The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): Instructional programs that focus on the principles and practices of managing parks and other recreational and fitness facilities; providing recreational, leisure and fitness services; and the study of human fitness. (CIP Code #31)
Notable Programs in this Curriculum: Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management; Health and Physcial Education; Outdoor Education.
Prominent figures related to this curriculum:
Jack Lallane by Nathan Cremisino
Stephen Mather (1867-1930)
First Director of the National Park Service Denise Austin (1957-Present)
Prominent fitness instructor and advisor to President Obama Jack LaLanne (1914-Present)
Fitness and exercise expert termed the "Godfather of Fitness"
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.
Instructional programs that focus on the principles and practices of managing parks and other recreational and fitness facilities; providing recreational, leisure and fitness services; and the study of human fitness.
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.
A program that focuses on the principles underlying recreational and leisure activities, and the practices involved in providing indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and services for the general public.
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management.
A program that prepares individuals to develop and manage park facilities and other indoor and outdoor recreation and leisure facilities. Includes instruction in supervising support personnel, health and safety standards, public relations, and basic business and marketing principles.
Health and Physical Education, General.
A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
A program that prepares individuals to apply business, coaching and physical education principles to the organization, administration and management of athletic programs and teams, fitness/rehabilitation facilities and health clubs, sport recreation services, and related services. Includes instruction in program planning and development; business and financial management principles; sales, marketing and recruitment; event promotion, scheduling and management; facilities management; public relations; legal aspects of sports; and applicable health and safety standards.