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Kinesiology - Outdoor and Community Recreation
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.
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 for Kinesiology - Outdoor and Community Recreation include:
- Activity Specialist
- Camp Counselor
- Camp Director
- Community Program Director