Recreation Administration Major

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Students who desire to work as leisure specialists in a variety of settings such as parks, camps, cruise ships, playgrounds, rehabilitation centers, condominium complexes, rest homes, and recreation centers should enroll in the recreation administration major. The Recreation Administration program enables students to apply an understanding of the role of recreation in a changing society, develop a measurable understanding of community needs and interests in recreation, and provide experiences to develop an understanding of the skills needed in the field.

Course Study Curriculum

Student Learning Outcomes for Recreation Administration

  1. Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the scope of the profession that is the focus of the program, along with professional practices of that profession.
  2. Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the historical, scientific, and philosophical foundations of the profession for which the program prepares students.
  3. Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of the professional practice and the historical, scientific, and philosophical foundations of the relevant profession decision-making.
  4. Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to design recreation and related experiences clearly reflecting application of knowledge from relevant facets of contemporary professional practice, science, and philosophy.
  5. Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to facilitate recreation and related professional experiences for diverse clientele, settings, cultures, and contexts.
  6. Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to evaluate recreation and related professional service offerings and to use evaluation data to improve the quality of offerings.
  7. Students graduating from the program shall be able to recognize basic facts, concepts, principles, and procedures of management/administration in recreation and related professions.
  8. Students graduating from the program shall be able to apply entry level concepts, principles, and procedures of management/administration in recreation and related professions.
  9. Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate, through two practicum courses (50 clock hours each) and a comprehensive internship of not less than 400 clock hours, the ability to use diverse, structured ways of thinking to solve problems related to different facets of professional practice, engage in advocacy, and stimulate innovation.
Course Credit Requirements for a Major in Recreation Administration
Courses Credits
General Education 49
Major Courses 41
      REC 201 Introduction to Recreation 3
      REC 310 Recreation for Special Populations 3
      REC 312 Programming for Recreation 3
      REC 320 Camp Counseling and Management 3
      REC 350 Practicum I 1
      REC 351 Practicum II 1
      REC 403 Administrative Concepts, Leadership and Practices in Recreation I 3
      REC 404 Administrative Concepts, Leadership and Practices in Recreation II 2
      REC 405 Facility Maintenance and Management 3
      REC 420 Risk Management and Legal Issues 3
      REC 435 Research and Evaluation in Recreation 3
      REC 440 Internship 9
      REC 450 Senior Seminar 3
Other Required Courses 7
      BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
      EDU 215 Human Development 3
      JRS 300 Junior Seminar 1
Minor Courses/Electives 27
TOTAL 124

Minors

  • Recreation Administration Minor Requirements

    Course Credit Requirements For a Minor in Recreation Administration
    Courses Credits
    BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
    REC 201 Introduction to Recreation 3
    REC 312 Programming for Recreation 3
    REC 320 Camp Counseling and Management 3
    REC 403 Administrative Concepts, Leadership and Practices in Recreation I 3
    REC 405 Facility Maintenance and Management 3
    TOTAL 18