Recreation Administration Minor

Department of Exercise and Sport Science

209 Fetzer Hall, CB# 8700

(919) 962-2021

Professor Sherry Salyer, Director of Undergraduate Studies

The minor in recreation administration provides students with a basic understanding of how recreation and leisure contributes to the overall health of individuals and societies. The minor will help students develop the basic skills needed to lead healthy lives, and to conceptualize, plan, lead, and administer recreation services for all citizens.

Department Programs



Graduate Program


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The minor consists of five required courses:

EXSS 221Introduction to Sport and Recreation Administration3
RECR 311Recreation and Leisure in Society3
RECR 420Program Planning in Recreation Services3
RECR 430Introduction to Leadership and Group Dynamics3
RECR 475Disability, Culture, and Therapeutic Recreation3
Total Hours15

See program page here for special opportunities.