Healthy living through recreation.
As a professional with expertise and advanced training in recreation, you will be
positioned to promote active lifestyles and to help shape healthy communities.
This program explores contemporary issues and advanced concepts related to leadership and management of recreation and physical activity programs and facilities, including municipal and university recreation and sport facilities, outdoor recreation settings, and travel and tourism industries. You will learn to plan,
organize and direct recreation programs to improve activity levels and health for youth,
senior citizens, athletes, tourists, outdoor adventurers, and others in your community.
With the campus’s student recreation facilities and Idaho’s countless mountains, rivers
and lakes as their laboratory, students in this program have exceptional opportunities
for hands-on field research and experiences. Students can choose to complete this degree in one or two years. Typically some classes are offered in the evenings to accommodate students who work full-time. Most graduate students in this degree option choose to complete a 6-credit professional internship instead of a thesis.