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Sport and Recreation Management

Expanding populations, increased leisure time, greater mobility, and changing social attitudes are just a few reasons why the demand for parks and recreation services is increasing now and is expected to increase in the future. The park and recreation management curriculum at SDSU is designed to help interested students develop into park recreation and sport professionals who provide individuals the opportunities to work with people, use creativity and imagination, practice leadership skills, and help guide people in their leisure pursuits to live richer, fuller, and happier lives. A minor in Recreation Administration is also offered. Two areas of specialization are available:

  1. Students interested in recreation programming and administration, and employment with municipal recreation agencies, YMCA/YWCA's, business, and therapeutic recreation in clinical as well as community settings, should follow the Recreation Administration Specialization curriculum, offered through the Health and Nutritional Sciences department.
  2. Students interested in parks and outdoor recreation, and employment with federal, state, county and municipal parks and recreation agencies and with private recreation and tourism enterprises, can tailor their program of study using the Park Management Specialization curriculum, offered through Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks department.

Check out course descriptions and program requirements for Sport and Recreation Management in the Online Catalog.

For more information contact:

Kendra Kattelmann, PhD, RDN, LN, FAND
Phone: 605-688-4668
E-mail: Kendra.Kattelmann@sdstate.edu