Department of Recreation and Parks Management


The Department strives to provide students with growth and development opportunities through, experiential learning, hands-on experiences, mentoring and collaboration with high quality faculty within their desired program of study.

Our mission is to provide rigorous academic programs to develop professional skills and competencies through both didactic and experiential learning. We prepare professionals in athletic training, health and physical education, exercise and sport science, parks and recreation, and adventure sports to make positive contributions within a changing and diverse global society.


Choose your path

Frostburg State University provides several ways to achieve your professional and personal goals. Choose from multiple options:




Council on Accreditation COAPRTFrostburg State University’s Recreation and Parks Management Program received initial accreditation in 2000. Currently, the program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT). COAPRT accredits baccalaureate programs in parks, recreation, tourism, sport management, event management, therapeutic recreation, and leisure studies offered at regionally accredited institutions within the United States and its territories, and at nationally accredited institutions in Canada and Mexico. In turn, COAPRT is accredited by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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~ Be active ~ Explore ~ Stay healthy ~


Department of Recreation and Parks Management

  • Cordts Physical Education Center 251
    101 Braddock Road
    Frostburg, MD 21532

Natalia Buta, Chair
Department of Recreation and Parks Management