Aurora University

Parks and Recreation Leadership (BS)

Why study Parks and Recreation Leadership?

This field is for students interested in helping others get the most out of their leisure time.

Why study Parks and Recreation Leadership at AU?

The program teaches you in the classroom and in the field. You will be able to design and lead recreational activities for people of all ages and abilities. You will explore a wide range of career opportunities from the beginning of your time at Aurora University.

Curriculum Highlights

    • Leadership
    • Outdoor education
    • Outdoor skills
  • Expand your career opportunities by double-majoring in Sport Management or History. And even with a second major, you'll still be able to graduate in four years.
Experiential learning

Experiential learning

Spend time in the field learning to sail, kayak, backpack, camp and rock climb. Participate in field-based learning opportunities such as River Study Day, where you practice what you learn and refine your skills.

Career opportunities

  • Community centers
  • Military bases
  • National or regional parks
  • Youth camps

Get hired by the best

  • Illinois park districts
  • United States National Park Service
  • YMCA