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  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Recreation [REC]


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This major in the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department  prepares students for a variety of career opportunities. Because all people seek recreation services in a spectrum of agencies and settings, this degree provides a foundation in liberal arts, leadership, human relations and management skills. This degree is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT).

Career Potential

  • Parks and recreation director
  • Activity director
  • YWCA/YMCA director
  • Camp director

B. Internship: 12 credit hours


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

C. Other: 29 credit hours


  • Activity Requirement: at least two different recreation activities (2-6 cr. hr.)
  • Liberal Arts and Free Electives (17-21 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 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


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester 16


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


  • REC 407 - Evaluation and Research (3 cr. hr.)
  • Recreation elective (3 cr. hr.)
    Liberal Arts and Science elective (3 cr. hr.)
    Liberal Arts and Science elective (3 cr. hr.)
    Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester 15


Fourth Year Fall


  • REC 470 - Senior Seminar (3 cr. hr.)
  • Liberal Arts and Science elective (3 cr. hr.)
    Recreation elective (3 cr. hr.)
    Elective (3 cr. hr.)
    Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester 12


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