Jul 19, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Recreation Management Minor

Minor code OR8109

Patton College of Education 
Recreation, Sport Pedagogy and Consumer Sciences    
Patton Hall 202
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4400

Bruce Martin, contact person

Program Overview

The Recreation Management minor prepares students for professional opportunities in the parks, recreation, and leisure services industry. Students minoring in Recreation Management complete coursework in the following content areas: recreation programming, planning and operating recreation areas and facilities, festival and special event operations, fundraising and sponsorship development, parks and protected areas management, among others. The minor is intended to complement other fields of study related to recreation management. Examples of complementary fields of study include Coaching, Sports Management, Hospitality Management, Business, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, and Fine Arts.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Recreation management professionals work in a variety of settings, including municipal, State and federal parks and recreation agencies, commercial recreation and tourism, non-profit recreation, campus recreation, festival and event planning, and more. 


Minor Hours Requirement

The recreation management minor requires a minimum of 15 credit hours.

Required Courses

Complete the following course:

Elective Recreational Sport Courses

Complete a minimum of 3 of the following courses: