Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration

Major(s)

Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Program and Requirements
    Specific General Education Requirement: KIN 210(3) or KIN 286(3)

  2. Major Requirements (74-78 hours) Note: All other coursework (including General Education Program, major(s), minor(s), if applicable), and all General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements, must be completed prior to taking REC 491, Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration Internship.

    1. Core Requirements (47-51 hours)

      1. Complete the following courses: REC 152(3), 190(3), 200(3); REC 211(3) or 311(3) or 411(3); REC 330(3), 335(3), 390(3), 410(3), 422(3), 423(3), 490(1), 491(8 or 12)

      2. Complete the following statistics course: REC 328(3)

      3. Complete at least 5 hours of skills classes, with advisor approval, from the areas below with a maximum of 4 hours from any one area:

        1. Arts and Crafts: ART 100(3), 115(3), 212(3), 255(3); CIS 205(3)

        2. Dance and Rhythms: KIN 125(1), 240(2), 270(1); MUS 100(2), 103(3), 104(3), 133(1), 135(1), 137(1)

        3. Drama and Theater: ENG 334(3); THE 224(1), 255(2), 506(3)

        4. Outdoor Education Activities: AGS 161(3), 162(1); MIL 101(2), 102(2), 211(2); KIN 110(1), 114(1), 260(2); REC 160(1), 451(3)

        5. Sports: KIN 112(1), 113(1), 118(1), 127(1), 130(1), 133(1), 135(1), 143(1), 145(1), 147(1), 149(1), 234(2), 264(2), 273(1)

    2. Complete 27 hours, with advisor approval, from one of the following emphases:

      1. Health and Wellness Promotions: 
        Prepares students for various opportunities in the fitness industry, health-related services, and wellness management and promotion. Select 27 hours from Required Courses: KIN 257(2), 350(3), 360(4), 362(4), 569(4); REC 415(3); KIN 281(1) or 282(1); BMS 130(3) or BMS 240(3); MKT 150(3) or MKT 350(3)
      2. Parks and Outdoor Recreation: 
        Prepares students for careers in parks and outdoor recreation and outdoor education within the public or private sector in adventure recreation, outdoor recreation/education facilities, or government natural resource management agencies. Must take the following 18 required hours: REC 211(3), 302(3), 311(3), 325(3), 411(3), 415(3). Select 3 hours from Outdoor Skills: REC 160(1), 451(3); KIN 110(1), 114(1), 135(1). Select 3 hours from Leadership/Education: CFD 163(3), CFD 361(3); COM 205(3), 325(3). Select 3 hours from Environmental Integration: AGN 143(3); BIO 373(3); GLG 171(3), 350(3); GRY 108(3), 300(3), 301(3), 351(3).

      3. Recreation Management:
        Prepares students for careers in administering recreation services and events in the Armed Forces, municipal parks and recreation departments, campus recreation, sporting goods retail, facility management, residential camps, resort recreation, travel, tourism and hospitality industry, meeting planning, and not-for-profit organizations: at-risk youth organizations, Boys and Girls Clubs, church recreation, Scouting, and YMCA. Select 15 hours from Required Courses: REC 406(3), 415(3); BUS 135(3); MGT 286(3); MGT 340(3) or PSY 305(3). Select 12 hours from electives: REC 160(1), 302(3), 305(3), 320(3), 325(3), 451(3); MGT 410(3); MKT 350(3), 355(3), 485(3); PLS 351(3). 

      4. Sport Administration:
        Prepares students for careers in leadership opportunities in administering athletic programs, athletic teams, competitive sport camps and clinics, facilities and leagues; managing various sport entities, including Olympic training sites, municipal league programs, youth sport agencies, tournament management, sport administration and marketing, special event planning, retail sports industries, and coaching at the college or above level. Complete 16 hours from Required Courses: KIN 386(3), 485(2); REC 406(3), 415(3); BUS 135(3); MGT 286(3). Select 11 hours from electives: KIN  218(2), 234(2); REC 325(3), 405(2); BUS 307(2); MGT 340(3), 410(3).

      5. Therapeutic Recreation: This emphasis has been temporarily suspended and is not being offered at this time. Contact the Kinesiology Department for more information.
    3. First Aid Proficiency: Each major must show proficiency in First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Students must provide copies of their current First Aid and CPR cards/certifications to the internship coordinator prior to enrolling in REC 491 and maintain current certifications throughout the internship. Certifications can be completed by the following:
        1. Complete the American Red Cross First Aid course and CPR course and obtain certification (see www.redcross.org for information)
        2. Complete the American Heart Association First Aid course and CPR course and obtain certification (see www.americanheart.org for information)

        3. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification

    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of REC 335(3) and 491(8 or 12).

    5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Program and Requirements
    Specific General Education Requirement: KIN 210(3) or KIN 286(3)

  2. Major Requirements (56-60 hours) Note: All other coursework (including General Education Program, major(s), minor(s), if applicable), and all General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements, must be completed prior to taking REC 491, Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration Internship.

    1. Core Requirements (47-51 hours)

      1. Complete the following courses: REC 152(3), 190(3), 200(3); REC 211(3) or 311(3) or 411(3); REC 330(3), 335(3), 390(3), 410(3), 422(3), 423(3), 490(1), 491(8 or 12)

      2. Complete the following statistics courses: REC 328(3)

      3. Complete at least 5 hours of skills classes, with advisor approval, from the areas below with a maximum of 4 hours from any one area:

        1. Arts and Crafts: ART 100(3), 115(3), 212(3), 255(3); CIS 205(3)

        2. Dance and Rhythms: KIN 125(1), 240(2), 270(1); MUS 100(2), 103(3), 104(3), 133(1), 135(1), 137(1)

        3. Drama and Theater: ENG 334(3); THE 224(1), 255(2), 506(3)

        4. Outdoor Education Activities: AGS 161(3), 162(1); MIL 101(2), 102(2), 211(2); KIN 110(1), 114(1), 260(2); REC 160(1), 451(3)

        5. Sports: KIN 112(1), 113(1), 118(1), 127(1), 130(1), 133(1), 135(1), 143(1), 145(1), 147(1), 149(1), 234(2), 264(2), 273(1)

    2. Complete, with advisor approval, 9 hours from one of the following emphases:

      1. Recreation Management:
        Prepares students for careers in administering recreation services and events in the Armed Forces, municipal parks and recreation departments, campus recreation, sporting goods retail, facility management, residential camps, resort recreation, travel, tourism and hospitality industry, meeting planning, and not-for-profit organizations: at-risk youth organizations, Boys and Girls Clubs, church recreation, Scouting, and YMCA. Complete the following 3 Required Courses: REC 406(3), 415(3); MGT 340(3) or PSY 305(3).
      2. Sport Administration:
        Prepares students for careers in leadership opportunities in administering athletic programs, athletic teams, competitive sport camps and clinics, facilities and leagues; managing various sport entities, including Olympic training sites, municipal league programs, youth sport agencies, tournament management, sport administration and marketing, special event planning, retail sports industries, and coaching at the college or higher level. Complete the following 3 Required Courses: REC 325(3), 406(3), 415(3).
    3. First Aid Proficiency: Each major must show proficiency in First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Students must provide copies of their current First Aid and CPR cards/certifications to the internship coordinator prior to enrolling in REC 491 and maintain current certifications throughout the internship. Certifications can be completed by the following:

      1. Complete the American Red Cross First Aid course and CPR course and obtain certification (see www.redcross.org for information)
      2. Complete the American Heart Association First Aid course and CPR course and obtain certification (see www.americanheart.org for information)

      3. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification

    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of REC 335(3) and 491(8 or 12).
  3. Minor required (or second major)

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Minor(s)

Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
  1. Complete the following six courses: REC 152(3), 190(3), 205(3), 390(3), 422(3), 423(3)

  2. Complete one of the following courses: REC 211(3), 311(3), 411(3)

Accelerated graduate program in Health Promotion and Wellness Management

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Health Promotion and Wellness Management program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.