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REC 201. Introduction to Recreation/Sport Management

Credits: 3.0
Department: Kinesiology
Description: Designed to explore the field of recreation/sport management including history and theories of professional organizations, characteristics of age groups and ability levels, and observations of recreational agencies. Recommended take REC 241 same semester as REC 201.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss the basic concepts of leisure, play, recreation, and sport as they occur in contemporary society.
2. Explain the significance of leisure, play, recreation, and sport in contemporary society.
3. Contrast the historical, political, and technological influences on the leisure service profession and the trends for the future.
4. Identify various professional organizations and their program and services.
5. Discuss professional ethical standards and codes of behavior.
6. Explain the importance of and possibilities for continuing professional education and development.
7. Compare the diversity of career choices available in Recreation and Sport Management.
8. Explain profession's responsibility to extend leisure, play, and recreation opportunities to all segments of society; including those with special needs and disabilities.
9. Discuss the affect of the legislative and policy making processes as they affect the professional services.
10. Demonstrate professional skill improvement.

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