Minor in Recreation Studies (123)

To qualify for and declare the Minor in Recreation Studies, students must achieve a grade of 'C' or better in the two introductory courses PERS 1300 and PERS 1400. A student must obtain approval and declare the minor with their home faculty for access into advanced REC courses.

Required Core Courses for the Minor in Recreation Studies (12 credit hours):

  • PERS 1300 Introduction to Leisure Travel (3 credit hours)
  • PERS 1400 Concepts of Recreation and Leisure (3 credit hours)
  • REC 2400 Management and Marketing of Leisure Services (3 credit hours)
  • REC 3090 Sustainable Nature-Based Tourism (3 credit hours)

Electives (Choose 6 credit hours from the following):

  • REC 4090 Sustainable Nature-Based Tourism Planning, Management and Research (3 credit hours)
  • REC 4170 Sport Management (3 credit hours)
  • REC 4250 Leisure and Aging (3 credit hours)
  • REC 4310 Administration of Special Events (3 credit hours)
  • REC 4350 Parks and Protected Areas Planning and Management (6 credit hours) (Summer Session Travel Study / Instructor Permission Required)
  • PERS 4200 Special Topics (3 credit hours)

** External students may take up to 12 credit hours of these courses without declaring the minor. Students who declare the minor must take the minimum 18 credit hours but will be allowed to take up to 30 hours from the above courses.

Note: No minor in Physical Education or Kinesiology is offered.