Welcome to the Recreation Management Program at College of the Canyons!

Program Goals: The Recreation Management Program at College of the Canyons provides the opportunity for students to prepare for transfer to bachelor degree programs as well as the opportunity for students to learn entry level jobs skills needed for employment in the recreation and leisure industry.  To accomplish this we sponsor a broad based curriculum which introduces students to the variety of work environments and career opportunities under the umbrella of recreation and leisure industry. The core curriculum provides students with entry level jobs skills identified and defined in partnership with community and business leaders within the industry as well as the courses required for transferring into related bachelor programs. Program emphasis is on experiential learning.  Students will engage in community service and project based learning as a routine part of their academic and professional growth.
In today’s modern fast paced society, innovation and technology are changing how, where and when we work.  Consequently, how we play, enjoy leisure time and get involved in recreation is evolving and changing as well.  The diverse profession of Recreation Management focuses on creating and providing a variety of recreational experiences to communities and individuals.  The Recreation Management Program at College of the Canyons introduces students to a variety of recreational settings and career opportunities. The Associate Arts Degree in Recreation Management serves to prepare students for entry level jobs in the field and to meet the transfer requirements for a bachelors’ degree in a related program.
Why Recreation Management? In the United States, sports, recreation and leisure is a multi-billion dollar industry.  Professionals working in a variety of public settings and private businesses are earning a living in the recreation and leisure service industry.
Recreation Management Program at College of the Canyons
Nature of the Work Includes:  Develop and implement programs for institutional and community centers; develop and implement programs for diverse and special populations; train and evaluate staff, oversee the operations of recreational facilities; organize and direct special events for public and private entities;  strategic planning for facilities, budgets and recreational programs for municipalities; coordinate and schedule sporting events.
Rhonda Hyatt, Ed.D
Recreation Management
(661) 362-3120