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Recreation Administration is a leader when it comes to experiential learning and eco benefits!

 

Message from the Chair

Welcome to Fresno State’s Department of Recreation Administration. Nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions, the department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration with options in: Community Recreation and Youth Services, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resource Management, Special Events and Tourism, Sports and Entertainment Facility Management, and Recreation Therapy. We also offer a Recreation Administration minor, as well as certificates in: Adventure Based Programming, Serving At-Risk Youth, Special Event Planning, Sports and Entertainment Facility Management.

The local and regional parks provided an economic impact in the United States of $154 billion in economic activity in 2015, and supported another 1.1 million jobs. Also, according to the Outdoor Industry Association, “more than 140 million Americans make outdoor recreation a priority in their daily lives. Americans spend $646 billion on outdoor recreation,” resulting in 6.1 million American jobs.”

Our outstanding faculty have diverse professional interests, are energetic and passionate, and are student oriented. If you are considering pursuing your degree in our department you will be provided with an engaged, professional, personable, and challenging academic experience.  

Thank you for visiting our website and you are encouraged to visit us on campus in order to learn more about the major and to explore the diverse career opportunities in parks and recreation.

We look forward to meeting you, please feel free to contact us for further information.