2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 30, 2023  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Recreation: Concentration in Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery [REC/LRPD]

The leisure/recreation program delivery concentration in the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department  builds on the core curriculum in recreation programming, adding in-depth knowledge and skills in leadership, supervision, event planning, human growth and development and social behavior. Students can choose a curriculum focused on working with youth or with older adults. This concentration is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).

Career Potential

  • Campus recreation director
  • After school or teen center programmer
  • Special events planner 
  • Retirement community activity director

B. Internship: 12 credit hours

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

C. Concentration in Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery: 27 credit hours

Advanced Administration and Supervision Area

Three credit hours from the following:

Human Development Area

Three credit hours from the following:

Social Behavior Area

Wellness/Healthy Lifestyles Area

Three credit hours from the following:

D. Other: 14 credit hours

  • Activity Requirement: 2-6 credit hours of recreation activities from at least two different activities
  • Liberal Arts and Free Electives (2-6 cr. hr.), which could include  
  • First Aid Requirement: (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 with a Concentration in Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery

First Year

Spring Total credit hours: 16-17

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

Second Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16

  • GE 7 course
  • GE 9 course
  • GE 13 course

Spring Total credit hours: 15

  • GE 8 course
  • GE 12 course

Third Year

Fourth Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16

  • Elective
  • Activity requirement (1 cr. hr.)

Spring Total credit hours: 12