The degree program in Recreation Services Management offers three career specializations in Commercial Recreation/Event Planning, Therapeutic Recreation, and Outdoor Recreation/Park Management.
Professional organizations promote the general profession of Recreation Services Management and/or specific career specialty areas. Some of the professional organizations which offer further career information are listed below:
- The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the PA Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) offer general information on current trends, issues and career opportunities.
- More specific information on the career option of commercial recreation and event planning is available from the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA), as well as the International Special Event Society (ISES).
- If you are interested in educating others about park, historical or natural resources, contact the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).