Recreation-Leisure Services Management (B.S.)

Recreation-Leisure Services Management (B.S.)

What is this degree?

You’re probably thinking a Recreation and Leisure Services Management degree is all fun and games, and our majors would certainly agree that it’s a fun degree.  Graduates of this program find rewarding jobs at resorts, sports facilities, theme parks, community centers, municipal parks and recreation departments, and other recreational venues where they have fun on a daily basis. They work outdoors, indoors, and even in clinical settings, but they're rarely tied to a desk from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why would I want to get this degree at Henderson?

The Recreation and Leisure Studies program at Henderson State University provides a very unique learning opportunities for students with the passion for Leisure Service Management; Natural Resource Management and Therapeutic Recreation. A degree earned at Henderson State University will provide the distinction of a diverse learning opportunity as Henderson State University is the only Public Liberal Arts University for the State of Arkansas.   

What does the degree prepare me to do?

Leisure Service Management degree holders work in a variety of leisure, recreational, and sport settings for all age groups, populations, and diverse geographical locations that include but are not limited to:

  • State and municipal park settings
  • Schools
  • Camps
  • Sports teams
  • Community recreation centers
  • Fitness centers
  • Military recreation program (MWR)
  • Commercial recreation
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Campus recreation


Leisure Services Degree Checklist and 8 Semester Degree Plan

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Professor Emeritus Dr. Dee White taught in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation from 1963 until her retirement in 1994. White has been recognized by the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame for her participation in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She continues to work to encourage girls to be active in sports. Her work and legacy have been recognized by a number of people, groups and organizations.

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