Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) Minor

The Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) minor prepares recreation professionals who work to meet people's needs during their leisure time. Recreation professionals must be sensitive to the needs of people and have the ability to work with diverse types of people. They may work to organize or teach activities; hire, train, supervise and schedule staff; operate indoor and/or outdoor facilities, including parks, pools, trails and gymnasiums; and manage equipment, funds and/or other leisure resources.

Education & professional Studies

Requirement 1

Requirement 2

Select 3 credits:

Requirement 3

Select 2-8 credits of electives approved by Recreation Coordinator. You should confer with the Recreation Coordinator before enrolling in possible electives outside the Recreation and Leisure Studies program.

Requirement 4

Select 6-12 credits from RECREATN 492: Field Study: Recreation.

The Field Study is a culminating learning experience for students in Recreation and Leisure Studies. This experience allows students the opportunity to practice the application of theory and apply the knowledge acquired through academic preparation, while learning skills of an entry level practitioner. Experience at a Field Study site offering recreation and leisure services not only draws on course offerings, but makes possible the development of professional skills. The Field Study is an in-depth supervised work and study experience, preferably at the supervisor or mid-management level, where the student has a degree of responsibility for planning, directing and supervising the work of others. Contact the Program Coordinator of the Recreation and Leisure Studies Minor (see More Information heading below) two semesters prior to the anticipated Field Study.

Letters & Sciences

Requirement 1

Requirement 2

Select 3 credits:

Requirement 3

Select 2-8 credits of electives approved by Recreation Coordinator. You should confer with the Recreation Coordinator before enrolling in possible electives outside the Recreation and Leisure Studies program.

Requirement 4

Select 6-12 credits from RECREATN 492: Field Study: Recreation.

The Field Study is a culminating learning experience for students in Recreation and Leisure Studies. This experience allows students the opportunity to practice the application of theory and apply the knowledge acquired through academic preparation, while learning skills of an entry level practitioner. Experience at a Field Study site offering recreation and leisure services not only draws on course offerings, but makes possible the development of professional skills. The Field Study is an in-depth supervised work and study experience, preferably at the supervisor or mid-management level, where the student has a degree of responsibility for planning, directing and supervising the work of others. Contact the Program Coordinator of the Recreation and Leisure Studies Minor (see More Information heading below) two semesters prior to the anticipated Field Study.

More Information

For more information about the Recreation and Leisure Studies Minor, contact:
Dr. Karen L. Barak
Recreation and Leisure Studies Coordinator
121 Williams Center
Office Phone: (262) 472-3716
E-mail: barakk@uww.edu