The Recreation Management program provides students with life-enhancing abilities to create wholesome recreation and leisure experiences in professional, civic, religious, and home settings.

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Provide the Experience!

Recreation Management professionals plan, organize, and administer recreation and sport programs, services, and activities for people from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of interests. Areas include public and general recreation, commercial outdoor recreation, sports, tourism, event management, meeting planning, conventions, and therapeutic recreation.

I'll always remember my times as a Recreation Management major at BYUI. I have great memories of the adventures, lessons, and more importantly the dedicated staff. This major is what kept me at BYUI. Thank you for the unforgettable experience!

BYUI Recreation Management Alumni,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Healthcare Administration have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Recreation Coordinator

Responsible for coordinating and assisting with the implementation of community recreation programs. Work includes organizing and promoting sport leagues, tournaments, and special events; maintaining program and facility safety; and supervising related personnel. Average salary ranges from $57,000 to $60,400 per year.

Resort Manager

Thrive in hospitality environments and are highly focused on providing the best guest experiences in the area. This is done through exceptional customer service, strong facility maintenance skills, and hiring and overseeing staff. Settings can range from high-end five star hotels to campground lodging. Average salary ranges from $60,000 to $91,300 per year.

Park Ranger

Preserve and protect our nation’s natural resources and protected public lands. Park rangers educate the public and enforce the law. Specializations can include law enforcement and protection, or interpretation and visitor services. Average salary ranges from $66,900 to $78,700 per year.


Have the drive and skill to start their own businesses within their area of expertise. In the field of recreation, this can range from special event planning, to outdoor guide and outfitting, to retail, and more. We have quite a few alumni who own and operate their own businesses within this field. Average salary ranges from $60,000 to $91,300 per year*.

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All degree related careers can be found in I-plan, along with related salary information.

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Getting started in this degree

Students will complete 39 credits of major-specific courses which can be found in the course catalog for this degree. To find out if Healthcare Administration is right for you, take the following classes first:

  • RM 100—Recreation Management Orientation
  • RM 123–Basic Skills


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The Advising Office can help with degree planning and preparation. To declare your major or minor, plan classes, or find out who your advisor is, visit the Advising.

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