The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers a Master of Science degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism through The Global Campus. This degree provides you a quality and highly accessible education ensuring that you are prepared to meet the changing requirements of the leisure services industry. The demand for professionals with an advanced degree in the leisure service industry continues to increase. The Master of Science Degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism offered through the University of Illinois Global Campus will provide you a quality and highly accessible education ensuring that you are prepared to meet the changing requirements of the leisure services industry. The industry requires a master's degree to move into management-level positions. According to the U.S. Department of Labor projections, most of the leisure services industry sectors are expected to grow as fast as or faster than the average for all occupations through 2014. Those with graduate degrees will have the best opportunities for supervisory or administrative positions. Students may pursue professional careers as coordinators, directors, supervisors, or managers in travel/tourism and hospitality, event planning, recreational facility management, nonprofit and entrepreneurial organizations, recreational sports management, campus recreation, outdoor education and adventure recreation, senior centers, hotel management, natural resources recreation, convention bureaus, health and fitness clubs, special events business, and volunteer and youth agencies, public recreation, and human service agencies.
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