2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 24, 2022  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived 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.), which could include   to meet the first aid requirement
  • First Aid Reqirement (0-2 cr. hr.), certification in Red Cross Responding to Emergencies or higher. 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


First Year


Spring Total credit hours: 16-17


  • GE 2
  • GE 4
  • GE 6
  • Activity reqirement (1 cr. hr.)

Second Year


Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • REC elective
  • REC elective
  • Liberal arts elective

Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16


  • Elective
  • REC elective
  • Liberal arts elective
  • Activity requirement (1 cr. hr.)

Spring Total credit hours: 12


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

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