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Recreation, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Moscow, ID, United States
In this Recreation program from University of Idaho, the only accredited recreation program in Idaho, you will discover how to help people of all ages lead active, healthy lifestyles through community recreation programs, tourism, outdoor adventure and other activities.
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Recreation programs are essential to the health of individuals and communities.

With the campus’s excellent student recreation facilities and Idaho’s mountains, rivers and lakes as your classroom, you will gain hands-on training and experiences in swimming, river guiding, outdoor adventure, emergencies in the wilderness, program planning and management, and much more.

Degree Fit

This Recreation program from University of Idaho could be a good fit if you:

  • Lead an active and healthy lifestyle
  • Work well with people of all ages
  • Enjoy the outdoors
  • Like to play sports
  • Are organized and a leader

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Recreation director for cities and communities
  • Director of campus recreation
  • Commercial recreation outfitter and guide
  • Special event coordinator
  • Parks interpreter and guide
  • Tourism operator
  • Supervisor of sports programs/leagues
  • Aquatics director
  • Coach
  • Activity director for cruise ships or resorts
  • Administrator of after-school programs
  • Activity director for a senior center
  • Outdoor educator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to Recreation, Park & Tourism Professions 
  • Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Pursuits 
  • Recreation Programming & Marketing 
  • Foundations of Leisure & Society 
  • Practicum in Recreation, Parks & Tourism 
  • Wilderness First Responder 
  • Emergency Responder Certification
  • Leisure, Health & Human Development
  • Diversity in Recreation, Parks & Tourism
  • Inclusive PE & Recreation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the post-secondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school. Students must also meet the criteria for admission to university level study in their home country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8304 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Moscow

  • 750 - 1100 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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