R2S - Recreation Research and Service Program


R2S Recreation Research and Service can assist you in providing quality leisure services which enhance economic opportunities, environmental quality to improve the quality of community life.

R2S assists public, non-profit, private/ commercial leisure service organizations with their community planning, service assessment and professional training needs. R2S provides low cost quality research, service and training to local, regional, national and international leisure service providers while engaging UNI students in current professional issues.

Students and faculty work together in research teams, providing community assistance in the following areas:

  • Open space and park planning
  • Resource management planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Marketing research
  • Policy analysis
  • Risk management
  • Recreation programming
  • Tourism analysis
  • Needs assessment
  • Community development
  • Wellness programs
  • Basic/ applied research
  • Management/ staff training