graduate course rEQUIREMENTS
BASIC CORE COURSES - 12 CREDITS
REC 570 Foundations of Leisure and Recreation - 3 credits
REC 574 Park and Recreation Management - 3 credits
REC 575 Operational Research in Recreation - 3 credits
REC 577 Leadership and Supervision in Leisure Services - 3 credits
Area of specialization - 12 credits
REC 572 Planning and Development of Recreation Programs and Leisure Services - 3 credits
REC 573 Seminar in Recreation Administration - 3 credits
REC 557 Emerging Legal Issues in Recreation and Leisure Studies - 3 credits
REC 576 Designs for Park and Recreation Facilities - 3 credits
REC 534 Advanced Practice in Therapeutic Recreation Programming - 3 credits
REC 581 Seminar in Therapeutic Recreation Service - 3 credits
REC 585 Clinical Aspects of Therapeutic Recreation - 3 credits
REC 391 Interventions and Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation - 3 credits
departmental electives - minimum 6 -12 credits
REC 533 Socio-Leisure Needs of Individuals with Disabilities
REC 561 Outdoor Recreation Resource Management
REC 571 Recreation Needs and Interests in Society
REC 583 Practicum in Park and Recreation Service
REC 584 Leisure Education
REC 587 Recreation Education Curriculum Development
REC 588 Innovation in Recreation Education
REC 599 Grantsmanship
REC 600 Directed Independent Study
In lieu of the thesis, the student takes two additional courses in the area of specialization and must pass the following comprehensive examinations:
Exam A - An essay examination.
The student is presented with a series of questions, from which s/he chooses three to fully develop.
Exam B - An oral exam.
Conducted by two or three professors from the Recreation and Leisure Studies Department.
Alternatively, the student may take the two additional courses in the area of specialization and complete the special project - a project or real-life type examination. The idea is to offer students a practical, relevant, and meaningful choice.
- MASTER'S THESIS
The Thesis Seminar (REC 590) and Thesis - 6 credits
This program is designed for the student who eventually plans to acquire an Ed.D. or Ph.D. in order to teach in a college or university, or to pursue a career in recreation and leisure research, or to be eligible for high state and federal supervisory positions
For full course descriptions, please see the Graduate Catalog published each year.
For additional information on the master's degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies, contact Dr. Jan Jones, Graduate Coordinator, at (203) 392-8837.