Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Recreational Sports Programming
R324 | 7014 | Dr. Craig Ross


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

Exploration & examination of theroretical foundations & basic sport
programming skills, methods, & techniques necessary to deliver
recreational sport activities within a variety of settings, agenecies
&/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. Numberous
in-class activities will be conducted throughout the semester at
random times.
Project Reports: (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 &
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 structure, program format, policies, procedures,
rules, modifications, 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.