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Graduate Sport and Recreation Management (SRM)

The prerequisite for 50000-69999 level courses is graduate standing. The prerequisite for courses 70000 and higher is doctoral standing. Additional prerequisites may apply and are listed in this catalog.

An asterisk (*) adjacent to a course number indicates that students are required to complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks and submit the results to authorized personnel at their assigned “school/agency” before the first day of the semester in which the student teaching/internship will take place.

53093 Variable Title Workshop in Exercise, Leisure and Sport (1-3)
Workshop in exercise, leisure and sport studies; topics vary. Repeat registration permitted. Maximum 4 hours may be applied to degree. S/U grading.

55022 Event Planning and Production (3)
Students will learn the proper planning process that all sport events undergo. Students will then apply these concepts in actual events that they develop and hold.

55023 Marketing and Promotions in Sport and Recreation (3)
Analysis of marketing from a sport and recreation manager’s perspective. Emphasis on marketing strategy and tactics in sport and recreation systems. Extensive use of case studies.

55024 Sport in Global Perspective (3)
This course is designed to encourage students to critically analyze how sport relates to general features of globalization and to provide insight into the connection between global and local politics (including ethnic, religious, gender, environmental and sociospatial politics). The underlying assumption is that sport is part of a growing network of global interdependencies that bind human beings together.

55026 Sport in the Media (3)
This course offers an introduction to current scholarship and issues concerning sport and the media, including critical analysis of media representations with attention to gender, race, sexuality, and disability, an examination of the structure of sports journalism and production, and an analysis of the role of mediated sport in our culture more generally. As such, the roles of institutions, producers, tests, and audiences and their relationships to each other are examined.

56000 Tourism Development and Recreational Travel (3)
Investigation of travel and tourism development using an interdisciplinary social science approach. Prerequisite: RPTM 36060.

56001 Principles and Methods of Community Inclusion (3)

Interdisciplinary approach to the principles and methods of designing an inclusive environment. Focus is on characteristics of disability groups and societal consideration to making adaptations and accommodations. Students complete a service learning component that focuses on inclusion of people with disabilities in community life. Prerequisite: RPTM 26001.

56030 Dynamics of Leisure Behavior (3)
Analysis of leisure behavior through examination of socialpsychological theories and research. Prerequisite: RPTM 36040 and 36075.

56040 Therapeutic Recreation Program Techniques (3)
Intervention/facilitation techniques employed in therapeutic recreation practice. Integration of theory into program plans used in TR for treatment and leisure education services for people with illnesses or disabilities. Prerequisite: RPTM 36080.

56041 Advanced Therapeutic Recreation Program Techniques (3)
Advanced intervention/facilitation techniques employed in therapeutic recreation practice. Professional issues related to therapeutic recreation practice. Prerequisite: ELS 56040.

56060 Administration of Leisure Services (3)
Administrative practices of private and public leisure service agencies. Organization, philosophy, personnel and fiscal management, public relations and legal concerns will be examined. Prerequisite: RPTM 36040, 36075, 36092 or 36192.

56070 Park Planning (3)

Understanding the relationship between recreation places and the people who use them. This includes the planning, design and functioning of public and commercial recreation places. Prerequisite: RPTM 36040 and 36075.

56080 Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation (3)
Designed to alert potential recreation and sport professionals to the litigious environment prevalent in the US, increase awareness of their legal responsibility and risk management.

63018/73018 Ethics in Exercise, Leisure and Sport (3)
Examination of selected situations in exercise, leisure and sport from an ethical reasoning perspective. A problem-oriented, case study approach based upon contemporary moral issues and moral theory.

63095/73095 Research Seminar (1)

Presentation and discussion of research by faculty and students. A total of 2 credits may be applied toward degree requirements. S/U grading.

63096 Individual Investigation in Exercise, Leisure and Sport (1-3)
Independent study completed under the supervision of a faculty member. Written approval of supervising faculty member and school director required prior to registration. Repeatable to 6 credit hours. IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

63098 Research (1-15)
Research or individual investigation. Repeat registration permitted. IP permissible.

63195 Special Topics in Exercise, Leisure and Sport (1-3)
Selected and varied topics of relevance in exercise, leisure and sport. Repeat registration permitted.

63199 Thesis I (2-6)
Thesis students must register for a total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a semester, distributed over several semesters if desired. S/U grading; IP permissible.

63299 Thesis II (2-6)
Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: SRM 65199.

65006/75006 Contemporary Issues in Sport Management (3)
A comprehensive examination of current topics impacting administrations of professional and amateur sport programs from the local to international level.

65008/75008 Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity (3)
Sociological analysis of sport from a theoretical and empirical perspective.

65021 Organization/Management of Sports Programs (3)
A study of the pragmatic understanding necessary in the organization and management of a sports program at the high school, college or professional level.

65031/75031 Social Psychology of Sport and Recreation (3)
Psychological, social and developmental factors of participation and behavior in sport, exercise and recreational activities. Theoretical and applied perspectives addressed.

65033 Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation (3)
Provides students with a basic understanding of tort, contract and constitutional law in relation to sport and leisure.

65034/75034 Contemporary Sport Law (3)

Legal principles of antitrust law, injunctions, labor law and agency in sport, with a focus on professional sports. Prerequisite: SRM 65033.

65036 Sport in Higher Education (3)

Identification of contemporary problems and issues in collegiate sport, their history and the role of sport in colleges and universities, now and in the future.

65038 Sport Promotion and Fundraising (3)
Analysis of contemporary sports promotions strategies as well as fundraising tactics.

65039 Financial Aspects of Sport and Recreation (3)
Review of basic accounting, sources and uses of funds, capital budgeting, leasing and investments as they apply in a sports and recreation context. Financial software used in the sport and recreation industry will be introduced.

65041 Tourism and Hospitality Review (3)

Reviews academic tourism and hospitality literature to provide students with a theoretical and empirical understanding of the tourism phenomenon. Issues include tourist motivations; the social, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism; tourism and development; and the impact of hospitality services on tourism. Prerequisites: RPTM 46000 or SRM 56000.

65042 Leadership of Sport and Recreation (3)

Study of theoretical and applied constructs foundational to the leadership behavior applied to sport and recreation.

65045 Sport Marketing (3)
Develops an understanding of strategic marketing concepts and principles as they apply to the context of sport and entertainment. Examines a variety of topics related to the marketing mix, consumer/fan behavior, research methodology, as well as explore sport, entertainment and business organization relationships.

65046 Facility Management and Operations (3)
Analysis of management competencies necessary to operate sport, recreation, convocation or convention facilities. Conceptual and technical aspects of planning and design introduced.

65047 Global Issues of Tourism Trade (3)
An examination of international and intercultural changes due to travel and tourism, particularly in economic, social and environmental areas. The studies include theories and cases and form the basis upon which a sustainable tourism policy is developed. The goal of the course is to prepare students for a leadership role in tourism policy making. The course has an emphasis on reading and discussion.

65061/75061 Philosophical and Social Bases of Leisure and Sport (3)
Overview of philosophical and social foundations of leisure and sport. Contemporary theories and perspectives will be examined.

65062 Contemporary Issues in Leisure and Recreation (3)

Seminar to identify contemporary problems in recreation and leisure, and seek methods for their resolution. Prerequisite: special approval.

65063 Administrative Problems in Recreation and Leisure Services (3)

Special problems in recreation and leisure service agencies, legal powers and liability, departmental organization, financing, personnel policies and human resource development. Prerequisite: RPTM 46060 or SRM 56060.

65064 Concepts and Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation (3)

Issues in the application of concepts in therapeutic recreation from a multidisciplinary perspective; study of evaluation and research. Prerequisite: RPTM 46041 or SRM 56041.

65092 Internship in Sport and Recreation Management (2-4)

Field experience involving supervised contact with sport and recreation administrators. Students will work as understudies with these administrators in all phases of their positions. Repeat registration permitted. IP permissible.

65292 Internship in Leisure Studies (1-4)

Field experience involving supervised contact with recreation and leisure professionals. Involves experience in all phases of agency administration. Repeat registration permitted. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

65792 Internship: Sport Studies (1-6)*
Supervised field experience in a sport or physical education setting. 60 hours of involvement per credit. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.