Leisure Services Management
Leisure Services Management Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College
Pursue a healthy lifestyle while helping others do the same in this innovative program.
Leisure can be thought of as time away from work or other obligations, chosen by the individual. Leisure is a time when we choose to engage in activities such as sight-seeing, recreational sports, or even gardening.
If you think you would enjoy helping children, teenagers or adults with recreational activities, leisure services management could be for you. This innovative academic program will prepare you to work close to home in local parks and community centers or in exotic locales and resorts. From the plains to the mountains or the islands, career options abound for you to choose from.
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With obesity and other health and environmental concerns rising in our communities, now, more than ever, we need talented individuals to work with community leaders, residents and neighbors in making healthy lifestyle choices.
In addition, as tourism continues to be a significant industry worldwide, experienced leisure services managers will be needed for cruise ships, vacation resorts and more.
In the leisure services management program at Oklahoma City Community College, you’ll learn the foundational skills and knowledge you need to work in these areas and become a skilled and sought-after manager.
Leisure Services Management Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College
At OCCC, you can earn:
- An associate in arts degree in leisure services management: After graduating, you can transfer to a four-year college or university or you can pursue certification from the National Park and Recreation Association. Oklahoma State University accepts OCCC’s leisure services management degree for students who would like to continue their education and work toward a bachelor’s degree in recreation management.
Leisure Services Management Classes at Oklahoma City Community College
- Introduction to Leisure Studies
- Laboratory in Leisure Services
- Foundation of Leisure Service Leadership
- Human Diversity in Leisure and Recreation
You can access OCCC’s online course catalog, which includes details on Oklahoma City Community College leisure services management degree requirements and leisure services management class descriptions.
Instructor of Leisure Service Management
Dr. Kevin Fink works as the Coordinator of Student Employment Services in the Student Employment and Career Services office at Oklahoma City Community College. Kevin continues to work as an adjunct professor and program coordinator in Leisure Service Management at OCCC and as an adjunct instructor at Oklahoma State University teaching multiple courses in leadership, higher order baseball statistics, and rock climbing. During this time, the OCCC LSM program was ‘kicked off’ while Kevin also earned recognition as an Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant while finishing his doctoral dissertation and creating and teaching a course in Sabermetrics (baseball statistics) at Oklahoma State University.
After graduating with an associate degree in leisure services management, you could transfer to a four-year college or university or you could pursue certification with the National Park and Recreation Association. With this degree, you could become a:
- Recreation Specialist
- Fitness Trainer
- Travel Agent
- Ski Patrol
- Water Safety Instructor
- Business Owner
- Ropes Course Facilitator
- Tour Escort
- Outdoor Guide
- Camp Worker
- Aquatics-related Employee
- Correctional Recreation
- Event Management Personnel
- Tour Coordinator
- Recreation Coordinator
- Military Recreation