Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Recreational Sports Administration (3) cr.
R570 | 7072 | Dr. Craig M. Ross


Class Time: 11:15-12:30   Days - TR      Location: HPER 010

This three (3) credit hour course is a study of recreational sports
(instructional sports, informal sports, extramural sports and club
sports) relevant to theoretical foundations plus administrative
techniques and methods essential to sound management practices.

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

Summary of Assignments:
In-claa Activites: 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 Reports: Three (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 specfic 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 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.