The mission of the Department of Recreation Administration at Eastern Illinois University is to implement a curriculum, which will prepare highly competent recreation program providers and managers of leisure and recreation experiences as well as highly competent RT/TR professionals through student-faculty scholarship, free and rigorous inquiry, effective coursework and applied learning and field experiences. The department helps students develop an in-depth understanding of recreation and its importance in enhancing the quality of life. Students graduating from this program will possess administrative skills, leadership abilities, and understanding of leisure behavior to promote through comprehensive recreation programs in our communities; health, wellness, inclusion and sustainability. Students in the TR option will additionally develop clinical competencies appropriate for the dynamic health systems climate. Students will also engage in the highest level of strategic thinking, ethical practices, oral and written communication, global understanding, diversity support and numerical literacy.
The Department of Recreation Administration: Experience a difference…to make a difference!
The faculty of the Department of Recreation Administration infuses these values in their course work, services and scholarly activities.
- Personal Potential
- Involvement in Meaningful Activities
- Ethical Conduct
- Academic Excellence
- Principles that Support Inclusion and Diversity
- Leadership Development
- Collaborative Decision Making
- Passion for Making a Difference
- Significance of Recreation, Play and Leisure
- Wellness Behaviors
- Sustainable Operations
- Environmental Stewardship
- Compassionate and Caring Relationships