Patti A. Freeman, Chair
273C RB, (801) 422-1286
Marriott School of Management Advisement Center
460 TNRB, (801) 422-4285
All degree programs in the Department of Recreation Management and Youth Leadership are open enrollment.
Students in the Department of Recreation Management and Youth Leadership may choose an undergraduate emphasis from leisure services management or therapeutic recreation. A minor in nonprofit mangement is also available. Though the three areas represent diverse approaches, they share the commitment to a service-oriented profession that strengthens individuals, families, and communities.
Depending upon the particular emphasis, courses prepare students in the areas of leadership skills, systems management, budgeting and finance, program development, facilities management, and current issues in the recreation profession. Because of the nature of the profession, course work may not be limited to the Recreation Management and Youth Leadership Department. Course work in the related disciplines of business, behavioral sciences, health sciences, exercise sciences, family sciences, and life sciences may be required.
The curriculum will prepare students to provide professional services designed to meet the recreation, leisure, and youth leadership needs of communities, families, and individuals. Employment may be found in community (municipal/government) recreation agencies; private, commercial, industrial or military recreation programs; youth agencies and Scouting; clinical treatment settings (hospitals) or adaptive programs for people with disabilities; state and national parks; and/or educational settings.
To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:
Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.
For more information see the BYU 2009–2010 Graduate Catalog.