Recreation and Leisure Studies

The Bachelor of Science in education degree with a major in recreation and leisure studies prepares students for professional positions in a variety of recreation settings. Specializations are designed to meet national certification standards with concentrations as generalists with a recreation administration focus or as recreation therapists. The recreation therapy specialization meets certific a tion sitting requirements for the national written examination of the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

Students are required to complete an appropriate sequence of courses for the concentration which they elect. Each concentration has a required professional education sequence containing a common core of 36 credit hours, a professional specialization of 27 credit hours, plus additional supportive requirements of 15 credit hours. A total of 125 credit hours are required.

Students must complete all required course work, both general and professional, with a minimum gpa of 2.5 before applying for their practicum experiences.

Prior to graduation, all recreation and leisure studies course work must be completed with at least a 2.5 overall gpa and no grade below a “C-”.