Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Recrational Sports Administration
R570 | 7376 | Dr. Craig M. Ross


Description of Course Content:

This three 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 Jamieosn, 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 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 recreatinal 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 managment in
class.  Students will be required to take an active role in the
debate and will be required to write a breif position statement
(approximately 2-3 pages) reflecting the student's view on the issue
presented.