Do you have fond memories of playing tee ball, softball, baseball, soccer, or football in your hometown’s parks and recreation department leagues? Do you love sports? If you answered “Yes!” to those questions, a career in recreation management could be what you are looking for.
Recreation management professionals
spend their time working with sports, organizing and running athletic leagues for all ages. Many times it is these professionals that ignite a passion for sports and other activities in the people they work with.
You may find work at parks and recreation complexes, fitness centers, amusement centers, community centers, church ministries, YMCAs, YWCAs, art councils, hospitals, veterans’ centers, sporting goods companies, social agencies, and more. The electives, special topics, and internships you choose can tailor your education toward the recreation career field that interests you most.