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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Recreation Management [RMGT]


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Recreation Management combines advanced-level study in recreation management and administration with supporting management science courses in the Economics Department. The major prepares students to work at management-level positions in the diverse field of parks and recreation. This major is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). For more information, see the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department .

Career Potential

  • Parks and recreation director
  • State park manager
  • Recreation administrator in a nonprofit agency
  • Commercial recreation management (for-profit businesses such as resorts)

Recreation Planning Elective:


Six credit hours from the following list:

Management/Administration Elective


One course from the following list:

C. Internship: 12 credit hours


Students may not enroll in additional course work while enrolled in internship.

D. Other: 11 credit hours


  • Activity Requirement: at least two different recreation activities (2-6 cr. hr.)
  • Liberal Arts and Free Electives (0-3 cr. hr.)
  • First Aid Requirement: certification in First Aid/CPR/AED or higher

This certification is a prerequisite for REC 475: Internship in Recreation and Leisure Services and must be current for the duration of the REC 475 internship. Acceptable certifications can be found in the advisement manual.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 121


Example of the B.S. in Recreation Management over four years


Links to General Education (GE); Foreign Language

Total credit hours for semester 16


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester 16


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester 16


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester 16


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 12


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