Sports and Recreation Management

Sports and Recreation Management

Assistant Professor: Kenneth Clarke
Assiciate Professor:  Andy Rudd

Affiliated Faculty: Doug Carty, Rachel Burleson, Jeannette McKillop

A Bachelor of Science degree is offered in Sports and Recreation Management to traditional students.

A minor is offered in Sports and Recreation Management.


Mission and Learning Outcomes of the Sports and Recreation Management Program

The mission of the Sports and Recreation Management program is to prepare professionals capable of managing and enhancing sports and recreational activities through the application of effective business practices, and an understanding of theory, concepts and philosophy of fitness, stress reduction, and social development.

Learning Outcomes

  • Through a diverse curriculum, students will understand and apply management skills in business as well as sports and recreation.
  • Students will understand a wide range of sports and recreation operations and facilities by comparing and contrasting community, commercial, therapeutic and outdoor environmental programs.
  • Students will gain the ability to apply management skills by examining operational and service strategies through job shadowing, internships, site visits and conversations with professionals in sports and recreation programs.
  • Students will understand the legal environment of sports and recreation programs, including risk management and negligence law.
  • Students will develop a personal philosophy and professional understanding of the role of sports and recreation in diverse cultures, communities, and the lives of individuals. 

Major Requirements

In addition to all graduation requirements and College Core Requirements, the following courses must be completed successfully:

SR100  Foundations of Sports and Recreation
SR202  Principles of Sports and Recreation Management 
SR243  Programming in Sports and Recreation Management
SR368  Sports and Recreation Facilities Management
SR390  Internship in Sports and Recreation Management*
SR395  Advanced Internship*
SR419  Law and Liability in Sports and Recreation
SR420  Trends and Issues in Sports and Recreation Management
SR495  Senior Independent Project*
* One of these courses must be taken. 


Select 3 of the following elective courses:

SR115  Foundations of Adventure Sports and Recreation
SR210  The Role and Influence of Leisure on the Culture and Commerce of the International Community
SR238  Training and Treatment of Injuries in Athletics
SR310  Sports and Recreation Marketing
SR338  Fitness Management
SR346  Park and Natural Resource Management
SR357  Inclusive Sports and Recreation
SR439  Snow Sport Facility Management

Minor Requirements

SR100  Foundations of Sports and Recreation
SR202  Principles of Sports and Recreation Management 
SR243  Programming in Sports and Recreation Management 
SR368  Sports and Recreation Facilities Management
SR419  Law and Liability in Sports and Recreation
SR420  Trends and Issues in Sports and Recreation Management
Plus one additional 3 credit course, 300 level or higher from the Sports and Recreation (SR) course offerings

Recommended Curriculum Guide - Sports and Recreation Management

First Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

 

AC101

Accounting I

3

 

 

 

 

MT260

Statistics or

3

AC102

Principles of Accounting II

3

 

CIT140

Electronic Spreadsheets

 

ET101

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

 

GLE101

First-Year Inquiry Seminar

3

______

GLE Elective

3

 

GLE110

First-Year Composition

3

MN201

Principles of Management

3

 

SR100

Foundations of Sports & Recreation

3

MT260

Statistics or

3

 

 

   

CIT140

Electronic Spreadsheets

 

 

 

Total

15

 

Total

15

 

Second Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

 

BA213

Business Law 1

3

ET102

Principles of Microeconomics

3

 

SR202

Principles of Sports & Rec. Mgt.

3

______

Sports & Recreation Elective

3

 

MK201

Principles of Marketing

3

______

GLE Lab Science II

4

 

______

GLE Lab Science I

4

GLE230

Second-Year Composition

3

 

______

GLE Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

 

 

Total

16

 

Total

16

 



Third Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

 

SR243

Programming in Sports & Rec. Mgt.

3

FM224

Principles of Financial Management

3

 

SR368

Sports & Recreation Facilities Mgt.

3

IB364

International Business

3

 

MN321

Organizational Behavior

3

SR419

Law & Liability in Sports Recreation

3

 

______

Sports & Recreation Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

 

______

GLE Elective

3

______

Elective

3

 

 

Total

15

 

Total

15

 


Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

 

SR390

Internship in Sports & Rec. Mgt. or

3

BA471

Business Strategy and Ethics

3

 

SR395

Adv. Internship in Sports & Rec. Mgt. or

3

SR420

Trends & Issues In Sports & Rec. Mgt.

3

 

SR495

Senior Independent Research Project

 

______

Elective

3

 

______

Sports & Recreation Elective

 

______

Elective

3

 

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

1

 

______

Elective

3

 

 

 

 

______

Elective

3

 

Total

13

 

 

Total

15

 

Total Credits

120