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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Certificate Programs

Certificate in Administration of Campus Recreation and Student Service Programs

This certificate is for those looking to be Certified Recreation Sports Specialist through NIRSA. It will prepare them for the certification examination.
Students may only pursue the certificate program in combination with a CSULB degree program.


Twenty-four (24) units of core requirements including:

Take all of the following courses:

  • REC 321 Leadership in Rec and Leisure Studies (3)
    Prerequisites: None

  • REC 322 Recreational Sports Supervision (3)
    Prerequisites: None

  • REC 324 Campus Recreation Services (3)
    Prerequisites: None.

  • REC 325 Adv Program and Event Management (3)
    Prerequisites: REC 141, 225 with a grade of "C" or better.

  • REC 421 Supervisory and Administrative Practices (3)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325, 341.

  • REC 427 Legal Aspects of Leisure Services (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in REC 325.

  • REC 485 Field Work (3)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Take one (3 unit) evaluation course from the following:

  • REC 341 Eval and Research in Leisure Services (or equivalent) (3)
    Prerequisites: REC 141, 225 with a grade of "C" or better.

The remaining 6 units are electives which must be taken with approval of certificate advisor. These may include REC, KIN, HDEV, or HRM courses.

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