The Master of Science in Recreation and Park Administration (RPA) at East Carolina University focuses on providing a science-based post-baccalaureate education. We offer a flexible curriculum for students who are preparing for managerial careers in public recreation, commercial recreation and tourism, recreational sport management, outdoor recreation, or who wish to pursue a doctoral degree in recreation & leisure. These students typically have career goals focusing on public and non-profit recreation, commercial recreation and tourism, youth development, and natural resource management. The faculty involved in this degree conduct a wide range of externally funded research projects that typically engage graduate students in the research process. A concentration in Recreational Sport Management is also available within this degree program. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available.
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RCLS 6000 Philosophical and Social Foundations of Leisure Services
RCLS 6100 Risk Management and Legal Liability in Recreation, Leisure, and Recreational Sport
RCLS 6110 Research Methods in Recreational Therapy and Recreation and Leisure Services
RCLS 6120 Seminar in Recreation, Leisure, and Recreational Therapy Administration
RCLS 6210 Management and Program Development in Recreation and Leisure Services
RCLS 6220 Managing Commercial and Tourism Industry Leisure Services
MKTG 6162 MKTG 6642
Choose 3 semester hours from:
RCLS 7000 Thesis (6 semester hours)
Elective (9 semester hours)
RCLS 6501 Capstone Experience in Recreation and Leisure Services Administration