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Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration

​​​​​​​​​Why Choose a Degree in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration (RPL)?
Professionals in the recreation field assist people in making good choices about their valuable leisure time.  Recreation and leisure activities are vital components of a healthy lifestyle. These activities provide countless social and personal benefits, reduce stress, build self-confidence, improve overall health, and enhance the quality of life. If you are interested in using your skills to run programs and events, manage facilities, and make a difference in people’s lives then this may be the profession for you!

One Recreation Major, Three Concentrations
The recreation major at CMU puts students on a career path in three distinctive concentrations:  
Outdoor and Environmental Concentration
Recreation and Event Management Concentration
Recreational Therapy Concentration

Available Minors
Outdoor and Environmental Education Minor

The RPL Experience at Central Michigan University
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration’s undergraduate academic programs are fully accredited and integrate superior academic instruction with hands-on internship and career experiences, agency partnerships, and service-learning opportunities.​

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