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Recreation Major: Recreation and Event Management Concentration, B.A.; B.A.A.; B.S.

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Recreation and Event Management Concentration

B.A.A. degree

An internship and a minor are required on this concentration. Specific minors are preferred. Other minors may be considered only through consultation and approval from the department advisor.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  1. All students with recreation majors are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.25 to declare a major in RPL.
  2. All students with a recreation major are required to earn a minimum of a C (2.0) or better in all RPL major courses to graduate.

Required Professional Core Courses (66 hours)

RPL 118Introduction to Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services

2(2-0)

RPL 206Recreation Activity Facilitation

3(3-0)

RPL 209Inclusive Recreation with Diverse Populations

2(2-0)

RPL 222Introduction to Recreation and Event Management

3(3-0)

RPL 307Management Skills in Leisure Services

3(3-0)

RPL 310Pre-Internship in Leisure Services

1(1-0)

RPL 320Professional Internship in Recreation

1-30(Spec)

RPL 343/HSA 343Tourism

3(3-0)

RPL 430Planning Recreation Programs and Events

3(3-0)

RPL 436Facility Operations and Maintenance

3(3-0)

RPL 438Meeting and Exposition Planning

3(3-0)

RPL 470Park and Natural Resource Management

3(3-0)

RPL 497Seminar in Recreation Professional Development

1(1-0)

RPL 508QRBudgeting & Funding for Leisure Service Agencies

3(3-0)

RPL 511Liability and Risk Management in Leisure Services

3(3-0)

RPL 518Research & Philosophy in RPL

3(3-0)

RPL 545Marketing of Leisure Services

3(3-0)

Note: RPL 430 and RPL 545 are approved for offering as WI.

Note: Choose one of RPL 343 OR RPL 436, not both.

Note: Choose one of RPL 307 OR RPL 470, not both.

Note: RPL 310 must be taken two semesters prior to internship; RPL 497 and RPL 518 must be taken one semester prior to internship; RPL 320 must be taken as a 30 credit hour internship.

Preferred Minors:

Advertising, American Sign Language, Business Administration, Child Development, Communications, Entrepreneurship, Gerontology, Hospitality Services Administration, Management, Marketing, Professional Sales, Public Administration, Religion, Retailing, Sport Management, Youth Studies, or any Language minor.

Other minors may be considered only through consultation and approval from the department advisor. The Event Management minor cannot be taken as a minor with this concentration.

Total: 66 semester hours