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Recreation Management – B.S.

This program is offered in-person.

Western Michigan University's Department of Human Performance and Health Education recreation management major prepares students for leadership or administrative roles in public, non-profit, commercial and recreational sport organizations. The electives in this program allow for student flexibility in preparing for employment in any of the different areas in the fields of recreation and sport. Students will complete a supervised practicum and internship experience.

"The program is amazing and the faculty are so supportive of their students."

- Warda, student (learn more)

  • 86% 86% of 2021-22 graduates were actively engaged within three months of graduation.

  • 100% 100% of recreation management students complete an internship or field experience.

  • Minor Built-in minor in business, coaching, journalism, event management and more.

  • NASSM Designed to meet or exceed national standards set forth by the NASSM accrediting body.

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