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Associates Degree

Recreation Management Course Sequence for AA Degree

An Associate in Arts in Recreation Management involves classes and field experiences in the areas of recreation and leisure for all age groups. Recreation managers are responsible for assisting and planning a variety of programs and overseeing the daily operations of one or more recreational facilities for an agency (i.e. city, county, state, or federal) including community service related programs and activities. This program also provides the student with experience in variety of recreation and leisure industry settings.

Course work includes classes on recreation and leisure in contemporary society, planning programs and events, therapeutic recreation with special populations, resource and visitor management, emergency procedures, courses in sociology and psychology as well as field work experiences.

Associate in Arts Degree: Recreation Management

Units required for major: 23-24

Program Requirements:

Course ID Course Title Units
REC100 Leisure for Life 3
REC101 Recreation and Leisure in Contemporary Society 3
REC102 Planning Programs and Events for Recreation Experiences 3
REC104 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation & Special Populations 3

Plus four courses (11 or 12 units) from the following:

Course ID Course Title Units
REC103 Outdoor Recreation and the Natural Environment 3
REC105 Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services 3
SOC233 Sociological Issues of Life and Longevity 3
KPET120 Emergency Procedures 2
KPET217 Sports Management 3
HRMGT101 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3

Recommended Electives:

Course ID Course Title Units
PSYCH172 Developmental Psychology 3
BUS110 Principles of Management 3

*Consult with your academic advisor regarding transfer requirements.