RECREATION MANAGEMENT

Associate in Arts Degree: Recreation Management

An Associate in Arts degree in Recreational Management involves classes and field experiences which assist the student to prepare for work in the recreation and leisure industry. Recreational managers are responsible for planning and assisting in a variety of programs and overseeing the daily operations of recreational facilities for public agencies (federal, state, county or municipal), private non-profit agencies and business. The diverse curriculum exposes students the wide range of possibilities for work and career within recreation and leisure industry. Course work includes course on recreation and contemporary society, outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation for special populations, and planning programs and events.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to:
Analyze the motives, values, and benefits to the individual as well as society, that are associated with recreation and leisure experiences.

Demonstrate entry level proficiencies desired by local municipal organizations, businesses, and no-profit agencies within the recreation and leisure industry.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 23-24
 

    Units
REC-101 Recreation and Leisure in Contemporary Society 3.0
REC-102 Planning Programs and Events for Recreation Experiences 3.0
REC-104 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation And Special Populations 3.0
REC-105 Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services 3.0
     
Plus 11 to 12 units from the following:  
     
REC-103 Recreation and the Natural Environment 3.0
KPET-120 Emergency Procedures 2.0
KPET-217 Sports Management 3.0
HRMGT-101 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3.0
SOCI-233 Sociological Issues of Life and Longevity 3.0
     
Recommended electives:  
     
BUS-110 Principles of Management 3.0
PSYCH-172 Developmental Psychology 3.0
OR    
PSYCH-172H Developmental Psychology - Honors 3.0


REC 101 RECREATION AND LEISURE IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Investigates the contributions of play, leisure and recreation to the social, psychological and economic well being of individuals and groups, incorporating local, regional, national and international perspectives.


REC 102 PLANNING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FOR RECREATION EXPERIENCES
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Presents the principles and practice of effective recreational leadership including program and event planning as it relates to play, recreation, and leisure experiences. Requires field work visits to recreation programs.


REC 103 RECREATION AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces recreational use of outdoor/natural areas and the trends, both past and present, that create changing patterns of use, including an overview of human, animal, and technological impacts on outdoor recreation resources.


REC 104 INTRODUCTION TO THERAPEUTIC RECREATION AND SPECIAL POPULATIONS
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces the characteristics and needs of individuals with disabilities and special populations as they relate to the delivery of recreation and leisure services, including the nature and function of recreation in rehabilitation agencies and therapeutic settings, plus planning and adapting recreational programs in various settings.


REC 105 LEADERSHIP IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Focuses on the foundations of leadership and management skills integral for recreational leaders, emphasizing leadership theories and developing competencies and skills for effective leadership. Examines leadership roles in various recreation and leisure settings.


REC 124 CHALLENGE ROPES COURSE EXPERIENCE
Units: 1.00
CSU 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Builds students' self confidence, communication skills, and leadership skills through participation in activities which incorporate high and low ropes courses, zip lines and climbing walls.


Planned Course Offerings 2011-2013

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