Experience is a big part of the recreation management curriculum. Students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it through internships at sites near and far.

Internship Sites

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts
  • El Paso Children’s Hospital, Texas
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Rhode Island
  • Imagine! Out & About, Colorado
  • Longmeadow Parks and Recreation, Massachusetts
  • Newington Parks and Recreation Department, Connecticut
  • Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, Maryland
  • TEST Sports Clubs, New Jersey
  • Valley Blue Sox, Massachusetts
  • Western Massachusetts Hospital, Massachusetts
  • YMCA Camp Ingersoll, Connecticut

Career Outcomes

Experience in the recreation management major leads students to find great opportunities after graduating, too. Many students also pursue master’s-level educational opportunities.

Here are where some of our graduates have ended up after graduation. 

Company Name Job Title Location
City of Paso de Robles Staff Assistant II Paso Robles, Calif.
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Regional Aquatic Coordinator Clinton, Mass.
Massachusetts Department of Health Recreation Therapist Westfield, Mass.
UMass Memorial Medical Center (Children's Medical Center) Certified Child Life Specialist Worcester, Mass.
YMCA of Greater Springfield Sports and Recreation Coordinator Springfield, Mass.

See the Student Experience

"I chose Springfield College for the strong recreation management program they have, and I also enjoy the adventure education experience," said Ryan Brun, recreation management major. "The campus life is great, I stay very involved in a couple of different clubs on campus, it's a great experience."

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