Community and Commercial Recreation
School of Sport Sciences
ABOUT COMMUNITY AND COMMERCIAL RECREATION
Wingate University community and commercial recreation majors are active. In the classroom, they spend time learning the theory and practice that goes into producing quality recreational programs, while they’re also engaged in numerous hands-on experiential learning opportunities on and off campus.
A key part of the community and commercial recreation experience is a full-time summer internship (SIDE BAR INFORMATION - SEE BELOW) between your junior and senior years. As part of the process of applying for an internship, you get the chance to update your résumé and learn networking techniques from alumni in the recreation, leisure and sport industry.
A major in community and commercial recreation opens the door to dozens of careers ranging from travel and tourism to parks management.
Completing this bachelor of science degree requires 51-53 credit hours of core curriculum, 33 hours of major-related courses, 6 hours each of sociology, psychology, health and physical education and 21 hours of electives.
The Four Year Academic Plans are standard templates for how a degree can be completed in eight (8) consecutive Fall & Spring semesters. There is varying flexibility in the exact course sequence depending upon individual student circumstances, major curriculum and course availability. Students should consult with their Faculty Advisor for course sequencing, degree planning and other considerations. Students are ultimately responsible for their degree planning.
Dr. Chris Harrist
Working with your faculty mentors, students will participate in a professional internship between their junior and senior years. Internships help you polish your résumé and get the chance to network with alumni in the recreation industry. By the time you graduate, you will have at least 400 hours of field experience, including the six-credit-hour summer internship.