Recreation

Regardless of your undergraduate major — anything from art to English to the natural sciences — you can pursue our 34-credit master’s degree. Our M.S. degree has three concentrations: Management, Environmental and Outdoor Education, and Therapeutic Recreation.

Management of Leisure Services M.S.

Learn about supervision, marketing, event planning and project management as they relate to creating memorable recreation experiences. Plus, build professional skills in areas such as managerial communication, negotiation and leading change.

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Therapeutic Recreation M.S.

Online or on campus, the M.S. degree’s concentration in therapeutic recreation prepares you to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist® (CTRS). 

Therapeutic recreation is one of the fastest growing health and human services professions, where graduates can pursue a careers provides a powerful sense of purpose. CNN Money listed it as one of the 10 best jobs to save the world and Forbes chose it as one of the top 25 meaningful college majors.

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Environmental and Outdoor Education M.S.

From outdoor leadership to camp management to environmental awareness, our program covers every dimension of outdoor education. Numerous opportunities for practical experience complement our curriculum.

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Therapeutic Recreation Graduate Certificate Program

This online program offers graduate-level training comprised of six, three-credit courses that include one general recreation theory course and five content courses structured around the requirements for national certification.

This program allows you to take all six courses to earn a certificate, apply those courses to a full master's program, if desired, or fulfill continuing education requirements.

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Contact Us

Chair: Sharon Todd 
Main Office: Professional Studies Building, Room 2213-A 
Phone: 607-753-4941 
Fax: 607-753-5982 
Email: rpls@cortland.edu 

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