A Recreation Management specialization provides future recreation leaders an interdisciplinary approach to education. Through classroom instruction in conjunction with field experience, graduate students learn to apply key recreational concepts such as policies, programming, planning, risk management as well as personnel topics. The department's goal is to develop only one type of graduate student - the most up to date, ethical , and capable recreation professional. Graduates can look forward to an enriching career providing leisure, wellness and sport opportunities to local communities. Alumni may find careers in the following:
- Corporate Fitness and Wellness
- Leisure Services
- Outdoor Adventure Education
- Sport Management
- Recreation Management
Graduates may find themselves working with any of the following professional organizations: Texas Amateur Athletic Federation, National Intramural-Recreation Sport Association, Texas Recreation and Park Society, National Recreation and Park Society, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, North American Society for Sport Management, International Sports Sciences Association, and American Council on Exercise.