Minor in Recreation and Leisure

  • Total Credit Hours: 16
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About

Recreation and leisure is a thriving industry with phenomenal growth, tremendous potential, and diverse career paths. Nearly 300 million Americans work, go to school, complete tasks to maintain their family and still work to find time to participate in some form of recreation. When Americans stop for recreational activities, they typically spend about 4.5 to 5 hours each day engaging in those activities. In the future, Americans are likely to demand more from their free time and more from government offices, businesses, and agencies to provide opportunities for recreation and leisure. A variety of organizations and individuals are needed to engage in recreational programming and provide leisure activities, which is why earning a minor in Recreation and Leisure will lead you down an exciting career path.

The VSYOU Difference

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education provides a variety of courses during the Fall and Spring semesters that prepare you for working in a sports facility, recreation facility, parks, and more. All of the courses you take will be applied to a concentration for other degree programs such as interdisciplinary studies. All of the courses for this minor have no prerequisites or declaration of a minor. By having flexibility and a wide-range of course options, you will be able to create a personalized path to success.

What You'll Learn

The Recreation and Leisure minor at Valdosta State University will prepare you to plan, organize, and lead a recreation program of limited scope in a variety of settings. Leisure opportunities are sought through sources such as government agencies (local, state, or federal), non-profit organizations, and recreational businesses ranging from amusement parks and fitness clubs to fishing charters, private clubs such as golf and aquatic clubs, and unique outdoor sites. 

Careers

  • Intramurals Director
  • Outdoor Program Coordinator
  • Recreation Facility Manager
  • Recreation Leaders/Specialist
  • Resource Managers
  • 229.333.7161
  • 229.245.3863
  • PE Complex
    Room 165
    Valdosta, Georgia 31698