Program Info

The Department of Recreation Management offers an MS in youth and family recreation. Curriculum focuses on issues related to adolescent development, leadership, youth at risk, leisure philosophy, leisure and family theory, and strengthening families through wholesome recreation. The common goal of the program is to develop expertise and expand knowledge in building strong youth and families through recreation.

Students work closely with faculty in building conceptual models and conducting research that is both theoretical and applied in nature. After completing course work, each student writes a thesis that involves conducting a study related to youth and family recreation.

Each spring the department accepts four or five new students, who begin their studies the following September. The average student graduates after two years of course work and completing a thesis.