Minnesota State University, Mankato
122 Taylor Center
Mankato, MN 56001

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Minnesota State University, Mankato


Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Science
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases:
    Resource Management, credits: 53
    Leisure Planning & Management, credits: 53
    Therapeutic Recreation, credits: 53

About this Program

This program prepares a graduate to become a professional leader, supervisor and/or administrator within the private for profit, private non-profit, and the public sector of the recreation and leisure services field. The program includes preparation for youth programs, community education, municipal and leisure service programs; a broad variety of therapeutic recreation settings including hospitals, long-term care, advocacy organizations, consultant services; a wide variety of commercial recreation and tourism settings, nature and historical interpretation; private and public park systems including park ranger, research, educational outreach, planning marketing, park operations; and military recreation. The Department offers a professional core that is accredited by the NRPA/AALR with 3 career emphasis areas: Leisure Planning and Management, Therapeutic Recreation, and Resource Management.

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