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Professional organizations such as the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the PA Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) offer 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 an outdoor recreation career option, another source of career information is the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).

If you think a career as a recreation therapist might be for you, more information can be obtained from the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA).

Our program is accredited by the Council on the Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). We are one of only 80 nationally accredited programs in the country.

An Advisory Council, comprised of expert practitioners in the Pocono region, is a valuable source of input for the faculty to refine courses and adjust to trends in the workforce.

For more information contact the department by calling the department at (570) 422-3305.