• Overview
  • 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 exercise physiology, sport psychology, physical activity, health and disease. 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.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Have a background in health, physical education, recreation, exercise science or other related field
    • Lead an active, healthy lifestyle
    • Enjoy outdoor recreation
    • Like to work with and help others
    • Want to conduct research in the field
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a/an:
    • 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
    • Health educator
    • Coach
    • Activity director for cruise ships or resorts
    • Administrator of after-school programs
    • Activity director for a senior center
    • Business owner