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Health, Human Performance, and Recreation: Recreation, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, KS,
A nationally accredited program, the Bachelor of Science in Recreation offered by the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation prepares students to work in the ever-growing field of recreation. In addition to the core, students complete an emphasis in either Recreation Administration, Therapeutic Recreation, or Community, Corporate and Hospital Wellness.

About

Unique to the Major in Recreation is the opportunity to complete one of the specialty areas of emphases:

The Recreation Administration emphasis equips students with the skills needed to serve leadership, supervisory, and management roles in city park and recreation capacities and other leisure service agencies. Upon completion of the program, students are encouraged to take the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Exam offered by the National Recreation and Park Association. This program includes a minor in Business Administration, Dance, Marketing, or Natural History.

The Therapeutic Recreation emphasis equips students for supervisory and leadership positions in various private and community-based health care facilities delivering care to individuals with various disabilities. Completing the Therapeutic Recreation emphasis qualifies students to sit for the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) Exam. This program includes a minor in Psychology, Gerontology, or Public Health.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Recreation and Leisure
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Field Study in Recreation Leisure and Fitness
  • Recreation Practicum
  • Recreation Methods and Leadership
  • Recreation Program Design and Leadership
  • Camping and Outdoor Education

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete official transcripts or academic records in native language and official English translation including grades earned in each subject
  • Copy of the secondary school or high school certificate of completion or diploma, if applicable
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS or PTE score results (not required for conditional admission)
  • Current certified bank statement or financial guarantee (within 6 months)
  • Financial statement of support form

  • Copy of passport (if available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    251 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 251 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburg

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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