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Northwest Missouri State University


Event Planning Certification

Note: This is not a major or minor.

Course No. Course Name Hours
Core Courses
45-240 Foundations of Recreation 3
45-245 Leisure Services for Special Populations 3
45-340 Recreational Programming 3
45-434 Senior Seminar in Recreation 3
45-440 Leisure Resources/Facility Design Mgt 3
45-443 Techniques of Recreation Leadership 3
45-446 Evaluation of Leisure Services 3
45-450 Field Experience - PR Mgt 3
45-499 Internship 10
45-546 Administration of Recreation 3
45-444 Outdoor Recreation/Education 3
45-545 Risk Management 3
Recreation Sports Management 3
Suggested Options

45-525 Commercial Recreation 3
54-313 Principles of Mgt 3
55-330 Principles of Marketing 3
54-310 Managerial Communication 3
54-314 HR Management 3
Suggested Electives
26-162 Comparative Religions 3
29-226 Principles of Interviewing 3
20-130 Professional Media Writing 3
29-260 *Public Relations Techniques (20-130 prereq) 3
51-201 Accounting I 3
54-318 *Entrepreneurship (54-313 prereq) 3
35-217 The Family 3
Suggested for Food Service Event (Food Service - Minor)
15-230 Food Science 4
15-232 Food Service Management 3
15-234 Nutrition & Diet Behavior 2
15-332 Quantity Food Preparation 2
15-333 Quantity Food Preparation Laboratory 2
15-350 Home Equipment Technology 3
15-430 OR
Advanced Food Service Mgt 2
15-439 Field Experience in Food Service Mgt (200 hrs/10 weeks) 2
Two Management Classes (54-313, 55-330, 54-314) 6
Major Classes 82
General Education 42
Total Credit Hours 124

This plan is designed for students wishing to pursue a certification in wedding planning or event planning.

Consult the appropriate websites to learn more about what is specifically required of each type of certification.