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Spartapalooza organizers at York College - part of the recreation and leisure degree program

Hospitality, Recreation & Sport Management

Rigorous classroom study. Practical experience. And a wealth of opportunities to work with some of the best industry professionals.

Hospitality, recreation, and sport management professionals can have a direct effect on people’s quality of life at home, while traveling, engaging in recreation, sport or entertainment. At York College, the Hospitality, Recreation and Sport Management Department emphasizes both classroom and hands-on learning, preparing you for careers in a wide range of fields that enrich the lives of others. These majors prepare you to for careers in fields including travel, sport, hotels, restaurants, recreational therapy and community-based recreation, and more.

Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center at York College
Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center gives you an incredible environment to learn about organizing and running events.

Student Opportunities and Experiences

Sport management internships at York College
Sport Management Internships
Madison Square Garden, Under Armour, and the Philadelphia Eagles are just a few of the places you will find our majors getting well-prepared for their future success.
Recreation students learn how to organize events in the community
Field Experience in Recreation
Students majoring in Recreation and Leisure Administration participate in a 120-hour Experiential Learning in Recreation (ELR) and a 480-hour Directed Field Experience (DFE), giving them a competitive edge in the job market.
The Spartapalooza crew showing off the sign for the 2015 event, hosted by recreation and leisure students.
Recreation and Leisure students have plenty of hands-on experience — the annual Spartapalooza is organized by our students! — to enhance employment opportunities.

Our Stories

Check out "Our Stories". Our Hospitality Management, Recreation and Leisure Administration, and Sport Management students receive a wealth of opportunities to work with some of the best industry professionals.


WVYC Perspectives with Dr. John Hughes

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Contact Us
Hospitality, Recreation and Sport Management
John G. Hughes, Ed.D., C.H.E., Chair
Diehl Hall, Room 104
Phone: 717.815.1393
Fax: 717.1624.849
8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Jennifer L. Godfrey
Administrative Assistant
Diehl Hall, Room 101

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