Community Health & Recreation

Master of Arts

Get prepared for professional leadership roles in the administration of community health and recreation agencies with the community health and recreation MA degree. 

  • Take an active role in determining personal learning objectives and developing individual programs of study. 
  • Use relevant philosophy, content and skills to provide management and leadership for effective and efficient delivery of community health and recreation services.  
  • Design programs of study for work in varied settings which has direct relevance to your own professional practice. 

The Graduate Record Examination (general test) is not required for admission to the program.

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Contact us directly at:

Department of Health, Recreation & Community Services
203 WRC
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0607

Phone: (319) 273-2654

Courses and Careers


This interdisciplinary degree draws upon coursework in our public health and recreation, tourism & nonprofit leadership programs. The 33-credit-hour degree is available with both thesis and non-thesis options.  A sampling of the diverse coursework options includes:

  • Philosophy/History/Ethics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Cultural Competency
  • Social Policy or Social Psychology
  • Financial Decision-Making
  • Management Issues
  • Marketing the RTNL Agency
  • Worksite Health
  • Minority Health
  • Public Health Theory
  • Epidemiological Methods 



With this blended interdisciplinary degree, your potential for advancement in a variety of career directions expands greatly. Our graduates are prepared to grow their careers in settings which include: 

  • Campus recreation
  • Nonprofit settings
  • Community recreation
  • Tourism organizations
  • Sports administration 
  • Outdoor resource management.

Careers in public health-related and recreation-related fields show steady projected growth of 6 to 10% over the next decade.