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Recreation and Leisure Studies

College of Health and Human Services

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Department Chair: Maridith Janssen

Department Office: Health and Human Services (HHS) 2 - 118
Telephone: (562) 985-4071

Faculty: Katherine James, Maridith Janssen, Marilyn A. Jensen (Emerita), Carolin Lusby, Kenneth Silverberg

Department Coordinator: Susan McNamara

Graduate Advisor: Katherine James

Career Possibilities

Recreation Leader • Recreation Therapist • Senior Center Director • Recreation Supervisor • Camp Director • Recreation Facility or Club Manager • Park Ranger • Travel Agent • Sporting Goods Sales Representative • Hotel or Resort Manager • Municipal Supervisor • Employee Services Specialist • Social Director • Travel Guide • Volunteer Services Manager • Park Naturalist • Intramural Director • City Manager • Community Services Director (For more information, see


The Department exists to promote a broader and deeper understanding of the role of leisure and recreation in the lives of all people and to enhance the quality of experiences available to each person.

The department is accredited by the Accreditation Council of the National Recreation and Park Association and American Association for Leisure and Recreation (National Recreation and Park Association, Council on Accreditation, 22377 Belmont Ridge Road, Ashburn, VA 20148, phone: 703-858-0784).