Career & Professional Organizations
Careers in Recreation and Parks Management
The study of the recreation and park industries encompasses a broad range of events and activities related to camping, natural resources, outdoor activities, arts, amusement parks, therapy, sporting events, and community recreation programs. A few of the many specialties within this growing field are gerontology, youth organizations, parks and forestry, public recreation, specialized facility management, commercial enterprising, therapeutic recreation, community inclusion, sports management, resource management, and recreation and parks administration. UNCG offers a B.S. in Recreation and Parks Management, with three concentrations in: Leisure Services Management, Therapeutic Recreation, and Commercial Recreation and Event Management. Also, a Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Parks and Recreation Management is offered in Leisure Services Management and Therapeutic Recreation.