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
- A student in this major must receive a semester grade of at least C- in all required RLS-prefix courses.
- 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.
- A student who receives less than a C- after repeating a required RLS course will be subject to dismissal from the program.
|RLS 10100||Leisure and Society||3|
|RLS 10500||Fundamentals of Leadership||3|
|RLS 23200||Program Planning||3|
|HLTH 12200||Emergency Health Care||1|
|Select 6 credits from the following: 1||6|
|Understanding Disability: Characteristics, Causes, Services|
|Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation|
|Foundations of Outdoor Adventure Pursuits|
|Outdoor Adventure Skills|
|Leisure and Aging|
|Leisure Education: A Therapeutic Recreation Intervention|
|Inclusive Recreation and Diversity|
6 credits (LA) required for CLA. Note: Complementary Liberal Arts (CLA) may be fulfilled by completing a minor containing 12 credits of Liberal Arts (LA). Students intending to fulfill CLA requirements with a minor need to carefully select their courses in order to obtain 12 credits of LA. The following courses qualify as LA: RLS 12500, RLS 15100, RLS 23800, RLS 27700, RLS 33400.