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Recreation and Leisure Studies

Recreation and Leisure Services Management for the Graduate Program

The Recreation and Leisure Services graduate program provides students with academic courses and field and research experiences that prepare them for upper-level managerial positions in the public, not-profit, private or market sectors, and in careers in planning and research. Students are given opportunities for employment in settings such as: city and state parks and recreation agencies, boys and girls clubs, the YMCA and YWCA, large scale commercial and resort recreation facilities, military recreation, campus recreation and other exciting and diverse facilities.

Graduate Program Curriculum

Courses Credits
REL 514 Planning, Design, and Management of Facilities 3
PAD 687 Statistical Methods I or equivalent 3
REL 600 Philosophical Analysis of Leisure 3
REL 602 Executive Processes of Leisure Organizations 3
REL 605 Administration & Management in Leisure Services 3
REL 610 Comprehensive Program Planning 3
REL 715 Seminar: Research Design 3
REL 796 Internship in Administration (400 hours) or Guided Elective * 3
Choice of:
Sub Total
REL 797.1 Research Project I 3
REL 797.2 Research Project II 3
REL 798.1 Thesis I 3
REL 798.2 Thesis II 3
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Total Core
2 Electives: Graduate courses are chosen in relation to either the core or an area of emphasis with approval of the academic advisor. For example, many students choose from Public Administration. 6
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Total Curriculum Credits

Last Updated 6/26/13