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Overview
The program in leisure studies at Oklahoma State University prepares students at the undergraduate and graduate levels for careers in recreation management and therapeutic recreation. Both undergraduate options are accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions, sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Students completing the programs are eligible to sit for respective national certification examinations. Leisure services management prepares students for employment in a variety of settings such as municipal, commercial, and corporate recreation; state and national park services; YMCAs and YWCAs; and armed services recreation. Therapeutic recreation prepares students to work with persons with disabilities in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, day programs, institutions and within the community.

Leisure services management is a growing field and is a multi-billion dollar industry. Students work in a variety of settings and can emphasize management, campus recreation, or outdoor pursuits. Therapeutic recreation is a valued part of the health care and human services. Individuals with illnesses, disabilities or limitations are helped to restore, enhance or maintain their health, independence and well-being through recreational activities. Non-majors may complete a 21 credit minor in Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation.

Available Options
- Recreation Management, B.S.
- Therapeutic Recreation, B.S.


Occupations
First-Line Supervisors
Recreation Workers
Recreational Therapists

Industries
Services-Providing - Leisure and Hospitality
Health Care and Social Assistance - Hospitals
Health Care and Social Assistance - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Recent OSU Graduates in
Salaries
Max: $39,520 |
Ave: $32,111 |
Med: $31,200 |
Min: $26,000


Employers
Campus Crusade for Christ International
Mercy Hospital
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
St Anthony Hospital
The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges
Wise Regional Behavior Health

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