BS Recreation Management - Individualized Concentration
A BS Recreation Management with an individualized concentration prepares students to explore the contribution of recreation in concert with a minor or complementary area.
This concentration allows for students in consultation with an advisor, to develop a program that facilitates their special expertise in selected complementary areas of foci including concurrent completion of a minor (e.g., entrepreneurship; aging studies; environmental science; non-profit studies; sport management; tourism and events management; health promotion; kinesiology; sport and computer game design). These students will complete coursework that addresses their own passion and goals while meeting educational needs to prepare for graduate school or professional pursuits. In turn, they will be addressing the needs of a broader community.
Is This Program Certified?
Yes, this concentration is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). COAPRT accreditation is a status granted to academic programs in colleges and universities that meet or exceed stated criteria of educational quality.
What Are Some Benefits of the Mason Program?
In addition to our accreditation status and innovative faculty, Mason’s geographic location in the Northern Virginia metropolitan area provides for a wealth of fieldwork, internship, and employment opportunities. We also offer the EDGE, our center for outdoor experiential learning located on our Science and Technology Campus, which students utilize in course work, practicums, and internships.
What Are Some Potential Careers for Program Graduates?
- therapeutic recreation specialist
- senior center activities director
- community therapeutic recreation coordinator
- school inclusion coordinator
- corrections recreation director
- Special Olympics administrator
- residential recreation counselor
- therapeutic horseback riding specialist
- community inclusion officer
- aquatics instructor for individuals with disabilities
- at-risk youth counselor
- research and grants specialist
- community services director
Mason Core Requirements (37 credits)
- Written communication (6)
- Oral communication (3)
- Information technology (3)
- Quantitative reasoning (3) - must take STAT 250: Introductory Statistics I (3 credits) or EDRS 220: Introduction to Applied Quantitative Analysis (3 credits)
- Literature (3)
- Arts (3)
- Western civilization (3)
- Social and behavioral science (3)
- Global understanding (3)
- Natural science (7) - must take one non-lab science
- Synthesis/Capstone (12) - met by RMGT 490: Recreation Management Internship (12 credits), a program requirement
Recreation Management Core (51 credits)
- RMGT 210: Introduction to Recreation and Leisure (3 credits)
- RMGT 241: Practicum (3 credits)
- RMGT 310: Program Planning and Evaluation (3 credits)
- RMGT 316: Leadership and Outdoor Education (3 credits)
- RMGT 317: Social Psychology of Play and Recreation (3 credits)
- RMGT 323: Program Leadership and Evaluation (3 credits)
- RMGT 327: Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation (3 credits)
- RMGT 405: Planning and Operation of Recreation Facilities (3 credits)
- RMGT 410: Administration of SRT Organizations I (3 credits)
- SPMT 412: Sport Marketing and Sales (3 credits) or TOUR 412: Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Marketing and Sales (3 credits)
- RMGT 460: Sport and Recreation Law (3 credits)
- RMGT 490: Recreation Management Internship (12 credits)
- SRST 200: History of Sport and Leisure in America (3 credits)
- SRST 450: Research Methods (3 credits)
Electives (14 credits)
Choose an additional 14 credits from the university catalog including Physical Activity for Lifetime Wellness Courses (RECR) that promote health and wellness, ATEP 201 or a minor in Psychology.
Individualized Concentration (18 credits)
This concentration allows for students, in consultation with an advisor, to develop a program that facilitates their special expertise in selected complementary areas of foci, including concurrent completion of a minor (e.g., entrepreneurship; aging studies; environmental science; non-profit studies; sport management; tourism and events management; health promotion; kinesiology; sport and computer game design). These students will complete coursework that addresses their own passion and goals while meeting educational needs to prepare for graduate school or professional pursuits. In turn, they will be addressing the needs of a broader community.
Select courses in concert with your academic advisor.
Total: 120 credits
- Non-Binding Early Action Deadline: November 1
- Regular Decision Deadline: January 15
- Fall Priority Deadline: March 1
- Spring Priority Deadline: October 1
For more information and to apply, visit the admissions website.
Prospective Mason students can visit the How to Apply page for more information about submitting an application.
|TUITION CLASSIFICATION||COST PER CREDIT|
|CEHD Course Fee
($25/credit with higher per credit or flat course fees for internship and select ATEP, PRLS, and RECR courses)
|$25.00 - $250.00|
|Total Cost for Virginia Residents per Credit||$571.50 - $796.50|
|Total Cost for Non-Virginia Residents per Credit||$1,549.00 - $1,774.00|
|Undergraduate New Student Fee
(non-refundable, one-time fee)
|$350 | $275 for transfer students|
Please Note: Refer to the Students Accounts Office website for more information on tuition and fees. Various course and lab fees may be assessed depending on the course(s) in which the student is enrolled.
*Mandatory Student Fee (MSF): $150.25
For information on loans and scholarships, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid. For information regarding grants, tuition waivers, and other merit aid, please inquire with your graduate department. Also, many school districts offer tuition reimbursement options. Speak to your employer for more information.