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California State University, Long Beach
2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Department Information

Department Chair: Maridith Janssen

Department Office: Health and Human Services (HHS) 2 - 118

Telephone: (562) 985‑4071

Faculty: Michael A. Blazey, Melissa H. D'Eloia, Katherine James, Maridith Janssen, Marilyn A. Jensen (Emerita), Kenneth Silverberg

Department Coordinator: Pamela Ford

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 (National Recreation and Park Association, Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions, 22377 Belmont Ridge Road, Ashburn, VA 20148, phone: 703-858-0784).

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Recreation and Leisure Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Certificate Programs

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