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Northwest Missouri State University


Certified Interpretive Guide

B.S. degree; Recreation and Parks Management

Note: This is not a major or minor.

Course Name Hours
General Education Courses 42
**Suggest: Geology or Earth Science
**Suggest: Geography or Sociology
Major Courses
39
Foundations of Recreation 3
Special Populations 3
Recreation Facilities 3
Techniques of Leadership 3
Recreation Programming 3
Field Experience 3
Administration of Recreation 3
Evaluation of Leisure Services 3
Senior Seminar 3
Internship 12
Required Courses

Outdoor Rec Ed 3
Recreation Sports Mgt 3
Risk Management 3
Options 15
Natural Resource History & Interpretation 3
Leisure and Aging 3
Gerontology 3
Human Development OR
3
     Developmental Psychology 3
Exploring Recreation Resources 3
Suggested Electives
45-216 Gerontology 3
29-225 Intercultural Communication 3
29-336 Nonverbal Communication 3
*29-325 Listening Behavior & Skills 3
32-207 GPS Fundamentals 3
45-513 Outdoor Recreation Facility Maintenance & Management 2
22-233 First Aid, CPR & AED 2
Total Certification Requirements 124
Students should refer to the National Association for Interpretation website at www.interpnet.com for information on the certification course and test.