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Northwest Missouri State University


Certified Parks & Recreation Professional

B.S. degree; Recreation and Parks Management

Note: This is not a major or minor.

Course Name Hours
General Education Courses 42
Major Courses

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 7
Required Courses

Outdoor Rec Ed 3
Recreation Sports Mgt 3
Risk Management 3
Suggested Options 15
Principles of Marketing 3
Principles of Management 3
Human Resource Management 3
State & Local Government 3
Exploring Recreation Resources 3
Suggested Electives 24
Minor of Choice or Double Major 24
Total Certification Requirements 124
**Apply to take Certification Exam via NRPA during last on-campus Semester