BS in Parks, Recreation and Sport with Emphasis in Recreation Administration

Degree Program Description

The public’s desire for quality of life, the pursuit of happiness and for well organized leisure activities drives a $600 billion marketplace supporting parks and recreation, more than $152 billion in sport management, and a $1.3 trillion investment in tourism. Students interested in Parks, Recreation and Sport are individuals who are active, involved in sports, the great outdoors, and enjoy travel. The BS in Parks, Recreation & Sport with emphasis in Recreation Administration focuses on quality of life issues within our local and global communities. Areas of study include personnel management and leadership, recreation for individuals with disabilities, program development, and park management.  Recreation administrators are engaged in a variety of public and private entities including parks and recreation systems, sports complexes, golf courses, resorts, recreation centers, aquatic theme parks and pools, and campus recreation facilities. They are responsible for management and operations, including fiscal responsibility.  Careers include aquatics and facility manager, recreation specialists, camp management, adventure recreation, campus recreation, community and recreation complex manager, and golf course superintendent. 

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Major Program Requirements

Students must complete all university, college and degree requirements, including university general education, in addition to the requirements below:

P_R_TR 2111Introduction to Planning and Evaluating Leisure Environments3
P_R_TR 2355Private and Commercial Recreation Principles and Practice3
P_R_TR 3220Introduction to Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities3
P_R_TR 4333Park Management3
Professional Electives realated to emphasis15
Total Credits27

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Semester Plan

Refer to the Semester Plan for the BS in Parks, Recreation and Sport.

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students who have attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by logging in to myZou and navigating to Self Service, then Student Center, and clicking on “Request Degree Audit.” The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.

MU students who have NOT attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.

For newly admitted or prospective students, MU degree audits can be created at http://www.transfer.org. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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