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College of Health and Human Performance


Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies


Dr. Debra Jordan, Chairperson, 1404 Carol G. Belk

BS in Recreation and Park Management

Students wishing to declare a major in recreation and park management at the time of entrance into the degree, need to possess a minimum overall GPA of 2.0; have no more than 10 s.h. of foundations curriculum remaining; have completed MATH 1065 or 1066 or higher-level MATH for which MATH 1065 is a prerequisite, have completed a brief, written application (available at http://www.ecu.edu/rcls); and have a meeting with a RCLS faculty member. RCLS courses at the 3000 level and above cannot be taken before admission to the major or minor, or by consent of instructor where appropriate. Students majoring in recreation and park management must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA and a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in all core and cognate courses to remain in good standing. Majors must earn a minimum grade of C in all required RCLS courses. Students failing to meet these criteria will not be allowed to enroll in any additional RCLS prefix courses. The only exception being students re-enrolling in RCLS courses in which the student has a D or F. Students who want to appeal need to contact the RCLS department chair within two weeks of notification of academic deficiency. Students graduating from this program are eligible to sit for the examination to become a certified park and recreation professional and thereby acquire this valuable credential for professional advancement. Minimum degree requirement is 123 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs.) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    BIOL 1050. General Biology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) and BIOL 1051. General Biology Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) or BIOL 1060. Environmental Biology (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) or BIOL 1100, 1101. Principles of Biology and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C for 1101: BIOL 1100) or BIOL 1200, 1201. Principles of Biology and Laboratory II (3,1) (FC:SC) (P/C for 1201: BIOL 1200)
    ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test) or MATH 1066. Applied Mathematics for Decision Making (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test or approval of dept chair)
    PHIL 2274. Business Ethics (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) or PHIL 2275. Professional Ethics (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    SOCI 2110. Introduction to Sociology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
  2. Common core - 41 s.h.
    RCLS 2000. Introduction to Leisure Services (3) (F,S,SS)
    RCLS 3003, 3004. Leisure Programming and Laboratory (3,1) (F,S) (P: Declared RCLS RT major, or RPM major or minor; P/C: RCLS 2000)
    RCLS 3131. Inclusive Recreation (3) (F)
    RCLS 4000. Research Methods and Techniques (3) (F,S) (P: Declared RCLS RT major, or RPM major or minor; RCLS 3003, 3004)
    RCLS 4002. Administration of Leisure Services (3) (S) (P: RCLS 3003, 3004)
    RCLS 4004. Philosophical and Current Issues in Leisure (3) (F,S) (WI*) (P: Declared RCLS RT major, or RPM major or minor; RCLS 3003, 3004)
    RCLS 4120. Leisure Services Marketing (3) (S) (P: RCLS 3104 or 3120 or consent of instructor)
    RCLS 4122. Case Studies in Leisure Management (3) (F) (P: RCLS 3104 or 3120 or consent of instructor)
    RCLS 4901. RPM Internship Pre-Placement Seminar (1) (F,S) (P: Declared RPM major; minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA; consent of RCLS advisor)
    RCLS 4990. Recreation Internship (12) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: Declared RPM major or minor; RCLS 4901; senior standing; minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA; minimum grade of C in all RCLS courses; successful completion of all other degree requirements and current certification in first aid and CPR)
    RCLS 5111. Recreational Facility Management (3) (P: 3104 or 3120; or consent of the instructor)
  3. Concentration area (Choose one.) - 33-34 s.h.
    Commercial Recreation and Tourism:
    Cognates (21 s.h.)
    ACCT 2101. Survey of Accounting (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066) or ACCT 2401. Financial Accounting (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066 or 2119 or 2121 or 2171)
    FINA 2244. Legal Environment of Business (3) (F,S,SS)
    ITEC 3290. Technical Writing (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1200)
    MGMT 3202. Fundamentals of Management (3) (F, S, SS) (P: ECON 2113)
    MIS 2223. Introduction to Computers (3) (F, S, SS)
    RCLS 3120. Commercial Recreation and Tourism (3) (S) 
    RCLS 4121. Tourism Planning and Development (3) (F) (P: RCLS 3120 or consent of instructor)
    Restricted Electives (Choose 12 s.h. from the following.):
    ACCT 2521. Managerial Accounting (3) (F,S, SS) (P: ACCT 2401; MIS 2223)
    ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    FINA 3004 (3) or FINA 3724. Financial Management (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ECON 2113; MATH 2283; P/C: ACCT 2521)
    GEOG 2019. Geography of Recreation (3) (F) (FC:SO)
    GEOG 4335. Geography of Tourism (3) (FC:SO)
    HLTH 2125, 2126. Safety Education and First Aid (3) (F,S,SS) (P: HLTH 1000 or 1050; C for 2125: HLTH 2126; C for 2126: HLTH 2125)
    HMGT 1350. Introduction to Food Service and Lodging Management (3)
    HMGT 3200. Dimensions of Tourism (3) (P: HMGT 1350)
    HMGT 4200. Travel and Tourism Management (3) (P: HMGT 3200).
    MATH 2283. Statistics for Business (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066 or equivalent)
    MGMT 4262. Small Business Management (3) (SL*) (WI) (F,S) (P: FINA 37244; MGMT 3202 or 3302: MKTG 3852)
    MKTG 3832. Marketing Management (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ECON 2113)
    RCLS 2400. Facilitation and Leadership of Adventure-Based Programs (3) (F,S)
    RCLS 2600. Outdoor Recreation Activities (3) (F,S)
    RCLS 2601. Leisure in Society (3) (F,S,SS)
    RCLS 3104. Public and Non-Profit Recreation (3) (F) (P: RCLS 2000; or consent of instructor; P/C: RCLS 3003, 3004)
    RCLS 4111. Design of Parks and Recreation Facilities (4) (F) (P: 3104 or 3120; or consent of instructor)
    RCLS 5100. Aquatics Facilities Management (3)
    RCLS 5101. Waterfront Facilities Operation (3)
    Outdoor Recreation:
    Cognates (22 s.h.)
    ACCT 2101. Survey of Accounting (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066) or ACCT 2401. Financial Accounting (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066 or 2119 or 2121 or 2171)
    ITEC 3290. Technical Writing (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1200)
    MGMT 3202. Fundamentals of Management (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: ECON 2113)
    RCLS 3104. Public and Non-Profit Recreation (3) (F) (P: RCLS 2000 or consent of instructor; P/C: RCLS 3003, 3004)
    RCLS 3300. Outdoor Programming. (3) (S) 
    RCLS 3301. Recreational Interpretation of Cultural and Natural Resources (3)
    RCLS 4111. Design of Parks and Recreation Facilities (4) (F) (P: Declared RPM major or minor; RCLS 3003, 3004)
    Restricted Electives (Choose 12 s.h. from the following.)
    BIOL 3230, 3231. Field Botany (4,0) (F,S,SS) (P: 3 s.h. general BIOL with a lab.)
    BIOL 3240, 3241. Field Zoology (4,0) (F) (P: BIOL 1060 or 2250.)
    BIOL 3660, 3661. Introduction to Marine Biology & Lab (3,1). (F,S)
    COAS 2025. Survey of Coastal and Marine Resources (3) (F)
    HLTH 2125, 2126. Safety Education and First Aid (3) (F,S,SS) (P: HLTH 1000 or 1050; C for 2125: HLTH 2126; C for 2126: HLTH 2125)
    PLAN 3020. Environmental Planning. (3) (F)
    RCLS 2400. Facilitation and Leadership of Adventure-Based Programs (3) (F,S)
    RCLS 2600. Outdoor Recreation Activities (3) (F,S)
    RCLS 2601. Leisure in Society (3) (F,S,SS)
    RCLS 3120. Commercial Recreation and Tourism (3) (S)
    RCLS 3303. Wild Land Recreation Management (3) (P: RCLS 2000 or consent of instructor)
    RCLS 4111. Design of Parks and Recreation Facilities (4) (F) (P: RCLS 3104 or 3120; or consent of instructor)
    RCLS 4121. Tourism Planning and Development (3) (F) (P: RCLS 3120; or consent of instructor)
    RCLS 5100. Aquatics Facilities Management (3)
    RCLS 5101. Waterfront Facilities Operation (3)
    Community and Non-Profit Recreation:
    Cognates (22 s.h.)
    ACCT 2101. Survey of Accounting (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066) or ACCT 2401. Financial Accounting (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066 or 2119 or 2121 or 2171)
    FINA 2244. Legal Environment of Business (3) (F,S,SS)
    ITEC 3290. Technical Writing (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1200)
    MGMT 3202. Fundamentals of Management (3) (F, S, SS) (P: ECON 2113 FC:SO)
    RCLS 3104. Public and Non-Profit Recreation (3) (F) (P: RCLS 2000 or consent of instructor; P/C: RCLS 3003, 3004)
    RCLS 3300. Outdoor Programming. (3) (S)
    RCLS 4111. Design of Parks and Recreation Facilities (4) (F) (P: Declared RPM major or minor; RCLS 3003, 3004)
    Restricted Electives 12 s.h. from the following.):
    HLTH 2125, 2126. Safety Education and First Aid (3) (F,S,SS) (P: HLTH 1000 or 1050; C for 2125: HLTH 2126; C for 2126: HLTH 2125)
    RCLS 2400. Facilitation and Leadership of Adventure-Based Programs (3) (F,S)
    RCLS 2600. Outdoor Recreation Activities (3) (F,S)
    RCLS 2601. Leisure in Society (3) (F,S,SS)
    RCLS 3120. Commercial Recreation and Tourism (3) (S) 
    RCLS 3301. Recreational Interpretation of Cultural and Natural Resources (3)
    RCLS 3303. Wild Land Recreation Management (3) (P: RCLS 2000 or consent of instructor)
    RCLS 4121. Tourism Planning and Development (3) (F) (P: RCLS 3120 or consent of instructor)
    RCLS 5100. Aquatics Facilities Management (3)
    RCLS 5101. Waterfront Facilities Operation (3)
    Business administration minor courses (ECON 2113 may count toward FC:SO requirement)
    Exercise and sport science minor courses (BIOL 1050, 1051, BIOL 2130, 2131 may count toward FC:SC requirement)
    Recreational Sports Leadership:
    Cognates (21 s.h.)
    EXSS 3300. Applied Sports Psychology (3) (P: PSYC 1000)
    EXSS 3301. Physical Education and Sport in Modern Society (3) (F,SS)
    RCLS 3104. Public and Non-Profit Recreation (3) (F) (P: RCLS 2000; or consent of instructor; P/C: RCLS 3003, 3004)
    RCLS 3120. Commercial Recreation and Tourism (3) (S)
    RCLS 3500. Recreation Leadership and Group Process (2) (S) (C: RCLS 3501)
    RCLS 3501. Recreation Leadership and Group Process Lab (1) (S) (C: RCLS 3500)
    RCLS 4130. Recreational Sport Programming (3) (P: RCLS 3003, 3004; or consent of instructor)
    SOCI 3289. Community Organization (3) (S) (FC:SO) (P: SOCI 2110)
    Restricted Electives (Choose 12 s.h. from the following.)
    CDFR 2000. Child Development I: Prenatal Through Early Childhood (3) (F,S,SS)
    CDFR 2001. Child Development II: Middle Childhood Through Young Adulthood (3) (F,S,SS)
    EXSS 3600. Coaching Theories (2)
    GERO 2400. Introduction to Gerontology (3) (FC:SO) (Same as CDFR 2400; SOCW 2400)
    HLTH 2125, 2126. Safety Education and First Aid (3,0) (F,S,SS) (P: HLTH 1000 or 1050; C for 2125: HLTH 2126; C for 2126: HLTH 2125)
    RCLS 2400. Facilitation and Leadership of Adventure-Based Programs (3) (F,S)
    RCLS 2600. Outdoor Recreation Activities (3) (F,S)
    RCLS 2601. Leisure in Society (3) (F,S,SS) (FC: SO)
    RCLS 3300. Outdoor Programming (3) (S)
    SOCI 3220. Sociology of Deviant Behavior (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: SOCI 2110)
    SOCI 4350. Social Change (3) (FC:SO) (P: SOCI 2110)
    Other EXSS courses approved by advisor
    Courses from the Business Administration minor
  4. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

BS in Recreational Therapy

Any student wishing to declare a major in recreational therapy must, at the time of entrance into the curriculum, possess a minimum 2.0 GPA; have no more than 10 s.h. of foundations curriculum remaining; have submitted a written application; have a personal interview with a faculty member; and have completed a sequencing form (timetable) in consultation with the RCTX advisor. Prior to registering for 4000 level RCTX courses, all RT students are required to complete the ‘Recreational Therapy Career Exploration Experience’ which requires 60 documented hours of directed experience assisting with recreational therapy programs and recreation or allied health based services to persons with disabilities. Information relating to this process is provided via departmental website, through the HHP advising center and through the RT degree director. Admission to recreational therapy is competitive and limited due to space availability. Majors must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA and a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in all cognate courses to remain in good standing. Majors must earn a minimum grade of C in all required RCLS and RCTX courses. A student wishing to appeal should contact the RCLS department chair within two weeks of notification of academic deficiency. Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the examination to become credentialed nationally as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and Licensed Recreational Therapist (LRT) in North Carolina. Minimum degree requirement is 125 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs.) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    BIOL 1050, 1051. General Biology and Laboratory (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC), or BIOL 1100, 1101. Principles of Biology and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C for 1101: BIOL 1100)
    BIOL 2130. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy (4) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 1050, 1051; or 1100, 1101)
    COMM 2420. Business and Professional Communication (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test) or MATH 1066. Applied Mathematics for Decision Making (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test or approval of dept chair) or MATH 1067. Algebraic Concepts and Relationships (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test) or MATH 2127. Basic Concepts of Mathematics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 2275. Psychology of Adjustment (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    SOCI 2110. Introduction to Sociology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
  2. Core - 49 s.h.
    RCLS 2000. Introduction to Leisure Services (3) (F,S,SS)
    RCLS 3003, 3004. Leisure Programming and Laboratory (3,1) (F,S) (P: Declared RT major, or RPM major or minor; P/C: RCLS 2000)
    RCLS 4000. Research Methods and Techniques (3) (F,S) (P: Declared RT major or RPM major or minor; RCLS 3003, 3004)
    RCLS 4004. Philosophical and Current Issues in Leisure (3) (F,S) (WI*) (P: Declared RT major or RPM major or minor; RCLS 3003, 3004)
    RCLS 4990. Recreation Internship (12) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: Declared RT or MRFS major; RCLS 4901 or RCTX 4902; senior standing; minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA; minimum grade of C in all RCLS and RCTX courses; successful completion of all other degree requirements; current certification in first aid and CPR)
    RCTX 2230. Recreational Therapy Foundations (3) (F,S) Formerly RCLS 2230
    RCTX 3240. Disability Survey for Recreational Therapy Services (3) (F,S) Formerly RCLS 3240 (P: Declared RT major; BIOL 2130, 2131; RCLS 2000; or consent of instructor)
    RCTX 4250. Recreational Therapy Program Design (3) (F,S) Formerly RCLS 4250 (P: Declared RT major; RCLS 3003, 3004; RCTX 2230, 3240; or consent of instructor)
    RCTX 4252. Recreational Therapy Leadership and Group Dynamics (3) (S) Formerly RCLS 4252 (P: Declared RT major; RCLS 3003, 3004; RCTX 2230, 3240; or consent of instructor)
    RCTX 4260. Recreational Therapy Senior Practicum (3) (F,S) Formerly RCLS 4260 (P: Declared RT major; RCLS 3003, 3004; RCTX 2230, 3240; or consent of instructor)
    RCTX 4262. Recreational Therapy Interventions and Techniques (3) (F) Formerly RCLS 4262 (P: Declared RT major; RCLS 3003, 3004; RCTX 2230, 3240; or consent of instructor)
    RCTX 4264. Recreational Therapy Assessment, Documentation, and Evaluation (3) (F) Formerly RCLS 4264 (P: Declared RT major; RCLS 3003, 3004; RCTX 2230, 3240; or consent of instructor)
    RCTX 4266. Organization and Management of Recreational Therapy Services (3) (F,S) Formerly RCLS 4266 (P: Declared RT major; RCLS 3003, 3004; RCTX 2230, 3240; or consent of instructor)
    RCTX 4902. Recreational Therapy Internship Pre-placement Seminar (2) (F,S) Formerly RCLS 4902 (P: Declared RT major; minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA; consent of RCTX advisor)
  3. Cognates - 21 s.h.
    BIOL 2131. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (P/C: BIOL 2130)
    HIMA 3000. Medical Terminology for Health Professionals (3) (F,S,SS)
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    PSYC 4375. Abnormal Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    Choose 9 s.h. from:
    ASLS 2020. Sign Language Studies I (3) (F,S,SS)
    DNCE 2200. Creative Dance and Drama for the Elementary School (2) (S)
    EXSS 5303. Physical Activity Programs for Individuals with Developmental, Emotional, and Learning Disabilities (3) (P: EXSS 3545; SPED 5101; or consent of instructor) or EXSS 5903. Physical Activity Programs for Individuals with Orthopedic, Neurologic, and Sensory Impairments (3) (P: BIOL 2130 or equivalent or consent of instructor)
    HLTH 5900. Stress Management (3) (P: Undergraduate course in anatomy and physiology; graduate standing or consent of instructor)
    MUSC 2277. Orientation to Therapy (1) (S)
    MUSC 2287. Orientation to Therapy Practicum (1) (S)
    MUSC 3257. Music Therapy I: Introduction to Music in Therapy (3) (F)
    MUSC 3357. Music Therapy Practicum I (1) (F)
    RCLS 2400. Facilitation and Leadership of Adventure-Based Programs (3) (F,S)
    RCTX 3202. Camping and Adventure Programming for Individuals with Disabilities (3) Formerly RCLS 3202 (P: Consent of instructor)
    RCTX 5000. Theoretical Foundations of Aquatic Rehabilitation (3) Formerly RCLS 5000
    RCTX 5001. Applied Techniques in Aquatic Rehabilitation (3) Formerly RCLS 5001 (P: RCTX 5000 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 4030. Creative Dramatics (3) (S) (FC:FA)
    Other courses as approved by the recreational therapy degree program director.
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3142. Small Group Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor or consent of instructor; COMM 1001, 1002)
    EXSS 2202. Motor Learning and Performance (3)
    GERO 2400. Introduction to Gerontology (3) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 3225. Psychology of Learning (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    PSYC 3226. Cognitive Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    REHB 2003. Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Health and Social Problem (3) (F,S)
    SOCI 3220. Sociology of Deviant Behavior (3) (FC:SO) (F,S,SS) (P: SOCI 2110)
    SOCI 3327. Introductory Medical Sociology (3) (FC:SO) (P: SOCI 2110 or consent of instructor)
    Other courses as approved by the recreational therapy degree program director.
  4. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

Recreation and Park Management Minor

Minimum requirement for the recreation and leisure studies minor is 25 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Core - 13 s.h.
    RCLS 2000. Introduction to Leisure Services (3) (F,S,SS)
    RCLS 3003. Leisure Programming (3) (F,S) (P: Declared RT major or RPM major or minor; RCLS 2000; C: RCLS 3004)
    RCLS 3004. Leisure Programming Laboratory (1) (F,S) (P: Declared RT major or RPM major or minor; RCLS 2000; C: RCLS 3003)
    RCLS 4002. Administration of Leisure Services (3) (F,S) (P: Declared RPM major or minor; RCLS 3003, 3004)
    RCLS 4004. Philosophical and Current Issues in Leisure (3) (F,S) (WI*) (P: Declared RT major or RPM major or minor; RCLS 3003, 3004)
  2. RCLS courses from RPM degree program - 12 s.h.

Recreational Therapy Minor

Minimum requirement for the recreational therapy minor is 25 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Core - 19 s.h.
    RCLS 3003. Leisure Programming (3) (F,S) (P: Declared RT major or RPM major or minor; P/C: RCLS 2000; C: RCLS 3004)
    RCLS 3004. Leisure Programming Laboratory (1) (F,S) (P: Declared RT major or RPM major or minor; P/C: RCLS 2000; C: RCLS 3003)
    RCTX 2230. Recreational Therapy Foundations (3) (F,S) (Formerly RCLS 2230) (P: RCLS 2000 or consent of instructor)
    RCTX 3240. Disability Survey for Recreational Therapy Services (3) (F,S) (Formerly RCLS 3240) (P: Declared RT major; BIOL 2130, 2131; RCLS 2000; or consent of instructor)
    RCTX 4250. Recreational Therapy Program Design (3) (F,S) (Formerly RCLS 4250) (P: Declared RT major; RCLS 3003, 3004; RCTX 2230, 3240; or consent of instructor)
    RCTX 4262. Recreational Therapy Interventions and Techniques (3) (F) (Formerly RCLS 4262) (P: Declared RT major; RCLS 3003, 3004; RCTX 2230, 3240; or consent of instructor)
    RCTX 4264. Recreational Therapy Assessment, Documentation, and Evaluation (3) (F) (Formerly RCLS 4264) (P: RCLS 3003, 3004; RCTX 2230, 3240; or consent of instructor)
  2. Cognates - 6 s.h.
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    PSYC 4375. Abnormal Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)

Aquatics Management Certificate

The aquatics management certificate program is open to any individual that is (a) enrolled in a degree program at ECU, or (b) admitted as non-degree earning students at ECU. All students are required to earn a minimum of a C grade in all required certificate courses. Requirements for the 12 s.h. aquatics management certificate include*:
RCLS 5100. Aquatic Facility Management (3)
RCLS 5101. Waterfront Facility Operations (3)
Select 3 hours from the following:
EXSS 4300. Program Development and Management in Physical Education and Sports (3)
MGMT 3202. Fundamentals of Management (3)
RCLS 4002. Administration of Leisure Services (3)
RCLS 5111. Recreational Facility Management (3)
Select 3 hours from the following:
EXSS 2278. Basic Scuba Diving (3)
EXSS 2777. Life Guard Training (2)
EXSS 2788. Water Safety Instructors Training Course (3)
EXSS 3278. Skin and Scuba Diving Leadership (3)
HLTH 2125, 2126. Safety Education and First Aid (3,0)
HLTH 3225. Standard First Aid and Personal Safety Instructor (2)
PLAN 5025. Coastal Area Planning and Management (3)
RCTX 5000. Theoretical Foundations of Aquatic Rehabilitation (3) Formerly RCLS 5000
Other courses approved by certificate director.
*Proof of current First Aid, Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor (WSI), and CPR certification is required to earn the aquatics management certificate. These may be earned through enrollment in ECU courses or elsewhere.