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Recreation Majors

On this page you can find out about the Recreation Majors Association (RMA) and read a selection of experiences and memories from our alumni. Our students are diverse and so are their career interests and areas of study.

Check out this (incomplete!) list of possible career opportunities:

Recreation Therapist · Recreation Administrator · Event Planner · Conference Center Manager · Campus Recreation Facilities Manager · Recreation Program Planner · Intramural Sports Coordinator · Environmental Interpreter · Hotel Manager · Park Manager · Park Ranger · Outdoor Recreation Specialist · Camp Supervisor · Recreation Resources Manager · Community Center Director · ADA/Inclusion Consultant · Employee Recreation Manager · Fitness Club Manager · Vacation Resort Manager · Ski Resort Manager · Water Park Manager · Amusement Park Manager · Entertainment Facility Manager · Leisure Products · Resort Sales Representative · Recreation Specialist · Recreation Supervisor · Leisure Educator

Here are a few examples of what our alumni have said about their RPTA experience.

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Richard Orth, Natural Resource Administration Alumni

Alumni: Natural Resource Administration

“Interning as a Wilderness Ranger for the United States Forest Service has been an experience of a lifetime.  On top of using the knowledge gained from the RPTA department at Sac State, this internship has given me a better understanding of how our public lands and wilderness areas are managed.  I have become even more passionate about protecting these places for the future generations. I can attest that the old saying is true, "do what you love and never work a day in your life." — Richard Orth

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration
  • Concentration: Recreation and Park Management (RPM)
  • Certificate: Natural Resource Administration
Amber Dixon, Event Planning alumni

Alumni: Event Planning

“I'm so glad I chose this major because it has benefited my life in so many ways. My internship at Raley Field has been awesome!” — Amber Dixon

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration
Concentration: Recreation and Park Management (RPM)
Certificate: Event Planning

Recreation Therapy alumni Nicole Johnson

Alumni: Recreation Therapy

“Thank you RPTA for being a part of my journey and getting me to where I am now. It feels great to be working, doing what I love.” — Nicole Johnson

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration
Concentration: Recreation Therapy (RT)

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Recreation Majors Association (RMA)

RMA is the professional and social organization for students majoring in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration (RPTA) at Sac State University.

RMA Board Members

  • President: 
  • Vice President:
  • Secretary:
  • Public Relations:
  • Treasurer:
  • RPM Chairs:
  • RT Chair:

Joining RMA or running for a Board Member Position

General information may be found by using the social media links above or by attending an RMA membership meeting, which are typically advertised on flyers near the RPTA main office, on bulletin boards in our regular classrooms (Solano 2000, Eureka 108), or during in-class announcements by Board Members.

For further information about membership or Board positions, contact RMA's faculty advisor Dr. Abhijeet Shirsat.

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