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Recreation Sport Management – Esports Management

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Esports Management Concentration

One of the best parts of majoring in Recreation Sport Management is that students have the chance to help others enjoy the pastimes they’re most passionate about. By joining the Esport Management concentration, you will have the chance to become a vital part of this growing industry.

Students will gain the skills they need for the following types of positions:

  • Event/tournament manager
  • Sales/sponsorships
  • Community manager
  • Customer engagement
  • Brand ambassador
  • Social media manager
  • Shoutcaster
  • Facility management (e.g., arenas)
  • Marketing
  • Esports director in community settings (campus recreation, parks)
  • Entrepreneur/business owner

Internships

Our program features three different internship courses so that you can get the experience you need in esports.  In our courses, you will learn about:

  • The current status and exciting future of the esport industry
  • Marketing
  • Managing social media
  • Facility Management
  • Budgeting
  • Hosting esport tournaments
  • Shoutcasting

For More Information:

Please contact the Health, Sport, and Exercise Science at hses@missouriwestern.edu
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Recreation Sport Management (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

Missouri Western's Health, Sport, and Exercise Science (HSES) program educates and prepares students to engage in careers across the health, sport, recreation, and fitness spectrum. What sets us apart is our commitment to high-impact applied learning experiences. Students will engage in a variety of hands-on learning experiences both in the classroom and professional settings.

The multi-billion dollar sport and tourism industries translate into an expanded job market for students interested in Recreation Sport Management. Students majoring in Recreation Sport Management select either a Sport Studies or Esport Management concentration.

Students must have an ACT of 18 or higher. In addition, a GPA of 2.2 or higher after 60 hours of course work and completed courses in Category One of General Studies with a C or higher.

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 323Programming and Event 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
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations:30
Esport Management
Sport Studies

Concentrations:
Esport Management 
Sport Studies

Esport Management Concentration

Concentration Requirements
COM 205Introduction to Mass Media3
PED 374Psychology of Sport3
RSM 320Foundations of Esports3
RSM 342Facility Management in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 343Marketing in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 360Entrepreneurship in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 425Current Issues in Esports, Media, and Society3
RSM 481Esport Academy2
Select thirteen credit hours from the following:13
Introductory Financial Accounting
Microcomputer Applications
Principles of Macroeconomics
Business Analytics & Reporting
Business Communications
Introduction to Law
Organizational Behavior
Principles and Administration of Coaching
Sociocultural Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity
Children's Lifetime Sports Academy Practicum
Instructor of Initiatives
Practicum in Recreation and Sport
Total Credit Hours36

 Sport Studies 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
PED 305First Aid: Responding to Emergencies3
or PED 306 Sport Safety Training
RSM 428Introduction to Sport Governance3
Select 12 credit hours from the following:12
Introductory Financial Accounting
Microcomputer Applications
Introduction to Mass Media
Introduction to Juvenile Justice
Principles of Macroeconomics
Business Communications
Introduction to Law
Organizational Behavior
Beginning Recreation Games
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
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 Hours33

Program Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0. 

University 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. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam. 
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