Recreation administration is about helping people stay active, improve their health and fitness, and have fun.
Whether you're designing entertaining and engaging activities for children, or promoting sports, travel, tourism and commercial recreation experiences for adults, you can help improve the overall quality of life in communities as a recreation specialist.
Kean’s program emphasizes the role of recreation administrators in the promotion of healthy lifestyles for everyone, and underscores the responsibility of all practitioners to promote a more inclusive society, respect diversity, and advocate for people with disabilities and other marginalized groups.
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Kean recreation administration graduates have meaningful careers in government parks and recreation agencies, nonprofit organizations, youth sports, camps, professional sports, and health and fitness centers, making wellness a top priority in these and other roles:
- Recreation administrator/supervisor
- Events manager
- Youth sports camp facilitator
- Athletic facilities manager
- Professional sports administrators
- Health and fitness center supervisors
- Resort or cruise ship activities directors
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