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Department of Recreation Administration

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About the Department

Our department is proud to be active at Fresno State in the number of students and faculty engaged in service learning and community engagement. As part of the degree, our students complete between 500 to 1000 hours of pre-internship service to park and recreation agencies and the community. In addition, there are courses offered in the department that are designated “service-learning” as a part of the university’s overall program. The impact of the service learning courses is significant. In the last year, our students logged 8,395 service learning hours! According to the Independent Sector’s Value of Volunteer Time and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economic impact of this service ranges from $136,385 to $193,672 annually. Finally, all students complete a 15 week 35-40 hour internship as a culminating experience. In addition, our department hosts the San Joaquin Valley Summit (Topics vary by year) and the Central California Therapeutic Recreation Annual Symposium which draws professionals from throughout the Valley.

Read about our Mission, Vision, and Values.

Please see our Strategic Plan with our goals for our major!