Welcome to the Department of Recreation Administration! Please take some time to explore our website and learn more about our major, certificates, courses, and the E.D.G.E. Challenge Course. Contact us by email or by calling (559) 278-2838 if you have additional questions. You can also check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/FresnoStateRecAdmin.
As a faculty, we believe self-determined, full engagement in leisure provides a valuable foundation for a high quality of life for all people. Opportunities for such engagements are provided by government, non-profit, and commercial entities so that a full range of services are made available that include choice of activity area, cost, time, location and depth and breadth of instruction or involvement.
The recreation profession comprises the second largest industry in the United States. Our graduates are leaders in a wide variety of recreation settings including: city and county agencies, state and federal parks and sites, youth agencies, non-profit agencies, camps, detention centers, resorts, membership clubs, travel and tourism, hotel guest services, employee services, armed forces recreation services, convention and visitor bureaus, stadiums and arenas, outdoor adventure programs, special event companies, sports clubs, rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals, and programs for people with disabilities.
It is our mission to prepare students in the breadth and depth of the leisure service industry and profession. We believe the student is best served academically, and for future career preparation, by a curriculum that emphasizes project based and experiential learning. Students graduating from our department will be able to implement recreation programs and manage facilities which serve a diverse population.