2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 21, 2021  
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Recreation: Concentration in Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery [REC_LRPD]


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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 major is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge:  a) the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related professions and their associated industries; b) techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in these industries; and c) the foundation of the profession in history, science and philosophy.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
  3. Demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.
  4. Demonstrate the sustained ability to apply the recreation process, use diverse, structured ways of thinking to solve problems related to different facets of professional practice, engage in advocacy, and stimulate innovation.

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


D. Other: 14 credit hours


  • Activity Requirement: At least two different recreation activities (2-6 cr. hr.)
  • Liberal Arts and Free Electives (2-6 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 with a Concentration in Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery


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


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 12


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