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​Liberal Arts with Emphasis in Recreation & Leisure and Sports Management

These courses introduce the basic competencies and practice within the various fields of Leisure studies. These include: Recreation & Leisure studies and Sport Management. Courses are designed to introduce the student to the broad base of study needed for the future leisure and sports management professional who will design, conduct, promote, evaluate, and manage activities involved in the successful operation of a variety of sport & leisure organizations and operations.   Students will begin to develop the necessary skills to work within various population groups. Students gain exposure to the different types of recreation & leisure activities engaged in, within these groups. 
Students learn to identify possible obstacles to their access to the variety of leisure services and recreation programs provided by these professionals.   Students will be introduced to the effective management of public, private, and government organizations, as it relates to the successful operation of a variety of sport & leisure organizations & operations. 
Courses from, Business Management, Early Childhood Education, Golf, Health Education, Health Services/Alcohol Drug Studies, Home Economics/Nutrition, Natural Resources, Psychology, Physical Education, Recreation, Sociology and speech are acceptable.
with emphasis in Recreation & Leisure and Sports Management  
Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
General Education (CSU GE or  IGETC)



Area of Emphasis
18 units required: 2 courses each from area I & II, 1 course each from
 area III & IV (with at least 2 units from Recreation Field Work)

Area I - Business & Business Management: (6 units)
     AGEH-034 - Golf Course Management
     BUMA-001 - Principles of Management
     BUMA-010 - Intro to Business
     BUMA-020A* - Business Law
     BUMA-027 - Marketing
     BUMA-032 - Human Relations in the Workplace
Area II - Community Health & Recreation: (6 units)
     HS-013 - General Nutrition
     KINE-008 - Intro to Kinesiology
     KINE-010* - Personal & Community Health (formerly HE-001)
     RE-001 - Intro to Community Recreation
     RE-003 - Program Planning & Leadership in Recreation

Area III - Health Safety & Field Work: (3 units)
     AGEH-034 - Golf Course Management
     GOLF-036* - Fundamentals & Rules of Golf
     KINE-001 - First Aid & Safety
     KINE-002* - Sports Officiating
     KINE-008 - Intro to Kinesiology
     RE-001 - Intro to Community Recreation
     RE-010A-C - Recreation Field Work

Area IV - Child Development/Human Relations & Communication: (3 units)
     ECE-010 - Child Growth & Development
     ECE-010A* - Preschool Child Development
     ECE-010B* - Child Development: School Age & Adolescence
     ECE-012 - Child, Family & Community
     HSAD-001 - Intro to Alcohol/Drug Studies
     HSAD-024 - Law/Ethics: Community Resources
     SOC-014 - Intro to Race & Ethnicity
     SP-004 - Public Speaking
     SP-015 - Intercultural Communication

Courses selected can be used to also fulfill a GE area, see a counselor for appropriate course selection; all courses transfer to CSU; courses in BOLD also transfer to UC (*indicates that transfer credit is limited to UC)       

Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)

Kinesiology Activities 2



Note:  Students are advised to work  closely with an academic advisor to be sure all the required general education courses available are taken for successful transfer into programs that prepare the student for entrance into the leisure, park, & tourism profession.  In addition, to a variety of sport organizations and operations including professional sport organizations, intercollegiate athletics, community sport, recreational sport, sport facilities, national and international amateur sports organization, sport marketing and sponsorship.