Brooklyn Leisure Studies Management Major

Brooklyn Leisure Studies Management Major

Promote a healthy lifestyle. Lead recreational activities. Get ready.

Guide others on their journey as they learn to nurture their wellness and improve their quality of life, with a degree in leisure studies management from St. Joseph’s University. 

Leisure and recreation managers have a diverse set of talents, planning creative consumer programs, while leading such administrative functions as facility management and day-to-day operations. Our dedicated faculty will show you the ropes, as you learn the most effective techniques for planning quality recreational experiences, while expertly managing an organization or facility. 

By graduation, you’ll be prepared to skillfully manage leisure and recreation programs serving a variety of populations. 

Make positive change with recreation and leisure activities. Be an effective leader. Get ready with a leisure studies management degree from our Brooklyn campus.

George GaryfallosGeorge Garyfallos ’22
Leisure Services Management major

"Being a Recreation Leisure Service Major helps me gain personal development and growth. My passion is to work with people in the community. This career can offer it for me. I enjoy helping people with and without disabilities to use leisure to improve their health. I especially like working with people who have different disabilities and to engage them in adaptive sports in parks and recreation. This will improve their quality in life."

The Brooklyn Leisure Studies Management Major Experience

Minors that Matter: Consider pairing your leisure studies management major with a minor in psychology, speech therapy, biology or criminal justice.


Job Opportunities: The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for recreational therapists will grow by at least 8 percent from 2019 to 2029.


Hands-on Experience: All of our leisure studies management students complete a rigorous internship, giving them the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in class to their careers.

A Growing Opportunity

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of recreation workers is expected to grow by 8% from 2018 to 2028 — faster than the average for all occupations. As more emphasis is placed on the importance of lifelong well-being, more recreation workers will be needed to work with children and adults in a variety of settings.