Lake Superior State University
Lake Superior State University
 
Related Sites

 

Alum Success

Video at ABC.com

Ariel Kelly, a Park and Recreation graduate who is a park ranger at Yosemite National Park, was interviewed as part of a program feature that highlights beautiful places in America.

Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation Management challenges the mind and body

Work in a natural resource oriented profession which combines stewardship of the resource and concurrently encourage people to become informed and able outdoor recreation enthusiasts

Steward of Nature
 
Degrees

This program emphasizes knowledge and skills related to managing natural resources as providing leadership opportunities for outdoor recreation enthusiasts.


Recreation Club students volunteer to construct a new cross-country ski trail. This exercise gives our students a chance to practice both recreation and natural resource management.

 


CLIMBING CLASS EXPLORES AN ABANDONED QUARRY- Jessica Brogan, left, works her way up a limestone rock face as fellow student Amy Zeiger manages - or belays - a safety line. Both are in an LSSU recreation class that recently rappelled an abandoned quarry about 25 miles southwest of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Classes have been going to the Scott Quarry site for seven years, last used to mine limestone about 60 years ago. Brogan is a junior in liberal studies from Brethren, Mich. Zeiger is a senior in psychology from Lansing. (Mary LaVictor)

"I think the one thing I enjoy most about the Parks and Recreation program is that it not only ensures that I can live out my dream of working outdoors, but also it allows me to spend most of my collegiate career learning in those same environments. The program is very hands-on."

--Jamie Elliott
Parks and Recreation student,
Alpha Chi National Honor Society Member

 

  
Careers

Our Parks and Recreation program focuses on human resource management in the outdoor environment including national and state parks.

  • Park Ranger
  • Outdoor Educator
  • Interpreter
  • Recreation Technician
  • Instructor/Guide
  • Game Reserve Manager
  • Eco-Tourism Entrepreneur

Average Salary of Graduates (NACE)

  • $27,645

*Based on survey of 2004-2006 LSSU graduates
Have a Question?

Contact Admissions

Student Research...

Ellsworth, Michigan

Jonathon studied the foraging behavior of white-tailed deer. Previous studies claim that deer have the ability to determine which vegetation will benefit them the most during different times of the year. In the fall, deer select diets high in energy content to maintain body mass and temperature. Nachazel's study explored the relationship between preferred white-tailed deer forage and energy levels found in the three types of vegetation. His results will assist managers in helping decrease mortality rates during the winter.

Apply Today!

Home » Parks & Recreation > Welcome
Share this page with your friends: