Liberal Arts AA Degree 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 Sports 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.  

Required CoursesUnits
Select one of the following:37-39
Area of Emphasis18
18 units required: 2 courses each from area I and II, 1 course each from area III and IV (with at least 2 units from Recreation Field Work)
AREA I -Business & Business Management (6 units)
Golf Course Management
Principles of Management
Introduction to Business 1
Business Law I 1
Human Relations in the Workplace
AREA II - Community Health & Recreation (6 units)
General Nutrition 1
Introduction to Kinesiology 1
Personal & Community Health 1
Intro to Recreation & Sport Management
AREA III - Health Safety & Field Work (3 units)
Golf Course Management
Fundamentals & Rules of Golf 2
First Aid and Safety 1
Introduction to Kinesiology 1
Intro to Recreation & Sport Management
AREA IV - Child Development/Human Relations & Communication (3 units)
Introduction to Public Speaking 1
Intercultural Communication 1
Child Growth & Development 1
Child, Family & Community
Introduction to Alcohol & Drug Studies 1
Law/Ethics: Community Resources
Introduction to Race & Ethnicity 1
(Courses selected can be used to also fulfill GE area, see a counselor for appropriate course selection; all courses transfer to CSU)
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Kinesiology Activities2