Recreation, Tourism, and Events
The Recreation, Tourism, and Events program offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Professionals in this field manage facilities, programs, and services that enrich people's lives through high quality and memorable leisure time experiences. Leisure activities are an integral part of people’s lifestyles and billions of dollars are spent annually on recreation programs and facilities in public, private and nonprofit recreation agencies. Consequently there is a need for qualified professionals to manage programs, facilities, and services in various agencies and businesses. This is a service oriented career in which professionals work with people of all ages, backgrounds, and those with special needs. To succeed in this field one should value recreation and leisure services, have organization skills, initiative and energy, and enjoy working with people.
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Recreation Director, Special Events Manager, Guest Services Director, Sports Supervisor, Cultural Arts Supervisor, Recreation Program Director, Recreation Supervisor, Campus Recreation Director, Facility Manager, Aquatics Director, Tour Director.
Representative Employers: public recreation and park agencies, nonprofit community organizations, event management companies, commercial recreation businesses, armed forces recreation, private clubs, resort recreation and event divisions, colleges and universities, sports organizations, tourism agencies, and retirement communities.
Florida State University Recreation, Tourism, and Events Advising
Donna Trafford, MSA
(Tallahassee) • 308 Kellogg • Tallahassee, FL 32306
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Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Tourism, and Events Degree Requirements
CGS X060 or CGS X100 (3) Computer literacy must be completed in preparation for the upper-division major.
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To be admitted to this program, students must have completed an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public institution or have completed at least 60 hours of coursework, including six (6) hours of Freshman English Composition, six (6) hours of college-level math, and no more than six (6) hours remaining of the Liberal Studies (general education) requirements. Students must also have completed CGS X060 or CGS X100 and have satisfied CLAS.
Coursework (60 Hours)
All students in this program are required to earn a C- or better in required coursework and obtain certification in First Aid and CPR prior to internship.
Professional Course Requirements (28 hours)
LEI 3004 (3) Introduction to Recreation, Tourism and Events
LEI 3312 (3) Introduction to Special Events
LEI 3420 (3) Recreation Activities Leadership
LEI 3435 (3) Recreation Program Design
LEI 3843 (3) Commercial Recreation and Tourism
LEI 4551 (3) Administration of Leisure Systems
LEI 4602 (3) Planning and Maintenance of Facilities
LEI 4881 (3) Assessment, Research and Evaluation
LEI 4524 (3) Leadership and Supervision in Recreation, Tourism and Events
LEI 4930 (1) Senior Seminar
Experiential Courses (17 hours)
LEI 4921A/4921B (1, 1) Field Work in Leisure
LEI 4940 (15) Internship in Leisure Services
Major Electives (15)
15 hours of major electives must be taken from the approved list provided to students upon program admission.
Computer Skills Competency: CGS 2060 (3) or CGS 2100 (3)
Oral Communication Competency: 0-3 hours
Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. This requirement may be met through appropriate high school speech training or with an approved college-level course.
Minimum Program Requirements - Summary
Total Hrs. Required 120
Liberal Studies 36
Major Coursework 60
Computer Skills 3
Oral Competency 0-3
Electives to bring total hours to 120
1. The final 30 hours must be in residence at FSU.
2. A minimum of 45 hours must be earned at the 3000/4000 (junior/senior) level, including 30 of these hours at Florida State University. At least half of the courses for the major must be taken at FSU.
4. All students in this program are required to obtain certification in First Aid and CPR prior to internship.
Minor in Recreation, Tourism, and Events Degree Requirements
The minor in Recreation, Tourism, and Events provides students the opportunity to explore this dynamic career field.
Minor Program (12 hours)
LEI 3004 Introduction to Recreation (3)
9 hours selected from:
LEI 3312 Introduction to Special Events (3)
LEI 3420 Recreation Activities Leadership (3)
LEI 3435 Recreation Program Design (3)
LEI 3843 Commercial Recreation & Tourism (3)
LEI 4524 Leadership & Supervision (3)