Community Recreation and Park Administration - Certificate

Management of recreation, park and leisure-service agencies requires expertise in problem-solving, decision-making, assessment of social and environmental impacts, personnel, public relations, volunteer management, financing and fund-raising, marketing of services, and needs assessments. Skills in working with people in the legal and political environment are necessary, as well as the ability to assess and work with other organizations for cooperative developments in recreation and tourism. Utilizing computer based decision-aids, students in this emphasis prepare for managerial careers with public recreation and park agencies, youth agencies, not-for-profit recreation agencies, and commercial recreation enterprises.

Community Recreation and Park Administration Certificate
RPTS 209Park and Tourism Operations3
RPTS 304Administration of Recreation Resource Agencies3
or RPTS 423   or Tourism Management 
RPTS 370Youth Development Organizations and Services3
RPTS 402Park Planning and Design 13
RPTS 403Financing and Marketing Recreation, Park and Tourism Resources 24
Departmental electives3
Total Semester Credit Hours19