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The Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services Bachelor of Science program at Minnesota State University, Mankato prepares a graduate to become a professional leader, supervisor and/or administrator within the private for-profit, private nonprofit, and the public sectors of the recreation and leisure services field.


The program includes preparation for youth programs, community education, municipal and leisure service programs; a broad variety of therapeutic recreation settings including hospitals, long-term care, advocacy organizations, consultant services; a wide variety of commercial recreation and tourism settings, nature and historical interpretation; private and public park systems including park ranger, research, educational outreach, planning, marketing, park operations; and military recreation.


The Department offers a professional core that is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT), with a degree focus on Leisure Planning Management at the North Hennepin Community College University Center.


Program Details: Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services (BS)