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Recreation Management Certificate
Semester Hours:  19
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Program Description: This Certificate prepares students for employment in recreation and tourism management and for program delivery positions in diverse public, nonprofit, and private organizations such as municipal and county parks and recreation departments. Other positions may be in state and national resource agencies, YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and other nonprofit agencies. Employment may also be found with clinical rehabilitation centers, hospitals, visitor and convention bureaus, senior centers, resorts and spas, destination management companies and other components of the tourism/commercial recreation industry.

Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6: centralaz.edu/documents/disclosures/Recreation_Management/Gedt.html

Recommended Proficiencies: College-level reading, writing and oral communication skills recommended.

Course Requirements
Recreation Management Certificate (19 Credits)

Recommended Proficiencies
College-level reading, writing and oral communication skills recommended.

Core Requirements (19)
HRM100 Introduction to Hospitality (3)
PAC Any Physical Activity Course (1)
PED102 The Management of Sport (3)
REC101 Recreation, Leisure, and the Quality of Life (3)
REC108 Recreation Practicum (3)
REC203 Leisure Delivery Systems (3)
REC250 Leadership in Recreation (3)

Other Requirements
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Identify and compare the conceptual foundations of play, recreation, and leisure.
2. (Analysis Level) Explain and compare the significance of play, recreation, and leisure in contemporary society and the relationship these concepts have with historical, multicultural, technological, economic, political, social/psychological, international, physical, philosophical, and environmental perspectives.
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain and discuss the significance of play, recreation, and leisure throughout the lifespan to include the developmental, preventive, and therapeutic role of these concepts.
4. (Analysis Level) Analyze and compare the interrelationship between leisure behavior and the natural environment, as well as how the natural environment facilitates the achievement of a state of leisure.
5. (Evaluation Level) Determine and assess the relationship of environmental ethics to leisure behavior, including environmental protection and preservation in park or recreation facility development and program provision.
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain and discuss the following as they relate to recreation, park resources, and leisure services: history and development of the profession, professional organizations, as well as current issues and trends in the profession.
7. (Analysis Level) Relate ethical principles and professionalism to professional codes of ethics and standards of conduct and examine how these areas are critical in defining leisure services as a profession.
8. (Analysis Level) Distinguish between the roles, interrelationships, and use of diverse delivery systems addressing recreation, park resources, and leisure to include an understanding of the public, private, profit, and not-for-profit delivery systems that address the leisure needs of the public, examining how they work together and their importance.
9. (Synthesis Level) Model and explain the ability to use various leadership techniques to enhance individual, group, and community experiences.
10. (Comprehension Level) Explain and discuss the fundamental principles and procedures of financial and human management.
11. (Analysis Level) Examine, explain and discuss the principles and practices of safety, emergency, and risk management and relate them to recreation, park resources, and leisure services.
Standards for Program
1. Completion of required coursework meeting competencies of individual courses.
2. Successfully demonstrate skills in communication and computer skills utilized in a business.
3. Utilize the appropriate skills and knowledge acquired to analyze financial data from the perspective of a business manager or owner.
4.Students will meet the minimum degree proficiency requirements as outlined in the Standards and Evaluative Criteria for Programs in Recreation, Park Resources, and Leisure Services established by the National Recreation and Parks Association, ARPA/AALR Council on Accreditation (National Recreation and Parks Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation).