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BS Recreation Management - Individualized Concentration

This concentration allows for students, in consultation with an advisor, to develop a program that facilitates their special expertise in selected complementary areas of foci, including concurrent completion of a minor (e.g., entrepreneurship; aging studies; environmental science; non-profit studies; sport management; tourism and events management; health promotion; kinesiology; sport and computer game design). These students will complete coursework that addresses their own passion and goals while meeting educational needs to prepare for graduate school or professional pursuits. In turn, they will be addressing the needs of a broader community.
One example is merging the concentration with a Sustainability Studies Minor. Outdoor ethics and the principles of Leave No Trace all come together within sustainability education and courses already included in Recreation Management:

Assignments will include experiential components, be global in design and technology driven, as well as focused on solving some of society’s pressing problems, like climate change for a more sustainable future.

Is This Program Certified?

Yes, this concentration is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). COAPRT accreditation is a status granted to academic programs in colleges and universities that meet or exceed stated criteria of educational quality.

What Are Some Benefits of the Mason Program?

In addition to our accreditation status and innovative faculty, Mason’s geographic location in the Northern Virginia metropolitan area provides for a wealth of fieldwork, internship, and employment opportunities. We also offer the EDGE, our center for outdoor experiential learning located on our Science and Technology Campus, which students utilize in course work, practicums, and internships.

What Are Some Potential Careers for Program Graduates?

  • therapeutic recreation specialist
  • senior center activities director
  • community therapeutic recreation coordinator
  • school inclusion coordinator
  • corrections recreation director
  • Special Olympics administrator
  • residential recreation counselor
  • therapeutic horseback riding specialist
  • community inclusion officer
  • aquatics instructor for individuals with disabilities
  • at-risk youth counselor
  • research and grants specialist
  • community services director