Recreation Management | Hastings College

Recreation Management

Why Major in Recreation Management?

You’ll find recent Hastings College Recreation Management graduates enjoying meaningful, exciting careers working for the National Park Service, YMCAs across the country, media outlets and sports teams and organizations as coaches, marketers, directors and administrators.

Build Skills, Meet Challenges

As a Recreation Management major at Hastings College, you’ll build the skills to meet exciting challenges in a growing field. Our faculty will push you to think broadly and creatively about all aspects of managing health programs, community recreation programs and sports-related companies and organizations.

You’ll grasp a firm understanding of the science and psychology behind human performance and how to build programs that motivate, educate and instill positive habits in others. You’ll also master critical business and communication skills that set you apart in the competitive job market.

Go further with a Hastings education

Most Hastings College students complete their degree in four years, and our four-year guarantee is here to back it up. This means you’ll work closely with your advisor to chart a course in your major. Study abroad, do a service project or lead a club—there’s time, support and a plan for everything.

Want to see how you can graduate in four years? Check out our semester-by-semester degree plan.

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals.

Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential.

Graduate with experience

As a Hastings College undergraduate studying Recreation Management, you may find yourself interning with the Hastings YMCA; the Irish Amateur Boxing Association in Dublin, Ireland; Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings; or the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln. Local schools and organizations will seek you to help coach and referee youth and club teams and games. What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings ready to succeed.

At every step along your path, you'll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It's an experience that's true to Hastings College, and you won't find it anywhere else.

Get involved beyond the recreation management classroom

  • Alpha Chi (Academic Honor Society)
  • P.E. Club

In addition to Alpha Chi and P.E. Club, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for recreation management majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics are available.

First employers for recent graduates

  • 5050 Sports Performance
  • Mary Lanning Healthcare
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • All American Sports Center