Lindenwood

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Recreation Administration, B.A.

57-67 credit hours

Requirements

All students must complete the following core courses:

REC 10200Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services

3

REC 20300Adventure Education and Leadership

3

REC 20600Leisure in Contemporary Society

3

REC 24300Recreation Conferences and Associations

1

REC 30500Research and Evaluation in Recreation

3

REC 31000Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

3

REC 36200Program Planning and Marketing

3

REC 38100Recreation Facility Design and Management

3

REC 38200Practicum in Recreation

2-3

REC 41000Recreation Organization and Administration

3

REC 46200Recreation Senior Seminar

3

REC 48200Internship in Recreation

3-12

Basic Skills Courses:

Students may apply 3 credit hours of basic skills courses toward the electives in any Recreation Administration emphasis area.  This would include any 3 credit hour combination of the following courses:

REC 11300Wilderness Survival

2

REC 12000Shotgun Shooting Skills

1

REC 12100Muzzle Loading

1

REC 12200Dutch Oven Cooking

1

REC 12400Casting and Angling

1

REC 12500Land Navigation

1

REC 12600Introduction to Team Building

1

REC 12700Hunting in Missouri

2

REC 12800Caving

1

REC 13600Scuba

1

REC 13700Archery

1

REC 14400Camping

1

REC 14500Mountain Biking

1

REC 14800Hiking

1

REC 14900Canoeing

1

REC 15200Rock Climbing

1

PE 26200Marathon Course

2

PE 10000Team Sports (Competitive Sports)

1

PE 10100Recreational Sports I

1

PE 10200Recreational Sports II

1

PE 10300Volleyball

1

PE 10400Softball

1

PE 10500Track and Field

1

PE 10600Flag Football

1

PE 10700Basketball

1

PE 10800Soccer

1

PE 10900Wrestling

1

PE 11000Golf

1

PE 12000Weight Lifting I

1

PE 12100Weight Lifting II

1

PE 12600Aerobic Fitness

1

PE 12700Swimming I

1

PE 12900Lifeguarding

1

PE 13000Water Aerobics

1

PE 13100Bowling

1

PE 13200Lifetime Sports

1

PE 13300Tennis I

1

PE 13400Tennis II

1

PE 13500Badminton

1

PE 13800Racquetball

1

PE 13900Pickleball

1

PE 14000Plyometrics

1

PE 14100Self Defense I

1

PE 14200Cardiovascular Fitness

1

PE 14300Self Defense II

1

PE 15100Table Tennis

1

PE 15400Billiards and Pool

1

PE 15500Swimming II

1

PE 15600Fencing

1

PE 15700Advanced Lifeguarding/Lifesaving

1

and approved REC Special Topics courses.

Recreation Professional Exam

Students majoring in recreation administration must take the recreation professional exam during their final semester on campus to complete the degree requirements. The recreation professional exam is administered in:

REC 46200Recreation Senior Seminar

3

Areas of Emphasis

In addition to the REC core courses, students seeking a degree in recreation administration must complete one of the following areas of emphasis: community recreation management, outdoor recreation management, sport and fitness management, general recreation.

Community Recreation Management Emphasis

24 credit hours

Required courses:

ACCT 21010Principles of Financial Accounting

3

NPA 30000Fundraising

3

NPA 35100Volunteer Management

3

NPA 37100Grantwriting

3

One of the following:
EXS 30000Sport and Fitness Administration

3

MGMT 26032Principles of Management

3

NPA 35000Management of Nonprofit Organizations

3

PE 34900Organization and Administration of Health and Physical Education

3

PS 33500Public Administration

3

One of the following:
NPA 30300Human Resource Management

3

HRM 36510Human Resource Management

3

and six credit hours from the following options:

HFS 20000Health and Nutrition

4

HFS 30000Community Health

3

PE 33100Analysis and Teaching of Lifetime Sports

2

MIS 14000Microcomputer Applications

3

MIS 24000Introduction to Information Systems

3

MRKT 35010Principles of Marketing

3

NPA 38300Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations

3

REC 15700Outdoor Leisure Pursuits

2

REC 31200Sports and Society

3

REC 32300General Recreation Programming

3

REC 32500Outdoor Recreation and Leadership

3

REC 32600Outdoor Education

3

REC 33300Program Design and Assessment in Recreation Therapy

3

REC 34200Camp Management and Leadership

3

REC 38000Recreation and the Natural Environment

3

REC 37000High Adventure Leadership Training

3

REC 47200Natural Resource Management

3

and approved REC Special Topics courses.

Outdoor Recreation Management Emphasis

24 credit hours

Required courses:

REC 11300Wilderness Survival

2

REC 12500Land Navigation

1

REC 15700Outdoor Leisure Pursuits

2

REC 34200Camp Management and Leadership

3

REC 37000High Adventure Leadership Training

3

One of the following:
REC 32500Outdoor Recreation and Leadership

3

REC 32600Outdoor Education

3

One of the following:
MGMT 26032Principles of Management

3

NPA 35000Management of Nonprofit Organizations

3

PS 33500Public Administration

3

and seven credit hours from the following options:

ACCT 21010Principles of Financial Accounting

3

REC 20100Fundamentals of Interpretation

3

BSC 11200Environmental Biology

4

CMS 30500Principles of Youth Camping

3

MIS 14000Microcomputer Applications

3

MIS 24000Introduction to Information Systems

3

NPA 30000Fundraising

3

NPA 35100Volunteer Management

3

NPA 36000Leadership

3

NPA 37100Grantwriting

3

NPA 38300Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations

3

REC 28200Wilderness First Responder

3

REC 32300General Recreation Programming

3

REC 38000Recreation and the Natural Environment

3

REC 47000Environmental and Historical Interpretation Methods

3

REC 47200Natural Resource Management

3

REC 47600Wilderness Institute

1-6

and approved REC Special Topics courses.

Sport and Fitness Management Emphasis

24 credit hours

Required courses:

EXS 25000Foundations of Sport and Exercise Science

3

EXS 30000Sport and Fitness Administration

3

MRKT 35010Principles of Marketing

3

REC 31200Sports and Society

3

SPMGT 27020Orientation to Sport Management

3

SPMGT 37050Event Management

3

and six credit hours from the following options:

ACCT 21010Principles of Financial Accounting

3

ECON 23010Survey of Economics

3

EXS 26000Concepts in Conditioning

3

EXS 33000Current Issues in Exercise Science

3

HFS 20000Health and Nutrition

4

HFS 30000Community Health

3

PE 32000Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Physical Education

4

PE 33100Analysis and Teaching of Lifetime Sports

2

NPA 35100Volunteer Management

3

REC 32300General Recreation Programming

3

REC 38300Recreational Sports Management

3

SPMGT 37040Sport Marketing and Promotion

3

SPMGT 37060Sport Law

3

SPMGT 47080Sport Management Policy

3

and approved REC Special Topics courses..

General Recreation Emphasis

24 credit hours

The general recreation emphasis is fulfilled when a student completes 24 credit hours of coursework selected from among the following departments, selected based on the students interests and career goals: Accounting (ACCT), Art (ART), American Studies (AST), Biological Sciences (BSC),* Criminal Justice (CJ), Christian Ministries Studies (CMS), Communications (COM), Dance (DAN), Earth Sciences (ESC), Education (EDU), Exercise Science (EXS), Human Resource Management (HRM), Management (MGMT), Management Information Systems (MIS), Marketing (MRKT), Music (MUS), Nonprofit Administration (NPA), Physical Education (PE), Public Administration (PS), Psychology (PSY), Recreation Administration (REC), Sociology (SOC), Sport Management (SPMGT), Social Work (SW), and/or Theater (TA). Selection of courses should be in consultation with the student’s advisor and may all be in one discipline or several. It is strongly recommended to complete a minor in one of the disciplines above for partial fulfillment of the general recreation emphasis.

*Content been revised as of the publication of the July 2014 catalog addendum.