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Recreation (B.S.)

 Deptartment of Recreation and Park Management (B.S.)  

The Department of Recreation at Henderson State University is a leader in preparing students for careers in Leisure Service Management, Natural Resource Management and Therapeutic Recreation Services. Many of our majors go on to graduate or professional training in such areas as Sport Management, Travel & Tourism, Fitness Management, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Park Interpretation, Park Management, Municipal Administration and Corporate Wellness. 

 Undergraduate Majors Degree Options & Descriptions

  • Leisure Service Management
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  •  Recreation Minor

  Degree Audits and Forms



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Dr. Patrick Wempe Ed.D                 Dr. Gustafson Ph.D                         Dr. Kevin Riley Ed.D
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Dr. Wempe bio                       

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Chris considers professors Lynn Stanley, Woody Jolley, Patrick Wempe, and the late Dr. McAfee, his most influential instructors. “Each one taught me, in their own way, many of the leadership techniques and philosophies I put to use on daily basis.”

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Chris RatcliffBachelor of Science - Recreation (Leisure Services Management), 2005
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