BS in Parks, Recreation and Sport with Emphasis in Recreation Administration
Degree Program Description
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.
Major Program Requirements
In addition to completing major program requirements, students must complete the following additional emphasis area requirements:
Recreation Administration Emphasis Area Coursework
|Emphasis Area Core Requirements (minimum grade of C-)|
|PRST 2111||Park Planning and Design||3|
|PRST 2355||Private and Commercial Recreation Principles and Practice||3|
|PRST 3220||Introduction to Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities||3|
|PRST 3400||Sport and Recreation Marketing||3|
|PRST 4333||Park and Sport Facility Operations||3|
|Emphasis Area Professional Electives||15|
|Advisor approved courses specific to the student's selected emphasis. At least 6 credits must have a PRST designator. These professional electives can be used towards a second emphasis.|
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|ENGLSH 1000||3||MATH 1050 or 1100||3|
|AGSC_COM 2220 or COMMUN 1200||3||Missouri State Law Requirement||3|
|PRST 1010||3||SOCIOL 1000||3|
|PRST 1011||1||PRST 2281||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts||3||PRST 2355||3|
|Biological, Physical, or Mathematical Science||3|
|PSYCH 1000||3||PRST 3210W||3|
|STAT 1200, ABM 2123, or ESC_PS 4170||3||ABM 1041 or ECONOM 1014||3|
|AGSC_COM 3240, COMMUN 2100, ENGLSH 2030, or THEATR 1400||3||General Elective||3|
|PRST 2750||3||Biological, Physical, or Mathematical Science with Lab||3-4|
|PRST 2111||3||PRST 3220||3|
|PRST 3215||4||PRST 4250 or 4150||3|
|PRST 3400||3||Professional Elective||3|
|Professional Elective||3||Professional Elective||3|
|ACCTCY 2010, 2026, or 2036||3||General Elective||3|
|Biological, Physical, or Mathematical Science||3||ABM 3224, 3224W, MRKTNG 3000, or ABM 2223||3|
|PRST 4100||3||PRST 4940||12|
|Total Credits: 120-121|
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