Recreation and Tourism Management Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Recreation Management is a growing and dynamic field. The tourism and recreation industry is currently listed as one of the top three business activities in the United States. There are many emphasis areas available in Recreation Management including: city/park recreation, resort/commercial recreation, youth serving agencies, military recreation and corrections recreation.

Notes:

  • two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required;

  • a minimum grade ≥2.50 must be obtained in each required RCLS course (if a lower grade is received, the course must be retaken);

  • a minimum cumulative GPA ≥2.50 shall be necessary in all upper- and lower-division required RCLS courses;

  • a minimum cumulative GPA ≥2.50 shall be required for all university coursework; failure to comply with the above standards will jeopardize professional internship eligibility.

  • must see your recreation management advisor at least once per quarter.

Required Core Courses
RCLS 201RECREATION AND LEISURE IN MODERN SOCIETY3
RCLS 220LEADERSHIP IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES3
RCLS 240OVERVIEW OF THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SERVICES4
RCLS 270DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES3
RCLS 313WILDLAND RECREATION MANAGEMENT3
RCLS 325OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAMMING3
RCLS 360FACILITY PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN3
RCLS 385PROGRAMMING IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES3
RCLS 400LEGAL FOUNDATIONS IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES4
RCLS 425EVALUATION, RESEARCH AND STATISTICS IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES4
RCLS 435EMPLOYMENT PROCESSES IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES2
RCLS 455RESORT AND COMMERCIAL RECREATION MANAGEMENT3
RCLS 470ADMINISTRATION, ORGANIZATION AND SUPERVISION IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES4
RCLS 480BUDGETING IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES4
RCLS 490SENIOR CAPSTONE IN RECREATION4
Required Supporting Courses
HLED 193STANDARD FIRST AID AND SAFETY2
RCLS 300PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION IN RECREATION4
RCLS 340AQUATIC FACILITIES MANAGEMENT3
RCLS 349YOUTH SPORTS MANAGEMENT3
RCLS 462FOUNDATIONS OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM3
RCLS 495RECREATIONAL MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP12
Total Credits77

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate the ability to develop and lead a variety of recreationally and developmentally appropriate programs and activities across the human life span;
  • demonstrate the ability to perform essential functions in the area of aquatics management;
  • demonstrate the ability to perform essential functions in the area of sport management;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the complexity and significance of the travel and tourism industry;
  • demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills;
  • demonstrate knowledge of and skill at research, problem solving, and critical thinking;
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of technology and its various uses in the recreation profession;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the history, breadth, depth, and complexity of the recreation and leisure services industry;
  • demonstrate an awareness of diversity, equity, inclusion, and will demonstrate multi-cultural competence in recreation and leisure service delivery settings;
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of the career and entrepreneurship opportunities available upon graduation.