Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Management of Leisure Services (3 cr)
R466 | 6674 | J Knapp
Management of Leisure Services
6674-Lecture-8:00a-9:15a T BH003
6675-Lab-8:00a-9:15a R HP012
6676-Lab-9:30a-10:45a R Arr
6677-Lab-1:00p-2:15p R WH112
Students must register for one of the lab sessions when registering for this
Description: An introduction to managing leisure service agencies in a
dynamic environment. This course is designed to prepare you for an entry
level administrative position in a variety of leisure related organizations.
I have specifically targeted the positions of superintendent of recreation
and/or parks, director of a small department, small business operator,
administrative assistant, office manager, or manager of a moderate or large
public or private facility. The skills identified for this course are an
introduction designed to expose you to issues and challenges you will face
in daily work. The course focuses on a municipal recreation department.
The skills learned and applied in this setting are transferable to any of
the settings mentioned above. In many cases, the skills learned in this
course will be beyond those required for an entry level position. This
should enhance your marketability as you begin the job search.
Required Text: Student Manual and Workbook
Summary of Assignments: This course will make regular use of reading
assignments, written work, group assignments, class discussion, in-class
presentations, and the like. The course will use a competency based
approach to present the material. Competency based assignments suggest that
you will be asked to show you can actually accomplish a task. This verifies
for the instructor and the student the capability to perform a given task.
To that end, you will be provided with a series of assignments throughout
the semester. You will need to respond to each exercise in the time frame
specified. Each assignment will be graded and returned.