Recreation Management (Minor)

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Are you interested in working in recreation? Expand your knowledge of recreation careers with this program that gives you hands-on experience with community agencies, teaching you the skills necessary to implement and maintain recreational activities.

The minor program in recreation management introduces students to community recreation programming and planning for a variety of populations.

The minor allows students enrolled in other undergraduate programs at ASU to broaden their educational experiences. Students from such various disciplines as business, education, nursing, public affairs, social work and many others might find this program a beneficial supplement to their existing program.

The Recreation Management minor is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Programs (https://accreditationcouncil.org/).

Enhance your major with a deeper knowledge of community recreation. Gain an understanding of how leisure, sports and recreation enhance quality of life, and walk away with the ability to create and manage meaningful recreation experience.

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The minor program in recreation management introduces students to community recreation programming and planning for a variety of populations.

The minor allows students enrolled in other undergraduate programs at ASU to broaden their educational experiences. Students from such various disciplines as social work, criminology and criminal justice, public affairs, kinesiology, psychology, sociology, education, nursing, and many others might find this program a beneficial supplement to their existing program.

At A Glance

Recreation Management (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The recreation management minor requires completion of 15 credit hours: six credit hours of required courses and nine credit hours of elective courses.
Required Core Courses -- 6 credit hours
Electives (select three courses) -- 9 credit hours
Standards
1. 15 hours of graded classroom coursework
2. minimum "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) grade required for all courses in the minor
3. should be a junior to take 400-level courses
4. no double counting of courses for a major and the minor
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Degree requirements

The recreation management minor requires completion of 15 credit hours, six credit hours of required courses and nine credit hours of elective courses.

Required core courses:

PRM 120 Leisure and the Quality of Life, SB (3)
PRM 303 Program Planning (3)

Electives: (choose three courses from the following list)

CRD 302 Inclusive Community Development, C (3)
CSM 201 Introduction Community Sports (3)
PRM 304 Recreation Planning and Facility Development, L (3)
PRM 315 Community Recreation Systems (3)
PRM/CSM 335 Sports and Recreation for Youth Development (3)
PRM 364 Foundations of Recreation Therapy, SB (3)
PRM 475 Entrepreneurial Recreation and Tourism (3)
PRM 486 Special Events Management (3)
PRM 494 Special Topics (3)

Standards

  1. 15 hours of graded classroom course work
  2. minimum "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) grade required for all classes in the minor
  3. minimum GPA of 2.00 for those pursuing the minor, a major or premajor, other than parks and recreation management
  4. should be a junior to take 400-level courses
  5. no double counting of courses for a major and the minor

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BS in parks and recreation management; BS in recreation therapy; BS in parks and recreation management (therapeutic recreation)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor.

Career outlook

Graduates with a minor in recreation management can find opportunities in diverse settings involving a wide range of organizations, including recreation, sports and youth development.