Graduate Coordinator: R. Dahl
Associate Professors—Dahl, Severin, Taylor, Tierney
Lecturers—Jaquith, Rifkin, Schwartz, Therrell
Minor in Recreation
M.S. in Recreation
Students desiring to major in recreation are encouraged to consult with the Department of Recreation-Leisure Studies as soon as possible. Transfer students should consult with the department upon initial enrollment at the university.
Students desiring to minor in recreation are encouraged to consult with the Department of Recreation-Leisure Studies as soon as possible. They will be directed to a faculty adviser related to their area of specific interest.
The Master of Science in Recreation is designed to qualify students for professional positions of greater responsibility in leisure service management in both the public and private sectors. Within the program, the student is able to choose from a wide range of career path options. Students wishing to become certified as recreation therapists at either the state or national level will become eligible upon completion of the M.S. in Recreation and specified course work, including an internship.
Students are expected to observe requirements stated in this Bulletin and specific department requirements.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RECREATION
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Recreation and Leisure Studies in the Announcement of Courses section).
Program Units REC 200 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services 3 REC 300 Leisure Leadership 3 REC 380 Developmental Play Processes 3 REC 400 Theory of Program Planning 3 REC 410 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation 3 REC 500 Organization of Recreation and Leisure Services 3 REC 520 Park and Outdoor Leisure Resources 3 REC 550 Planning and Evaluation of Recreation and Leisure Services 3 REC 660 Seminar in Current Professional Issues 3 Six units from the following: 6 REC 230 Growth Through Adventure REC 330 Arts and Crafts for Leisure REC 340 Conference and Event Planning and Management REC 430 Ecology of Outdoor Recreation REC 445 Recreation Therapy and the Expressive Arts REC 610 Therapeutic Recreation Princ- iples and Procedures: Clinical and Community Applications In the final semester, students complete a twelve-unit Directed Field Experience in appropriate recreation or leisure services setting. A minimum of 800 hours of paid or volunteer work in recreation settings and completion of core courses are required prior to enrolling in the Directed Experience 12 REC 680 Directed Field Experience in Recreation and Leisure Services (6) REC 690 Directed Management Experience in Recreation and Leisure Services (6) Additional course work is required for students seeking internships in settings which require special skills; i.e., outdoor, therapeutic, commercial, etc. Such course work is prescribed in consultation with an adviser. Total for major 45
Required Core Units REC 200 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services or REC 420 Leisure & Contemporary Society 3 REC 400 Theory of Program Planning 3 REC 680 Directed Field Experience in Recreation and Leisure Studies 6 In consultation with an adviser, students should select from the following electives according to the area of interest: 8-10 General/Community REC 340 Conference and Event Planning and Management REC 380 Developmental Play Processes REC 330 Arts and Crafts for Leisure Parks and Resources Management REC 430 Ecology of Outdoor Recreation REC 520 Park and Outdoor Leisure Resources One course selected from the following: GEOG 418 Management of National Parks & Natural Areas (4) GEOL 250 Geology of the National Parks BIOL 300 Nature Study GEOG 652 Environmental Impact Analysis Outdoor Recreation REC 230 Growth Through Adventure REC 430 Ecology of Outdoor Recreation One course selected from the following: REC 123 Ski Touring and Winter Trekking (2) REC 128 Downhill Skiing (2) REC 152 Small Boat Sailing (1) and REC 184 Small Boat Maintenance (1) REC 210 Introduction to Camping Therapeutic Recreation REC 380 Developmental Play Processes REC 410 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation REC 445 Recreation Therapy and the Expressive Arts or REC 610 Therapeutic Recreation Prin- ciples and Procedures: Clinical and Community Applications Commercial Recreation REC 230 Leisure Travel and Tourism REC 460 Destination Recreation Resorts REC 540 Administration of Private Recreation Enterprise Minimum total for minor 21
Applicants lacking successful field experiences, professional preparation, full-time paid experience, or an appropriate undergraduate degree may be required to complete indicated undergraduate courses and requirements to become eligible for consideration.
To be considered for admission, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 units of undergraduate work, and submit the following documents to the department: three letters of recommendation, transcripts of all academic work, and a departmental application. A personal interview is recommended.
Foundation Units REC 710 Research Methods in Recreation and Leisure Studies 3 REC 730 Foundations of Leisure 3 REC 750 Leisure Education 3 Professional Core REC 850 Human Resources Development in Leisure Services 3 REC 862 Management of Leisure Services 3 REC 880 Trends and Issues in Leisure Services 3 Area of Specialization Selected courses with adviser approval (maximum of nine units upper division courses) in areas such as tourism, therapeutic recreation, outdoor recreation, gerontology 12 Culminating Experience Option REC 898 Master's Thesis and Oral Defense or Selection of upper division or graduate recreation courses with approval of graduate major adviser and Master's Comprehensive Written and Oral Examinations 3 Total 33NOTE: Total units may exceed 33 units for students with an interest in therapeutic recreation. Students with an interest in therapeutic recreation must complete all requirements for the M.S. in Recreation. If the student desires a state and/or national certification in therapeutic recreation, provision is made for course work and an internship of three to six (3-6) units at an approved agency.
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