Department Information


We educate leaders who improve the world through recreation, parks and leisure.


  • Freedom
  • Inclusion
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Joy


We envision a world where all individuals have access to recreation, leisure, play and parks, which improve lives, society, and the environment. We will enhance our role as a leader in educating professionals—accomplished through teaching, scholarship, and service and exemplified by alumni who continue to lead the field.