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Over the years the recreation profession has become increasingly specialized. As a result, the degree program in Recreation Services Management provides students with the opportunity to select a specialty area best suited to their career interests. Therefore, in addition to the basic core curriculum in recreation, students may select a career specialty area in:

  • Commercial Recreation and Event Planning
  • Outdoor Recreation and Park Management

Below is a sampling of positions held by the graduates of our program in these career specialty areas:

Commercial Recreation and Event Planning Settings

  • Event Planner, Montauk Yacht Club, Montauk, NY
  • Director of Event Services, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Public Relations Director, Dorney Park, Allentown, PA
  • Activity Director, Disney Cruise Lines, Orlando, FL
  • Recreation Director, Marriott's Marco Island Resort, FL
  • Global Sales Manager, Hamilton Park Conference Center, Floralm Park, NJ
  • General Manager, Yachtsman Resort, Myrtle Beach,SC
  • General Manager, Cannon Mountain Ski Resort, Franconia, NH
  • Event Planner, Cescaphe Event Group, Philadelphia, PA
  • Senior Event Planner, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
  • Operations Manager, SeaWorld, Orlando, FL
  • Digital Marketing Coordinator, Mountain Creek Resort, NJ
  • Children's Ski School Supervisor, Park City Mountain Resort, Park City, UT
  • General Manager, Great Bear Golf Club, Bushkill, PA
  • Outdoor Exploration Camp Manager, Mt. Snow, VT

Outdoor Recreation and Park Management Settings

  • Historical Interpreter, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA
  • Interpretive Park Ranger, Lowell Historical Park, Lowell, MA
  • Superintendent, Swartswood State Park, Swartswood, NJ
  • Environmental Educator, Monroe County Conservation District, Bartsonsville, PA
  • Park Manager, Hickory Run State Park, White Haven, PA
  • Outdoor Adventure Leader, San Francisco, CA
  • Park Ranger, Independence National Park, Philadelphia, PA
  • Assistant Park Manager, HIckory Run State Park, White Haven, PA
  • Interpretive Park Ranger, Everglades National Park, FL
  • National Park Ranger, Olympic National Park, WA