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.
Accreditation Goals: The Recreation Management Department is currently in the process of seeking accreditation by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
Upon admission to the department each student is assigned an academic
advisor. The advisor oversees class selection, as well as assists students
with career planning. Contact email@example.com
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