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

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
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 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.

Graduation Plan

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 3
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Interm 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
2nd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (Physical Sciences & Lab Science) 4
General Education (American Institutions) 3
XSCI 2120 Principles of Fitness and Lifestyle Management 3
XSCI 2200 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise 3
General Elective 3
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
3rd Year
Fall Semester
XSCI 4700 Motivation and Coaching 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
Spring Semester
XSCI 4500 Theories of Behavioral Change 3
RSM 3430 Tourism and Commercial Enterprises 3
RSM 3900 Recreation and Sport Marketing 3
RSM 4000 Legal Foundations in Recreation and Sport 3
General Elective 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
RSM 4200 Professional Development 1
RSM 4620 Senior Seminar 2
COMM 3200 Community Health Communication 3
HLTH 3310 Health Promotion 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Spring Semester
RSM 4820R RSM Internship (6 credits minimum to graduate) 12
General Elective 3
 Total Hours120

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.