Program Tracks

 

The Recreation Management degree program at Lock Haven University provides a series of core classes for all students in our major, and offers specialized coursework in four growing areas within our field.  Students are encouraged to broaden their knowledge base by selecting coursework both within and outside of their area of specialization.

Fitness Management

The Fitness Management Track is designed for students interested in careers in corporate fitness, wellness centers, hospitals, YMCAs and private health clubs. Graduates are qualified to do fitness assessments; design and prescribe exercise programs; teach aerobics; serve as personal trainers; and to apply for certification from any of several national organizations.

Specialized coursework includes:

RECR 202 Principles of Personal Training and Aerobic Leadership
RECR 301 Exercise Prescription
RECR 302 Supervision of Strength Training Programs
RECR 330 Sports Nutrition
To view requirements for the Fitness Management Track please see our Checklist and Course Sequence.
For additional information on specific courses, please review the Course Descriptions for Recreation Management.
 

Therapeutic Recreation

The Therapeutic Recreation Track is designed for students to work with people with disabilities in a variety of settings such as rehabilitation, psychiatric, and long-term care. Students will be prepared to take the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification exam.

Specialized coursework includes:

RECR 275 Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusive Recreation Services for People with Disabilities
RECR 364 Therapeutic Recreation Assessment and Doccumentation
RECR 365 Therapeutic Recreation Methods and Techniques
RECR 402 Leisure Education and Innovative Programming
To view requirements for the Therapeutic Recreation Track please see our Checklist and Course Sequence.
For additional information on specific courses, please review the Course Descriptions for Recreation Management.
 

Outdoor Recreation

The Outdoor Management Track is designed to prepare students for careers in camp administration, state and federal parks, environmental interpretation, outdoor education, adventure programming, scouting and wildlife conservation. Graduates acquire a mix of natural science, programming theory and resource management skills. Students will be able to understand, use and preserve our nation's natural resources.

Specialized coursework includes:

RECR 202 Outdoor Recreation Activities
RECR 320 Interpreting the Environment
RECR 325 Camp Counseling and Administration
RECR 356 Outdoor Education
To view requirements for the Outdoor Management Track please see our Checklist and Course Sequence.
For additional information on specific courses, please review the Course Descriptions on Recreation Management.
 

Community/Commercial Management

The Community/Commercial Management Track equips students for careers in community recreation, YMCA and YWCAs, military recreation, sport administration, resorts, cruise lines and major event management. Students are taught to plan and promote recreation programs with an emphasis on leadership, marketing and business skills.

Specialized coursework includes:

RECR 215 Travel and Tourism
RECR 300 Special Event and Convention Center Management
RECR 315 Program Planning and Evaluation
RECR 340 Commercial Recreation
To view requirements for the Community/Commercial Management Track please see our Checklist and Course Sequence.
For additional information on specific courses, please review the Course Descriptions on Recreation Management.
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