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Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/rpls/major.html

Major

Prerequisites to the Major

IT 100 Introduction to Computing and Applications or a comparable transfer course (4 credits)
RPLS 272 Introduction to Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services (3 credits)

RPLS Professional Core

Required for Major

Descriptions of the courses listed below are available on the Undergraduate Bulletin’s page.

RPLS 277 Recreation Leadership (3 credits)
RPLS 278 Leisure and Lifestyle (3 credits)
RPLS 302 Pre-Practicum Seminar (2 credits)
RPLS 376 Program Planning in RPLS (3 credits)
RPLS 377 Public Relations (3 credits)
RPLS 379 Management of Parks & Recreation Facilities (3 credits)
RPLS 384 Field Experience (1 credit)
RPLS 471W Research Design in RPLS (3 credits)
RPLS 473 Administration of Leisure-Time Programs (3 credits)
RPLS 483 Legal Processes in RPLS (3 credits)
RPLS 495 Practicum (9 credits)

Career Tracks

Select one of the Career Tracks listed below to complete requirements for the major.

Descriptions of the courses listed below are available on the Undergraduate Bulletin’s page.

Leisure Planning and Management Career Track

RPLS 274 Therapeutic Recreation Services (3 credits)
RPLS 325 Programming for Outdoor Settings (3 credits)
RPLS 378 Commercial Recreation and Tourism (3 credits)
RPLS 451 Advanced Program Delivery Methods (3 credits)
RPLS 465 Event Management (3 credits)

Resource Management Career Track

RPLS 282 Wildlife as a Recreation Resource (3 credits)
RPLS 350 Methods of Interpretation in RPLS (3 credits)
RPLS 475 Public Land Use Policies (3 credits)
RPLS 478 Review of Outdoor Recreation Research (3 credits)
RPLS 479 Wildland Recreation Management (3 credits)
RPLS 481 Park Planning (3 credits)
GEOG 373 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)

Therapeutic Recreation Career Track

RPLS 274 Therapeutic Recreation Services (3 credits)
RPLS 440 Therapeutic Recreation Assessment (3 credits)
RPLS 447W Therapeutic Recreation Process (3 credits)
RPLS 450 Therapeutic Recreation Techniques (3 credits)
RPLS 489 Advancement of the Therapeutic Recreation Profession (3 credits)

Required for National Certification:

Please see Dr. Wise, Advisor for Therapeutic Recreation.

BIOL 220 Human Anatomy (4 credits)
KSP 235 Human Development (3 credits)
HP 348 Structural Kinesiology and Biomechanics (3 credits)
PSYC 455 Abnormal Psychology (4 credits)