Several Universities and institutes provide degree programs in recreation and activities. In the United States a degree which is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association or the NRPA is considered an added advantage. Even though a degree involving a major in parks and recreation is an added advantage a degree in any of the various liberal arts field is also sufficient to get employment in this field. Skills relating to this field include managing the daily operations at some facility, evaluating the recreation activities, inventory checks and attendance procedures, coordinating with management, enforcing the facilities rules and regulations, communication skills, first aid procedures interpersonal skills etc. Activities that are specific also require specific additional training. An activities director in the field of water sports necessarily requires certification in water safety and rescue.