Education - Recreation and Leisure Studies with a Concentration in Recreation Administration, Bachelor of Science

Degree Description

The field of recreation and leisure studies is devoted to enhancing personal and community development and improving the quality of life for all citizens through the provision of parks and recreation. A concentration in recreation administration prepares students for professional and managerial careers in the promotion and organization of leisure and recreation services.

Admissions

Students must have a cumulative and major GPA of at least 2.5.

Requirements

Courses Required for Major (Core Curriculum)

In addition to the general education requirements, the following courses must be taken in the foundation core:

RLS 2440FOUNDATIONS OF RECREATION AND LEISURE3
RLS 2500OUTDOOR RECREATION3
RLS 3100SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SPORT AND LEISURE3
RLS 3500FOUNDATIONS OF RECREATION THERAPY3
RLS 4100FACILITY DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT3
RLS 4240RECREATION ADMINISTRATION3
RLS 4300RECREATION PROGRAMMING AND LEADERSHIP3
RLS 4550PRACTICUM I6
RLS 4560PRACTICUM II6
RLS 4070CAMPUS RECREATION MANAGEMENT3
Select 27-29 credits from the following professional specialization courses:27-29
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE U.S. ECONOMY
INTRODUCTION TO URBAN STUDIES
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
ENTREPRENEURIAL FOUNDATIONS
MANAGEMENT
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP
INTERVIEWING
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY
CRITICAL REASONING
INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
APPLIED STATISTICS AND DATA PROCESSING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
RESEARCH METHODS
Select 15 credits of professional support electives including the following:15
FIRST AID
Select 12 credits of electives approved by the advisor, along with general electives as needed to meet 120 hours minimum for the degree.12
Total Credits90-92

Students must complete all required course work, both general and professional, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 before applying for their practicum experiences. Prior to graduation, all recreation and leisure studies course work must be completed with a least a 2.5 overall GPA and no grade below “C-“.