Mission & Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the Recreation Management Department is to provide a student-centered academic program that prepares leaders for a career in the recreation profession. In this educational environment, students immerse themselves in a curriculum that integrates theoretical foundations with pragmatic applications. The Department shares with the College of Education and Human Services and the University a commitment to the development of civically responsible, ethical, and passionate life long learners.

Departmental Goals

  1. Structure a student-centered educational environment.
  2. Provide students with the conceptual knowledge and practical skill to successfully enter the profession.
  3. Stimulate the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  4. Emphasize the importance of and nurture an appreciation for community service.
  5. Encourage the evolution of personal leisure and recreation philosophies.
  6. Introduce students to the impact of diversity upon the development and delivery of leisure services.
  7. Encourage students to be lifelong learners.
  8. Encourage an awareness of ethical principles in relationship to professional practices.