The Park and Recreation Management Concentration provides instruction and training in the planning, organization, leadership and management of Park and Recreation agencies and programs. Students can choose from two tracks within the major; recreation administration or outdoor leadership. This flexibility allows students to tailor their educational experience to meet their career goals. Students are also given the opportunity to employ theories learned in the classroom in practical settings through the internship program. Students can work in a variety of fields such as community recreation, state/national parks, military recreation, or the outdoor recreation industry.
A “C” or better is required for all major coursework.
General Education Core Requirements (41 Credit Hours)
Major Core Requirements (33 hours)
Park and Recreation Management Concentration Requirements (21 hours)
Recreation Electives (15-21 Hours)
Guided Electives (1-7 Hours)
Free Electives (3 hours)
Total Hours Required for Degree = 120
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Students successfully matriculating may declare sport and leisure management as a major.
For more information please contact the Undergraduate Park and Recreation Management Program Coordinator:
Dr. T. Jason Davis
Department of Kinesiology, Sports and Recreation Management
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614-1701
Telephone: (423) 439-5358
Fax: (423) 439-5383
Various forms of financial assistance are available through the Office of Financial Aid. In addition, student assistant positions may be available within the Department of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation Management.