This program is not currently accepting new students.
This program is designed for students who seek entry-level employment in the recreation and leisure industry. Students examine the recreational needs of a community and foster leadership skills to work with diverse populations. Time management, organizational skills, and managing activities are emphasized.
- 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
|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 higher-level math||3||0||3|
|RECR 101C||Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Studies1||3||0||3|
|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 Planning1||3||0||3|
|RECR 125C||Risk Management in Recreation1||3||0||3|
|SPTS 170C||Sports and Recreation Marketing||3||0||3|
|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 Services1||3||0||3|
|RECR xxxC||Recreation Activity elective1||0||2||1|
|SPTS 210C||Sports and Fitness Facilities Management||3||0||3|
|SPTS 220C||Sports Communications||3||0||3|
|ACCT 101C||Accounting I or|
|RECR 290C||Recreation and Leisure Internship1 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 Recreation1 or|
|RECR 250C||Principles of Therapeutic Recreation1||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|
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Graduates are able to:
- Understand the historical and current context of leisure and recreation.
- Create, plan, implement, and evaluate a recreation activity program for a designated community.
- Develop effective communication and leadership skills in working in leisure and recreation environments.
- Educate others on 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.
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 to pursue with a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies. Through the advisement process, faculty work with students to assist in course selection based on transfer or career interest.