Recreation Management Concentration

Western Michigan University's Department of Human Performance and Health Education recreation management concentration 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 recreation management concentration is a curriculum; the student does not need a minor.  The concentration consists of university general education courses, required cognate, required human performance and health education courses and elective credits. 


For class listings, program guides and other resources, visit the advising page for the recreation management major.

Internship and practicum

An internship is required for all the students in the program. It is recommended that the student complete the internship requirement in their senior year.
Internship information Practicum information

Internship Portfolios
Starting Fall 2017, Portfolios (Notebooks) for Undergraduate and Graduate Internships (HPHE 4990 and HPHE 7120) must be electronic. Further details, and all reports necessary for the internships, are available at:
HPHE 4990
HPHE 7120



Contact us

For additional information regarding the recreation program and its two concentrations, please contact Dr. Jim Lewis.