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Parks and Recreation Management Degree at Colorado State University (CSU)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001350
  • Phone: (970) 491-1101

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  • Phone: (970) 491-6909

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  • Phone: (970) 491-6321

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Parks and Recreation Management Degree

The parks and recreation management program at Colorado State University prepares students for careers with municipal parks and recreation departments, private resorts, federal land-management agencies, correctional institutes, nonprofit organizations, and more. The program focuses on developing and managing park facilities and other indoor and outdoor recreation and leisure facilities. Program courses include: supervising support personnel, health and safety standards, public relations, and basic business and marketing principles. Get more details below including other Colorado colleges that offer parks and recreation management degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Parks and Recreation Management Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Colorado State University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

    Bachelor's Degree100
    Master's Degree10
    Doctorate Degree2

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)


    Students by Race (2010-2011)


Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Parks and Recreation Management program at CSU, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Recreation Workers

  • Description:

    Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation, camping, and hobbies, taking into account the needs and interests of individual members.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, recreation workers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.0% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Fort Collins-Loveland, CO
      • Total Employment: 270
      • Average Hourly Rate: $16.16
      • Average Annual Salary: $33,610

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Parks and Recreation Management Programs in Colorado

Parks and Recreation Management programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO
Type: 4-Year Public College

27 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Parks and Recreation Management (B)
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Johnson & Wales University - Denver

Denver, CO
Type: 4-Year Private College

28 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Parks and Recreation Management (B)