Master of Public Health / Parks & Recreation
Indiana University Online

Program Details

The online Master of Public Health in Parks and Recreation provides the knowledge and skills to influence decisions about resources and land use with the health of the public in mind.  The curriculum covers topics including administrative, theory, and management in parks, recreation, tourism, and public lands; public health policy and politics; population health determinants, legal aspects, philosophy of leisure and recreation, and evidence-based approaches to public health; human health and quality of life; and leadership and communication.  Graduates work within the parks, recreation, and leisure delivery systems in the built and natural environment to promote the health of the public.


  • Bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Personal statement of purpose
  • Work experience
  • Two letters of professional/academic experience

Special Accreditation

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission