Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Recreational Sports Administration - 3 credit
R570 | 7364 | Dr. Craig Ross


Time: 11:15am-12:30pm    TR  HP010

Description of Course Content:

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 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 rrport 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 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.