Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Undergraduate Minor: Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies (PRLS)
PRLS Minor Course Requirements
The PRLS minor is an excellent complement to a Mason bachelor's degree program or major, and assists students in furthering their education and career goals. Students are required to complete eighteen credits in parks, recreation, and leisure studies courses, including a practicum field experience. Eight credits of PRLS coursework must be unique from the student's major. This minor is not available to students enrolled in the BS in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources degree program pursuing a concentration in Parks and Outdoor Recreation or Therapeutic Recreation. This minor is available to all Mason students including those studying Information Technology and Engineering, Health and Human Services, Environmental Science and Policy, Psychology, and Management.
- PRLS 210: Introduction to Recreation and Leisure (3 credit hours)
- PRLS 241: Practicum (3 credit hours)
- PRLS 310: Program Planning and Design (3 credit hours)
- PRLS 316: Outdoor Education and Leadership (3 credit hours)
- PRLS 327: Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation (3 credit hours)
- PRLS 410: Administration of RHT Organizations I (3 credit hours)
Students must complete PRLS 210, PRLS 310, PRLS 316, PRLS 327, and PRLS 410 before taking PRLS 241. PRLS 241 and PRLS 410 may be taken concurrently.
Total: 18 credits
For more information about this minor, contact:
Dr. Brenda Wiggins
Coordinator of PRLS