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Parks and Recreation Management Degree at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (U of M)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 003969
  • Phone: (612) 625-5000

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  • Phone: (612) 625-2008

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  • Phone: (612) 624-1111

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Parks and Recreation Management Degree

The parks and recreation management program at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 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 Minnesota colleges that offer parks and recreation management degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Parks and Recreation Management program at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

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
    • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
      • Total Employment: 3,300
      • Average Hourly Rate: $12.75
      • Average Annual Salary: $26,510

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 Minnesota

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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Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN
Type: 4-Year Public College

27 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Parks and Recreation Management (B)
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Minnesota State University - Mankato

Mankato, MN
Type: 4-Year Public College

44 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Parks and Recreation Management (B)
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Winona State University

Winona, MN
Type: 4-Year Public College

39 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Parks and Recreation Management (B)