College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Parks and Recreation Management, Bachelor of Science

Four Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
  • Online

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PRM220 Intro To Parks & Recreation 3
Description: History, philosophy, scope, and value of park and recreation services; their organization and relationship to other social institutions. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PRM252 Recreatn Leadershp & Supervisn 3
Description: Principles and techniques for effective leadership in the organization and operation of recreational activities. Fieldwork required. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
4. STA270 Applied Statistics 3
Description: Graphical and quantitative description of data; binomial, normal, and t distributions; one- and two-sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals; simple linear regression and correlation. Credit cannot be earned in both STA 270 and STA 275. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X or MAT 108 or MAT 114 or higher w/ grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 40+; MATHC 40+; PLACE 46+)). Non-mathematics major.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PRM275 Prgm Planning 3
Description: Introduces recreation program development. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PRM Major, Minor or Certificate
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. PRMEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3
3. ACC205 Legal Environment Of Business 3
Description: Basic coverage of the environment of business, including legal and ethical issues and the regulatory and global environment of business that affect business policies and decisions. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PRM326 Inclusive Recreation 3
Description: Methods and techniques that promote the inclusion of people with disabilities into recreation programs and facilities. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. PRM346W Wildland Recreation Mgt 3
Description: Overview of wildland recreation management principles, practices, and current issues. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190) or 6 hours of ENG-English coursework or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. PRMEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PRM308 Practicum Parks & Rec Mgt 3
Description: Practical application of classroom principles in a professional setting. 240 hours required. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PRM383 Community & Commercial Rec 3
Description: Overview of recreation service delivery systems in the local public and private sectors with emphasis on intersectoral differences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. PRMEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3
3. PRMEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PRM360 Interpretation For Parks & Rec 3
Description: Theory, techniques, and applications of oral and written interpretation for parks and recreation management. Spring. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. PRMEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3
3. PRMEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PRM426 Parks & Rec Admin & Finance 3
Description: Theories, concepts, and practices of administration as they relate to the delivery of leisure services. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. PRM447 Research & Evaluation In Prm 3
Description: Empirical research methods used in recreation and leisure service programs. Focuses on choosing and applying selective research methods and software packages; designing, collecting, analyzing, and evaluating data; interpreting research literature. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: STA 270 or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+)
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014
3. PRM498C Senior Seminar 3
Description: Integrates coursework through focus on contemporary issues and problems. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Senior Status or higher
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PRM408 Internship Iin Parks & Rec Mgt 6
Description: Directed, full-time, professional work experience in a qualified parks and recreation management agency. You take this course during the last semester before graduation. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. PRM408 Internship Iin Parks & Rec Mgt 6
Description: Directed, full-time, professional work experience in a qualified parks and recreation management agency. You take this course during the last semester before graduation. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

To earn the extended Degree in Parks and Recreation Management you must chose an Emphasis from the following options: Community and Commercial Recreation, Individualized, Park Protection, Tourism and Outdoor Education and Leadership. See your Parks and Recreation Management faculty advisor when making this selection.
You may be required to take classes during the summer to fulfill the sequence requirements. Consult your Parks and Recreation Faculty in scheduling your classes.

You may use additional individualized coursework (PRM 497) toward your Parks and Recreation Management Degree but you must obtain prior written approval from your Parks and Recreation Management faculty advisor and the Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation. You must use only individualized coursework with a PRM prefix. Note that you may take PRM 398, 399, or 499 for 1-3 units maximum. Consult with your Parks and Recreation Management faculty advisor on selecting from these individualized courses. The faculty strongly recommend that you obtain Wilderness First Responder(PRM 216)/ or EMS certification as part of your plan.

This degree is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Association of Leisure and Recreation.
You must have an overall or cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and you must have a grade of “C” or higher in all lower –and upper-division core courses, including repeated courses to graduate.
You must have 27 units of the 56 units of major requirements taken at NAU to earn your degree.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of Academic Services and Advising
Social and Behavioral Sciences West Building (Bldg. 70) Room 114
PHONE: 928-523-6540 FAX: 928-523-7185  
WEB Page: http://www.nau.edu/sbs/advising
EMAIL: sbs.advisor@nau.edu

Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation  
http://www.geog.nau.edu/
Social and Behavioral Sciences West Building (#70) Room 201
PHONE: 928-523-2650 FAX:  928-523-2275
Department Chair: Dr. Pam Foti
Phone: 523-6196                 
EMAIL: Pam.foti@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.