Recreation


College of Health and Human Services
Dean: Donald P. Zingale

Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
GYM 307
415-338-2030
Chair: William Michaelis

Graduate Coordinator: Rene Dahl

Faculty

Professor--Michaelis

Associate Professors--Dahl, Severin, Taylor, Tierney

Programs

B.A. in Recreation

Minor in Recreation

M.S. in Recreation

Program Scope

The Bachelor of Arts prepares students for full-time, multi-optional public and private sector careers in leisure services, one of America's largest industries. Students majoring in this program are expected to actively participate in appropriate professional organizations.

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 (consult Index for page reference).

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 Principles 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 consultationn with an adviser.

Total for major									45

MINOR IN RECREATION

Required Core

										Units
REC 200		Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services or
REC 420		Leisure and 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 elec-
tives 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 and 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 Principles 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

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN RECREATION

Graduate Advisers--Dahl, Michaelis, Jaquith, Taylor, Tierney

Admission to Program

Students interested in this program ordinarily must have received a baccalaureate degree in recreation. However, a degree in a related major (e.g., creative arts, natural science, physical education, psychology, business, special education, public administration, park planning, social welfare, etc.) may be accepted provided such applicants demonstrate through experience and/or training a knowledge of recreation and the ability to program and organize recreation in a variety of settings.

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.

Classified Status

Students admitted to the department under "conditionally classified status" may achieve fully classified status after meeting the conditions set by the department for admission to classified status. Such conditions vary by student experience and undergraduate degree and may include: (a) prerequisite course requirements, such as REC 400, REC 410, REC 500, and REC 520, or judged equivalents; (b) full-time work experience in the field, or judged equivalent, within a specified time frame; and/or (c) a grade of B or better in two graduate courses. Upon successful completion of the conditions, the department recommends to the Dean of the Graduate Division that fully classified graduate status be accorded to the student.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Level One: students must take the Graduate Essay Test (GET) or petition the department's graduate faculty to approve an equivalent demonstration, either prior to or during the first semester of enrollment. In no case will a student be advanced to candidacy until this requirement is met. Level Two: assessment of writing proficiency takes place near the end of the student's course of study, and is based on performance on either the written comprehensive examination or the thesis. An independent literacy assessment, separate from other proficiency standards and requirements, is carried out for either culminating experience requirement.

Advancement to Candidacy

Besides meeting all general requirements, applicants must:

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference). Upper division courses of the department are acceptable on approval of the graduate adviser.

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									33
NOTE: 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.

Examination. In addition to the oral defense required of all students, those candidates not completing a thesis must pass a comprehensive written examination. This written examination broadly assesses the student's integration and synthesis of required foundation and professional core content. The comprehensive written examination may be attempted a total of two times.



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