Undergraduate Academic Programs


Parks and Recreation Administration


Students wanting to declare this minor may do so in one of two ways:

Students are responsible for checking with their degree-granting schools/units to determine whether or not this minor may be officially recorded on their transcripts.

Students considering this minor may contact SPH academic advisor, Janet Donley (jdonley@indiana.edu).


This undergraduate minor program is intended for students who wish to add a parks and recreation administration specialty to their studies. This minor requires:

  • successful completion of 15 credit hours prescribed below.
  • a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0.
  • a minimum grade of C- is required in each course used in this minor.

Note: No course in this minor may be taken under the Pass/Fail Option.

Parks and Recreation Administration Core Courses (12 cr.):
Complete each of the following courses:

  • SPH-R 220 Foundations of Parks, Recreation, and the Outdoors (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 311 Management in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 413 Fiscal Management of Leisure Services Organizations (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 414 Legal Aspects of Recreation (3 cr.)

Parks and Recreation Administration Elective Courses (3 cr.):
Complete one of the following courses:

  • SPH-O 210 Introduction to Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Human Ecology (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 101 Introduction to Resource Development and Fundraising (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 200 Health & Wellness by Design (3 cr.) +S&H
  • SPH-R 210 Inclusion in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 221 Recreation Facilities Management (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 230 Recreational Sport Programming (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 315 Leadership Strategies and Diversity Applications (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 426 Human Resource Management in Leisure Services (3 cr.)

+ Courses followed by the S&H notation may apply to both the minor requirements and to the general education, social and historical studies requirement for bachelor's degree students.

Academic Bulletins