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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recreation and Park Management, BS

Program Coordinator: Kindal Shores (2401 Carol Belk Building; 252-328-5649;

The recreation and park management (RPM) program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Recreation, Parks, Tourism, and Related Professions. 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 adviser in the Health and Human Performance Advising Center (located in the Belk Annex). Following admission, the student is required to schedule a meeting with his or her RPM 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 (2.0) in all required core RCLS prefix courses. If a course without the RCLS prefix is approved as a substitution for a required core RCLS prefix course, a minimum grade of C (2.0) must be earned. Students dropping below the required 2.0 GPA will not be allowed to enroll in any additional RCLS prefix courses until the GPA meets the 2.0 requirement. If a student receives a grade lower than a C (2.0) in a required core course, the student may re-take that course without meeting the 2.0 GPA requirements. Students graduating from the RPM 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:

1. General education requirements - 40 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry general education credit see General Education Program.)


May not count RCLS 4111 as a restricted elective if selected as a core course in Section 2: Core. May not count RCLS 4121 as a restricted elective is selected as a core course in Section 2: Core.

4. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.