Academic Catalog

Recreation and Park Administration, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources Management (B.S.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 31.0301

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behavioral Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
HSO 100Student Success Seminar (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs.)1
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
Major Requirements
Core Courses
REC 101Recreation and Tourism Careers1
REC 102Introduction to Recreation Leadership3
REC 163Fieldwork I1
REC 200Leisure Diversity and Culture3
REC 263Fieldwork II2
REC 280Programming Special Events3
REC 311Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation3
REC 350Supervision of Recreation Personnel3
REC 401Management of Recreation Services3
REC 406Planning, Design , and Maintenance of Recreation Facilities3
REC 410Recreation Research & Evaluation3
REC 450WSenior Seminar3
REC 460Advanced Leadership and Programming3
Students must select one of the following Concentrations:
Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources Management29
Recreation Management and Event Planning
Recreation Therapy
Tourism and Resort Recreation
Free Electives
Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources Management20
Recreation Management and Event Planning
Recreation Therapy
Tourism and Resort Recreation
Total Hours120


Concentration Courses
REC 180Outdoor Adventure Activities1
REC 190Challenge Course Introduction1
REC 290Adventure Programming3
REC 380Natural Resource Tourism3
REC 463Internship12
REC 516Recreation and Park Interpretive Services3
REC 530Park Management3
REC 590Special Topics:___3
or WLD 317 Conservation of Wildlife Resources
Total Hours29