Recreation and Leisure Services

Welcome to Recreation and Leisure Services in the Department of Community Leadership and Human Services.

Thank you for your interest in the Recreation and Leisure Services Program at Murray State University. I encourage you to consider recreation as a career. Whether you're interested in youth programming, commercial recreation, resorts, tourism, camps or working with older adults, the disabled or at-risk populations, I am sure that you would find a career in recreation to be rewarding.

“National Parks see more than 280 million visitors, generating $12 billion in visitor spending and supporting nearly 250,000 jobs. The Outdoor Industry Association estimates recreation activities including hiking, camping, and fishing contribute $730 billion to the U.S. economy, support more than 6 million jobs, and generate $289 billion annually in retail sales and services” (

Two new tracks have been added to the program: Adventure Leadership and Community Recreation. 

B.S. in Recreation & Leisure Services
Minors in Recreation & Leisure Services