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.

Below you will find an overview of the program components and associated semester hours for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Recreation Management. A comprehensive course of study for the RM program is provided in the RM Courses.

RM Concentrations:

Recreation Management - Commercial Recreation & Tourism Management Concentration, BS

 Recreation Management - Outdoor Experiential Education Concentration, BS

Recreation Management - Recreation and Park Management Concentration, BS

RM Minor: 

 Recreation Management Minor


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Program Component can be found in the Appalachian State Bulletin