Academic Catalog

Recreation Minor

Please note that students are no longer being accepted into the Recreation minor after 12/31/2021.

The recreation minor is open to students majoring in all disciplines except outdoor adventure leadership, and therapeutic recreation.

The academic minor in recreation is designed to increase the student’s awareness of the importance and extent of leisure and recreation in modern society and to prepare the student to plan, organize, and lead a recreation program of limited scope in a variety of settings.

In addition to the minimum credit requirements for this minor, students must either provide documented evidence that they have had at least 200 hours of work or volunteer experience in the areas of recreation programming or leadership with a leisure service agency, or complete the course RLS 24800.

Special Academic Status Policy for Recreation Minors

  1. A student in this major must receive a semester grade of at least C- in all required RLS-prefix courses.
  2. A student who fails to complete a required RLS-prefix course with a grade of at least C- must repeat the course. The Ithaca College policies on repeating courses must be followed. See "Repeating a Course" under Credit and Grade Information.
  3. A student who receives less than a C- after repeating a required RLS course will be subject to dismissal from the program.


RLS 10100Leisure and Society3
RLS 10500Fundamentals of Leadership3
RLS 23200Program Planning3
HLTH 12200Emergency Health Care1
Select 6 credits from the following: 16
Understanding Disability: Characteristics, Causes, Services
Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
Leisure Travel
Rock Climbing
Foundations of Outdoor Adventure Pursuits
Outdoor Adventure Skills
Leisure and Aging
Sustainable Tourism
Leisure Education: A Therapeutic Recreation Intervention
Commercial Recreation
Inclusive Recreation and Diversity
Total Credits16