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Minor - Sport Leadership & Recreation

Sport Leadership & Recreation

This non-teaching minor consists of a minimum of 15 hours. If you choose this minor, you should consult with the chair of the department for the assignment of an advisor no later than the second semester of the your sophomore year. The advisor will work with the student to develop a contract for this minor program.

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Sport Leadership & Recreation Minor

Required Courses (9 hrs):

RC 100 Introduction to Recreation (3 hrs)

This course describes and interprets leisure services, including the nature, scope, and significance of leisure and recreation as a social and economic force in contemporary society. The course includes the historical and philosophical foundations of recreation; examination of agencies providing services, professional organizations, and career opportunities.

RC 360 Facility Management in Recreation (3 hrs)

(Prerequisites, RC100) This course is a systems approach to recreation facility management procedures, including facility design and construction, customer service, staffing, policies and procedures, use of resources, facility and programming promotions, routine and preventative maintenance, safety, emergency procedures, and evaluative techniques.

RC 389 Program Design & Promotion in Recreation (3 hrs)

(Prerequisites, RC100) This course is designed to present theory, research methods, process of program planning, promotion, organizing, implementation, and evaluation as applicable to a variety of programs. Several types of programming and promotion which serve different age groups, interests, and needs will be discussed. The scope of leadership for both professionals and volunteers will be presented in terms of their relationship to programming and promotion. The development of critical thinking toward the implementation of recreation programming and promotion will be introduced.


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Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation

Mailing Address + Phone

Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4031
Emporia, KS 66801



Physical Address

Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation
(on the ESU main campus)
1720 Morse Road
HPER Building, Main Floor
Main Office, Rm 219