Students enrolled in the Recreation and Leisure Studies major may choose one of the following three areas as their concentration: Recreation Management, Tourism Management, or Therapeutic Recreation.
Courses for all three concentrations integrate experiential learning opportunities
and students complete a minimum of two internships during their studies. The capstone
experience, a 15-week fulltime internship, provides students an opportunity to apply
their knowledge and skills in an established recreation agency under the supervision
of an experienced professional. Program faculty support candidates in locating internship
opportunities that complement career goals and interests.
Recreation and Leisure Studies Tracks:
- Recreation Management
- Tourism Management
- Therapeutic Recreation
Freshmen are advised to take General Education courses during the freshman year. Students must be declared as a Recreation and Leisure Studies major before taking REL coursework.
Required Courses in the Sophomore Year
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* Choose core or elective courses: e.g. REL 313 (Recreation Management) REL 305, 407, 412 (Therapeutic Recreation) or REL 314 (Tourism Management).
Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better in each required REL course. A grade
of “C-“ or lower will not meet the requirement.
Caution: Students and advisors should remain aware of the 54-credit rule during the advisement process, particularly when selecting general education, guided liberal arts, and general electives.
- REL302 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure, taken during the Sophomore year, is prerequisite to required major courses which will fill the junior and senior years.
- The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies has a professional responsibility to deny admission or continuation in any of its undergraduate or graduate programs to any student whose level of performance and/or personal characteristics do not adequately meet academic, professional or ethical standards.