Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Sport Management - Sport Management Emphasis

Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Recreation and Sport Management Core Requirements

RSM 1110Leisure in Society (SS, GC)3
RSM 2500Introduction to Recreation and Sport Management3
RSM 2600Recreation and Sport Leadership3
RSM 3000Program and Experience Design3
RSM 3120Sport and Society3
RSM 3430Tourism and Commercial Enterprises3
RSM 3900Recreation and Sport Marketing3
RSM 3950Supervision and Human Resources in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 4000Legal Foundations in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 4100Financial Management in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 4200Professional Development1
RSM 4620Senior Seminar2
RSM 4820RRSM Internship3-12

Sport Management Emphasis Requirements 

RSM 2070Fundamentals of Sport Management3
RSM 3010Event Management3
RSM 4020Sport Governance and Policy3
MKTG 1510Principles of Salesmanship3
Complete six (6) credits from the following:6
Intercollegiate Athletic Administration
Practicum in Recreation and Sport
Global Sport and Leisure Perspectives
Special Topics in Recreation and Sport
Administration in Recreation and Sport
Research Methods
First Aid / Resp Emergencies
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Motivation and Coaching
Marketing Principles
Consumer Behavior
Promotion Management
Sales Management

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher. 
  5. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in Recreation & Sport Management major coursework.
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
RSM 1110 Leisure in Society (SS, GC) 3
General Education (Life Science) 3
General Elective(s) 4
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Mathematics) 3
RSM 2500 Introduction to Recreation and Sport Management 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (Physical Sciences & Lab Science) 4
General Education (American Institutions) 3
RSM 2070 Fundamentals of Sport Management 3
MKTG 1510 Principles of Salesmanship 3
General Elective 2
 Hours15
Spring Semester
RSM 2600 Recreation and Sport Leadership 3
RSM 3000 Program and Experience Design 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
RSM 3010 Event Management 3
RSM 3120 Sport and Society 3
RSM 3950 Supervision and Human Resources in Recreation and Sport 3
RSM 4100 Financial Management in Recreation and Sport 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
RSM 3430 Tourism and Commercial Enterprises 3
RSM 3900 Recreation and Sport Marketing 3
RSM 4000 Legal Foundations in Recreation and Sport 3
Sport Management Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
RSM 4020 Sport Governance and Policy 3
RSM 4200 Professional Development 1
RSM 4620 Senior Seminar 2
Sport Management Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
RSM 4820R RSM Internship 12
General Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120