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Recreation Management

Award Type: Associate in Science

The Associate Science degree in Recreation Management prepares students to either obtain middle level positions in the Recreation field or advance from entry level positions in all areas of recreation. Students can also transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Recreation, Hospitality or Tourism Management.

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Recreation Management will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of career opportunities in the Recreation fields and understand the differences between the public, private, nonprofit, therapeutic and commercial settings.
  • Demonstrate and apply learned leadership skills in a team building classroom environment.
  • Apply and practice the skills of event planning for organizing community events.
  • Apply the principals and theories of sports management for municipal, commercial and nonprofit agencies.

Program Requirements

A major of 21 units is required for the associate of science degree. Required core courses (15 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
REC 101 Intro to Recreation Management 3.0
REC 103 Leadership in Recreation Services 3.0
REC 105 Program Planning for Recreation 3.0
REC 107 Recreational Sports Programming 3.0
CWE 149 Cooperative Work Experience OCCUPATIONAL 1.0 - 8.0 units

Plus a minimum of 6 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ATH 104 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3.0
BUS 102 Marketing 3.0
EMS 102 First Aid & Safety 3.0
REC 109 Outdoor & Adventure Recreation 3.0
SOC 120 Race and Ethnic Relations 3.0
SPCH 102 Small Group Communication 3.0

Note: at least 3 units in CWE 149 is required for the degree.

General Education Requirements

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More information on graduation requirements


Last Modified Apr 30, 2024