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17 Bachelor Programs in 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 mast… Read more

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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Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, USA

Travel! Adventure! Exciting locations! Don’t just dream about it, live it! Be part of the dynamic and growing resort recreation, hospitality, event management and tourism indu ... +

Travel! Adventure! Exciting locations! Don’t just dream about it, live it! Be part of the dynamic and growing resort recreation, hospitality, event management and tourism industry. If you see yourself as a conference service manager, special events planner, front desk manager, resort recreation manager, or general manager, the Slippery Rock University hospitality, event management, and tourism department is the place for you! -
Bachelor
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Social Sciences
Hong Kong

To be physically active is an integral and important part of healthy living. With the increasing awareness and need for quality and active lifestyles, the numbers of public an ... +

To be physically active is an integral and important part of healthy living. With the increasing awareness and need for quality and active lifestyles, the numbers of public and private sport facilities, fitness clubs, and residential clubhouses have increased substantially over the years. There is a high demand for professional management of sports and recreation programmes and facilities as well as delivery of quality physical education in school and community environments. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2021
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Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

The rapid development of the sports and recreation industry in Hong Kong has created a strong demand for related professionals. This programme aims to provide students with a ... +

The rapid development of the sports and recreation industry in Hong Kong has created a strong demand for related professionals. This programme aims to provide students with a rigorous and intellectual programme of study who wish to pursue or further advance their careers in the cognate areas of sports coaching, sports therapy, or recreation management. Through high-quality education and training which emphasise both theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as professional skills, and working experience from Work-Integrated Learning, graduates will be professionally and/or clinically competent in their disciplines. Students will specialise in one of the three specialisations: (1) sports coaching, (2) sports therapy, and (3) recreation management, in order to develop their professional competence. -
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Full-time
2 - 4 years
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Sep 2021
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Edith Cowan University
Joondalup, Australia

Sport, recreation and events provide not only health, fitness and entertainment benefits to people worldwide, but they also comprise a multi-million dollar sector that generat ... +

Sport, recreation and events provide not only health, fitness and entertainment benefits to people worldwide, but they also comprise a multi-million dollar sector that generates employment for sport development managers, event managers, and more. -
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6 semesters
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02 Sep 2021
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Campus
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Klaipeda University
Klaipėda, Lithuania

The study programme aims to prepare highly qualified professionals in the field of recreation and tourism with experience in recreation and tourism operations and services, re ... +

The study programme aims to prepare highly qualified professionals in the field of recreation and tourism with experience in recreation and tourism operations and services, ready to solve problems and to meet the demands of the customer, able to maintain and improve the quality of recreation and tourism services and to participate in the process of analysis, administration, planning, and management. -
BSc
Full-time
3 years
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Barclay College
Haviland, USA

The Sports and Recreation Ministry degree prepares the student to be an effective leader in the fields of sports ministry, recreation, and camping. Students are required to st ... +

The Sports and Recreation Ministry degree prepares the student to be an effective leader in the fields of sports ministry, recreation, and camping. Students are required to study in a variety of areas: the biological and social sciences, sports and recreation, health content, experiential education, developmental theory, and Christian ministry practices. The curriculum includes both content and process-oriented courses and emphasizes service-learning and field experience. All facets are integrated with Christian principles. -
BSc
Full-time
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Black Hills State University
Spearfish, USA +2 More

The Outdoor Education major combines studying natural history, education methods and outdoor adventure. This program incorporates highly qualified faculty from many discipline ... +

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
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Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, USA

The outdoors will become your classroom with the Outdoor Recreation Management program. Make a career in outdoor, environmental and experiential education yours with specific ... +

The outdoors will become your classroom with the Outdoor Recreation Management program. Make a career in outdoor, environmental and experiential education yours with specific training in leadership and program management with an emphasis on environmental stewardship. -
BSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Polytechnic Institute of Tomar
Tomar, Portugal

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 ... +

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. -
Bachelor
Full-time
Part-time
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Montana State University Billings
Billings, USA

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 dev ... +

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
Full-time
4 years
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Sep 2021
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Paul Smith's College
Paul Smiths, USA

Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Adventure Education & Leisure Management - Learn to work with diverse groups to design and deliver high-quality recreation experiences tha ... +

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. -
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Benedict College
Columbia, USA

The Recreation and Leisure Services major seeks to prepare students to work in a variety of Recreation and Leisure Service settings.

The Recreation and Leisure Services major seeks to prepare students to work in a variety of Recreation and Leisure Service settings. -
Bachelor
Full-time
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Sep 2021
Campus
 
Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego i Sportu w Gdańsku
Pomorska, Poland

Graduates of the first-cycle studies receive a bachelor’s degree in tourism and recreation. Preparation for organizing recreational activities, working in tourist enterprises, ... +

Graduates of the first-cycle studies receive a bachelor’s degree in tourism and recreation. Preparation for organizing recreational activities, working in tourist enterprises, holiday houses, hotels, municipal and city self-government organizations, tourist information centers, and undertaking own business in the field of tourism and mass sport. -
Bachelor
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Oct 2021
Campus
 
Grande Prairie Regional College
Grande Prairie, Canada

Does the world of recreation and leisure intrigue you? Recreation, sport, and tourism studies is a broad field that includes study in mountain history, fitness, and active liv ... +

Does the world of recreation and leisure intrigue you? Recreation, sport, and tourism studies is a broad field that includes study in mountain history, fitness, and active living programs, as well as arts, culture, and heritage. As a GPRC student, you can complete one year towards the Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism at the University of Alberta. Possible Careers Include Recreation and sports manager. Leadership positions in outdoor pursuits, tourism, special populations, and recreation therapy -
Bachelor
English (Canada)
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Alaska Southeast
Juneau, USA

Outdoor Studies is an intensive humanities program that offers students the opportunity to develop skills and characteristics that are essential to success as a leader in outd ... +

Outdoor Studies is an intensive humanities program that offers students the opportunity to develop skills and characteristics that are essential to success as a leader in outdoor and adventure settings and to better understand the human relationship to the natural world. -
BA
English
Sep 2021
 

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