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Recreation Leadership A.S.

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Your alternative to traditional Physical Education programs.

Recreation Leadership offers an alternative to traditional Physical Education programs. Students in the Recreation Leadership program are taught how to plan, manage, and maintain a fit and active life style. You'll learn how to organize recreational programs and activities that promote health and wellness for individuals and groups and study principles of strength, conditioning, diet, and exercise.

Graduates are prepared to transfer to four-year schools for further study in Recreation Leadership or related fields.

As a successful graduate, you'll be able to:

  • Understand fundamental concepts in recreation, fitness, nutrition, athletics, and wellness
  • Organize, manage, and lead conventional, adaptive, and therapeutic recreational activities
  • Identify the need for leisure and recreational programming
  • Plan recreational and leisure activities to meet diverse programming needs
  • Assess the effectiveness of managed recreational outcomes and results

Transfer Agreements

Below is a list of transfer agreements we have established (for our Recreation Leadership A.S. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits.

Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk.*

Course Catalog

View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Recreation Leadership A.S.

Prior Felony Disclaimer

Enrollment of Individuals with Prior Criminal History

Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of this program. For more information, read the Policy Regarding Enrollment of Individuals with Prior Felony Conviction.

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Herkimer College Alerts

Due to the winter storm, Herkimer College will be closed on Sunday, January 20th. The College will also be closed Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes the Fitness Center both days.

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