Recreation and Leisure Services

We are pleased of your interest in Baylor University and in majoring in Recreation and Leisure Services (RLS). As a RLS major, you will be challenged in, as well as beyond, the classroom to attain the skills and critical thinking necessary to compete for a variety of jobs within the recreation and leisure services realm.

General Program Description

The RLS curriculum offers the business and programming classes needed for all leisure service careers. We offer a concentration in outdoor recreation that is designed to develop students’ knowledge and skills for leadership in areas such as adventure recreation, outdoor education, and the human dimensions of park and protected area management. We also offer a church recreation concentration to prepare students called to utilize recreation as a tool for ministry in both church, camp, and parachurch settings. Both concentrations lend themselves to preparing students for careers across the recreation spectrum (e.g., public parks and recreation, tourism operators, recreational and professional sports organizations, and state and national parks).

For more information contact the RLS Program Director:

Dr. Dale Connally
Department of HHPR
One Bear Place #97313
Waco, TX 76798-7313
(254) 710-4004


Degree Requirements for RLS