Recreation and Sports Management - Corporate Recreation and Wellness Emphasis, BS


Program Description

The Recreation and Sport Management bachelor’s degree focuses on fostering healthy lifestyles, effective management of organizations, and the social and economic development of communities through recreation, tourism and sport services.  

Emphases within this degree program include:

  • Sport Management
  • Corporate Recreation and Wellness
  • Experience Industry Management

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

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

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
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 Internship (6 credits minimum to graduate)3-12

Corporate Recreation and Wellness Emphasis Requirements

COMM 3200Community Health Communication3
HLTH 3310Health Promotion3
XSCI 2120Principles of Fitness and Lifestyle Management3
XSCI 2200Nutrition for Sport and Exercise3
XSCI 4500Theories of Behavioral Change3
XSCI 4700Motivation and Coaching3

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 Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher. 
  5. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in Recreation & Sport Management major coursework.

Graduation Plan

1st Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective2ENGL 20103
ENGL 10103General Education (Fine Arts)3
RSM 11103General Education (Mathematics)3
General Education (Life Science)3RSM 25003
General Elective3General Elective3
 14 15
2nd Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
General Education (Physical Sciences & Lab Science)4RSM 26003
General Education (American Institutions)3RSM 30003
XSCI 21203General Education (Literature / Humanities)3
XSCI 22003General Education (Exploration)3
General Elective3General Elective3
 16 15
3rd Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
XSCI 47003XSCI 45003
RSM 31203RSM 34303
RSM 39503RSM 39003
RSM 41003RSM 40003
General Elective3General Elective3
 15 15
4th Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
RSM 42001RSM 4820R (6 credits minimum to graduate)12
RSM 46202General Elective3
COMM 32003 
HLTH 33103 
General Elective3 
General Elective3 
 15 15
Total Hours 120

Recreation and Sport Management Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze data from a variety of sources and perspectives relative to philosophical, historical and the social behavioral sciences relative to leisure and sport.
  2. Investigate the nature and scope of related professions and the techniques and processes used by professionals in the recreation and sport industry.
  3. Demonstrate a variety of skills appropriate for facilitating targeted human experiences in leisure services.
  4. Integrate entry-level skills of operations and strategic management in the recreation and sport profession.
  5. Demonstrate the potential to succeed as a professional in the recreation and sport industry.