Recreation and Leisure Studies Degree

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
  ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
  HTLH 150C Introduction to Personal Wellness 1 1 1
  IST 102C PC Applications 3 0 3
  MATH 120C Quantitative Reasoning or  
  MATH xxxC Higher level math 4 0 4
# RECR 101C Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Studies 3 0 3
Spring Semester
  BIOL 129C Introduction to Sports Nutrition or  
  XX xxxC Science Elective 3 0-2 3-4
  HLTH 120C Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3 2 4
# RECR 120C Recreation Program and Planning 3 0 3
# RECR 125C Risk Management in Recreation 3 0 3
  SPTS 170C Sports and Recreation Marketing 3 0 3
Fall Semester
  BUS 225C Business Law I or  
  SPTS 225C Sports and Recreation Law 3 0 3
  PSYC 105C Introduction to Psychology or  
  XX xxxC Social Science Elective 3 0 3
# RECR 230C Leadership for Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services 3 0 3
# RECR xxxC Recreation Activity Elective 0 2 1
  SPTS 210C Sports and Fitness Facilities Management 3 0 3
  SPTS 220C Sports and Recreation Communication 3 0 3
Spring Semester
  ACCT 101C Accounting I or  
# RECR 290C Recreation and Leisure Internship or  
  XX xxxC RECR / SPTS / BUS / HSTM Elective 0-3 0-9 3
  HSTM 115C Introduction to Fitness, Spa, and Wellness Management or  
# RECR 220C Outdoor Recreation or  
# RECR 250C Principles of Therapeutic Recreation 3 0 3
  PHIL 242C Contemporary Ethical Issues 3 0 3
# RECR xxxC Recreation Activity Elective 0 2 1
  XX xxxC General Education Elective 3 0 3

# Indicates major field course.

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Recreation and Leisure Studies will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

The Recreation and Leisure Program is designed for students who seek the skills necessary for entry-level employment in the Recreation and Leisure Industry. Students will examine the recreational needs of a community and foster their leadership skills to work with diverse populations. Time management, organizational skills, managing activities will be emphasized in the program.

Employment opportunities have expanded in many areas including municipal parks and recreation departments, non-profit organizations such as YMCA and medical institutions. There are many career paths students may pursue with a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and through the advisement process, faculty will work with students to assist in course selection based on transfer or career interest.

Transfer Information

Student Outcomes

  • Understand the historical and current context of leisure and recreation.
  • Create, plan, implement and evaluate a recreation activity program in response to a designated community.
  • Develop effective communication and leadership skills in working in various leisure and recreation environments.
  • Educate others regarding the value and benefits of recreation and leisure for personal growth and fulfillment.
  • Identify risk management concerns in recreation program development.
  • Evaluate career pathways in the recreation and leisure industry.

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

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Aaron Conn
Sport, Recreation and Tourism Studies Department Chair

(603) 271-6484 x4143

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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