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Northwest Missouri State University


Certified Playground Safety Inspector

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 1
Required Courses

Outdoor Rec Ed 3
Recreation Sports Mgt 3
Risk Management 3
Optional Courses 15
45-425 Expressive & Creative Programs 3
45-547 Grantsmanship 3
45-513 Outdoor Recreation Facility Maintenance & Mgt 2
03-383 Landscape Design 3
32-207 GPS Fundamentals 3
Exploring Recreation Resources 3
Suggested Electives

22-523 Motor Development 3
22-362 Creative Rhythms & Activities K-4 3
08-333 Developmental Psychology 3
54-313 Principles of Management 3
22-410 Adapted Physical Education 3
15-214 Human Development 3
Total Certification Requirements 124

**Students should check on the NRPA website in their last year of coursework to schedule a time to attend the training and testing for this certification.