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Concentrations

Students can choose from four concentrations to personalize their education to meet their personal and professional goals.

Community Program Delivery

The Community Program Delivery Concentration provides students with general programming and activity leadership skills in a recreational setting. The emphasis is on developing these skills from the foundational level and beyond. This is done through the combination of classroom learning, and teaching, to hands-on experiences each semester. Many students who complete this concentration find exciting careers in a setting or position listed below.

  • Outdoor education
  • YMCA
  • Retirement community directors
  • Resort recreation
  • Cruise ship activity directors
  • Commercial recreation
  • Military recreation
  • Church and religious organizations

Some intern opportunities for this concentration include:

Adventure Sports

The Adventure Sports Concentration is a collaborative program with Garrett College in Western Maryland. It is one of the few such programs in the nation and is a Common Market Program for many states, such as South Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia.  This permits the student to enroll as an in-state student at in-state tuition.  Students have several options in completing this program, such as:

  • Taking classes on both campus
  • Beginning at Garrett College and transferring to Frostburg State University
  • Beginning at Garrett College and completing the AAS degree and transfer to Frostburg State University to complete the remaining 3 semesters to complete the BS degree.
  • Beginning at Frostburg State University and then completing courses at Garrett College
  • Beginning at Frostburg State University and completing the concentration and then transfer or “reverse articulate” the Frostburg general education credits to Garrett College to complete the AAS degree.

Many students who complete this concentration find exciting careers in a setting or position listed below.

  • Outdoor equipment specialist
  • Water sports guide
  • Work at outdoor camps
  • DNR Police
  • Campus recreation
  • Park ranger
  • River patrol
  • Local guide

Some intern opportunities for this concentration include:

Hospitality Management & Tourism

The Hospitality Management and Tourism Concentration is a collaborative program with Allegany College of Maryland (ACM). This is a unique program that combines the ability of the community college to teach practical skills with a traditional four-year education. Students have several options in completing this program, such as:

  • Taking classes on both campus
  • Beginning at Allegany College and transferring to Frostburg State University
  • Beginning at Allegany College and completing the AAS degree and transfer to Frostburg State University to complete the remaining 3 semesters to complete the BS degree.
  • Beginning at Frostburg State University and then completing courses at Allegany College
  • Beginning at Frostburg State University and completing the concentration and then transfer or “reverse articulate” the Frostburg general education credits to Allegany College to complete the AAS degree.

Many students who complete this concentration find exciting careers in a setting or position listed below.

  • Accommodation manager
  • Catering manager
  • Event organizer
  • Fast food restaurant manager
  • Hotel manager
  • Public housing manager
  • Restaurant manager

Some intern opportunities for this concentration include:

Sport Promotion and Communication

NEW Concentration!
Program requirements for this concentration

The Sport Promotion and Communication Concentration provides students with skills and understanding in the areas of sport management, marketing, and communication. It is a Common Market Program for many states, which permits the student to enroll as an in-state student at in-state tuition. This concentration builds on the Recreation and Parks Management core curriculum to provide knowledge across the entire sport and recreation industry including how organizations provide services for participants and/or spectators. Students who complete this concentration will find exciting careers in a setting or position listed below.

  • Interscholastic athletics
  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Professional sport organizations
  • National governing bodies of sport
  • Sport marketing agencies
  • Sport media and broadcasting agencies

  Some intern opportunities for this concentration include:

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