Recreation-Natural Resources Recreation Management (B.S.)

What is this degree? 
Have you ever wanted a job that allows you to work in and out of doors in national, state, and local parks, and with a diverse population that enjoys their spending leisure time outside? Graduates of this program find rewarding jobs at resorts, theme parks, community centers, municipal parks, federal and state land management agencies, adventure programming, adventure trip leading, and outdoor recreation departments and programs. 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?
Natural Resource Recreation Management degree holders work in a variety of outdoor recreation, education, leadership, and adventure programming settings.  Job opportunities of Natural Resource Recreation Management students are numerous.  Some of these jobs include but are not limited to:

•State parks
•National Park Service
•Corps of Engineers
•Game and Fish
•National Outdoor Leadership School
•Adventure Camps
•Challenge Courses Fitness centers
•Military recreation programs (MWR)
•Commercial recreation
•Non-profit organizations
•Campus recreation 



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Lacie graduated with a double major in Park and Recreation Management and Travel and Tourism Management. Her minor was Business Administration. Arkansas State Parks jump-started her career, and she has now returned to her home in southwest Louisiana where she is the new Park Superintendent over park operations.

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Lacie CarterBachelor of Science - Recreation, 2010
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