2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 16, 2024  
2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived 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.), which could include   to meet first aid requirement
  • First Aid Requirement: (0-2 cr. hr.), certification in American 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 Management over four years


First Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16-17


  • GE 1 course
  • GE 3 course
  • GE 5 course

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


Spring Total credit hours: 12


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

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