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Recreation and Park Administration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cape Girardeau, MO, United States
The Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation at Southeast Missouri State University has been preparing recreation and leisure professionals since 1988 with the Recreation and Park Administration program of the Southeast Missouri State University.
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Overview

The Recreation program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) accredits baccalaureate programs in parks, recreation, tourism, sport management, event management, therapeutic recreation, and leisure studies offered at regionally accredited institutions within the United States and its territories, and at nationally accredited institutions in Canada, and Mexico.

Graduates of the Recreation and Park Administration program of the Southeast Missouri State University go into the world with skills and expertise to provide services that enhance quality of life and provide individual, social, economic and environmental benefits to the community. Professional careers in recreation and leisure services offer challenging, meaningful and highly rewarding opportunities. Whether you are interested in working with children, teens, adults or seniors-engaging in outdoor adventure, cultural arts, sports or social activities-in hospital/clinical settings, theme parks or the military-then Recreation and Park Administration offers job opportunities for you.

Recreation & Park Administration majors have the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world experience in the field through interaction with recreation and park administration professional professionals.

What You'll Do

  • Interact with qualified, award winning faculty in a small class environment.
  • Have the opportunity to apply the knowledge you gain in the classroom to real-world experience in the field.
  • Immediately begin interacting with recreation professionals.
  • Complete a 12-week, 480-hour internship.

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Meramec Adventure Learning Ranch
  • City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation
  • US Army Corp of Engineers
  • Camp Ondessonk
  • Trail of Tears State Park
  • Missouri Department of Conservation
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Leave No Trace
  • Mastadon State Historic Site
  • Teton Valley Ranch Camp

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leisure in a Diverse Culture
  • Recreation Services
  • Leadership and Group Dynamics
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Programming for Recreation Services
  • Recreation Facilities Planning & Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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General Requirements

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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