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Recreation Administration and Leisure Studies Program
ANDREW E. HOFF, Coordinator
Psychology and Human Services Bldg., Room 121
Leisure Services Management
Minor in Recreation Administration
The program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration
for individuals who are committed to the recreation and leisure services
profession. While the General Education program provides students with a
foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, the major in recreation administration
allows students to acquire knowledge, understanding, ability, and skill
necessary to successfully function in professional positions related to
Faculty are committed to providing a quality professional preparation program in recreation and leisure services, founded on a competency based curriculum. Our graduates acquire specific competencies as identified by practitioners, faculty, and the National Recreation and Park Association. These competencies are related to leadership, program planning, recreation and leisure oriented activities, budgeting, evaluation of programs and personnel, history, professional ethics, philosophy, research techniques, public relations, communication skills, organizational systems, laws and legislation, facility management, administration, and therapeutic techniques. Curriculum
Accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association Council on Accreditation,
the program offers a B.S. degree and a Minor in Recreation Administration.
Preparation is provided within the major for two distinct emphasis areas:
leisure services management and therapeutic recreation.
Students in the recreation administration major complete a core of courses. These courses are designed to assist students in acquiring competencies related to the content of courses in principles of recreation, leadership and group dynamics, adventure-based programming, legal and financial aspects of recreation service, advanced program planning, organization and administration of leisure services, trends, research, and professionalism.
Within the leisure services management emphasis, students develop specific competencies in the areas of accounting, finance, business management, marketing, funding, resources, program planning and supervision, and facility management. Students in the therapeutic recreation emphasis acquire specific competencies related to the subject matter of courses in physiology, foundations of therapeutic recreation service, methods in therapeutic recreation, abnormal psychology, and individual and small group counseling.
Under the guidance of a practitioner, students in recreation administration and leisure studies may earn more than 1,000 hours of paid or voluntary hands-on experience in a variety of recreation, clinical, or leisure services agencies. In addition, they serve full-time internships with commercial recreation enterprises, public recreation agencies, nonprofit organizations, park-oriented agencies, clinical organizations, and others. Career Opportunities
The recreation and leisure business comprises the second largest industry
in the United States. Fresno State graduates have been very successful in
securing professional positions as recreation therapists in hospitals, centers
for the disabled, and rehabilitation facilities; recreation directors in
schools, churches, youth agencies, detention centers, cities, and counties;
state and federal recreation specialists; managers of resorts, membership
clubs, travel and tourism, hotel guest services, employee services, armed
forces recreation services, and others.
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