Recreation and Leisure Studies, M.S. - Recreation Administration (Hybrid or Online)

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/recreation-tourism-sport-management/programs

Program Sequence - 30 credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation.  

Core Courses (9 credits)
REC 574 — Park and Recreation Management - 3 credits
REC 575 — Operational Research in Recreation- 3 credits
REC 577 — Leadership Development - 3 credits

Recreation Administration Specialization (15-18 credits)
REC 533 — Socio-Leisure Needs of Individuals with Disabilities - 3 credits
REC 557 — Emerging Legal Issues in Recreation and Leisure - 3 credits 
REC 570 — Foundations of Leisure and Recreation - 3 credits
REC 572 — Planning and Development of Recreation Programs and Leisure - 3 credits
REC 573 — Seminar in Recreation and Administration - 3 credits
REC 576 — Designs of Park and Recreation Facilities - 3 credits
REC 583 – Practicum Experience – 3 credits (Advisor permission required) Pass/Fail only
REC 599 — Grantsmanship – 3 credits
REC 600 – Independent Study - 3 credits (Advisor permission required)
SMT 515 – Facility and Event Management – 3 credits
Students may select course(s) in other departments at the 500 level (Advisor permission required)

Capstone Requirement (3-6 credits)

Select One:

Master’s Thesis
Thesis Seminar I (REC 590, 3 credits)
Thesis Seminar II (REC 591, 3 credits)

Special Project
REC 588 - Special Project
REC 583: - Practicum