Recreation, Sport and Tourism Administration Curriculum
The recreation, sport and tourism administration curriculum is built around the three foundational curriculum areas for recreation, sport, and tourism. These areas include leisure behavior and services, program and event planning, and management skills related to strategic planning and operations. The major requires a minimum of 57 credit hours.
Recreation, Sport and Tourism Core (45 credit hours)
REC 10200 Introduction to Recreation, Sport and Tourism Services
REC 20300 Adventure Education and Leadership
REC 20600 Leisure in Contemporary Society
REC 21400 Cultural Tourism
REC 24300 Professional Conferences and Associations
REC 31000 Inclusive and Therapeutic Recreation
REC 31200 Sports and Society
REC 35000 Tourism and Commercial Recreation
REC 36200 Program Design and Event Management
REC 38100 Recreation Facility Design and Operation
REC 38200 Practicum in Recreation, Sport and Tourism
REC 30500 Research Methods in Recreation, Sport and Tourism
REC 41000 Recreation Administration and Organization
REC 46200 Senior Seminar in Recreation, Sport and Tourism
REC 48200 Internship in Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Emphases Areas (12 credit hours)
In addition to the REC core courses, students seeking a degree in recreation, sport and tourism administration must complete one of the following areas of emphasis.
Sport and Fitness Management
Sport and fitness management focuses specifically on programming and management in the sport and fitness industry. Areas of emphasis may include community centers, collegiate athletics and campus recreation, amateur sports, fitness facilities, youth sports, aquatics, race and event management, as well as sport and fitness programs within the community.
HFS 20400 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
EXS 26000 Concepts of Conditioning
PE 32000 Psychological Aspects of Sport
REC 38300 Recreational Sport Management
Outdoor and Adventure Education
Outdoor and adventure education focuses on the knowledge and skills needed for educational programs that utilizes natural resources on the local, state, and federal level. Knowledge and skills of programming and management may include teambuilding facilitation, parks and open spaces, wildlife management, challenge courses, expedition planning, trails, outdoor skills, conservation and preservation, and adventure programs.
REC 11300 Wilderness Survival
REC 12500 Land Navigation
REC 14600 Backpacking
REC 15700 Recreational Pursuits
Two courses selected from below:
REC 32600 Outdoor Education
REC 34200 Camp Management and Leadership
REC 37000 Adventure Programming Leadership
Therapeutic recreation focuses on treatment services designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person’s level of function and independence in life activities as well as reduce or eliminate activity limitation. Areas of emphasis include programming for persons with disabilities, injured veterans, at-risk youth, and the aging population.
PSY 20500 Human Development
PSY 30300 Abnormal Psychology
REC 33300 Program Design in Therapeutic Recreation
REC 41200 Leisure and Aging
The general recreation track is for students that want to pursue specific interests outside the emphases offered. Areas of interest may include resort and tourism services, arts and culture, law enforcement, social sciences and services, health and wellness, communications and marketing, and other areas in human services offered in a variety of disciplines.
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