Through this Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Management, recreation resource professionals are prepared for diverse careers in the field of parks and recreation.
The PRM Program focuses on small class size, high student-teacher interaction, on-site field experiences, and experiential learning opportunities.
Please note that not all emphases are available online.
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Human services addresses individual and community needs by providing services centering on prevention as well as remediation of human and community problems and improving overall quality of life.
Human service professionals work in all sectors of society, however, the Division of Leisure, Youth and Human Services focuses on working with populations in the nonprofit and public sectors.The first step to declaring the Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation is to read the Gainful Employment Disclosure Information and complete the form below.The second step is to submit an application for admission to UWM.Therapeutic Recreation, also known as recreation therapy, is a unique profession that uses recreation and activity-based interventions to help improve people’s physical, emotional, cognitive, social, spiritual and leisure functioning to enjoy life more fully.Like a departmental minor, certificate programs offer a specific academic focus but differ by being interdisciplinary, allowing students to combine related courses in different disciplines to explore a common theme.For more information contact the RLS Program Director: Dr.As a nationally recognized and accredited professional education program, the University of Northern Iowa's Division of Leisure, Youth and Human Services (LYHS) focuses on preparing individuals with the skills, knowledge and values required to effectively assume professional leadership/managerial positions in the areas of leisure, recreation, parks, therapeutic recreation, tourism, youth and human service settings.The Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, also known as a Recreation Therapist (RT), assists clients to develop skills, knowledge and behaviors for daily living and community involvement.As an RT, you will actively work with a client (and the family) to combine leisure interests and community resources together with therapy.The Certificate will prepare you to work in a variety of settings, including: Students need to be enrolled in a UWM undergraduate degree program or hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree to enter the Certificate Program.In addition, individuals who are certified with the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) may wish to complete one or more courses to comply with continuing education requirements.