Recreation and Park Management - Certificate

The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences (RPTS) offers a certificate in Recreation and Park Management. This certificate is embedded in the Bachelor of Science degree in RPTS.

Management of recreation, park and leisure-service agencies requires expertise in problem-solving, decision-making, assessment of social and environmental impacts, personnel, public relations, volunteer management, financing and fund-raising, marketing of services, and needs assessments. Skills in working with people in the legal and political environment are necessary, as well as the ability to assess and work with other organizations for cooperative developments in recreation and tourism. Students in this emphasis prepare for managerial careers with public recreation and park agencies, youth agencies, not-for-profit recreation agencies, and commercial recreation enterprises.