The Department of Recreation Management and Policy (RMP) offers the master’s of science degree in Recreation Management and Policy with options in Recreation Administration, Therapeutic Recreation Administration, or Adaptive Sports. The Department is accredited by the National Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT), and the Commission on the Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education (CARTE).
The primary purpose of the RMP graduate program is to prepare professionally educated recreation, therapeutic recreation, and adaptive sports administrators to serve their communities and provide leadership that addresses the quality of life issues of an increasingly diverse and complex society. The MS program in RMP provides a foundation in leisure theory, research, and data analysis to conduct applied research within the field, and administration skills for management level positions in practice.
The RMP graduate program offers three options of study: Recreation Administration (30 credits), Therapeutic Recreation Administration (30 credits), or Adaptive Sports (32-33 credits).
An atmosphere of collegiality and collaboration fosters interactions between faculty and students. Faculty and students are actively engaged in applied research.