Americans spend an average of 5.1 hours a day engaged in leisure and recreational activities. (The only thing we do more is sleep!) For your family leisure time might include everything from summer camp to an exotic vacation; a baseball league at the county park, or an art class at the community center; even a trip to the city zoo, or a walk through a national forest. The ways you can spend your time in fun and healthy ways are endless! But did you know there are dedicated business professionals who bring you those experiences?
In fact, the recreation, tourism and leisure services industry is the largest and fastest-growing industry in the world — designing and providing leisure experiences through outdoor adventure companies, hotels and resorts, corporate wellness programs, youth agencies, municipal recreation departments and many other organizations.
Humboldt State offers one of California's best programs in Recreation Administration — career-focused, hands-on learning in a natural setting that Outside magazine called a "Dream Town" for outdoor play. Are you a creative, motivated, professional-minded student who wants to provide life-changing experiences for others? Then a degree and practical experience from Humboldt State could be your first step into a multibillion-dollar industry.