"What Can I Do With a Major in...General Recreation?"
The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Recreation will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Impart an understanding of the benefits and impacts of leisure to patrons of his/her community, based on a sound understanding of the conceptual foundations of leisure.
- Develop and implement recreation programs in a range of activity content areas for various populations, marshaling diverse community and human services resources.
- Use diverse community, institutional, natural, cultural, and human service resource to promote and enhance the leisure experience, thus improving the quality of life for all populations.
- Assess goals and objectives for groups and individuals within the leisure service.
- Utilize sound managerial, marketing, and financial processes in the administration/management of leisure service delivery.
- Utilize diverse communication, interaction and facilitation techniques, including leadership, instructional strategies, and emergency management.
- Demonstrate knowledge and use of legal concepts and legislative processes as applied to leisure services, including implementation of risk management plans.
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American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
American Alpine Club
American Association of Museums
American Association of Zoological Parks & Aquariums
American Federation of Arts
American Recreation Coalition
Hostelling International USA
Association of Outdoor Recreations and Education
Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
Boy Scouts of America
Craft & Hobby Association
Employee Morale & Recreation Association
Girl Scouts of the United States of America
International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Izaak Walton League of America
National Association for Interpretation
National Association of County Park & Recreation Officials
National Audubon Society
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association
National Parks Conservation Association
National Recreation and Park Association
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sport
Resort and Commercial Recreation Association
Society of American Foresters
Travel and Tourism Research Association
World Leisure Organization
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Opportunities in Recreation and Leisure Careers
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