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Recreation and Parks Management (with Concentration in Adventure Sports), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Frostburg, MD, United States
Frostburg State University’s bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Parks Management (with Concentration in Adventure Sports) is the ideal program for students who like the idea of working outdoors away from a traditional office setting. It is great preparation for a career in our national parks, serving as a guide or planning nature experiences for tour groups, vacationers or classes. 
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Program highlights

  • Complete an internship working in locations such as Utah’s state forests, Alaska’s adventure sports industry, YMCAs, Disney resorts, state parks and local recreation departments.
  • Engage in extensive hands-on experiences planning nature and recreation programs, organizing fundraisers such as the “I Swim for Bob” scholarship event and assisting community recreation programs such as the Cumberland Halloween Costume Competition or Discover Allegany Outdoors.
  • Attend a professional parks and recreation conference where you will meet others in the field and begin building your professional network.
  • Join the campus Recreation Society that engages in outdoor sports, hosts speakers from the field, encourages discussion of timely topics such as nature preservation and explores career opportunities.

Students who complete the Adventure Sports concentration are eligible to receive an AAS in adventure sports at Garrett College


Professional opportunities for Recreation and Parks Management (with Concentration in Adventure Sports) Major at Frostburg State University can be found in these and other venues:

Community Program Delivery

  • Local park and recreation departments
  • State and national parks
  • Urban recreation centers

Adventure Sports

  • Camps and outdoor leadership schools
  • Campus adventure programs
  • Outdoor adventure businesses

Hospitality Management and Tourism

  • Resorts
  • Theme parks
  • Visitor and convention bureaus

Sport Promotion and Communication

  • Professional sport organizations
  • Sport marketing agencies
  • College or university athletics departments


Program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)

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 Rafting and River Guiding
  • Introduction to Sea Kayaking
  • Introduction to Cross Country Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Bike Mechanics I
  • Beginning Alpine Skiing
  • Beginning Snowboarding
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Introduction to Telemark Skiing
  • Introduction to New Games-Initiatives/Low Ropes
  • Introduction to Recreation and Parks
  • Park and Facility Design
  • Recreation Leadership
  • Program Planning
  • Research Methods in Recreation and Parks
  • Organization and Administration of Recreation and Parks
  • Issues and Risk Management in Recreation and Parks
  • Practicum and Professional Seminar
  • Internship Project
  • Internship in Recreation
  • Out-of-class Requirements 

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Submit an original Application for Admission to Frostburg State University. 
  • Pay the one-time application fee of $45.00 (USD) to Frostburg State University. 
  • Submit official or school certified academic transcript(s) from all high schools and/or colleges/universities attended.  
  • Submit an International Student Certification of Financial Support form along with required supporting financial documents.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Frostburg

  • 1216 - 2060 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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