Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Recreational Sports Programming
P324 | 6595 | Dr. Craig M. Ross


Class Time: 9:30-10:45  Days - TR    Location: HPER 013

Exploration & examination of theoretical foundations and basic sport
programming skills, methods, & techniques necessary to deliver
recreational sport activities within a variety of settings, agencies
and/or organizations.

Required Book: Recreational Sports Management, by Mull, R.F., Bayless,
K.G., Ross, C.M., & Jamieson, L.M. (1997) Third Edition, Human
Kinetics Publishers.

Summary of Assignments:
In-class Activities: The course places a significant amount of
emphasis on active involvement in class with the material. Numerous
in-class activities will be conducted throughout the semester at
random times.

Project Report: (3) project reports will be completed. Project Report
#1: Program Proposal will be the design of a recreational sport
program for a specific population in a specific management setting.
Project Report #2: Management Plan will be a management policy plan
and report covering a specific management issue related to the field
of recreational sport management.
Project Report #3: Research Paper will be a research-oriented
literature review covering a relevant issue or topic related to the
field of recreational sport. In general, project reports are expected
to be in-depth analyses of the topics covered, and are expected to
follow requested format.

Program Case Report: A case study of an existing recreational sport
program will be completed. This program case study will consist of a
general analysis of the program, including facilities used, clientele
served, program struture, program format, policies, procedures, rules,
modification, staffing, budget, risk management issues, etc.

Recreational Sport Policy Debate: Students will debate a specific
policy issue affecting the field of recreational sport management in
class. Students will be required to take an active role in the debate
and will be required to write a brief position statement
(approximately 2-3 pages) reflecting the student's view on the issue
presented.