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2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog for Ohio University

School of Recreation and Sports Sciences


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Ming Li, Director

The School of Recreation and Sport Sciences offers diverse academic programs in athletic training education, exercise physiology, physical education, recreation studies, and sport industry. In addition to these majors, a minor in recreation is also available. Committed to excellence in undergraduate education, most programs in the school have been accredited or approved by national accrediting agencies or organizations, such as National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), and Sport Management Program Review Council (SMPRC). The school faculty are committed to promoting the pursuit of an active and healthy lifestyle.

For information about the programs, go to our Web site at http://www.ohio.edu/rsps/index.htm.

Note: Courses offered through the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences vary in number of times they can be retaken (i.e., initial registration plus retake). If you need to know the limit for a course, contact the college's Student Services office. Variable credit courses usually cannot be retaken (i.e., with the possibility of the initial grade no longer being figured in the accumulative grade point calculation) but can be repeated for credit to count toward your degree. While no limit has been set for repeats of PED courses, individual majors, schools, departments, and colleges may limit the number of such hours that can count toward graduation.

Athletic Training Education
All students interested in Athletic Training Education (ATE) must be admitted into Ohio University with a designated major code of ND8142 (Pre-Athletic Training). In order to continue in ATE beyond the first year, you must apply to and be accepted into the program. Applications are due on or before May 1st. Decisions for acceptance will be finalized on or before July 1st.

Admission and criteria processes are:

  1. Successfully complete RSAT 140, 145, and 150 with at least a B (3.0) in each course. (Students who apply while enrolled in RSAT 150).

  2. Have earned at least a 2.0 accumulative g.p.a.

  3. Earned 45 hours by the end of spring quarter of application year.

  4. Be eligible to take BIOS 301 by the first quarter of the sophomore year.

  5. Provide documentation of 60 hours of athletic training observation.

  6. Provide documentation of hepatitis B and TB vaccinations.

  7. Return the athletic training application to the Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program Director, Ohio University, Grover Center E188, Athens OH 45701, on or before May 1st. (The application may be found on the athletic training Web site at http://www.ohio.edu/rsps/ugrad/ugat.htm or from the undergraduate athletic training education director at the above address.)

  8. Successfully complete an on-campus interview with the Athletic Training Education Selection Committee. Interviews are conducted after May 1st. Students are invited to interview for ATE who will meet selection criteria.

Once admitted into Athletic Training Education, students must complete the technical standards for the Ohio University Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program. These standards are found in the Athletic Training Education Policies and Procedure Manual distributed to all prospective students. They are also located on the athletic training education Web site. The Athletic Training Education Selection Committee will choose a select group of approximately 20 students. Students not admitted must request a change of major.

If you are selected for the program, you are required to complete a minimum of 800 hours of clinical experience between your sophomore and senior years. Successful completion of the CAAHEP-accredited program qualifies you to take the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification Examination and the State of Ohio Board of Athletic Trainer Licensure Examination. You are awarded the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training upon completion of the program and after official application for degree conferral.



Athletic Training

Major code BS8117

Athletic Training Core Courses

BIOS 301           Human Anatomy                       6

HCFN 128           Intro to Nutrition                  4

HLTH 202           Intro to Health and Lifestyle
                   Choices                             4

HLTH 204           Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs   4

HLTH 230           Medical Terminology                 2

PESS 203           Intro to Exercise Physiology        3

PESS 227           First Aid:  Work Place Training     3

PESS 228           CPR                                 1

PES 302            Biomechanics                        4
or BIOS 352        Biomechanics

PESS 327           First Aid:  Work Place Training
                   Instructor                          3

PESS 328           Instructor CPR                      3

PESS 348           Exercise Testing and Prescription   5

PESS 414, 415      Physiology of Exercise and Lab      7
or BIOS 445, 446   Physiology of Exercise and Lab

PESS 416           Resistance Training                 4

PESS 447           Exercise Prescription II            4

PSY 101            General Psychology                  5

PSY 120            Elem. Statistical Reasoning         4
or PSY 221         Statistics for Beh. Sciences        5

RSAT 140           Principles of Athletic Training     3 

RSAT 145           Practical Aspects of Athletic
                   Training                            2

RSAT 150           Prevention/Mgt of Athletic
                   Injuries                            3

RSAT 180A          Practical Apps in Athletic
                   Training I                          1

RSAT 180B          Practical Apps in Athletic
                   Training II                         1

RSAT 180C          Practical Apps in Athletic
                   Training III                        1

RSAT 240           Recognition and Eval. of Athletic 
                   Injuries                            3

RSAT 245           Emergency Care of Athletic
                   Injuries                            3

RSAT 280A          Clinical Apps in Athletic
                   Training I                          1

RSAT 280B          Clinical Applications in 
                   Athletic Training II                1

RSAT 280C          Clinical Apps in Athletic
                   Training III                        1

RSAT 300           Recognition and Evaluation of
                   Athletic Injuries II                4

RSAT *             Interdisciplinary Aspects of
                   Sports Med.

RSAT 310           Therapeutic Exercise                5

RSAT 315           Therapeutic Modalities              5

RSAT 380A          Clinical Apps of Athletic
                   Training IV                         1

RSAT 380B          Clinical Apps of Athletic
                   Training V                          1

RSAT 380C          Clinical Apps of Athletic
                   Training VI                         1

RSAT 420           Administration of Athletic          3
                   Training

RSAT 480A          Clinical Apps of Athletic
                   Training VII                        1

RSAT 480B          Clinical Apps of Athletic
                   Training VIII                       1

RSAT 480C          Clinical Apps of Athletic
                   Training IX                         1

Required Related Courses

BIOS 170, 171      Intro to Zoology                   10

CHEM 121, 122, 123 Principles of Chemistry            12
orCHEM 151, 152,   Fund. of Chemistry                 15
     153           

PESS 125           Human Movement and Fitness
                   Perspectives                        4

Even if your mathematics placement exam results is MATH 263 (which means that you 
demonstrated quantitative skills sufficient to meet the Tier I requirement), you
must complete one of the following: MATH 113 Algebra 5 MATH 115 Precalculus 5 MATH 163A Intro to Calculus 4 MATH 263A Analytic Geometry and Calculus 4 *The above listed course with no number is in the process of being approved.
Check with your advisor for final course number, title, and credit hours.



Physical Education and Sport Sciences

Physical Education and Sport Sciences includes three major areas of specialization: physical education with an emphasis on teaching PreK-Grade 12, exercise physiology, and sport industry.

In order to be granted a degree in either physical education or sport sciences, you must be a declared major for at least one academic year (three quarters) immediately before graduation. No more than three quarter hours of credit in each of the following courses will count toward the 192 hours needed for graduation:

BIOS 392           Topics in Zoology
and/or BIOS 492

MUS 251A           Marching Band

PED 123            Conditioning and Weight Training

PESS 418A          Instructional Experience



Physical Education

Major code BS8106
A major in physical education prepares you to teach physical education from prekindergarten through grade twelve (PreK-12 teaching license). All students interested in physical education will enter Ohio University into a pre-major code of ND8106 (Pre-Physical Education). To be admitted into the major, you must apply to and be accepted after successful completion of nine courses, passing a skill/fitness assessment and maintaining an accumulative g.p.a. of 2.75 or higher.

Pre-Physical Education Requirements

  1. Complete the following courses with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each course:
    BIOL 101           Principles of Biology               5
    or BIOS 103        Human Biology
    
    ENG 151            Writing and Rhetoric I              5
    ororor higher
    
    PESS 125           Human Movement and Fitness          4
    
    PESS 202           Intro to Teaching Physical
                       Education                           4
    
    PESS 227           First Aid:  Work Place Training     3
     
    PSY 101            General Psychology                  5
    
                       Total Hours                     38-39
    

  2. Pass a skill/fitness assessment with a score of 75% or higher. See the Physical Education coordinator to obtain information regarding the test.

  3. Achieve and maintain an accumulative g.p.a. of 2.75 or higher.

Upon successful completion of the above requirements, you must seek admission to the major. The Physical Education program application is available from your advisor or the Physical Education coordinator. The completed application form and a current DARS report must be submitted by the end of the second week of the quarter following completion of the admission requirements.

Once admitted to the major, you must meet the criteria for selective admission to and retention in teacher education established by the College of Education (see "Admission to Professional Education" in the College of Education section), including a 2.75 in your major, in required professional education courses, and overall. To graduate and receive your teaching license in physical education, you must complete all College of Education requirements. Upon completion of the program and passing the Praxis II exam, you are eligible for a provisional teaching license in physical education. You will be granted a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education upon official application for degree conferral and successful completion of all requirements.

Required General Education Courses

Ohio requirements for teacher licensure state that you must complete a general studies
program that includes the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy,
sciences and the social sciences. In addition, the general studies curriculum should
incorporate multicultural and global perspectives. You should work closely with your faculty
advisor to select courses that would fulfill both Ohio University's General Education
Requirements (see the Graduation Requirements section) and the requirements for teacher licensure. Specific Tier II courses required in this major are: BIOL 101 Principles of Biology 5 or BIOS 103 Human Biology PSY 101 General Psychology 5 In addition, you must complete COMS 103 Fundamentals of Public Speaking before you can
apply for admission into Professional Education in the College of Education. Physical Education/Teacher Education Core You must complete the following courses with no grade below a C (2.0): PESS 205 Fund. of Movement, Rhythms and Dance 3 PESS 240A Foundations of Sport and Games in Physical Education I 4 PESS 240B Foundations of Sport and Games in Physical Education II 4 PESS 310 Principles, Theories and Methods of Teaching Early Childhood Physical Ed 6 PESS 330 Principles, Theories and Methods of Teaching Middle Childhood Physical Ed. 6 PESS 370 Principles, Theories and Methods of Teaching Adolescent and Young Adult Physical Education 6 REC 291 Outdoor Pursuits 3 Physical Education Required Courses You must complete the following courses with no grade below a C (2.0): BIOS 302 Human Anatomy 6 HCCF 160 Intro to Child Development 4 PESS 204 History and Principles of Physical Ed. 4 PESS 212 Intro to Coaching 3 PESS 302 Biomechanics 4 PESS 333 Adapted Physical Educ. 4 PESS 345 Foundations of Exer. Physiology 4 PESS 405 Motor Learning 4 PESS 409 Tests and Measurements 4 You must earn at least a C (2.0) or better in one of the following aquatic courses: PESS 104 Intermediate Swimming 2 PESS 218 Lifeguard Training 2 PESS 220 Water Safety Instruction 4 Required Professional Education Courses You must complete the following courses with a 2.75 g.p.a. and no grade below a C (2.0): The following three courses are to be taken together as a block: EDCI 200 Learning, Human Growth, and Dev. 6 EDCI 201 Characteristics of Learners with Exceptionalities 3 EDCI 202 Field Exp. in Typical and Exceptional Student Development 2 EDCT 203 Technological Applications in Education 4 EDCS 301 Educ. and Cultural Diversity 3 EDCI 371A Instr. Adapt. for Learners with Exceptionalities and Diverse Needs 4 EDCS 400 School, Society, and the Professional Ed. 4 EDSE 350 Sec. School Planning and Instruction 4 EDSE 351 Instructional Process and Curriculum 5 EDPL 461, 463 Student Teaching 13 EDPL Student Teaching Seminar 3



Exercise Physiology

Major code BS8122
Upon successful completion of all requirements and official application for degree conferral, you will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Sport Sciences. The Sport Sciences-Exercise Physiology option can be used to fulfill most of the prerequisites for admission into the School of Physical Therapy and Graduate Program.

Professional Standing Core

You must complete the following courses with no grade below a C (2.0):

PESS 125           Human Movement and Fitness
                   Perspectives                        4

PESS 203           Introduction to Exercise
                   Physiology                          3

PESS 227           First Aid:  Work Place Training     3

HLTH 202           Intro to Health and Lifestyle
                   Choices                             4

Exercise Physiology Core

BIOS 170 & 171     Introduction to Zoology            10
BIOS 302           Human Anatomy                       6

BIOS 345           Human Physiology                    4

BIOS 346           Human Physiology Lab                3

CHEM 121-123       Principles of Chemistry            12
orCHEM 151-153     Fund. of Chemistry                 15

HCFN 128           Introduction to Nutrition           4

PESS 261           Practicum in Sport Sci.             1

PESS 302           Biomechanics                        4
 
PESS 348           Exercise Testing and Prescription   5

PESS 405           Motor Learning                      4

PESS 414           Physiology of Exercise              4

PESS 415           Physiology of Exercise Lab          3 

PESS 416           Resistance Training                 4

PESS 447           Exercise Prescription II            4

PHYS 201 & 202     Introduction to Physics            10

Exercise Physiology Requirements

ANTH 101           Intro to Cultural Anthropology      5
or SOC 101         Intro to Sociology

MATH 163A          Intro to Calculus                   4
or MATH 263A       Calculus

PSY 101            General Psychology                  5

PSY 120            Elementary Statistical Reasoning    4
or PSY 221         Statistics for Behavioral
                   Sciences                            5

Select one of the following courses:

HLTH 217           Introduction to Health Care Orgs    4

PESS 213           Youth and Sports                    3

PESS 313           Sport Club Management               3

PESS 421           Principles of Aging and Physical
                   Activity                            4

PESS 493           Research Dynamics: Planning,
                   Participation, and Actualization
                   of the Research Process    1-6(6 max) 

Select one of the following courses:

PSY 233            Psychology of Personality           4

PSY 312            Psychological Psychology            4

PSY 327            Human Psychophysiology              4

PSY 332            Abnormal Psychology                 4

PESS Skills Development

You must complete 10 hours with a minimum of 2 hours required in each of the three categories.

Aquatics (2 hours minimum)

PESS 103           Beginning Swimming                  2

PESS 104           Intermediate Swimming               2

PESS 110           Aqua Aerobics                       2

PESS 218           Life Guard Training                 2

PESS 220           Water Safety Instructor             3

Sport Activities(2 hours minimum)

PESS 223           Track and Field                     2

PESS 224B          Wrestling                           2

PESS 260A          Flag Football                       2

PESS 260B          Team Handball                       2

PESS 262A          Field Hockey                        2

PESS 262B          Soccer                              2

PESS 264B          Lacrosse                            2

Lifetime Activities (2 hours minimum)

PESS 107           Modern Dance                        2

PESS 115           Rhythmics                           2

PESS 116           Social Forms of Dance               2

PESS 117           Folk and Square Dance               2

PESS 141A          Archery                             2

PESS 141B          Golf                                2

PESS 221A          Tennis                              2

PESS 221B          Badminton                           2

PESS 224A          Racquetball                         2

PESS 263A          Basketball                          2

PESS 263B          Volleyball                          2

PESS 264A          Softball                            2



Sport Industry

Major code BS8123
The Sport Industry major, designed to meet the needs of the sport industry, provides the student with academic preparation and practical training that are required to be successful in various careers in the sport industry. These careers include, but are not limited to, sport promotion and marketing, sport information, sport media, customer and community relations, facility and event management, and sport sponsorship and licensing.

Professional preparation for the field of sport management consists of foundation courses in management and courses that apply management principles to the various segments of the sport enterprise. Upon successful completion of all requirements and official application for degree conferral, you will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Sport Sciences.

Students interested in the Sport Industry program will enter Ohio University with a pre-major code of ND8123 (Pre-Sport Industry). To be admitted into the major, you must apply and be accepted after successful completion of seven courses and achieving an accumulative g.p.a. of 2.5 or higher.

Admission processes and criteria are:

  1. Complete the following courses with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each course:
    
    ACCT 101           Financial Accounting                4
    
    ECON 103           Principles of Microeconomics        4
    
    ENG 151            Writing and Rhetoric I              5
    or ENG 152         Writing and Reading
    or ENG 153         Writing and Reading: Special Topics
    
    COMS 101           Fundamentals of Human Comm.         4
    or COMS 103        Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    
    MATH 163A          Intro to Calculus                   4
    
    PESS 201           Intro to the Sport Industry         3
    
    PESS 225           History of the Sport Industry       4
    
                       Total Hours                        28
    

  2. Achieve and maintain an accumulative g.p.a. of 2.5 or higher.

    Upon successful completion of the above requirements, you must seek admission to the major:

  1. For Pre-Sport Industry Majors

    The Sport Industry Program Application form is available from your faculty advisor. The completed form and a current DARS report must be submitted by the end of the second week of the quarter following completion of the admission requirements to the Sport Industry coordinator.

  2. All Other Majors

    For students in any other major seeking admission into the Sport Industry major, the Sport Industry Program Application form is available from the Sport Industry coordinator. The completed form and a current DARS report must be returned to the coordinator by the seventh day of the quarter, following completion of the admission requirements.

    Upon review and verification of your g.p.a. and course requirements, applicants meeting the requirements will be admitted into the program. Students are advised to make a decision about a major as early as possible in order to apply to the program in a timely manner.

Sport Industry Core Requirements

Business and Economics

ACCT 102           Managerial Accounting                4

BUSL 255           Law and Society                      4

ECON 104           Principles of Macroeconomics         4

FIN 325            Foundations of Finance               4

HRM 320            Human Resources Management            4

MGT 202            Management                           4

MKT 202            Marketing Principles                 4

OPN 310            Principles of Operation              4

Sport Management

BUSL 465           Law of Sports                        4

ECON 318           Economics of Sports                  4

PESS 261           Practicum in Sport Sciences        1-5

PESS 376           Athletic Facility Planning
                   and Mgt                              4

PESS 391           Risk Management                      4

PESS 401           Sport Marketing                      4

PESS 412           Sports Governance and Ethics         4

PESS 425           Financial Issues in Sport            4

PESS 430           Sport Sales and Promotion            4

SOC 233            Sociology of Sport                   4

Required Related Courses

PESS 125           Human Movement & Fitness 
                   Perspect.                            4

PESS 227           First Aid:  Workplace Training       3

PESS 228           Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation        1

PSY 101            General Psychology                   5

PSY 221            Statistics for the Behavior
                   Sciences                             5

SOC 101            Introduction to Sociology            5

Select three (3) different PED courses.

Select three (3) of the following courses or PESS 490, Internship in Sport Sciences:

HIST 319B          American Baseball in 1930            4

HIST 319C          American Baseball since 1930         4

HRM 425            Labor Relations                      4

PESS 212           Intro to Coaching                    3

PESS 213           Youth and Sport                      3

PESS 313           Sport Club Management                3

PESS 325           Human Dynamics of Sport              3

PESS 400           Women in Sports                      3

PESS 408           The Black Athlete and 
                   American Sport                       3

PESS 411           The Olympic Movement                 3

PESS 421           Principles of Aging & 
                   Physical Activity                    4

PHIL 231           Philosophy of Sport                  4

REC 200            Introduction to Leisure              4

REC 455            Administration of Aquatic 
                   Facilities                           3 

or

PESS 490           Internship in Sport Sciences        16



Recreation Studies

The coursework is designed to prepare you in the recreation studies professional program and allow you to concentrate in adventure recreation, outdoor education and camping, campus recreation, recreation management, or therapeutic recreation. After successfully completing the requirements and officially applying for degree conferral, you will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Recreation Studies.

The curriculum prepares you to assume positions in city recreation and park departments; state and federal government agencies; youth service agencies; industrial agencies; religious organizations; camping; commercial, institutional, or collegiate recreation.



Adventure Recreation

Major code BS8113
This option focuses upon planning, conducting, and administering high adventure and wilderness skills programs. You may qualify for positions with various wilderness and survival schools, outdoor leadership programs, expedition outfitters, and commercial enterprises in high adventure activities. Career opportunities are also increasing in programs involving juvenile offenders in both public and private agencies.

Health/Sport Sciences/Recreation

(Select 20 hours)

HLTH 202           Intro to Health and Lifestyle
                   Choices                              4

HLTH 204           Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs    4

HLTH 205           Preventing HIV and STIs              4

PESS 115           Rhythmics                            2
 
PESS 218           Life Guard Training                  2

PESS 220           Water Safety Instruction             4
 
PESS 227*          First Aid:  Work Place Training      3

PESS 228           CPR                                  1

PESS 327           First Aid:  Work Place Training
                   Instructor                           3

PESS 328           Instructor CPR                       3

PESS 339           Athletic Officiating in Football     3

PESS 340           Athletic Officiating 
                   in Basketball                        3

PESS 341           Athletic Officiating
                   in Baseball                          3

PESS 391*          Risk Management                      4

REC 290            Recreational Sport Officiating       3

REC 381            Management of Recreational Sports    4

Required Professional Recreation Courses

REC 200            Intro to Leisure                     4

REC 250            Recreation Leadership                4

REC 275            Recreation for Indiv. with
                   Disabilities                         4

REC 305            Planning and Operating Rec.
                   Areas and Facilities                 4

REC 310            Recreation Programming               4

REC 315            Outdoor Education and
                   Recreation                           4

REC 336            Field Experience in Recreation       4

REC 440            Internship                          16

REC 445            Research and Evaluation
                   Methods in Rec and Leisure           4

REC 449            Recreation Administration            4

REC 460            Adv. Concepts and Issues in 
                   Leisure                              4

Recreation Tool Courses

(Select 16 hrs)

PESS 213           Youth and Sports                     3

PESS 313           Sport Club Management                3

PSY 120*           Elementary Statistical
                   Reasoning                            4
or PSY 221*        Statistics for the                
                   Behavioral Sciences                  5

REC 236            Field Experience in Recreation     1-3

REC 314*           Camping                              4

REC 320            Challenging Course Theory and
                   Practice                             3

Or select any course from ART, IART 150, DANC, MUS, THAR

Physical Education or Recreation Activities

Select 4 PED courses.

Professional Courses

(Select a minimum of 35 hours from:)

PBIO 225           Flowers                              4

PBIO 303           Medicinal Plants of Ohio             3

GEOL 130           Geology of National Parks            4

GEOL 215           Environ. Geology                     4

GEOL 231           Water and Pollution                  4

GEOL 330           Principles of Geomorphology          5

GEOL 434           Geological Apps of Remote Sensing    4

REC 101*           Orienteering                         1

REC 105            Whitewater Rafting                   1

REC 106            Hunting                              1

REC 107            Trap Shooting                        1

REC 108            Technical Climbing                   1

REC 111            Winter Activities                    1

REC 112            Backpacking                          1

REC 113            Canoeing                             1

REC 114            Kayaking                             1

REC 115            Ropes                                1

REC 116            Rescue Techniques                    1

REC 291            Outdoor Pursuits                     3

REC 311            Expedition Management                3

REC 390*           Wilderness Survival                  3

REC 475*           Adventure Programming                3

SOC 201            Contemporary Social Problems         4

SOC 210            Intro to Social Psychology           4

SOC 260            American Criminal Justice            4

SOC 261            Deviant Behavior                     4

SOC 363            Juvenile Delinquency                 4

SOC 466            Penology                             4
 
SW 101             Intro to Social Welfare and
                   Social Work                          3

*Required



Campus Recreation

Major code BS8128
This option focuses upon primary and specific components of a modern collegiate recreation program and will included courses in professional ethics and issues, facility operations, program management, legal liability and risk management, marketing, fiscal management, and social issues.

Health/Sport Sciences/Recreation

(Select 20 hours)

HLTH 202           Intro to Health and Lifestyle
                   Choices                              4

HLTH 204           Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs    4

HLTH 205           Preventing HIV and STIs              4

PESS 115           Rhythmics                            2

PESS 218           Life Guard Training                  2

PESS 220           Water Safety Instruction             4

PESS 227*          First Aid:  Work Place Training      3

PESS 228           CPR                                  1

PESS 327           First Aid:  Work Place Training
                   Instructor                           3

PESS 328           Instructor CPR                       3

PESS 339           Athletic Officiating in 
                   Football                             3

PESS 340           Athletic Officiating in
                   Basketball                           3

PESS 341           Athletic Officiating in
                   Baseball                             3

PESS 391*          Risk Management                      4

REC 290*           Recreational Sport Officiating       3

REC 381*           Management of Recreational Sports    4

Required Professional Recreation Courses

REC 200            Intro to Leisure                     4

REC 250            Recreation Leadership                4

REC 275            Rec. for Individuals with
                   Disabilities                         4

REC 305            Plan. and Operating Rec. Areas
                   and Fac.                             4

REC 310            Recreational Programming             4

REC 315            Outdoor Education and Recreation     4

REC 336            Field Experience in Recreation       3

REC 440            Internship                          16

REC 445            Research and Evaluation and
                   Leisure                              4

REC 449            Recreation Administration            4

REC 460            Advanced Concepts and Issues 
                   in Leisure                           4

Recreation Tool Courses

(Select 16 hours)

PESS 213           Youth and Sports                     3

PESS 313           Sport Club Management                3

PSY 120*           Elementary Statistical
                   Reasoning                            4
or PSY 221*        Statistics for the
                   Behavioral Sciences                  5

REC 236            Field Experience in Recreation     1-3

REC 314            Camping                              4

REC 320            Challenge Course Theory and
                   Practice                             3

Or select any course from ART, IART 150, DANC, MUS, or THAR.

Physical Education or Recreation Activities

Select 4 courses from any REC 100-level course or PED course.

Professional Courses:  Campus Recreation

PESS 425*          Financial Issues in Sport            4 

REC 435*           Mgt of Campus Recreation Facil.      3

REC 450*           Issues in Campus Recreation          3

Facilities and Programs

(Select a minimum of 9 hours)

REC 291            Outdoor Pursuits                     3

REC 313            Fitness and Wellness Prog.
                   in Campus Rec.                       3

REC 316            Social Programming and Special 
                   Events in Campus Recreation          3

REC 455            Administration of Aquatic
                   Facilities                           3

Management and Organization

(Select a minimum of 4 hours)

MGT 202            Management                           4

MGT 340            Organizational Behavior              4

Legal and Social Issues

(Select a minimum of 8 hours)

BUSL 255           Law and Society                      4

SOC 201            Contemporary Social Problems         4
or SOC 233         Sociology of Sport

Marketing and Promotion

(Select a minimum of 4 hours)

JOUR 250           Advertising Principles               4

MKT 202            Marketing Principles                 4

*Required



Outdoor Education and Camping

Major code BS8108
This option focuses upon planning, conducting, and administering outdoor recreation programs, with special emphasis available for school-oriented programs and resident camping. You may qualify for positions as an interpretive naturalist, outdoor education resource person, camp director, visitor information center director, or supervisor of outdoor recreation programs in federal, state, or local agencies.

Health/Sport Sciences/Recreation

(Select 20 hours)

HLTH 202           Intro to Health and Lifestyle
                   Choices                              4

HLTH 204           Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs    4

HLTH 205           Preventing HIV and STIs              4

PESS 115           Rhythmics                            2

PESS 218           Life Guard Training                  2

PESS 220           Water Safety Instruction             4

PESS 227*          First Aid:  Work Place Training      3

PESS 228           CPR                                  1
 
PESS 327           First Aid:  Work Place Training
                   Instructor                           3

PESS 328           Instructor CPR                       3

PESS 339           Athletic Officiating in Football     3

PESS 340           Athletic Officiating in
                   Basketball                           3

PESS 341           Athletic Officiating in Baseball     3

PESS 391*          Risk Management                      4

REC 290            Recreational Sport Officiating       3

REC 381            Management of Recreational Sports    4

Required Professional Recreation Courses

REC 200            Intro to Leisure                     4

REC 250            Recreation Leadership                4

REC 275            Rec. for Individuals with
                   Disabilities                         4

REC 305            Planning and Operating Rec.
                   Areas and Facilities                 4

REC 310            Recreation Programming               4

REC 315            Outdoor Education and Recreation     4

REC 336            Field Exp. in Recreation             3

REC 440            Internship                          16

REC 445            Research and Evaluation
                   Methods in Rec. and Leisure          4

REC 449            Recreation Administration            4

REC 460            Advanced Concepts and Issues
                   in Leisure                           4

Recreation Tool Courses

(Select 16 hours)

PESS 213           Youth and Sports                     3

PESS 313           Sport Club Management                3

PSY 120*           Elementary Statistical Reasoning     4
or PSY 221*        Statistics for the 
                   Behavioral Sciences                  5

REC 236            Field Exp. in Recreation           1-3

REC 314*           Camping                              4

REC 320            Challenge Course Theory and
                   Practice                             3

Or select any course from ART, IART 150, DANC, MUS, THAR

Physical Education or Recreation Activities

Select 4 courses from any REC 100-level course (except REC 101, 102, and 103) or PED course.

Professional Courses

(Select a minimum of 35 hours from:)

ASTR 100           Survey of Astronomy                  4

BIOS 170           Intro to Zoology                     5

BIOS 435           Entomology                           6

BIOS 475           Sociobiology                         3
or PBIO 425        Plant Ecology                        5

GEOG 101           Elements of Physical Geography       5
or GEOL 215        Environ. Geology                     4

GEOG 201           Environmental Geography              4

GEOG 260           Maps                                 4

GEOL 101           Intro to Geology                     5

GEOL 120           The Mobile Earth                     4

GEOL 130           Geology of National Parks            4

GEOL 211           Intro to Oceanography                4

GEOL 221           Earth and Life History               4

GEOL 231           Water and Pollution                  4

GEOL 312           Earth Materials and Resources        5

GEOL 315           Mineralogy                           5

GEOL 320           Rocks                                3

PBIO 102           Plant Biology                        5

PBIO 103           Plants and People                    4

PBIO 109           Americans and their Forests:
                   Ecology, Conservation and Policy     4

PBIO 209           Plant Ecology                        4

PBIO 225           Flowers                              4

PBIO 247           Vegetation of North America          4

PBIO 303           Medicinal Plants of Ohio             3

PBIO 311           Biology and Human Affairs            4

PBIO 426           Physiological Plant Ecology          5

PSY 275            Educational Psychology               4

REC 101            Orienteering                         1

REC 102            Advanced Orienteering                1

REC 103            Survival I                           1
or REC 390         Wilderness Survival                  3

*Required



Recreation Management

Major code BS8109
This option focuses upon the administration of recreation programs and qualifies you for positions with public recreation, voluntary agencies, resident institutions, and camp administration.

Health/Sport Sciences/Recreation

(Select 20 hours)

HLTH 202           Intro to Health and Lifestyle
                   Choices                              4

HLTH 204           Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs    4

HLTH 205           Preventing HIV and STIs              4

PESS 115           Rhythmics                            2

PESS 218           Life Guard Training                  2

PESS 220           Water Safety Instruction             4

PESS 227*          First Aid:  Work Place Training      3

PESS 228           CPR                                  1

PESS 327           First Aid:  Work Place Training
                   Instructor                           3

PESS 328           Instructor CPR                       3

PESS 339           Athletic Officiating in Football     3 

PESS 340           Athletic Officiating in
                   Basketball                           3

PESS 341           Athletic Officiating in Baseball     3

PESS 391*          Risk Management                      4

PESS 290*          Recreational Sport Officiating       3

PESS 381*          Management of Recreational Sports    4

Required Professional Recreation Courses

REC 200            Intro to Leisure                     4

REC 250            Recreation Leadership                4

REC 275            Rec. for Individuals with
                   Disabilities                         4

REC 305            Planning and Operating Rec.
                   Areas and Facilities                 4

REC 310            Recreation Programming               4

REC 315            Outdoor Education and Recreation     4

REC 336            Field Experience in Recreation       3

REC 440            Internship                          16

REC 445            Research and Evaluation Methods
                   in Rec. and Leisure                  4

REC 449            Recreation Administration            4

REC 460            Advanced Concepts and Issues in
                   Leisure                              4

Recreation Tool Courses

(Select 16 hours)

PESS 213           Youth and Sports                     3

PESS 313           Sport Club Management                3

PSY 120*           Elementary Statistical Reasoning     4
or PSY 221*  Statistics for the
                   Behavioral Sciences                  5

REC 236            Field Experience in Recreation     1-3

REC 314            Camping                              4

REC 320            Challenge Course Theory
                   and Practice                         3

orPhysical Education or Recreation Activities

Select 4 courses from any REC 100-level course or PED course.

Professional Courses

(Select a minimum of 35 hours)

ACCT 101           Financial Accounting                 4

BUSL 255           Law and Society                      4

BUSL 465           Law of Sports                        4

CS 120*            Computer Science Survey              4

CS 220             Intro to Computing                   5

ECON 103           Principles of Microeconomics         4

HRM 320            Human Resource Management            4

HRM 425            Labor Relations                      4

HRM 460            Human Resource Policy, Planning,
                   and Info. Sys.                       4

JOUR 105           Intro to Mass Communication          4
or TCOM 105        Intro to Mass Communication

JOUR 221           Graphics of Communication            5

JOUR 231           News Writing                         4

JOUR 250           Principles of Advertising            4

JOUR 471           Public Relations Principles          4

MGT 202            Management                           4

MGT 340            Org. Behavior - Micro
                   Perspective                          4

MGT 428            Nonindustrial Labor Relations        4

MKT 202            Marketing Principles                 4

REC 311            Expedition Management                3

*Required



Therapeutic Recreation

Major code BS8104
The therapeutic recreation option prepares students to help others improve their health and well being through the use of recreation activities. Therapeutic recreation specialists most often provide treatment and recreation services to people with disabilities, including those with physical, cognitive, social, and emotional impairments. Settings for employment may include hospital and rehabilitation facilities, community health agencies, long-term care residences, corrections facilities, and city parks and recreation departments. This option includes the eligibility requisites to sit for the national exam to become certified as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).

Health/Sport Sciences/Recreation

(Select 20 hours)

HLTH 202           Intro to Health and Lifestyle
                   Choices                              4

HLTH 204           Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs     4

HLTH 205           Preventing HIV and STIs              4

HLTH 230*          Medical Terminology                  2

PESS 115           Rhythmics                            2

PESS 218           Life Guard Training                  2

PESS 220           Water Safety Instruction             4

PESS 227*          First Aid:  Work Place Training      3

PESS 228           CPR                                  1

PESS 327           First Aid:  Work Place Training
                   Instructor                           3

PESS 328           Instructor CPR                       3

PESS 339           Athletic Officiating in Football     3

PESS 340           Athletic Officiating in
                   Basketball                           3

PESS 341           Athletic Officiating in Baseball     3

PESS 391*          Risk Management                      4

REC 290            Recreational Sport Officiating       3

REC 381            Management of Recreational
                   Sports                               4

Required Professional Recreation Courses

REC 200            Intro to Leisure                     4

REC 250            Recreation Leadership                4

REC 275            Rec. for Individuals with
                   Disabilities                         4

REC 305            Planning and Operating Rec.
                   Areas and Facilities                 4

REC 310            Recreation Programming               4

REC 315            Outdoor Education and Recreation     4

REC 336            Field Experience in Recreation       3

REC 440            Internship                          16

REC 445            Research and Evaluation
                   Methods in Rec. and Leisure          4

REC 449            Recreation Administration            4

REC 460            Advanced Concepts and Issues
                   in Leisure                           4

Recreation Tool Courses

(Select 16 hours)

PESS 213           Youth and Sports                     3

PESS 313           Sport Club Management                3

PSY 120*           Elementary Statistical 
                   Reasoning                            4
or PSY 221*        Statistics for the
                   Behavioral Sciences                  5

REC 236            Field Experiences in
                   Recreation                         1-3
REC 314            Camping                              4

REC 320            Challenge Course Theory and
                   Practice                             3

Or select any course from ART, IART 150, DANC, MUS, THAR

Physical Education or Recreation Activities

Select 4 courses from any REC 100-level course or PED course.

Required Professional Courses

BIOS 301           Human Anatomy                        6

PSY 101            General Psychology                   5

PSY 273            Child and Adolescent Psych.          4

PSY 332            Abnormal Psychology                  4

PSY 374            Psychology of Adulthood 
                   and Aging                            4

REC 270            Intro to Therapeutic Rec Serv        4

REC 376            Practices in Therapeutic Rec.        4

REC 377            Admin. of Therapeutic Rec.           4

REC 470            Assessment & Documentation
                   in Therapeutic Recreation            4

REC 471            Program Design in Therapeutic
                   Rec.                                 4

REC 472            Trends and Issues in
                   Therapeutic Rec.                     4

Note: prerequisites to BIOS 302 include BIOL 101 or BIOS 103 or BIOS 170 and 171.

Note: NCTRC requires a minimum 12-week internship (REC 440).

*Required



Minor in Recreation

Minor code OR8109
To earn a minor in recreation, a minimum of 35 hours of recreation coursework must be completed. The following courses, which total 20 hours, are required. The remaining courses (minimum of 15 hours) must be completed at the REC 200-level and above. To apply REC 418 courses to the minor requires approval of the Recreation Studies Coordinator prior to registration in these courses.

Required Courses

REC 200            Intro to Leisure                     4

REC 250            Recreation Leadership                4

REC 275            Rec. for Individuals with
                   Disabilities                         4

REC 305            Planning and Operating Rec.
                   Areas and Facilities                 4

REC 210            Recreation Programming               4


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