This program provides students with competencies to plan, implement, and assess recreation and sports programs in a variety of settings, including adapted sport programs, youth leagues, city parks and recreation departments, adventure travel and tourism,
and commercial recreation facilities.
Students can focus on several emphasis areas including aquatics, special populations, coaching, and dance. This program provides graduates with the prerequisite knowledge necessary to sit for the National Recreation and Parks Association Certified Parks
and Recreational Professional (CPRP) examination.
Graduates interested in qualifying for the CPRP exam must also obtain no less than one year of full-time experience in the field. This track does not lead to K-12 teacher certification.
Requirements for the Recreation and Leisure Studies track include the university's Liberal Studies requirements, the departmental core courses, and the Recreation and Leisure Studies required courses. Students must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7
and a “C” or better in all of the required core courses within this track.
For descriptions of individual courses, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.
As outlined in Liberal Studies section with the following specifications: Total credits: 44
English Composition: 6 cr, ENGL 101, ENGL 202
Mathematics : 6 cr, MATH 101, MATH 217
Humanities: 9 cr, HIST 196, 197, or 198; ENGL 121, 210, or FNLG 121; PHIL 101, 120, 221, 222, 223, RLST 100, 110, 250 or 290
Fine Arts (choose one): 3 cr, ARHI 101, MUHI 101, THTR 101, THTR 102
Natural Science: 8 cr, BIOL 104-106, CHEM 101-102
Social Science: 9 cr, PSYC 101, SOC 151, Global and Multicultural Awareness
Health and Wellness: 3 cr, KHSS 143, FDNT 143, or NURS 143
Liberal Studies Elective : 3 cr, Fulfilled by MATH 217
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