencies; consulting and project companies; international cooperation, particularly within the context of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries; vocational education and training. Graduates from this study program are prepared to perform as:... [-]


Bachelor in Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Montana State University Billings
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Billings

The Outdoor Adventure Leadership degree is designed to prepare students for careers in a wide variety of leadership settings with hands-on learning activities. The program develops student’s skills in group dynamics, leadership principles, educational philosophy, as well as teaching and communication. This degree combines the study of educational and leadership theory and practice with technical outdoor travel and adventure. [+]

Bachelor in Outdoor Adventure Leadership

The Outdoor Adventure Leadership degree is designed to prepare students for careers in a wide variety of leadership settings with hands-on learning activities. The program develops student’s skills in group dynamics, leadership principles, educational philosophy, as well as teaching and communication. This degree combines the study of educational and leadership theory and practice with technical outdoor travel and adventure. Students will acquire and enhance environmental skills and knowledge related to a variety of populations including senior citizens and youth at risk; and explore issues ranging from ethical controversies and risk management to program design.... [-]


B.A. in Outdoor Leadership and Education

Toccoa Falls College
Campus Full time 126 hours September 2018 USA Toccoa Falls

Outdoor Leadership and Education major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to disciple-making in the context of camping and outdoor settings, from a biblical worldview for kingdom service. A foundation of Christian education accompanies the specialization in outdoor leadership. [+]

Outdoor Leadership and Education major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to disciple-making in the context of camping and outdoor settings, from a biblical worldview for kingdom service. A foundation of Christian education accompanies the specialization in outdoor leadership. The program trains students through courses such as foundations for outdoor education, wilderness emergency response, environmental education, and advanced spiritual formation. Various courses on camps, rock climbing, and adventure-based education are available, in addition to an outdoor leadership internship with first-hand experience under a professional mentor.

General Education– 69 hours... [-]


Bachelor in Recreation, Adventure Education & Leisure Management

Paul Smith's College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Paul Smiths

Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Adventure Education & Leisure Management - Learn to work with diverse groups to design and deliver high-quality recreation experiences that are ecologically and economically sound. Experiential education, leadership, management skills and adventure opportunities are the emphasis of this bachelor’s-degree program. [+]

Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Adventure Education & Leisure Management

Learn to work with diverse groups to design and deliver high-quality recreation experiences that are ecologically and economically sound. Experiential education, leadership, management skills and adventure opportunities are the emphasis of this bachelor’s degree program. Students choose from several minors, including outdoor leadership, environmental communication and environmental studies. No matter which area of focus you select, you’ll graduate with a highly marketable and capable set of skills:

“Leave No Trace” wilderness travel and camping Best practices in recreational program design and delivery Effective management techniques for sustainable nature-based operations Ability to analyze the cultural, historical and environmental impacts of nature-based tourism Communication, leadership and problem-solving Career Options Environmental Educator/Interpreter Nature/Interpretive Center Management Recreation Outfitters Owner/Manager/Guide Health Club or Spa Manager Recreation Program and Operations Supervisor Eco-Tourism Guide/Manager Resort, Cruise Line or College Activities Director Camp Director K-12 Administration* Student Guidance/Counseling* College Student Development/Student Affairs* ... [-]