Recreation Management and Recreational Therapy: Recreation Management, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
Math or STAT course designated (A)3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
Courses designated (N) with one (L)6
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)6
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)7
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.50 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
EDUC 1111First Year Seminar1
Select 3 hours of ECON3
Select one of the following:4
Physical Geography (LN)
Introduction to Cultural Geography (IS) (plus 1 hour elective)
Select one of the following courses:3
Lifespan Human Development (S)
Developmental Disabilities: Issues Across the Lifespan (D)
Human Sexuality and the Family
Foundations in Early Childhood Education
Development of Creative Expression, Play and Motor Skills in Early Childhood
Infant-Toddler Programming
Management of Human Service Programs
Select one of the following courses:3
Total Wellness (S)
Pedagogy of Non-Traditional Activities, Rhythm, and Movement
Pedagogy of Team Activities
Pedagogy of Individual Activities
Select 3 hours of MKTG3
Select 3 hours of MATH or STAT3
Hours Subtotal20
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA of 2.50 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
Program Core (19 hours)
RMRT 2413Introduction To Leisure Services3
RMRT 2443Contemporary Issues in Diversity (DS)3
RMRT 2463Laboratory In Leisure Services3
RMRT 2473Foundation of Leisure Service Leadership3
RMRT 4433Evaluation of Leisure Services3
RMRT 4481Senior Seminar In Leisure Services1
RMRT 4493Administration of Leisure Services3
RM Option Requirements (27 hours)
RMRT 3431Recreation Management Practicum I1
RMRT 3432Recreation Management Practicum II2
RMRT 3463Recreation Program and Event Planning3
RMRT 4463Areas and Facilities In Leisure Services3
Select one of the following courses:
RMRT 4563Entrepreneurial Recreation Management (or)3
3 hours of EEE
RMRT 4680Internship in Recreation Management (taken with RMRT 4683 in spring or summer only)9
RMRT 4683Administrative Documentation in Internship for Recreation Management (taken with RMRT 4680 in spring or summer only)3
Select one of the following courses:
RMRT 4943Grant Writing and Nonprofit Management3
or RMRT 4713 Campus Recreation, Intramurals, and Sport
Hours Subtotal46
Select 14 hours RMRT and/or hours from the approved discipline areas with at least 9 hours upper division courses14
Approved discipline areas include:
Hours Subtotal14
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • 40 hours of upper-division course work.
  • Required for graduation:
    1. 2.00 Overall GPA;
    2. 2.50 GPA in major for enrollment in RMRT 4680 Internship in Recreation Management; and
    3. 2.50 GPA in College/Departmental Requirements.
  • The student must earn minimum grades of “C” or “P” in the College/Departmental Requirements and Major Requirements.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.