Why Commercial Recreation?
You love to see people enjoy themselves. You also have business sense and a strong interest in serving others. Perhaps a career in commercial recreation is for you. The commercial recreation industry provides recreation and leisure for a profit. Some of these businesses include resorts, amusement parks, entertainment complexes and health, golf and fitness clubs. The travel and tourism industry also employs a large number of commercial recreation professionals.
A firm background in business is essential for working in this exciting and challenging industry. In addition, you should have strong "people skills," a positive attitude and the ability to speak before groups of people.
CMU's commercial recreation program prepares you to work in recreation, events and tourism businesses.
CMU offered the first professionally accredited major in the field of recreation, parks and leisure services administration in the State of Michigan. As you explore educational options, consider these key features that distinguish CMU's recreation program:
Career Options in Commercial Recreation
Central Michigan University graduates have found successful careers in a variety of leisure service businesses including:
- Entertainment/Sports Complexes
- Golf Courses
- Convention Centers
- Health Clubs
- Special Event Companies
- Equipment Sales
- Theme/Amusement Parks
- Country Clubs
- Local Commercial Recreation Businesses
- Retirement Communities
- Industrial Recreation Programs
- Boating and Marina Facilities
- Convention & Visitors Bureaus