College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Natural Resource Recreation & Sports: Recreation and Sports Management - AAS

Recreation and Sports Management

This program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in sports, recreation, and physical education outside of teaching. There are two concentrations in this program: Sports Management and Recreation Management. In close consultation with their advisor, students may tailor their program of study to suit their career aspirations. Students who successfully complete this program receive an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree; additionally, students selecting the Sports Management concentration fulfill the academic requirements necessary to obtain a New York State Coaching Certificate.

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission

Freshman:

  • high school graduate with 75 high school GPA or 2500 GED test score
  • Algebra Regents: 73
  • Science Regents recommended: 73

Transfer Student:

  • Transfer GPA: 2.3

CURRICULUM

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1565

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

RECREATION MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION

SPORTS MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 64

Major Courses Required = 31 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
CITA 110 Introduction to Software Applications 3
PEDH 220 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies 2
PEDH 245 Child Abuse and SAVE Seminar 1
PEDH 260 Philosophy, Principles, and Organization of Athletics in Education 3
PEDH 265 Sports Management Operations 3
PEDH 270 Health Science Applied to Coaching 3
PRKM 100 Orientation to Recreation and Physical Education 1
PRKM 110 Introduction to Recreation and Physical Education 3
PRKM 130 Program Planning and Leadership 3
PRKM 200 Design and Development of Park and Recreation Facilities 3
PRKM 220 Park and Recreation Management 3
PRKM 230 Park and Recreation Internship I 3

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required = 22 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
BIOL ___ Biological Laboratory Science Elective 4
COMM 100 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 100 Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition 1 3
ECON ___ Introductory Macroeconomics or Introductory Macroeconomics 3
MATH 115 Statistics 3
  Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3

Restricted Electives by Advisement2 = 11 credit hours

Notes

1 English is by placement according to competency.

2 Student must work closely with their academic advisor to choose specific courses that will meet this requirement. Courses will include 6 credits of business electives, 2 credits of a Sports Officiating elective, 1 credit of a Team Sports elective, and 2 credits of a Theory and Techniques of Coaching elective to be chosen from a list of courses given to the student by the advisor.

Student Learning Outcomes

 

RECREATION MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 63

Major Courses Required = 31 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
CITA 110 Introduction to Software Applications 3
PEDH 220 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies 2
PEDH 245 Child Abuse and SAVE Seminar 1
PRKM 100 Orientation to Recreation and Physical Education 1
PRKM 110 Introduction to Recreation and Physical Education 3
PRKM 130 Program Planning and Leadership 3
PRKM 145 Adventure Recreation Programming and Leadership 3
PRKM 200 Design and Development of Park and Recreation Facilities 3
PRKM 210 Outdoor Education 3
PRKM 220 Park and Recreation Management 3
PRKM 230 Park and Recreation Internship I 3
PRKM 280 Service Learning in Parks and Recreation 3

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required = 22 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
BIOL ___ Biological Laboratory Science Elective 4
COMM 100 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 100 Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition 1 3
ECON ___ Introductory Macroeconomics or Introductory Macroeconomics 3
MATH 115 Statistics 3
  Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3

Restricted Electives by Advisement2 = 10 credit hours

Notes

1 English is by placement according to competency.

2 Student must work closely with their academic advisor to choose specific courses that will meet this requirement. Courses will include 6 credits of business electives, 2 credits of a Sports Officiating elective, and 2 credits of an Outdoor Recreation Activity elective to be chosen from a list of courses given to the student by the advisor.

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Recreation and Sports Management AAS program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the philosophy, history, scope, and significance of leisure profession.
  • Identify the academic and career opportunities available in the leisure services profession, and have a working knowledge of how to access these opportunities.
  • Illustrate application of critical thinking.
  • Understand and apply fundamental concepts, principles, and procedures for the planning, development, and design of recreational programs, resources, areas, and facilities.
  • Demonstrate proper safety, judgment, and decision making in regard to potential and actual emergencies.
  • Demonstrate a thorough grounding in the managerial theory and practice of recreation and sports organizations.
  • Obtain knowledge and skills needed to receive the New York State Coaching Certification.

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