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Recreation Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Lock Haven, PA, United States
The Recreation Management program at the Lock Haven University balances the theoretical and practical learning experiences to prepare you for a successful and rewarding career in recreation, parks, tourism, fitness, strength and conditioning, therapeutic recreation and related fields.
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Overview

Program Highlights

Internships: At the Recreation Management program at the Lock Haven University, we require our recreation management students to complete two separate internships. These guided learning experiences make our students some of the most prepared young professionals to enter the recreation management workforce. Past students have interned with:

  • U.S.A. Olympic Bobsled Team
  • Reebok Sports Club
  • The Giant Center
  • Toftrees Resort
  • DCNR Bureau of State Parks
  • KidsPeace
  • Breckenridge Outdoor Center
  • Children’s Specialized Hospital
  • Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
  • Penn State University Athletic Department
  • Penn State University Athletics and Event Management
  • Coastal Carolina
  • Peak View Behavioral Health

Careers: A degree in recreation management prepares you for a variety of private and public recreation settings, as well as for graduate studies in recreation and related fields. You will acquire the leadership and programming skills to be effective in a wide variety of health, recreation, and leisure related agencies. A 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics study found that employment of recreation workers is expected to rise by 19 percent from 2010 to 2020.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National: rolling admissions
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Field Participation in Recreation
  • Recreation Leadership and Supervision
  • Inclusive Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation Services
  • Program Planning and Design in Recreation
  • Marketing Recreation Services

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    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:

    5.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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

  • Complete the online application.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 (twenty five dollars U.S.) must be paid.
  • Submit official, English-translated copies of all secondary course work completed, including subjects listed and marks earned, secondary school certificates, diplomas and examinations results from all secondary, post-secondary, and university and/or professional schools.
  • All non-native speakers of English must submit an official language score report. To be considered "official," the scores must be sent directly from the sending institution (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).
  • SAT/ACT scores.
  • Copy of passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7716 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lock Haven

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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