Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Management of Leisure Services (3cr)
R466 | 6482 | B Barcelona
Management of Leisure Services
6276 - 1:00p-2:15p TR GL101
6277 - Discussion - 11:15a-12:30p R ED1006
6278 - Discussion - 2:30p-3:45p R BU203
6279 - Discussion - 4:00p-5:15p R HP010
Students must register for one of the discussion sections when registering
for this course.
Description: An introduction to managing leisure service agencies in a
dynamic and enhancing 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 Book List:
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.