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Fitness and Recreation Management
Associate Degree in Applied Science
The Fitness and Recreation Management associate degree program at Madison College will develop your skills, as they apply to the recreation industry, in:
- Problem solving
- Human relations
- Team building
You will also receive management training for efficient and effective marketing, programming, budgeting and finance knowledge. The design of Madison College's Fitness andRecreation Management program will allow you to work within public municipal recreation departments, nonprofit organizations or commercial industries.
You may choose an Activity/Fitness emphasis that focuses on improving quality of life, or you can choose the Outdoor Education emphasis that focuses on growth through adversity.
You can also transfer credits to UW-La Crosse, Carroll University, George Williams College or Aurora University toward their Recreation Management degree.
Fitness and Recreation Management classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.
All courses for this program are offered only in person.
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.
- Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
- Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.10-103-1331 credits10-104-1023 credits10-109-1033 credits10-109-1622 credits10-109-1893 credits10-801-1953 credits10-109-1063 credits10-109-1492 credits10-109-1712 credits10-801-1963 credits10-804-1233 creditsEmphasis Area Course (see below)3 credits10-109-1752 credits10-109-1353 credits10-109-1633 credits10-109-1953 credits10-809-1993 creditsEmphasis Area Course (see below)3 credits10-109-1153 credits10-109-1553 credits10-109-1603 credits10-109-1901 credits10-809-1953 creditsEmphasis Area Course (see below)3 credits10-109-1593 credits10-109-1733 credits10-109-1763 credits10-109-1893 credits10-501-1533 credits20-806-2621 credits10-109-1963 credits10-109-1973 credits10-109-1993 credits20-806-2803 credits
After completing the Fitness and Recreation Management program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:
- Relate foundations of play, recreation and leisure to stages of the human lifespan.
- Facilitate recreational activities to meet the needs of a variety of populations.
- Adhere to safety rules and regulations governing parks, recreation and fitness.
- Integrate leadership techniques to enhance recreational experiences for individuals and groups.
- Align recreational procedures to management, marketing and finance goals.
Prospective employers throughout Madison consider Madison College Fitness and Recreation Management graduates top candidates. Associate degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of recreation management, including:
- Recreation Programmer
- Sports Coordinator
- Aquatics Supervisor
- Activity Director
- Fitness/Health Club Specialist
- Personal Trainer
- Adaptive/Therapeutic Assistant
- Facilities and Grounds Maintenance
- Parks/Golf Course Assistant
- Seasonal Camp Program Director
- School-Based Outdoor Program Director
- Outdoor Activity Instructor
- Challenge Course Facilitator
- Outdoor-Based Entrepreneur
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:
- Parks, Recreation or Camp Director
- Park Ranger
- Exercise Physiologist
- Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
- Challenge Course Director
- Director of Wilderness-Based Program
Estimated Program Cost
# of Credits for Completion64Tuition$8736.00Materials/Supplemental Costs$1324.36Other Costs$0.00Total Estimated Program Costs:
(book costs not included)$10060.36
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2016 2017 2018 Number of Program Graduates 12 9 18 Number of Surveys Sent 12 9 18 Number of Surveys Returned 8 8 16 Percent of Surveys Returned 66.70% 88.90% 88.90% Available for Employment 8 8 16 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% Not in Labor Market 0 0 0 Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Available for Employment
2016 2017 2018 Graduates Employed 8 7 15 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 87.50% 93.80% Employed in Related Occupation 5 7 10 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 62.50% 100.00% 66.70% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 3 0 5 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 37.50% 0.00% 33.30% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 0 1 1 Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 12.50% 6.30% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2016 2017 2018 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.3 3.4 3.6 Number of Satisfaction Responses 8 7 16 Very Satisfied 2 3 9 Percent Very Satisfied 25.00% 42.90% 56.30% Satisfied 6 4 7 Percent Satisfied 75.00% 57.10% 43.80% Unsatisfied 0 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2016 2017 2018 Number of Primary Reason Responses 8 8 16 Preparation for Getting a Job 6 2 8 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 75.00% 25.00% 50.00% Career Change 0 2 2 Percent Career Change 0.00% 25.00% 12.50% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 2 1 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 25.00% 6.30% Preparation for Further Education 0 2 4 Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 25.00% 25.00% Personal Interest 2 0 1 Percent Personal Interest 25.00% 0.00% 6.30% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2016 2017 2018 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 8 7 15 Before Enrollment 2 2 3 Percent Before Enrollment 25.00% 28.60% 20.00% While Attending the College 2 3 4 Percent While Attending the College 25.00% 42.90% 26.70% After Training at the College 4 2 8 Percent After Training at the College 50.00% 28.60% 53.30% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2016 2017 2018 Number of Employment Location Responses 8 7 15 In College District 4 7 10 Percent In College District 50.00% 100.00% 66.70% In Wisconsin, Not in District 3 0 1 Percent of In Wisconsin 37.50% 0.00% 6.70% Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 2 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 13.30% Employer Location Unknown 1 0 2 Percent Location Unknown 12.50% 0.00% 13.30% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 2 5 5 Average Monthly Wage $1,372 $2,294 $2,812 Average Hourly Wage $7.98 $13.34 $16.35 Average Work Hours per Week 48.3 45 44 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 1 3 Average Hourly Wage $11.00 $12.00 $11.14 Average Work Hours per Week 25 20 25.3
Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018 Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison Number of Full Time Positions Open 378 22 Number of Part Time Positions Open 434 58 Total Jobs 812 80 Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018 Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions City of Madison Parks Division Laborer City of Stoughton Recreation Supervisor Stoughton Justin Moen Child Development Associate Middleton Madison School & Community Recreation Recreation Field Supervisor Stonehill Franciscan Services Director of Wellness & Programming Operations Dubuque IA Storybook Island Manager Rapid City SD Verona Area Soccer Club Premier Fields Youth Soccer Coach Verona West Madison Little League Groundskeeper Whitewater Aquatic Center Head Lifeguard/Instructor Whitewater
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