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
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Core Requirements
RSM 220Introduction to Recreation3
RSM 230Recreation: Field Experience I2
RSM 300Philosophy and Leadership in Recreation Administration3
RSM 323Program Planning in Recreation3
RSM 325Recreation Law for the Practitioner2
RSM 330Recreation: Field Experience II3
RSM 420Seminar in Recreation1
RSM 424Organization and Administration of Leisure Agencies3
RSM 430Recreation: 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
Select thirty credit hours from the following:30
Microcomputer Applications
Introduction to Law
Introduction to Juvenile Justice
Beginning Recreation Games
Principles and Administration of Coaching
Psychology Of Sport
Children's Lifetime Sports Academy Practicum
Social Recreation
Instructor of Initiatives
Resorts, Parks, Recreation Areas and Facilities
Promotion of Sport and Recreation Agencies
Adventure Travel and Tourism Development
Introduction to Special Populations
Select two courses from the following:
Coaching and Officiating of Football
Coaching and Officiating of Basketball
Coaching and Officiating of Baseball and Softball
Coaching and Officiating of Track and Field
Coaching and Officiating of Volleyball
Coaching and Officiating of Wresting
Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning
Coaching and Officiating of Soccer
Total Credit Hours30

Sport Management Concentration

Concentration Requirements
Select thirty credit hours from the following:30
Introductory Financial Accounting
Introduction to Mass Media
Microcomputer Applications
Principles of Macroeconomics
Business Communications
Introduction to Law
Organizational Behavior
Psychology Of Sport
Sociocultural Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity
Children's Lifetime Sports Academy Practicum
Instructor of Initiatives
Resorts, Parks, Recreation Areas and Facilities
Promotion of Sport and Recreation Agencies
Adventure Travel and Tourism Development
Commercial Recreation
Introduction to Special Populations
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 124 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.