Bachelor of Science in Recreation, College of Education and Allied Studies

The Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism prepares students to become leaders in the leisure and hospitality sectors where they work to create opportunities for people to experience the highest quality of life possible. The purpose of the curriculum is to develop understanding of the importance of leisure in today's fast paced world and how as professionals they can have a positive impact on people, programs and communities. Students are provided educational opportunities, which will develop their ability to organize, plan, and manage leisure, hospitality, and community service resources in diverse communities.

Leisure is the second largest income-producing sector in the world's economy and is the world's largest employer. Students are professionals upon graduation gaining positions where responsibilities are varied and opportunities are endless.

The department's experiential learning philosophy creates experiences where learning content happens while actually creating programs, events, and experiences for the people they want to serve. Helping people achieve a more satisfying quality of life is the job of all leisure professionals. Managers in public leisure services and parks, and recreation therapy are just a few of the fields open to our majors.

The Leadership in Hospitality and Leisure Services department:

  • is student-centered
  • has faculty who are friendly and accessible
  • uses former industry professionals as faculty
  • values students with part-time and full-time jobs
  • is dedicated to graduating students efficiently

The BS in Recreation degree offers two options:

  • Leisure Management
  • Recreation Therapy

Contact Information

Department of Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism
College of Education and Allied Studies
California State University, East Bay
Art and Education Bldg. 246
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542-3095
Tel: 510.885.3043
Dr. Melany Spielman, Department Chair
e-mail: melany.spielman@csueastbay.edu

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