B.S. in Recreation
The Bachelor of Science degree program in recreation offers professional preparation in two distinct areas: recreation administration and therapeutic recreation. The recreation program is accredited by the National Recreation and Parks Association, and boasts the longest nationally accredited recreation program in the state of Mississippi. The curriculum combines classroom instruction with internship and practicum experience, preparing students to successfully enter a variety of recreation administrative and therapeutic recreation roles.
Majors must select one of the two emphases and complete course requirements specific to the emphasis:
All students pursuing a minor in recreation must complete 18 hours in recreation-related HPR courses. Minors in recreation will reflect one of two emphasis areas: recreation administration or therapeutic recreation.
For the recreation administration emphasis area, the following courses are required: HPR 200, 322, 323 and 351. The remaining six hours may be selected from approved electives following consultation with a recreation adviser.
For the therapeutic recreation emphasis area, the following courses are required: HPR 200, 322, 323, 350 and 351. The remaining three hours may be selected from approved electives following consultation with a recreation adviser.
Program Director Contact Information
Dr. Rick Green - Program Director and Professor
P: (601)-266-5576 Email: Rick.Green@usm.edu Room: HPR 214
Last Updated: March 13, 2013