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There is a tremendous and ever-increasing demand for trained professionals who will guide others toward life enrichment through lifetime leisure pursuits. The Outdoor/Community Recreation Management degree program at the University of Central Oklahoma provides this training through a broad foundation, which is interdisciplinary in nature.

Degree Sheet

Bachelor of Science Kinesiology

Outdoor & Community Recreation

Introductory video


This concentration represents a curriculum that educates, trains, and prepares the student to enter the leisure service profession and industry. Due to the vast size, breadth and diversity of the field, it is necessary to provide learning opportunities to compare and contrast systems from a public, quasi-public, private and commercial perspective. The Outdoor/Community Recreation program is designed to focus on leadership, programming, planning, marketing and promoting, supervisory, administrative and management positions in the profession



Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

Incoming freshman are eligible for a variety of scholarships within the General Academic Scholarship Program. There are multiple scholarships specific to the College of Education and Professional Studies.


Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Kinesiology - Outdoor and Community Recreation include:

  • Activity Specialist
  • Camp Counselor
  • Camp Director
  • Community Program Director

Community Opportunities

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro and in the marketing community, which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.