Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Recreation Sport Programming
R324 | 6595 | Dr. Craig Ross


Course Description:

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

Required Book List:

Recreational Sports Management, by Mull, R,F., Bayless, K.G., Ross,
C.M., and 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 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 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 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.