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Recreation Sports Management

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Recreation Sports Management students get hands-on experience to help leverage them into careers in recreation, sports or tourism. If you’re interested in doing any of  the following, then Recreation Sports Management may be for you:

  • Teach others about the sport or recreational activity that you love
  • Work with youth in settings outside of the classroom
  • Go to work every day in the outdoors
  • Start your own recreation, sport, or tourism-related business
  • Work in professional sport or college athletics
  • Create community at colleges and universities through campus recreation
  • Provide recreation, sport, or tourism opportunities for military personnel and their families
  • Help shape communities and the people who live there
  • Increase physical activity
  • Encourage social connection
  • Create and manage iconic institutions
  • Showcase the great things your community has to offer

Recreation Sports Management majors choose one of two concentrations – Recreation Management or Sports Management. Once you have chosen your concentration, you can choose classes from a list to customize your program based on your interests.

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Recreation Sport Management (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

Classes for this major must be approved by the advisor based on the individual's career opportunity area of interest. The concentration areas are Recreation Management and Sport Management. Students are encouraged to complete a minor in a field that would make them more marketable. Examples would be business, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, natural sciences, biology or journalism. 

General Studies
42-47
Core Requirements
RSM 220Introduction to Recreation and Sport Management3
RSM 230Recreation/Sport Field Experience I2
RSM 300Philosophy and Leadership in Recreation and Sport Management3
RSM 323Program Planning in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 325Law for the Recreation and Sport Practitioner2
RSM 330Recreation/Sport Field Experience II3
RSM 420Seminar in Recreation and Sport Management1
RSM 424Organization and Administration of Recreation and Sport Agencies3
RSM 430Recreation/Sport Field Experience III9
PED 305First Aid: Responding to Emergencies3
or PED 306 Sport Safety Training
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations:30
Recreation Management
Sport Management

Recreation Management Concentration

Concentration Requirements
RSM 335Instructor of Initiatives2
RSM 342Facility Management in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 343Marketing in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 344Travel and Tourism Development in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 360Entrepreneurship in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 365Introduction to Special Populations3
PED 144Beginning Recreation Games1
Select twelve credit hours from the following:12
Microcomputer Applications
Introduction to Law
Introduction to Juvenile Justice
Principles and Administration of Coaching
Psychology of Sport
Sociocultural Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity
Children's Lifetime Sports Academy Practicum
Practicum in Recreation and Sport
Up to 4 credit hours in PED 116, 117, 128, 131, 135, 137, 138, 171, 172, 189, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319
Total Credit Hours30

Sport Management Concentration

Concentration Requirements
RSM 342Facility Management in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 343Marketing in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 344Travel and Tourism Development in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 360Entrepreneurship in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 365Introduction to Special Populations3
RSM 428Introduction to Sport Governance3
Select 12 credit hours from the following:12
Introductory Financial Accounting
Introduction to Mass Media
Microcomputer Applications
Principles of Macroeconomics
Business Communications
Introduction to Law
Organizational Behavior
Principles and Administration of Coaching
Psychology of Sport
Sociocultural Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity
Children's Lifetime Sports Academy Practicum
Instructor of Initiatives
Practicum in Recreation and Sport
Total Credit Hours30

NOTE: The HPER department may require of their students in major and minor programs of study that are enrolled in certain classes that will be going out for applied learning experiences, internship and/or practicums to obtain at their cost an appropriate professional conduct, background checks, and fingerprinting. This requirement is to be completed before HPER students engage with students, clients and all other participants in their programs.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
  5. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework. 
  6. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  7. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.

Are you ready to declare this major? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department.

Mapping your degree plan is an important task for every student. You should consult with your academic advisor to create a plan for degree completion and monitor it regularly.