Recreation Emphasis of Study

The Recreation and Leisure Administration program requires you to choose an emphasis of study during your academic career.

With a Therapeutic Recreation Emphasis, I could work in: 

  • Home health care programs
  • Substance abuse centers
  • Day programs for people with disabilities
  • Nursing homes & assisted living
  • Mental health programs for children, teens and adults
  • Correctional facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Children’s homes
  • Specialty camps
  • Special Olympics







With a Community Recreation Emphasis, I could work in: 

  • Community recreation centers
  • YMCAs, YWCAs & JCCs
  • Parks & Recreation departments
  • Youth-focused agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Special event agencies
  • Youth & adult recreational sport programs
  • Military recreation
  • Community senior centers
  • Resorts & golf courses

Recreation students at therapeutic recreation legislative forum

Recreation and Leisure Administration students meet Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-Pennsylvania, 5th) at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association's legislative forum in Baltimore, Md.

Community Recreation

Recreation and Leisure Administration students had community recreation professionals from Maryland visit their Senior Seminar class. The visitors included YCP grads Carrye Massey '85 and Lindsay Baylor '08. Current YCP students from Maryland in attendance included Ashleigh Cain, Jaci Caralle, Lindsay Laker and Kristen McCormick.