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Northwest Missouri State University

Recreation Major


Why Minor in Recreation?

The minor in recreation focuses on professional skills in assessing the recreational needs of a community, planning and implementing programs to meet the needs for diverse populations and evaluating program effectiveness.

Prior to the completion of this program, students complete a 200-hour field experience with a recreation agency. Through Northwest’s partnerships with local agencies and businesses, these hours can be completed in Maryville.

What majors align well with a Recreation minor?

The Northwest Difference

The Northwest Difference

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a traditional campus with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the middle of everywhere, Maryville is two hours from Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri and
2 ½ hours from Des Moines, Iowa.