Park & Recreation

CONCENTRATION OVERVIEW

The Park and Recreation Management Concentration provides instruction and training in the planning, organization, leadership and management of Park and Recreation agencies and programs. Students can choose from two tracks within the major; recreation administration or outdoor leadership. This flexibility allows students to tailor their educational experience to meet their career goals. Students are also given the opportunity to employ theories learned in the classroom in practical settings through the internship program. Students can work in a variety of fields such as community recreation, state/national parks, military recreation, or the outdoor recreation industry.

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Degree Requirements:

A “C” or better is required for all major coursework.

General Education Core Requirements (41 Credit Hours)

Major Core Requirements (33 hours)

  • ACCT 2010 - Principles of Accounting (3 hrs)
  • SALM 3220 - Facility Planning & Event Management (3 hrs)
  • SALM 3225 - Marketing Strategies & Public Relations in Sport (3hrs)
  • SALM 4210 - Legal Issues (3 hrs)
  • SALM 4215 - Social Psychology of Sport and Leisure (3 hrs)
  • SALM 4225 - Management of Sport and Leisure Activities (3 hrs)
  • SALM 4240 - Research Design & Analysis in SALM (3 hrs)
  • SALM 4250 - Internship in SALM (12 hrs)

Park and Recreation Management Concentration Requirements (21 hours)

  • SALM 3100 - Introduction to Leisure Services (3 hrs)
  • SALM 3105 - Recreation Programming (3hrs)
  • SALM 3117 - Recreation for Special Populations (3 hrs)
  • SALM 3130 - Natural Resources Management (3 hrs)
  • SALM 3210 - Practicum I in SALM(1 hr)
  • SALM 3211 - Practicum II in SALM (1 hr)
  • SALM 3140 - Leadership and Group Processes (3 hrs)
  • SALM 4105 - Commercial Recreation and Tourism (3 hrs)
  • SALM 4110 - Professional Development in Park and Recreation Management (1 hr)

Recreation Electives (15-21 Hours)

  • SALM 3110 - Interpretation of Cultural and Natural Resources (3)
  • SALM 3120 - Outdoor Recreation Skills (3 hrs)
  • SALM 3125 - Camp Leadership (3 hrs)
  • SALM 3115 - Wilderness First Responder (3 hrs)
  • SALM 4117, 4118, 4119 - Outdoor Leadership (3 hrs)
  • SALM 4107 - Alpine Tower Leadership (3 hrs)
  • PSCI 2610 - Intro to Public Administration (3 hrs)
  • SALM 3150 - Regional Outdoor Leadership and Service (3 hrs)
  • SALM 4200 - Adventure Programming (3 hrs)
  • SALM 4956 - Managing Park Services (3 hrs)

Guided Electives (1-7 Hours)

  • ENVH 3010 - Human Ecology & Environmental Education (3 hrs)
  • GEOG 3040 - Conservation & Natural Resources (3 hrs)
  • SCED 4020 - Wildlife Conservation (3 hrs)
  • SALM 4127 - Rocky Mountain Experience (3 hrs)
  • SALM 4137 - Wilderness Education Stewardship (3 hrs)
  • MKTG 3200 - Principles of Marketing (3 hrs)
  • ARTA 2200 - Basic Photography (3 hrs)
  • ASTR 1010 - Astronomy I (3 hrs)
  • GEOG 4217 - Geographic Information Systems (3 hrs)
  • PHED 2XXX - Lifetime Activity

Free Electives (3 hours)

Total Hours Required for Degree = 120

View these important documents:

Park and Recreation Management Concentration

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Park and Recreation Program of Study check sheet
(Green Sheet)

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Park and Recreation Administration Major Sheet

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Park & Recreation Management Internship Manual

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Internship & Jobs Database for Parks and Recreation

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SALM Practicum Manual

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students successfully matriculating may declare sport and leisure management as a major.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

For more information please contact the Undergraduate Park and Recreation Management Program Coordinator:

Dr. T. Jason Davis
Department of Kinesiology, Sports and Recreation Management
Box 70654
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614-1701
Telephone: (423) 439-5358  
Fax: (423) 439-5383
E-mail:

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Various forms of financial assistance are available through the Office of Financial Aid. In addition, student assistant positions may be available within the Department of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation Management.