Recreation and Facility Management Program

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Recreation and Facility Management is designed to offer students the opportunity to work in a wide range of sports facilities and/or recreation organizations upon graduation. Students will enroll in a selection of courses to develop specific skills in: sports facilities management, recreation administration, indoor and outdoor recreation programming, and marketing of sports and recreation facilities.

Upon graduation, successful students will have the background necessary to move into entry-level positions in a variety of sports and recreation fields, included but not limited to: Fitness and Health Clubs, YMCA’s, Park and Recreation organizations, Collegiate Athletics, Pro/Semi-Pro Teams or Clubs, and other related entry-level sports/recreation positions in the for-profit, non-profit, or government sectors. As a component of the program, students will complete an internship, gaining them valuable experience as they work in various local recreation organizations during their course of study.

Course Schedule

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
REC-120 Sports Facility Management
3.0
REC-130 Recreation Administration
3.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
MKT-131 Social Media Marketing
3.0
PEC-111 Techniques and Theory of Coaching
2.0
PEH-141 First Aid
2.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
REC-145 Intro to Outdoor Recreation
3.0
MGT-101 Principles of Management
3.0
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics
3.0
SPC-122 Interpersonal Communications
3.0
BUS-112 Business Math*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
REC-932 Internship
3.0
 
Total Hours: 3.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
REC-135 Sports Facility Marketing
3.0
AGH-180 Turfgrass Facilities Management
2.0
BUS-114 Workplace Communications*
3.0
BUS-180 Business Ethics
3.0
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology*
3.0
PEC-121 Body Structure and Function
2.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
REC-155 Recreational Activity Management
3.0
ACC-102 Workplace Accounting**
3.0
PET-105 Basic Athletic Training
3.0
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics
3.0
XXX-XXX Program Elective***
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0
Recreation and Facility Management A.A.S. Degree Total Hours: 66.0

*Course may be substituted with a related course from either A.A., A.S., or Approved Gen. Ed. List for Applied Science and Technology.

**Course may be substituted with any upper level accounting course

***Program elective must be chosen from the following courses: ACC-142 Financial Accounting, BUS-130 Intro. To Entrepreneurship, CIS-265 Photoshop, or MKT-110 Principles of Marketing

Instructors

Kylia Doyle (Associate)
515-574-1286
doyle_k@iowacentral.edu