College of Health and Human Development
- Chair: Al Wright
- Redwood Hall (RE) 250
- (818) 677-3202
B.S., Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management
Requirements for Bachelor of Science Degree
Grade Requirements for Core Classes
Undergraduate Majors in Recreation and Tourism Management are required to earn a grade of “C” or better in each of the Core classes for the units to be counted as progress toward a Degree.
Each class can be repeated once to improve the grade. Subsequent retakes must be appealed to the Department of Recreation and Tourism faculty. First Aid and CPR certification (non-online) are required at time of graduation.
Professional Preparation Opportunities
Professional learning experiences are offered to students throughout the Program. Experiential education and community service learning opportunities are included in course work. Students are provided the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of leisure organizations..
All students enroll in a capstone 600-hour (6 units) senior internship. To ensure the highest quality internship experience possible, the Department requires all students to have completed all 200- and 300- level courses prior to enrollment in the internship program. However it is strongly encouraged that the senior internship experience be taken as the culminating learning opportunity toward the B.S. Degree. See your academic advisor for further requirements.
Students consult with faculty in their Option regarding policies and procedures governing practical experience. Multiple professional certifications are both possible and encouraged through judicious selection of field placements and elective course work.
Recreation Management (60 units)
The Department is committed to providing a generalist framework from which students may seek one or more professional certifications. See advisor for specific career preparation patterns. Electives are selected in consultation with and approved by the Departmental academic advisor.
1. Lower Division Core (9 units)
2. Upper Division Core (27 units)
3. Electives (mimimum of 15 units)
RTM 452/L Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Lab (3/2)
Choose up to 2 units from the following:
Choose up to 3 units from the following:
Up to 6 elective units may be selected in career-related courses outside the Department subject to the approval of the Departmental advisor.
Total Units in the Major 60
General Education (Maximum Overlap 12 Units) 48
Additional Units 15-27
Total Units Required for the B.A. Degree: 120
Therapeutic Recreation Option
Option in Therapeutic Recreation (27 units)
1. Lower Division Required Courses (6 units)
2. Upper Division Required Courses (12 units)
3. Electives (9)
Choose 9 units from the following:
ART 481 Art as Therapy (3)
CD 345 Hearing Science (3)
FCS 425 Independent Living for Elderly and Disabled Individuals (3)
KIN 230/L Introduction to Adapted Physical Education and Lab (2/1)
KIN 347 Individual and Special Physical Education (3)
MUS 483 Music in Therapy (3)
PSY 407 Medical Psychology (4)
PSY 461 Adolescence (3)
SOC 474 Contemporary Treatment of Law Violators (2/1)
SPED 160 American Sign Language (4)
SPED 360 American Deaf Culture (3)
Other courses may be selected with Department major advisor.
4. Requirements For Certification:
In order to meet the requirements for national certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, students also must complete a course in human lifespan development from childhood through senescence. Students should seek advisement regarding acceptable courses.
Total Units in the Major 63
GE Units (Maximum GE Double-Count, 6 units) 40-52
Total Units Required for the B.A. Degree 120