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Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies at American University

Every parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the parks and rec program at American University stacks up to those at other schools.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 14,001 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies section at the bottom of this page.

The American University Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Parks & Rec

Online Classes Are Available at The American University

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

For those who are interested in distance learning, The American University does offer online courses in parks and rec for the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

The American University Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Rankings

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Parks & Rec Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the parks and rec majors at American University.

The American University Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Program

8% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 25 students graduated with a master's degree in parks and rec from The American University. About 92% were men and 8% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a master's in parks and rec.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 11
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

Concentrations Within Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies

The following parks and rec concentations are available at American University. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at American University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Health & Physical Education 26

Careers That Parks & Rec Grads May Go Into

A degree in parks and rec can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
General and Operations Managers 25,930 $150,970
Managers 19,910 $147,460
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 1,040 $56,670
Coaches and Scouts 640 $66,650
Athletic Trainers 70 $68,470


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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