Recreation Sport Management (RSM)

RSM 220  Introduction to Recreation     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: Field Experience I     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Practical, exploratory view of three recreation 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 Administration     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, 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     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

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

RSM 325  Recreation Law for the Practitioner     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: This course is designed to assist individuals in developing a "safety conscious" attitude toward leisure programming and to learn procedures that will aid them in risk management -- planning to reduce the incidence of injuries/lawsuits.

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: Field Experience II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Supervised leadership assignment in a leisure 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  Resorts, Parks, Recreation Areas and Facilities     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 parks and recreation services, resources, areas and facilities. Understanding the ability to promote, advocate, interpret, and articulate the concerns of parks and recreation service systems for all populations and services.

RSM 343  Promotion of Sport and Recreation Agencies     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, 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  Adventure Travel and Tourism Development     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Understanding the role of adventure travel and tourism and the economic importance it plays in American Society. Implication for adventure travel and tourism programming and entrepreneurism. Course emphasis will be placed on the development of economics through adventure travel tourism development for the preservation of natural and cultural resources.

RSM 360  Commercial Recreation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Basic steps of initiating and conducting a commercial recreation enterprise; designed to offer students practical experience in starting a business. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.

RSM 365  Introduction to Special Populations     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

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     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 Leisure 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 430  Recreation: Field Experience III     Credits: 9

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Full-time internship with a leisure agency to develop and utilize skills learned in the classroom. Prerequisite(s): Completed major-minor declaration in recreation sport management; must be senior standing; complete 31 hour core with C or higher in all core courses; fulfilled the application requirements with the department for the course to be submitted the semester prior to enrolling; and earned a minimum 2.5 GPA in the major.

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     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.