Recreation B.S.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
All Recreation students must take RECR   1530 and RECR   2530
RECR   1530Introduction to Recreation3
RECR   2530Leadership and Programming in Leisure Services3
Select 6-12 credit hours from adviser approved 1000-2000 level Area F electives:6-12
Recreational Therapy students MUST take both RECR   2131 and CHFD   2137
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Major Requirements
RECR   3236Planning Recreations Areas and Facilities3
RECR   4430Financial and Legal Dimensions of Recreation3
RECR   4435Managing Recreation Organizations3
RECR   4530Marketing Recreation Services3
RECR   4630Professional Development in Recreation3
RECR   4790Internship12
Areas of Emphasis
Select one of the following areas:12-16
Recreational Therapy:
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Program Planning in Recreational Therapy
Assessment and Documentation in Recreational Therapy
Intervention Techniques in Recreational Therapy
Professional Advancement in Recreational Therapy
Outdoor Recreation:
Adventure Education
Outdoor Recreation Management
Environmental Education and Interpretation
Directed Upper Division Recreation Elective
Tourism and Community Leisure Services:
Introduction to Tourism Management
Conference and Event Planning
Directed Upper Division Recreation Elective
Directed Upper Division Recreation Elective
Guided Major Electives
Suggested Minors or areas of interest include: Anthropology, Biology, Business, Child and Family Development, Coaching, Health Education and Promotion, Criminal Justice, Geography, Geographic Information Science, History, Hospitality Management, Journalism, Marketing, Management, Public Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Sport Management11-15
Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course
Select one Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course3
Select 3 credit hours of Electives3
Total Credit Hours126

Program Admission Criteria

  • 2.0 GPA for Recreational Therapy, Outdoor Recreation, and Tourism and Community Leisure Services
  • 2.0 GPA to enroll in Internship
  • Students must have completed all of Area A1 and Area A2 requirements and Introduction to Recreation (RECR   1530) prior to admission to the program.

Other Program Requirements

  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for each RECR or non-RECR course taken in Area F, Major Requirements, Areas of Emphasis, and Guided Major Electives.


Contact the College of Health and Human Sciences Student Services Center, Hollis Building, Room 0101, (912) 478-1931 for more information regarding admission and advising requirements.