Recreation and Leisure Studies, B.S. - Concentration: Recreation Management
120 Overall Credits Required
The concentration in Recreation Management will prepare students for careers in parks, recreation, non-profit agencies, and commercial recreation businesses. Leadership, programming, and managing leisure experiences for participants of all abilities is a major emphasis in this area.
LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS
Liberal Education Program
45 Credits Required
Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.
While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:
Tier 2 - Creative Drive:
REC 220 - Inclusive Recreation
Tier 2 – Mind and Body:
REC 120 – Leadership Development
Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)
Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.
Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.
45 Credits Required
'C' or better required.
Courses with less than 'C' must be repeated within two semesters. Students receiving grades of 'C' or lower in more than one recreation course may be dismissed from this major.
REC 100 – Introduction to Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Management
REC 210 – Activity Development and Leadership
REC 320 – Program Planning and Management
REC 321 – Advanced Techniques of Program Planning and Management
REC 352 - Recreation and Outdoor Recreation Areas
REC 363 - Event Management
REC 420 – Organization and Administration of Leisure
REC 461 – Entrepreneurship in Recreation
REC 470 – Senior Research Methods
REC 480 – Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure
SMT 351 – Facility Design and Management
3 Additional Credits of REC @ or MKT 200 or PSC 351 or PSY 219 or SOC 322 or SOC 338
REC 301 – Internship I
Select one (6 credits):
No cognates are required for this program.
Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).