Recreation and Leisure, B.S. - Recreation Management

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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, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 

120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

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, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements.  These shared courses are recommended below to fulfill both areas, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

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.


51 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 120 – Leadership Development (T2MB)*
REC 210 – Activity Development and Leadership
REC 220 - Inclusive Recreation (T2CD)*
REC 320 – Program Planning and Management
REC 321 – Advanced Techniques of Program Planning and Management
REC 352 - Park 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):

  • REC 400 – Internship II
  • REC 433 – Field Experience in Therapeutic Recreation


No cognates are required for this program.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).