Recreation and Sports Management - Experience Management 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 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
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 Internship (6 credits minimum to graduate)3-12
 

Experience Management Emphasis Requirements

Consult an advisor and complete 18 credits from the following prefixes with a minimum of 9 credits from upper-division courses: ACCT, COMM, FSHD, MGMT, MKTG, MATH, MDIA, PEHR, HLTH, PSY, and RSM.

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
General Education (Life Science) 3
RSM 1110 Leisure in Society (SS, GC) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours17
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
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (Physical Science) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
Experience Industry Management Elective 3
Experience Industry Management Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 4
General Education (Exploration) 3
RSM 2600 Recreation and Sport Leadership 3
RSM 3000 Program and Experience Design 3
 Hours13
3rd Year
Fall Semester
Experience Industry Management Elective 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
Experience Industry Management Elective Course 3
General Elective 3
RSM 3430 Tourism and Commercial Enterprises 3
RSM 3900 Recreation and Sport Marketing 3
RSM 4000 Legal Foundations in Recreation and Sport 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
RSM 4200 Professional Development 1
RSM 4620 Senior Seminar 2
Experience Industry Management Elective Course - 3000/4000 level 3
Experience Industry Management Elective Course - 3000/4000 level 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
RSM 4820R RSM Internship (6 credits minimum to graduate) 12
General Elective 3
 Hours15
 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.