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Western Washington University

Western Washington University is a public comprehensive institution dedicated to serving the people of the state of Washington. Together our students, staff, and faculty are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement.

As a community, we uphold certain basic values. These include:

  • Commitment to student success, critical thought, creativity, and sustainability
  • Commitment to equity and justice, and respect for the rights and dignity of others
  • Pursuit of excellence, in an environment characterized by principles of shared governance, academic freedom and effective engagement
  • Integrity, responsibility and accountability in all our work
Recreation Management & Leadership Bachelor's Program

About the Major

Recreation Management and Leadership
majors have a 96% graduation rate and
find employment in the following areas:


  • parks and recreation departments
  • YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, etc.
  • community development
  • camp programming & administration


  • guiding (climbing, kayaking, etc.)
  • adventure therapy
  • experiential outdoor education
  • state parks management


  • international travel design
  • resort activity management
  • adventure guiding
  • community-based tourism


  • physical rehabilitation hospitals
  • behavioral/mental health programs
  • long-term care facilities
  • adaptive outdoor recreation
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