The Department of Recreation Services Management can prepare you for a variety of career possibilities in many different recreational settings.
Careers in recreation organizations enable you to:
- Create and manage meaningful experiences for others
- Provide people opportunities to enjoy themselves
- Engage people to experience the real world, not a virtual one
Why choose the Department of Recreation Services Management at ESU?
- Small class size
- Develop your leadership skills
- Nationally accredited program
- Quality internship placements
- Qualified, experienced faculty
- Career specializations
- Faculty guidance to attain your career goals
- Experiential learning methods used in courses
Is Recreation Services Management a career path for you?
- Creating meaningful opportunities for others?
- Coordinating and planning events?
- Organizing and directing people's recreation choices?
- Facilitating team building opportunities?
- Motivating others to develop skills to succeed?
- Completing many varied tasks each day?
A small sampling of careers we can prepare you for
- Event Planner
- National or State Park Ranger
- Operations Manager
- Recreation Therapist
- Outdoor Adventure Leader
- Resort Recreation Coordinato
- Entertainment complexes
Professional organizations such as the NRPA and the PA Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) offer information on career opportunities.
More specific information on the career option of commercial recreation is available from the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA).
If you are interested in an outdoor recreation career option, another source of career information is the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).
If you think a career as a recreation therapist might be for you, information can be obtained from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA).
Accreditation was received in 1983 from the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) and has been maintained since that time. We are only one of 86 nationally accredited programs in the country.
An advisory board, comprised of expert practitioners in the Pocono region, is a valuable source of input for the faculty to refine courses and adjust to trends in the workforce.
For more information contact the department by calling the department at 570-422-3305.
Many students transfer from community colleges and other universities.
Transfers must have a minimum 2.25 GPA if transferring 62 credits or more. We welcome your inquiries.
More information about credit and course transfers is available from the Office of Admissions, 877-230-5547.