ERIC Number: ED042543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Careers in Parks and Recreation.
Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center of Leisure Studies.; Oregon Park and Recreation Society, Salem.
As reported in the document, the park and recreation profession, a growing field, emphasizes involving people in meaningful leisure activities. This service profession offers varied career opportunities in the areas of public recreation, park management, conservation and outdoor recreation, and park and resource planning. Positions are also available with institutional, private, and cultural arts organizations; voluntary youth agencies; armed forces; commercial enterprises; recreation education institutions; and agencies for outdoor education and interpretive services. Salaries, advancement opportunities, and types of careers are discussed. It is noted that recreation and park administration curricula at most colleges and universities combine broad liberal educations with professional and technical studies essential for careers in specific areas of recreation. Examples of program options and specific courses are given, along with suggested high school preparation. Sources of information concerning programs and/or professions are listed. (AN)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Career Opportunities, College Students, Counselors, Curriculum, High School Students, Leisure Time, Outdoor Education, Parks, Program Descriptions, Recreation
Center for Leisure Study and Community Service, Department of Recreation and Park Management, University of Oregon, 1587 Agate Street, Eugene, Oregon 97403
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center of Leisure Studies.; Oregon Park and Recreation Society, Salem.