Nov 14, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Recreation Administration, Parks and Recreation Management Concentration[PRM], B.S.


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Curriculum Requirements


This option is designed for those students who are interested in the management of recreation and leisure service agencies, designing activities in Sport Programs, Special Events, Social Programs, and Cultural Programs, which provides opportunities for individuality, creativity, and self-expression in the following areas:  Art, Dance, Drama, Experiential, Intellectual, and Music.  This option culminates in a 10 week/400-hour internship, a practical work experience at an approved site with expert supervision.  Through this experience, students gain managerial and administrative skills as well as valuable contacts for future employment.  The course of study provides students with the prerequisite knowledge necessary to pass the National Recreation and Parks Association Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Examination.

1. 120 Credit Hours:


Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or better.  The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.  Students must repeat ‘D’ and ‘F’ courses in major and non-departmental required courses.

2. General Education Requirement:


Freshman and sophomore years:  complete General Education Curriculum  (GEC) required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study. Students should take the GEC courses by the end of the Sophomore year.  Students must have a ‘C’ or better in ENG 1110 , ENG 1210 , MATH 1110 , and PSY 2100 .

3. Program Requirements:


5. Additional Requirements


  • PEDU 1100 - Elementary Swimming (2)
  • PEDU 3500 - Emergency Care & Safety Techniques (2)
  • Parks and Recreation Cognate Courses; students (with advisor permission) are to select (18) credit hours from the following three cognate areas:  Management, Policy, and Social/Community.
  • Parks and Recreation Cognate Courses: students (with advisor permission) are to select (18) credit hours from the following:  Management, Policy, and Social/Community

Program Notes:


Students who wish to major in the Recreation Administration program must have an overall grade point average of 2.25.  Students must have taken RECR 1000   and RECR 2120   before registering in upper level courses.  Students must be senior status, have permission of their advisor, and completed RECR 4625   prior to internship enrolling in RECR 4630  . Students must be in good standing and have passed all required courses prior to internship placement, which consists of a minimum of 400-hour, 10 consecutive week experience in recreation/leisure service agency.

Four - Year Curriculum Plan


Four Year Curriculum Plan for Parks and Recreation Management Concentration

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

* Foreign Language II (3)

* SS GEC Requirement (3)

UNIV 1100  -  First Year Seminar ( 2 )  

PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

RECR 1000  -  Introduction Recreation ( 3 )  

Total: 16

Spring Semester

ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

MATH 1110  -  Elementary Statistics ( 3 )  

* Science GEC Requirement (3)

HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

PEDU 1100  -  Elementary Swimming ( 2 )  

RECR 2120  -  Introduction to Leadership in Recreation ( 3 )  (SI)

Total: 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

* Science GEC Requirement (3)

HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )   or

HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

RECR 2250  -  Introduction to Recreational Therapy ( 3 )  

RECR 2190  -  Introduction to Sport Management ( 3 )  

RECR 2300  -  Introduction to Practical Experience in Recreation ( 3 )  

Total: 15

Spring Semester

HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

* HUM GEC Requirement (3)

RECR 2230  -  Introduction to Outdoor Recreation ( 3 )  

~ PRM Cognate (3)

PEDU 3500  -  Emergency Care & Safety Techniques ( 2 )  

Total: 14

Junior Year

Fall Semester

RECR 3100  -  Recreational Sport Programming ( 3 )  

RECR 3500  -  Organizational Behavior ( 3 )  

RECR 3600  -  Management and Administration ( 3 )  (WI)

PEDU 3640  -  Administration and Management of Aquatic Program and Facilities ( 3 )  

~ PRM Cognate (3)

Total: 15

Spring Semester

RECR 3900  -  Facility Management ( 3 )  

RECR 3700  -  Marketing and Public Relations ( 3 )  

RECR 4150  -  Event Management and Program Planning ( 4 )  

RECR 3800  -  Research Methods ( 3 )  

~ PRM Cognate (3)

Total: 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

RECR 4900  -  Technology Applications ( 3 )  

RECR 4610  -  Financial Management ( 3 )   

PEDU 4030  -  Psycho-Socio Aspects of Physical Activity and Leisure ( 3 )  

RECR 4625  -  Pre-internship in Recreation ( 1 )  

~ PRM Cognate (3)

~ PRM Cognate (3)

Total: 16

Spring Semester

RECR 4630  -  Internship in Recreation ( 9 )  

~ PRM Cognate (3)

Total: 12

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 120

Distribution of Hours

 

*General Education Curriculum Courses - (36)

[PRM students should take the following GEC courses: MATH 1110 PSY 2100  ]

+Recreation Administration Professional Courses - (50)

=Parks and Recreation Management Concentration Required Courses - (12)

# Department of Physical Education and Recreation Required Courses - (4)

~ Parks and Recreation Management Cognates Courses - (18)

Students who wish to major in the Recreation Administration Program must have an overall grade point average of 2.25 and apply to be admitted into the program. Applicants must be at least a sophomore and have completed the following courses: RECR 1000  , RECR 2120 ,RECR 2300 , and one additional 2000 level RECR course with a GPA average of 2.0 or better. 

~ Parks and Recreation Management Cognates Courses; students (with advisor permission) are to select (18) credit hours from the following three cognate areas: Management, Policy, and Social/Community. 

(SI) - Speaking Intensive; (WI) - Writing Intensive

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