Leisure Services Management

Leisure Services Management

Leisure Service Management professionals focus on quality of life issues within our local and global communities. Serving all populations, our students’ studies are broad-based and cover everything from direct consumer programming to administrative functions, which include facility management and day-to-day operations.


  • Lead programs and activities such as exercise classes, swimming, hiking, golfing, music, crafts, and special events that help to relieve stress, promote socialization, and understand pro-social behaviors and values.
  • Learn how to develop community assessments, organizational structures and budgets, for public, commercial, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Discuss how to make activities accessible to persons with disabilities by developing programs and services that emphasize inclusion.
  • Study trends within the industry, such as health enhancement, skateboard parks, and indoor climbing walls.
  • With a degree in leisure services management, you may work with children, adults, the elderly, and/or persons with disabilities in community-based settings.

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.