Recreation and Leisure Studies

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies offers a baccalaureate degree with concentrations in therapeautic recreation and community recreation.

The department also offers minors in recreational leadership and nature tourism, a certificate in sustainable tourism and a variety of health/fitness instructional activity courses.

News & Events

USM students were highlighted in The Forecaster dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller".
Christy Gardner, a USM recreational therapy major, has been named USA Hockey's Disabled Athlete of the Year.
USM is hosting a Careers in Aging Event on Thursday, April 11th from 5:00-6:00 p.m., in the Abromson Center.

5th Annual Therapeutic Recreation Conference

"Recreation Therapy: Moving Forward!"

Join us for the 5th Annual Therapeutic Recreation Conference on April 26th, 2013.

Earn Recreation Therapy CEU's and hear from leaders in the field from throughout New England.

Nature-based Tourism at USM

Enrollment in the Nature Tourism Minor can increase your understanding and enjoyment of nature while enhancing future employment opportunities in ecotourism and adventure recreation businesses, wilderness equipment outfitters, or organizations that focus on environmental education.

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