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Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies is a top field for future workforce

MagnusonC-2007.jpgMany of the University of Minnesota's fastest-growing academic disciplines fall into industries predicted to thrive. The School of Kinesiology's popular Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies undergraduate program, directed by Dr. Connie Magnuson, was highlighted in this category yesterday by the Minnesota Daily in the article "Top U fields have a future in the workforce."

Along with biological sciences and construction trades, recreation and fitness studies saw the highest percentage growth in graduates within the past decade. This is promising news for Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies undergraduate students Brittany Turnis and Tyler Joing, who are featured in the story.

"This major puts you out there and gets you connected to people who can help you in the future or maybe get you a job," Turnis said.

Read the full article here.

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