Recreation Management and Policy Major: Program and Event Management Option (B.S.)
This option prepares students for managerial positions in commercial, public, and nonprofit organizations that provide recreation and leisure services. Curriculum design emphasizes the effective and efficient planning, delivery, and evaluation of leisure-based programs, services, and enterprises. Applied experience is a component of most courses, in addition to a required practicum and the 10-16 week full-time internship under professional supervision. Depending upon the RMP electives and the career support emphasis or minor chosen, students may expect to find employment in a broad range of settings. Recent graduates have found employment in the areas of conference and event planning, municipal park and recreation services, recreational sports, commercial and entrepreneurial recreation businesses, youth-serving agencies, resorts, camps, and natural resource management positions in state and federal agencies.
All Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*Major GPA requirements as indicated.
All majors must complete a core curriculum of seven courses.
|Recreation & Tourism in Society 1
|Recreation Services for Individuals with Disabilities
|Program and Event Design
|Recreation Management and Policy Practicum
|Professional Development and Ethics
|Research, Evaluation, and Data-Driven Decisions
RMP majors cannot count RMP 490 Recreation & Tourism in Society toward the University Social Sciences requirement.
All RMP students must complete an 8 or 12 credit hour internship.
Program and Event Management Option - Course Requirements:
|Marketing the Recreation Experience
|Leadership in Recreation Services
|Management and Finance in the Experience Industry
|Law and Public Policy in Leisure Services
|Statistics - select one of the following:
|Statistics in Psychology
|Statistical Discovery for Everyone
|Electives: Choose any 4 of the following (16 credits total) 1
|Recreational Sport Management
|Youth Culture and Programs
|Venue Management Design & Operations
|New Hampshire Ski Industry Management
|Festival and Event Planning
|Entrepreneurial and Commercial Recreation
|Event and Experience Design
|Emphasis or Minor requirement
|Emplasis (minimum of 18 credits) or Minor (18-20 credits) with C- or better, approved by their advisor.
RMP courses completed to fulfill the elective course requirement may not be used to fulfill the emphasis area requirement; unless prior approval from the student's academic advisor is granted.
A supervised internship (RMP 764) is required of all majors and serves as their major capstone requirement. The internship is designed to create a bridge between theory and practical application. Students, working with their advisers and the internship coordinator, select an appropriate setting based on their professional and career interests. They must register for an 8 or 12 credit full-time internship that ranges from 10 to 16 weeks and is under the supervision of a qualified professional. Specific requirements are identified in the Internship Manual available from the Department of Recreation Management and Policy.
- Students will know and demonstrate the nature and scope of the recreation, events, and tourism profession and their associated industries.
- Students will know and demonstrate the techniques and processes used by professionals and staff in the recreation, events, and tourism industry.
- Students will know and demonstrate the foundation of the recreation, events, and tourism profession in history, science, and philosophy.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge about operations, strategic management, and administration in recreation, events, and tourism organizations.
- Students will demonstrate the potential to succeed as professionals at supervisory or higher levels in recreation, events, tourism, or related organizations through participation in structured practicum and internship experiences.