The Recreation Leadership program at Delta State University provides candidates professional preparation in park and recreation administration. Graduates find employment in a wide variety of recreation careers, including: Municipal parks and recreation departments, State agencies (State Parks, Conservation, Fish and Wildlife), Federal agencies (National Parks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Military recreation departments (MWR), Organized camps, Youth service agencies (Scouts, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 4-H, etc), YMCA, University recreation, and Sport organizations.
Candidates at Delta State are immersed in hands-on learning opportunities as well as in-class courses dealing with recreation and leisure history, leadership theory, and program development including marketing, management, and sport/coaching administration. The below areas are where students can explore leadership and growth opportunities in youth programs such as the OKRA Kids Camp and the Delta Down & Dirty Mur/Obstacle Run for youth. In addition, Delta State has the ONLY 4-yr Outdoor Recreation Education Program in the State of Mississippi where students from all areas of campus can learn and participate in adventure/wilderness recreation expeditions all over the South. With over $250,000.00 worth of gear and equipment, a one-of-kind outdoor education laboratory, 4 gear/canoe/kayak trailers, and the only mountain bike program in Mississippi – you can be assured your recreation leadership education can start here.
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Todd M. Davis, CPRP