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Movement Sciences

Email: Movement Sciences
College of Education
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2401
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2401
Phone: (208) 885-7921
Fax: (208) 885-5929

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Recreation Careers

WHAT YOU CAN DO?!

Recreation programs are essential to economic and community development because they enhance the quality of life and health of individuals and communities. In addition to cities, which often provide numerous parks and recreation programs and facilities, many rural communities have established recreation districts that operate programs such as after-school programs and summer recreation. Beyond the plentiful careers in municipal parks and recreation, there are numerous career opportunities in other public and private recreation, parks and tourism venues - from outdoor adventure outfitting and guiding to fitness facility management.

Graduates of Recreation are in high demand. With a bachelor of science in Recreation, you can be your own boss as a guide or outfitter, or you can pursue careers as supervisors, managers, instructors and directors in these sectors:

• Parks and recreation facilities
• Campus recreation facilities
• Public schools
• Cruise ships
• Resorts
• Tourism operations
• Adventure outfitting and guiding
• Corporate wellness programs
• Senior citizen centers and retirement communities
• Nonprofit organizations for people with disabilities
• Sports clubs
• Special events

Some of the specific jobs you may have:


• Recreation director for cities and communities
• Director of campus recreation
• Commercial recreation outfitter and guide
• Special event coordinator
• Parks interpreter and guide
• Tourism operator
• Supervisor of sports programs/leagues
• Aquatics director
• Coaching
• Activity director for cruise ships or resorts
• Administrator of after-school programs
• Activity director for a senior center
• Outdoor educator