This program is not currently accepting new students.

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.

Recreation and Leisure Studies Degree


Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
Fall Semester
 ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
 HTLH 150CIntroduction to Personal Wellness111
 IST 102CPC Applications303
 MATH 120CQuantitative Reasoning or 
 MATH xxxCHigher level math404
#RECR 101CIntroduction to Recreation and Leisure Studies303
Spring Semester
 BIOL 129CIntroduction to Sports Nutrition or 
 XX xxxCScience Elective30-23-4
 HLTH 120CCare and Prevention of Athletic Injuries324
#RECR 120CRecreation Program and Planning303
#RECR 125CRisk Management in Recreation303
 SPTS 170CSports and Recreation Marketing303


Fall Semester
 BUS 225CBusiness Law I or 
 SPTS 225CSports and Recreation Law303
 PSYC 105CIntroduction to Psychology or 
 XX xxxCSocial Science Elective303
#RECR 230CLeadership for Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services303
#RECR xxxCRecreation Activity Elective021
 SPTS 210CSports and Fitness Facilities Management303
 SPTS 220CSports and Recreation Communication303
Spring Semester
 ACCT 101CAccounting I or 
#RECR 290CRecreation and Leisure Internship or 
 XX xxxCRECR / SPTS / BUS / HSTM Elective0-30-93
 HSTM 115CIntroduction to Fitness, Spa, and Wellness Management or 
#RECR 220COutdoor Recreation or 
#RECR 250CPrinciples of Therapeutic Recreation303
 PHIL 242CContemporary Ethical Issues303
#RECR xxxCRecreation Activity Elective021
 XX xxxCGeneral Education Elective303

# 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

Program 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.

  • Adjunct Professor

    Maryanne Adams

    Hospitality and Tourism Management | Sport, Recreation and Tourism Studies
    Adjunct Professor

60-61 Credits Required


of students qualify for financial aid