Recreation & Leisure Services AA66.5-66 + Physical Education and College Seminar
This program prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in entry-level positions in the field of recreation and leisure. Graduates may find employment in federal, state, and local agencies such as community centers, Family Y, recreation and parks, nursing homes, youth agencies, and fitness centers. Working with an advisor; students plan a concentration of studies around their specific career interests. They mat select Sports/Coaching, which provides individuals wishing to coach high school/athletic teams with the certification required by the New York State Education Department for Coaching Licensure. Students selecting the Fitness/Wellness emphasis gain knowledge in the personal fitness components, training methods, diet and exercise, and the opportunity for Personal Trainer Certification. Therapeutic Recreation offers a unique career opportunity for individuals who value leisure experiences and enjoy working with people with disabilities, while Generalist emphasis allows students to broaden their career choices in the field of recreation and leisure. Students interested in Sports Facility management are referred to the Business Management program with an emphasis in Recreation Management. The Recreation & Leisure Services Program provides a foundation for students who choose to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. All students are required to complete an internship experience under professional supervision in a setting specifically related to their career path. Students are encouraged to take those physical education classes directly related to their area of study.
- Achieve employment in a recreation or leisure services setting.
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of recreation theory and practice.
- Demonstrate an understanding of safety procedures and liailiy issues in recreation settings
- Demonstrate an ability to develop program plans and recreation activity plans
- Demonstrate competence in leading a variety of recreational activities with various populations
- Demonstrate an ability to develop, implement and lead a recreation program
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in academic and professional settings
- Demonstrate understanding and application of professional ethics and behaviors
- Be able to identify and describe their own recreation preferences and leadership style
- Complete the MVCC Diversity and Global View requirement.
- Demonstrate an understanding of organizing data and defining the characteristics of distributions
- Students transferring to SUNY four-year colleges will complete seven of the SUNY Knowledge & Skill Areas (using HI101 as a Restricted Elective)
- Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
- Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
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