Bachelor of Arts in
Recreation Administration

The Recreation Admprm-undergrad-1inistration program at The University of Mississippi prepares students for a broad range of leisure, recreation, tourism, sport and health related professions through a curriculum that focuses on a liberal arts education featuring experiential and interdisciplinary focus. Furthermore, the National Recreation and Parks Association accredited curriculum prepares students to become Certified Park and Recreation Professionals (CPRP) or Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) immediately after graduation.  Students are presented with the most contemporary knowledge and practices to manage leisure and recreation programs to improve the health and well-being of all people.  Students must complete either the Therapeutic Recreation Track or an approved minor to augment their park and recreation core competencies and further strengthen their professional credentials.  Below are examples of  paired minors and the career paths students may choose.

Approved Minor

Possible Career Opportunity

Biological Science

Park Rangers, Park Interpretation, Fisheries and Wildlife, Camp Leadership

International Studies

Governmental Recreation, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Peace Corps

Economics

Park and Recreation Administration, Commercial Recreation Not-for profit Agencies

English

Advanced Degrees in Parks and Recreation, General recreation

Geology

Park Rangers, Park Interpretation, Fisheries and Wildlife, Camp Leadership

Mass Media and Communications

Sports Recreation, Sports Communication, Commercial Recreation

Political Science

Public Park and Recreation agencies

Psychology

Therapeutic Recreation

Public Policy Leadership

State, County and National Governmental Recreation agencies

Accountancy

Commercial recreation, sports-related recreation, not-for-profit recreation

Business Administration

Commercial recreation, sports-related recreation.

Sociology

Youth and Older Adult recreation programs

Modern Language

Bi-lingual recreation and international recreation positions

Therapeutic Recreation Track

Community and Clinical Therapeutic Recreation agencies, Schools

Contact:

Kim R Beason Ed.D., CPRP

Professor of Park & Recreation Management and Director of Senior Aquatics Therapy Program

Health, Exercise Science & Recreation Management

Email hpbeason@olemiss.edu
Phone +1 (662) 915-5555
Office 225 Turner Center
Contact

Degrees & Expertise

BSCriminal Justice School of the Ozarks / Point Lookout, Missouri (1983)
MEDLeisure Management University of Arkansas / Fayetteville, Arkansas (1987)
EDDPhysical Education University of Arkansas / Fayetteville, Arkansas (1990)
Curriculum Vita
Areas of Expertise
  • Aquatic Exercise
  • Aquatics for Older Adults
  • Canoeing
  • Conservation Management, Fish and Wildlife Protection
  • Cpr and First Aid
  • Economic Impact of Leisure
  • Fantasy Sport Market
  • Recreation and Special Event Planning
  • Recreational Programs, Planning and Development
  • Water Safety
  • Youth and Teen Leisure Markets