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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.
 

career options

Some intern opportunities for this concentration include:

 

Therapeutic Recreation

The Therapeutic Recreation Concentration prepares students to enter therapeutic recreation settings ranging from the community to clinical setting. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the National Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist exam. This concentration allows students to complete a 560 hour consecutive internship under both NCTRC- certified site and internship supervisors. Many students who complete this concentration find exciting careers in a setting or position listed below.

Career options

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 B.S. 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.

Career chart

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 Allegnay College and completing the AAS degree and transfer to Frostburg State University to complete the remaining 3 semesters to complete the B.S. 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.

Career chart

Some intern opportunities for this concentration include: