A degree from the Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services prepares graduates for rewarding careers at national parks, resorts, sports facilities, theme parks, community and rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities and other recreational venues. Graduates work outdoors, indoors and in clinical settings - but are rarely tied to a desk 9 to 5.
RPLS students will learn the science behind recreation, parks and leisure as well as how to help people live well and flourish, and how to manage natural resources for generations to come. Students graduate with a degree that is highly respected throughout the state, region and across the nation.
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The MS in Experiential Education program prepares educators and professionals for effectively and ethically leading, teaching, and facilitating experiential learning for ALL learners - all ages, all abilities, all cultures, all identities.
Camp Maverick – Rec N’ Read is a recreation and literacy intervention camp designed to help struggling readers improve reading and writing skills while having fun and playing games.