Recreation Sport Management (RSM)

RSM 220  Introduction to Recreation and Sport Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: History and foundations of organized recreation including objectives, responsibilities, scope, and economic and social aspects; tours of specific recreation agencies. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.

RSM 230  Recreation/Sport Field Experience I     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Practical, exploratory view of three recreation and sport agencies from an on-the-job perspective. One hour lecture, five hours lab. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RSM 220.

RSM 283  Introduction to Research Methods in Recreational Sport Management     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to basic research in recreation or sport management. Individual and team projects involving methods for solving recreation or sport management-related research problems. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the department.

RSM 300  Philosophy and Leadership in Recreation and Sport Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Analyzes fundamental philosophical concepts and the influence on personal leadership and management techniques as they relate to working with people and leisure organizations.

RSM 322  Social Recreation     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Principles and techniques of administering and conducting social events; emphasizes planning, discussion, demonstration, and participation.

RSM 323  Program Planning in Recreation and Sport     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Basic principles and practices in planning recreation and sport programs in a variety of settings. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RSM 220.

RSM 325  Law for the Recreation and Sport Practitioner     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: This course is designed to learn procedures that will aid them in risk management planning to reduce the incidence of injuries/lawsuits. Students will learn how to apply an understanding of local, state, and federal law and regulations to recreation and sport settings.

RSM 326  Recreational Arts, Crafts, and Music     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Surveys various arts, crafts, and music involved in recreation settings. Students must furnish their own supplies. One hour lecture, two hours lab.

RSM 330  Recreation/Sport Field Experience II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Supervised leadership assignment in a recreation or sport agency leading to a deeper conceptual view of intended professional aspirations. One hour lecture, eight hours lab. Prerequisite(s): Completed major-minor declaration in recreation sport management program, a grade of C or higher in RSM 230, minimum overall GPA of 2.2, and 20 supplemental preparation hours.

RSM 335  Instructor of Initiatives     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the many aspects of being an instructor of initiative activities. The course will also provide the student with knowledge of how to build and construct different types of initiative and safety concerns.

RSM 340  Interpretive Services in Parks and Recreation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Designed to apply a comprehensive interpretive program in parks and recreation. Development of an understanding of the principles and practices of stewardship and use of natural resources and the ability to interpret them to the general public, particularly as related to the public's role in stewardship. Application of the principles and practices basic to the effective management of recreation users in natural resources settings will be stressed.

RSM 342  Facility Management in Recreation and Sport     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Designed to provide a variety of theoretical and applied learning experiences to develop an understanding of the principles and procedures for planning, designing, developing and evaluating recreation and sport facilities. Understanding the ability to promote, advocate, interpret, and articulate the concerns of recreation and sport systems for all populations and services.

RSM 343  Marketing in Recreation and Sport     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Defines and analyzes the fundamentals of marketing in the sport and recreation fields. Emphasis is placed on the development of a marketing plan and a sponsorship proposal.

RSM 344  Travel and Tourism Development in Recreation and Sport     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Understanding the role of travel, tourism, and sport tourism and its economic and cultural impacts on American society. Implications of travel and tourism for programming and entrepreneurship. Emphasis will be placed on economic impact and sustainability.

RSM 360  Entrepreneurship in Recreation and Sport     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Basic steps of initiating and conducting a commercial recreation or sport related enterprise; designed to offer students the knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to start a business.

RSM 365  Introduction to Special Populations     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Leisure needs and methods of serving various groups in a society; populations include the aged, the ill, the disabled, the disadvantaged, and those in penal institutions.

RSM 420  Seminar in Recreation and Sport Management     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Practical preparation for the profession including job-finding skills, interview techniques, values of recreation association, and visits from field professionals. Prerequisite(s): Completed major-minor declaration in recreation sport management program, senior standing, and a grade of C or higher in all RSM core courses (except RSM 430).

RSM 424  Organization and Administration of Recreation and Sport Agencies     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The internal operation of leisure organizations including staffing, finance, public relations, areas and facilities, decision making, and problem solving. Prerequisite(s): Completed major-minor declaration in recreation sport management program, senior standing, and a grade of C or higher in RSM 220, RSM 300, RSM 323, and RSM 325.

RSM 428  Introduction to Sport Governance     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This course is to assist each student in defining and analyzing issues of governance in the world of sport. It will provide students with an up-to-date understanding of sport governance as they are currently being applied in various sport management contexts.

RSM 430  Recreation/Sport Field Experience III     Credits: 9

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Full-time internship with a recreation or sport agency to develop and utilize skills learned in the classroom.

RSM 450  Independent Research/Project     Credits: 1-5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the major-minor declaration in recreation, a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in the major field, and/or department approval.

RSM 480  Practicum in Recreation and Sport     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: An individualized in-depth study of a subject in which the student is particularly interested. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and consent of department chairperson and offered only to HPER majors.