In April of 2006, the Council on Accreditation of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) granted Lock Haven University's Recreation Management Department accreditation.
The Lock Haven University Department of Recreation Management oversees LHU's Recreation Management program. The Program consists of four different tracks.
The Fitness Management Track is designed for students interested in careers in corporate fitness, wellness centers, hospitals, YMCAs and private health clubs. Graduates are qualified to do fitness assessments; design and prescribe exercise programs; teach aerobics; serve as personal trainers; and to apply for certification from any of several national organizations.
The Therapeutic Recreation Track is designed for students to work with people with disabilities in a variety of settings such as rehabilitation, psychiatric, and long-term care. Students will be prepared to take the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification exam.
The Outdoor Management Track is designed to prepare students for careers in camp administration, state and federal parks, environmental interpretation, outdoor education, adventure programming, scouting and wildlife conservation. Graduates acquire a mix of natural science, programming theory and resource management skills. Students will be able to understand, use and preserve our nation's natural resources.
The Community/Commercial Management Track equips students for careers in community recreation, YMCA and YWCAs, military recreation, sport administration, resorts, cruise lines and major event management. Students are taught to plan and promote recreation programs with an emphasis on leadership, marketing and business skills.