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Recreation, Sport and Park Administration

Enjoy a diverse career that keeps you on the move physically and professionally.

Promote activities and events. Engage with your community. Be a leader off the field.

Emphasis areas

Select an emphasis area.

Health and wellness promotion

Advocate healthy living habits and practices.

Parks and outdoor recreation

Become a leader for outdoor activities.

Recreation management

Oversee recreational services and events.

Sport administration

Direct, manage or lead in a sports setting.

Careers and outcomes

Make your living from sport, recreation and leisure activities.

Why study recreation, sport and park administration at Missouri State?

  • Join a premier program. We're one of only 89 programs in the nation accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). We're also ranked No. 7 for best value.
  • Our COAPRT accreditation lets you sit for the national Certified Parks and Recreation Profession (CPRP) exam without having two years of professional experience.
  • Extend your studies beyond the main campus. Community partnerships allow you to take classes or internships at places like Wonders of Wildlife, Springfield-Greene County Park Board facilities and Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
  • Take courses and participate in hands-on learning that prepares you to go from your internship into the workforce.

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