The Recreation Program offers a curriculum for persons interested in careers in recreation and leisure services. It provides a solid professional foundation complemented by concentrations that allow majors to work in a variety of fields, such as outdoor, community, therapeutic, military, and commercial recreation. In addition to its philosophy of professional study based in priniciples of liberal education, the Recreation Program features an innovative phased curriculum. "The Phase" is a four-part sequence of courses which students typically enter in the spring of their sophomore year and finish the fall of their senior year. Approximately 60 students enter and complete the four blocks of phases together as a community of learners. This arrangement has many advantages, chief among them:
- A supportive community of fellow students, faculty, and alumni.
- A variety of learning environments in addition to the classroom, such as overnight retreats, field experiences, and professional conferences.
- Greater access to faculty and comprehensive advising.
- Being part of the Phase tradition and its growing alumni network throughout the state, region, and nation.
The Phase, in a word, is special. We encourage you to ask faculty, students, and graduates about it.