Recreation Management Specialization


There is more to the expansive world of working in recreation than Parks & Recreation, and the fantastic faculty at Central is ready to teach you all about it! We are excited to offer the specialization in Recreation Management, one of four options for completing requirements for the Sport Management major. Please see the course catalog for specific Recreation Management specialization degree requirements and course listings.

To apply to the Sport Management program, please visit our application portal. If you are interested in learning more, reach out to Program Coordinator Dr. David Rolfe.

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Careers & Alumni

Learn more about career paths of the Recreation Management specialization area and check out the wide variety of positions held by alumni.


  • Careers & Opportunities

    • Municipal Parks & Recreation
    • State Parks
    • National Parks
    • College Recreation
    • Commercial Recreation
    • Event Coordinator
    • Youth Programs
    • Senior Activities
    • Trips & Tourism
    • Non-Profit Organizations
    • YMCA Boys & Girls Clubs of America
    • Boy/Girl Scouts

  • CWU Alumni in Recreation

    • Demi Ayles, Childcare Site Director, Metro Parks Tacoma
    • Brad Case, Director, Ellensburg Parks and Recreation
    • Katelyn Clavette, Adult Activity Center Coordinator, Ellensburg Parks and Recreation
    • Flavio Garcia, Youth Sports & Outreach Director, Yakima YMCA
    • Ethan Olson, Recreation Coordinator, Cheney Parks and Recreation
    • Savannah Scriven, Assistant Manager of Recreation, The Phoenician Resort
    • Rusty Vineyard, Chief Facilities Officer, University of Idaho

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