Advance Your Career with a Top-Ranked Online Degree  The rise of the Internet has influenced nearly every aspect of our day-to-day lives, from the way we access our news to the way we keep in touch with our friends. This influence has even transformed the way we learn. But, as more online universities spring up seemingly overnight, it can be difficult to distinguish between credible institutions offering high-quality degree programs and for-profit companies creating degree mills.

The Successful Online Student  To be successful in online education, a student must demonstrate certain key characteristics. The College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers a Master of Science program in Recreation, Sport and Tourism, online through the University of Illinois Global Campus. Designed to prepare graduates for leadership and management roles in the field, the program provides a high quality education in areas like Marketing, Finance and Budgeting, and Strategic Management. Because of the academic rigor of the program, the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism reviews every applicant to their online master’s program very carefully to determine whether or not they will be successful in the program.

Tips for Online Success  Learning online is a very different experience than learning in a traditional classroom setting. If done successfully, it can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have as a student. Here are some tips from the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which offers a Master of Science degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism completely online through the University of Illinois Global Campus, to ensure you gain the most of an online learning environment.

Is Online Learning for You?  Online classes can be very different than traditional classroom settings. Not only is material presented differently, but the nature of the interaction among class members, and the overall learning experience can be very different as well. In fact, many students report that they actually learn more in online classes than in face-to-face classes, and find the experience more rewarding.

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