Through coursework, practicum, internship, research, and scholarly activities,
the Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Sport Management (RSM) provides
students with opportunities to study, analyze, evaluate, and successfully
lead and implement programs in the fields of recreation and sport management.
The RSM curriculum responds to the growing number of students desiring
to study management and leadership in either the recreation or sport fields.
The program offers two curricular tracks. All RSM students complete a
common core of study to develop competencies in leadership, program planning,
legal issues and risk management, research and evaluation, budgeting and
finance, and facility and event management. The recreation management
track emphasizes entry-level employment in the public sector focusing
on the delivery of recreation and park programs and services to diverse
populations, to include program delivery, planning, marketing, and budgeting.
The sport management track emphasizes employment in commercial, amateur,
professional, and collegiate sport settings, as well as nonprofit or community
sport programs. Specific emphasis is devoted to governance of sport, marketing
and promotion, finance/economics, sport and social issues, and management
functions. To assist in the employment opportunities, all RSM students
are required to complete a 12-week, 480-hour internship/field experience.