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The bachelor of science in recreation and park management is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT). Students who want to declare a major in recreation and park management at the time of entrance into the degree need to have completed 30 s.h. of coursework at ECU or in transfer credits; possess a minimum overall GPA of 2.0; and have met with an advisor in the Health and Human Performance Advising Center. Following admission, the student is required to schedule a meeting with his or her recreation and park management faculty advisor.
Students majoring in recreation and park management must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA and a minimum cumulative 2.0 overall GPA in all core and restricted elective courses to remain in good standing. Majors must earn a minimum grade of C- in all required core RCSC prefix courses. If a course without the RCSC prefix is approved as a substitution for a required core RCSC prefix course, a minimum grade of C- must be earned. Students dropping below the required 2.0 GPA will not be allowed to enroll in any additional RCSC prefix courses until the GPA meets the 2.0 requirement. If a student receives a grade lower than a C- in a required core course, the student may retake that course without meeting the 2.0 GPA requirements.
Students graduating from the recreation and park management program are eligible to sit for the national examination to become a certified park and recreation professional (CPRP), and thereby acquire this valuable credential for professional advancement.
The minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows: