About This Program


Ariel Rodríguez, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Recreation Management
Program Director of Recreation Management
Department of Sport Management and Recreation
(413) 748-3272

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Recreation Management Accreditation

Springfield College student with a bucket of games and activities on their head surrounded by young children

Since 1946, Springfield College has prepared recreation and park professionals for exciting careers that have a positive impact on our society through improved health and wellness, protection of open space, and promoting social equality and human connection to nature. Leadership, management, and programming skills are emphasized within the curriculum along with internship experiences, so you’ll graduate prepared to make a difference in your field. In addition to an excellent education, graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification exam as early as their final semester on campus.

Potential Careers:

  • Camp director
  • Festival and event planner
  • Military recreation specialist
  • Municipal recreation coordinator
  • Nonprofit organization administrator
  • Outdoor business owner
  • Recreation center manager
  • Recreational sport manager
  • Youth program director

Top Five Reasons to Study Recreation Management

We offer a top-notch recreation management major that will help you head into the field knowledgeable, prepared, and experienced. 

See our top five reasons to study recreation management at Springfield College.

Students participate in the ropes course at East Campus.
Studying Recreation Management At Springfield College