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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B.A. in Outdoor Leadership and Education

Toccoa Falls College
Campus Full time 126 hours September 2017 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 world view for kingdom service. A foundation of Christian education accompanies the specialization in outdoor leadership. [+]

Bachelors in Parks and Recreation Management. 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 world view 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 Bible & Theology – 30 hours BIB 213 Hermeneutics BSF 103 Foundations for Spiritual Formation NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament NTE ___ New Testament Elective OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament OTE ___ Old Testament Elective SYT 303 Introduction to Theology 3 hours Theology Elective from SYT or THE 6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from any BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, SYT,or THE Humanities – 15 hours COM 113 Introduction to Communication ENG 113 Freshman Composition I ENG 123 Freshman Composition II HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture 3 hours Literature Elective from AML or ENG Social Sciences – 15 hours PSY 113 General Psychology PSY 243 Developmental Psychology 3 hours 100-, 200- or 300-level History Elective 6 hours Social Science Electives from ANT, CSG 113, ECO, GHY, POL, or SOC Computer, Science & Mathematics – 9 hours One Science course... [-]

Bachelor in Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Montana State University Billings
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 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. 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. [+]

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. Specialized skills acquired with Outdoor Adventure Leadership include sequencing, facilitation, and processing of activities, with specific attention to transferring the learning from activity-based experiences to the “real lives” of participants. In addition, the ability to safely engage in and provide outdoor activities and effectively teach skills in outdoor and indoor settings are central to the degree. An Outdoor Adventure Leadership degree will allow the student to teach outdoor skills to others, safely oversee outdoor programs, and design programs for corporate and community organizations while preparing students for Professions with agencies that have a natural resource base foundation and public and private entities for utilizing the outdoors. [-]

Bachelor of Sport & Recreation

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 3 years March 2018 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. [+]

Bachelors in Parks and Recreation Management. 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 sport organisations and recreation centres, 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 sport performance analysis – providing play by play live feedback to enhance individual or team performances. You’ll also enjoy field trips to the Ruapehu ski fields, the AUT Millennium Institute of Sport and Health, and the University of Auckland anatomy labs. Key points: Award-winning motivated tutors Get all the advantages of this highly recognised AUT Degree without leaving the Bay Fantastic pool, gym and exercise studio facilities Content Details 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 sport performance analysis – providing play by play live feedback to enhance individual or team performances. You’ll also enjoy field trips to the Ruapehu ski fields, the AUT Millennium Institute of Sport and Health, and the University of Auckland anatomy labs. Year One Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication Nutrition, Activity and Health Managing... [-]

Bachelor in Tourism and Culture Management

Polytechnic Institute of Tomar
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 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: Tourism and cultural tourism technicians; Product managers in tourism; Event managers; Tourism promoters; Tourist operators; Travel agency operators; Hotel managers; Middle managers in the sphere of museums and museography; Cultural heritage technicians; Among others. Learning outcomes Graduates in Tourism and Culture Management should: be familiar with the terminology and scientific principles of tourism in general and cultural tourism in particular; be able to articulate the several program modules within the higher education context. know, conceptualise and apply the methods, techniques and tools for the creation, development and assessment within the professional tourist activity; be able to apply theoretical knowledge and skills acquired in professional activities related with their academic background. [-]

Bachelor in Recreation, Adventure Education & Leisure Management

Paul Smith's College
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

Bachelors in Parks and Recreation Management. 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* *Master’s degree and certification required Required Courses Program Requirements English Comp I First Year Seminar Recreation & Leisure in U.S. Adirondack Studies Adventure Education I/II Environmental Education Principles of Management Outdoor Recreation Leadership Outdoor Education Program Design & Planning Sustainable Practices in Entrepreneurship Principles of Marketing Sustainable Nature-Based Tourism Financial Decision Making Risk Management & Liability Experiential Electives Recreation Practicum Outdoor Leadership Practicum Interdisciplinary Field Studies Natural World Electives Biology I Introduction to Environmental Science The Adirondack Environment Geology Natural Habitat Interpretation Dendrology Introduction to Wildlife Management Natural History of North American... [-]

Professional Bachelor of Tourism and Leisure

SMK University of Applied Social Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Lithuania Klaipeda Vilnius + 1 more

Develop tourism and recreation professionals, who are able, independently, create and manage a tourism business, organise the hotel activities, responsibly act in national and international tourism markets. [+]

Studies purpose Develop tourism and recreation professionals, who are able, independently, create and manage a tourism business, organise the hotel activities, responsibly act in national and international tourism markets. Studies results After graduating from the studies, a person: Will understand tourism theories, typology, will be able to apply the acquired knowledge of the social sciences organizing the tourism business. Will be able to describe forms of tourism and recreation, also to apply then following assessment of users' expectations and needs. Will understand the core of tourism set, will know the elements of it, the development and marketing principles and techniques. Will be able to perform the tourism market and hotel business research, analyze the results and use them for a successful tourism business organization. Will know how to set up a tourism enterprise and will be able to control it using the principles of ethics and innovation Will be able to develop the tourism business plans, will base them on financial calculations and resource needs. Will be able to recruit and manage a team of staff using motivation theories, modern management techniques and leadership principles. Will apply the internal, external and cross-cultural communication patterns in communication with business partners and customers. Will be able independently and in a team to develop tourism and recreation project for each client according to their needs and preferences. Will apply the quality of service and hospitality standards in the development and selling tourism services. Will assess changes in the market and will be able... [-]