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2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Learning Compact

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Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management -
Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Description of the Major
The major in recreation, parks and tourism prepares you for employment and roles in recreation, tourism, sport-related businesses, organizations and agencies at local, state, national and global levels. Through study, research, training and practical experiences, you gain an understanding of the role and impact of leisure services and sport on individuals, families, society and the environment. Emphasis is on management of productivity factors such as human, fiscal and physical resources. You learn to apply planning, programming, marketing and financing strategies to the development and implementation of recreation, parks and tourism services, events and businesses.

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Before Graduating You Must
  • Achieve an acceptable score on the program degree (RPT) assessment exam at the end of the first semester of the senior year or prior to your internship.
  • Receive satisfactory evaluation of the internship requirement.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Comprehend major concepts, principles and theories associated with recreation, parks and tourism.
  2. Explain the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling the use of resources to accomplish performance goals in recreation, parks and tourism.
  3. Understand the economic, sociological, psychological, political, legal and environmental issues that influence the delivery of recreation, parks and tourism services to residents and tourists.
  4. Apply information technology and statistical techniques in assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of recreation, parks and tourism programs.
  5. Apply programming and marketing strategies to the development of recreation, parks and tourism services.
  6. Understand the psychological, sociological and physiological significance of leisure, play and recreation from a historical and cultural perspective for a variety of populations, settings and services.
  7. Develop expertise of the principles of safety, emergency and risk management and the ability to develop and implement risk management plans that assure the health and safety of participants and staff.
  8. Comprehend and apply diverse sources of information and data integrated with theoretical frameworks, models and trends to issues related to leadership, management and delivery of recreation, park and tourism services.
  9. Communicate to consumer publics and professional cohorts through written text, oral messages and multimedia presentations.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
EDF 3110     X     X      
LEI 3140 X X X           X
LEI 3400   X   X X X X   X
LEI 3500   X X            
LEI 3705 X         X   X X
LEI 3921               X X
LEI 4501     X       X X X
LEI 4540 X X X   X   X X X
LEI 4570   X X   X     X X
LEI 4880 X X   X       X X
LEI 4940               X X
MAN 3025   X           X  

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