Note: this program is currently not accepting new students.
In this major students complete the accredited core in Recreation and Leisure Services. They also complete three required courses from the Entrepreneurship program (ENTP 389, ENTP 411, and ENTP 412). In addition to the required Entrepreneurship courses listed, students are directed to take two additional Entrepreneurship electives from an approved list (see curriculum guide) for an additional 8 credits or 20 total credits from the Entrepreneurship program.
Students must also complete a professional internship, per the accrediting body for RCLS - COAPRT (12 credits). In total, students will complete 82 credits across the RCLS and Entrepreneurship Programs (RCLS = 62 / Entrepreneurship = 20).
Students have the option to take additional elective credits from Entrepreneurship (above and beyond the three required courses and two elective courses) or they can complete a WAMS minor or certificate to bring their total up to 90 credits.
|Required–1500 hours of practical experience–see advisor.|
|Required Core Courses|
|RCLS 201||FOUNDATIONS OF THE RECREATION EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY||4|
|RCLS 220||LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN RECREATION EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT||3|
|RCLS 240||OVERVIEW OF THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SERVICES||4|
|RCLS 270||DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE||2|
|RCLS 313||PUBLIC LANDS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION||4|
|RCLS 360||FACILITY PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN||4|
|RCLS 385||EVENT PLANNING AND EXPERIENCE DESIGN||4|
|RCLS 400||LIABILITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT IN RECREATION EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT||4|
|RCLS 425||EVALUATION AND RESEARCH METHODS IN RECREATION EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT||4|
|RCLS 435||PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION IN RECREATION EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT||2|
|RCLS 455||RESORT AND COMMERCIAL RECREATION MANAGEMENT||3|
|RCLS 470||ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION IN RECREATION EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT||4|
|RCLS 480||FINANCIAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN RECREATION EXPERIENCE||4|
|Required Supporting Courses|
|ENTP 389||BUSINESS FEASIBILITY: PLAN AND PITCH||4|
|ENTP 411||FINDING AND EVALUATING OPPORTUNITIES||4|
|ENTP 412||BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN||4|
|Choose Two Entrepreneurship Electives||8|
|ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR AND THINKING|
|THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE|
|LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY|
|ENTREPRENEURIAL AND SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE|
|PUBLIC RELATIONS IN BUSINESS AND FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP|
|Required Professional Internship|
|RCLS 492||EXPERIENCE ECONOMY ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP||12|
|Required Senior Capstone|
|RCLS 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE IN RECREATION||4|