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Recreation Administration

  • Download the 2014-2015 curriculum checklist: (excel) (pdf)
    • Download the 2013-2014 curriculum checklist: (excel) (pdf)
    • 2012-13 curriculum checklist: (excel doc) (pdf)
    • 2011-12 curriculum checklist: (doc) (pdf)
    • 2010-11 curriculum checklist: (doc) (pdf)
  • Download the approved Business electives: (doc) (pdf)

This Major Comprises:

    • REC 1320 - Leadership in Recreation. Credits: 3
    • REC 1780 - Introduction to Leisure Service Agencies. Credits: 3
    • REC 2250 - Principles of Therapeutic Recreation Credits: 3
    • REC 2290 - Programming for Leisure Agencies. Credits: 3
    • REC 3550 - Fieldwork in Recreation I. Credits: 3

or

    • REC 3551 - Fieldwork in Recreation II. Credits: 3
    • REC 3910 - Microcomputers in Leisure Agencies. Credits: 3
    • REC 4274 - Pre-Internship. Credits: 1
    • REC 4275 - Internship. Credits: 6

(6 sem. hrs.)

  • REC 4600 - Planning and Design of Leisure Facilities. Credits: 4
  • REC 4740 - Research and Evaluation in Leisure Studies. Credits: 3
  • REC 4830 - Administration of Leisure Services. Credits: 3
  • REC 4850 - Financial Practices for Leisure Service Agencies. Credits: 3

17 Semester Hours of REC Electives

  • REC 2500 - The Challenge of Leisure. Credits: 3
  • REC 3111 - Leisure Education and Facilitation Techniques. Credits: 3
  • REC 3300 - Commercial and Employee Recreation. Credits: 3
  • REC 3310 - Travel and Tourism. Credits: 3
  • REC 3510 - Camp Administration and Leadership. Credits: 2
  • REC 3515 - Camping for Individuals with Disabilities. Credits: 3
  • REC 3560 - Outdoor Living Skills. Credits: 2
  • REC 3860 - Environmental Interpretation. Credits: 2
  • REC 3900 - Operation of Leisure Facilities. Credits: 3
  • REC 3960 - Special Topics in Leisure Studies. Credits: 1 to 3
  • REC 4741 - Independent Study. Credits: 1 to 6
  • REC 4950 - Therapeutic Leisure Services for the Aged. Credits: 3

6 Semester Hours of Electives

Six hours of electives from ACC, BUS, ECN, MGT or MAR approved by adviser and department chair plus one PSY course approved by adviser and department chair.

Notes:

Internship in recreation should be completed after REC 3550, REC 4274 and the majority of courses in recreation.

Fieldwork requires 15 hours per week of practical experience at a field-based site along with a one-hour weekly class session. Enrollment is limited due to limited number of sites in the immediate area.

(Major grade point average based on all recreation courses taken at EIU.)

Therapeutic Recreation Option

  • Download the 2014-15 curriculum checklist: (excel doc) (pdf)
    • Download the 2013-14 curriculum checklist: (excel doc) (pdf)
    • 2012-13 curriculum checklist: (excel doc) (pdf)
    • 2011-12 curriculum checklist: (doc) (pdf)
    • 2010-2011 curriculum checklist: (doc) (pdf)
  • Download the approved Business electives: (doc) (pdf)

This Option Comprises:

    • BIO 2200 - Human Anatomy. Credits: 4
    • FCS 1800 - Life Span Human Development. Credits: 3
    • HST 2000 - Principles of Human Health. Credits: 3
    • PSY 1879G - Introductory Psychology. Credits: 3
    • PSY 3780 - Abnormal Psychology. Credits: 3
    • REC 1320 - Leadership in Recreation. Credits: 3
    • REC 1780 - Introduction to Leisure Service Agencies. Credits: 3
    • REC 2250 - Principles of Therapeutic Recreation Credits: 3
    • REC 2290 - Programming for Leisure Agencies. Credits: 3
    • REC 3111 - Leisure Education and Facilitation Techniques. Credits: 3
    • REC 3250 - Program Planning and Administration in Therapeutic Recreation. Credits: 3
    • REC 3360 - Therapeutic Recreation Methods and Techniques. Credits: 3
    • REC 3550 - Fieldwork in Recreation I. Credits: 3

or

  • REC 3551 - Fieldwork in Recreation II. Credits: 3
  • REC 3910 - Microcomputers in Leisure Agencies. Credits: 3
  • REC 4274 - Pre-Internship. Credits: 1
  • REC 4275 - Internship. Credits: 6

    (6 sem. hrs.)

  • REC 4355 - Documentation and Professional Practice in Therapeutic Recreation. Credits: 3
  • REC 4600 - Planning and Design of Leisure Facilities. Credits: 4
  • REC 4740 - Research and Evaluation in Leisure Studies. Credits: 3
  • REC 4830 - Administration of Leisure Services. Credits: 3
  • REC 4850 - Financial Practices for Leisure Service Agencies. Credits: 3

4 Semester Hours of REC Electives Chosen From:

  • REC 2500 - The Challenge of Leisure. Credits: 3
  • REC 3300 - Commercial and Employee Recreation. Credits: 3
  • REC 3310 - Travel and Tourism. Credits: 3
  • REC 3510 - Camp Administration and Leadership. Credits: 2
  • REC 3515 - Camping for Individuals with Disabilities. Credits: 3
  • REC 3560 - Outdoor Living Skills. Credits: 2
  • REC 3860 - Environmental Interpretation. Credits: 2
  • REC 3900 - Operation of Leisure Facilities. Credits: 3
  • REC 3960 - Special Topics in Leisure Studies. Credits: 1 to 3
  • REC 4741 - Independent Study. Credits: 1 to 6
  • REC 4950 - Therapeutic Leisure Services for the Aged. Credits: 3

3 Semester Hours of Electives

Three hours of electives from ACC, BUS, ECN, MGT or MAR approved by adviser and department chair.

3 Hours of Electives Approved by Advisor and Department Chair

 

General Education Requirements

General education requirements must include:

  • BIO 1001G - Biological Principles and Issues. Credits: 3
  • BIO 2001G - Human Physiology. Credits: 4

Footnotes:

-Internship (Recreation Administration 4275) must be served in a clinical, residential or community-based therapeutic program under the supervision of a certified therapeutic recreation specialist (CTRS). The CTRS must be certified by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

-In order to seek certification from the NCTRC, the student must select courses from at least three of the following six areas: adaptive physical education, biological/physical sciences, human services, psychology, sociology or special education.

(Major grade point based on all recreation courses taken at EIU.)