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Recreation Management Major Requirements

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FA = Fall SP = Spring SU = Summer

REQUIRED COURSES

Course Number Course Description Credits Semester Offered
RECR 1870 Introduction to Recreation and Park Services 3  FA, SP
RECR 2110 Recreation Leadership Skills and Techniques 4  FA, SP
RECR 3330 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation Services 3  FA, SP
RECR 3840 Design and Maintenance of Recreation and Park Resources 4  FA, SP
RECR 3870 Internship Seminar for Recreation and Parks Professions 2  FA, SP
RECR 3970 Practicum in Recreation, Parks, or Therapeutic Recreation 3  FA, SP, SU 
RECR 4110 Program Development in Recreation Services 3  FA, SP
RECR 4130 Administration of Recreation and Park Services 3  FA
RECR 4850 Advanced Administration and Evaluation 3  SP
RECR 4890 Internship in Recreation, Parks, or Therapeutic Recreation* 10-14  FA, SP, SU 
PSY 2210 Psychology of Human Development 3  FA, SP, SU 
CORE SUBTOTAL 41-45 Credits**    

*10-14 Hours of Internship required with a GPA of 2.75 or higher

**A grade of C or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor's degree.

 

Recreation Management Concentration

REQUIRED COURSES*

Course Number Course Description Credits Semester Offered
MGT 3000 Organizational Management 3 FA, SP, SU 
MGT 3530 Human Resources Management 3 FA, SP, SU 
MKT 3000 Principles of Marketing 3 FA, SP, SU 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES (select a minimum of 10 hours from the following courses)

Course Number Course Description Credits Semester Offered

RECR 2010

Play Across Cultures

3

FA, SP

RECR 2210 Managing Outdoor Recreation Programs 3 Alternates every 3rd sem
RECR 2330 Advocacy, Leisure, and the Aging Adult 3 Every other year
RECR 2730 Sport In Society 3 FA, SP
RECR 3900 (A-Z) Pilot Leadership Courses 1-3 FA, SP
RECR 3930 (A-Z) Contemporary Issues in Recreation and Parks: Variable Topics 1-3 FA, SP, SU 
RECR 393F Special Event Planning 3 FA, SP, SU 
RECR 4550 Management of Aquatic Resources 3 Alternates every 3rd sem
RECR 4630 Recreation Programs for the Older Adult 3 Every other year
RECR 4810 Grants and Writing in the Health Professions 3 Alternates every 3rd sem
RECR 390I Leadership Through Outdoor Ethics and Backpacking 2 FA

RECR 390J

Outdoor Leadership Through Navigation  1-2 SP
RECR 390Q Camp Leadership and Programming 3 SP
RECR 399C Intro. to Rock Climbing 1-3 FA, SP
RECR 399D Canyoneering Training 1-3 Every other year
RECR 399H Advanced Rock Climbing 1-2 FA, SP
RECR 399G Ice Climbing Techniques 1-3 SP
CONCENTRATION SUBTOTAL 19 Credits

*No minor required. Students must have a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate from MSU Denver.

60-64 total credits required for the Concentration in Recreation Management.


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