Core Curriclum

This program offers both comprehensive and non-comprehensive options, see details at the bottom of the page.

Professional Core (47-51 hours)

REC 152  (3) Introduction to Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration    
REC 190  (3) Applied Social Recreation
REC 205   (3) Concepts in Therapeutic Recreation [REC 152 or concurrent]  
REC 211 
REC 311
REC 411
(3)
(3)
(3)
Principles of Outdoor Recreation OR
Outdoor/Adventure Education OR
Outdoor Pursuits [permission of the instructor]
REC 328 (3) Statistical Applications in Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration [30 credit hours and completion of General Education mathematics requirement]
REC 330 (3) Leisure Research Applications [REC 152 and REC 328]
REC 335 (3) Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration Practicum [REC 152, 190, 205, and permission of practicum  instructor]  
REC 390 (3) Recreation Programming [REC 152, 190, 205 and 60 credit hours]
REC 410 (3) Recreation Leadership/Supervision [REC 152, 190, 205, and 60 credit hours or permission of instructor] 
REC 422 (3) Recreation Facility and Area Management [Admitted to the Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration Program (major or minor), REC 390, and 90 credit hours] 
REC 423 (3) Administration of Recreation, Sport, and Park Agencies [Admitted to the Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration Program (major or minor), REC 390, and 90 credit hours] 
REC 490 (1) Orientation to Internship [permission of instructor]
REC 491 (8-12) Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration Internship [Complete all other coursework (including General Education Program, major(s), minor(s), if applicable, and all general baccalaureate degree requirements); and cumulative Missouri State GPA of at least 2.2; and first-aid and CPR (see below); and permission of internship coordinator. 

 

Complete at least five (5) hours, with advisor approval, from the areas below with a maximum of four (4) hours from any one area.

  1. Arts and Crafts: ART 100(3), 115(3), 212(3), 255(3); CIS 205(3)
  2. Dance and Rhythms: DAN 116(1), 145(1); KIN 125(1), 240(2), 270(1); MUS 100(2), 103(3), 104(3), 133(1), 135(1), 137(1)
  3. Drama and Theater: ENG 334(3); THE 224(1), 255(2), 506(3)
  4. Outdoor Education Activities: AGS 161(3), 162(1); MIL 101(2), 102(2), 211(2); KIN 110(1), 114(1), 260(2); REC 160(1), 451(3)
  5. Sports: KIN 112(1), 113(1), 118(1), 127(1), 130(1), 133(1), 135(1), 143(1), 145(1), 147(1), 149(1), 234(2), 264(2), 273(1)

 

Comprehensive Degree Option (27 hours) Complete, with advisor approval, one of the following emphases:  Health and Wellness Promotions; Parks and Outdoor Recreation; Recreation Management; or Sport Administration.

 OR

Non-Comprehensive Degree Option (9 hours) Complete, with advisor approval, 9 hours from one of the following emphases: Recreation Management or Sport Administration.  Student must also complete a minor.

First Aid Proficiency:  Each major must show proficiency in First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Students must provide copies of their current First Aid and CPR cards/certifications to the internship coordinator prior to enrolling in REC 491 and maintain current certifications throughout the internship.  Certifications can be completed by the following:

  1. Complete the American Red Cross First Aid course and CPR course and obtain certification.  www.redcross.org
  2. Complete the American Heart Association First Aid course and CPR course and obtain certification.  www.americanheart.org
  3. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification

General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (See Undergraduate Catalog)