Recreation Management

Program Overview

Students completing the Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management are prepared for careers in outdoor recreation management, municipal, state, and federal park management, campus and university recreation, experiential education, travel and tourism management, club and camp management, recreation program management and resort recreation.

The Recreation Management program, consisting of 53-54 semester hours, offers a core learning experience of 12 classes, which is enhanced by an 8 semester hour internship. In addition, majors are required to choose one of the following concentrations: Commercial Recreation and Tourism Management; Recreation and Park Management; or Outdoor Experiential Education. A minor is also required for Recreation Management majors.

In the Undergraduate Bulletin, you will find an overview of the program components and associated semester hours for a major and minor Recreation Management as well as a list of RM courses.

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Program Component can be found in the Appalachian State Bulletin

Beginning in the fall semester (2020) the Beaver College of Health Sciences will require all graduate and undergraduate students, who as a part of their program of study have required or elective clinicals, internships, field placements, or practicums, to submit to a criminal background check. The BCHS policy can be found here.