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Recreation and Leisure (Minor)

Primary or Secondary Minor

The minor in recreation and leisure is designed to teach students the various skills, roles and functions of sports managers. The minor will develop skills necessary for a variety of fields, including sports management, athletic training, refereeing, mass communication and education, among others.

Core Recreation and Leisure (Minor) Courses

ART 111 - Design

Design is an introductory course in the elements of art and the principles of color and composition. Projects will include 2 and 3-dimensional organization. Studio activity will include a variety of media in the production of assignments. The design projects will progress from basic exercises to complete compositions. This course prepares the foundation for students interested in drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, applied and graphic design. Read more »

BUAD 225 - Principles of Management

A study of the concepts, principles and philosophy of management. The four functions of management—planning, organizing, leading and controlling - are examined with respect to various management styles. Read more »

HPER 214 - Physical Education Activities for Pre-K to 6 Elementary Schools

This course will be a curriculum of physical education activities for grades K-6. The program will include fitness concepts, movement education, perceptual-motor concepts, manipulative activities and the acquisition of skills. Varied and new experiences for each grade level will be emphasized. There will be a stress on the necessity of child success and accomplishment through Elementary Physical Education. Read more »

HPER 231 - Recreation Leadership

A course designed to study the fundamentals of recreation and play as it relates to various cultures. Consideration is given to the type of job opportunities in recreation and playground management. Read more »

HPER 232 - Camp Counseling

A course designed to prepare students for various camp counseling or related job positions. Special consideration is given to the organization and administration of the camping program. Course includes a campout. Read more »

THTR 101 - Introduction to Theatre

A study of all the elements of the theatre: history, acting, directing, design and production. The course is designed as a basis for intelligent theatre going. Consists of lectures, selected readings, a project and play attendance. Read more »

Additional Program Requirements

The recreation and leisure minor also requires HPER 40, 42 and four experiential mini courses or activities from ART, HPER, MUSC or THTR.

NOTE: ART 332 is interchangeable with ART 111