Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Recreational Sports Administration
R570 | TBA | Dr. Craig Ross
This three (3) credit hour course is designed for the student to:
A. Develop insight and understanding of philosophical and management
approaches that relate to recreational sports administration.
B. Develop an understanding of and appreciation for the role of
recreational sports in society from a local, regional, national and
C. Develop a sound base of literature review and terminology relevant
to a variety of recreational sports settings.
D. Develop an understanding of the relationship between physical
education, recreation, and service professions as they influence and
affect recreational sport programming and administration.
E. Develop an awareness of problems, issues, and trends in todayís
recreational sports administration.
F. Establish a sound research background in the recreational sport
administration knowledge base.
Required Book List:
1. Recreational Sport Management (2005) by Mull, Bayless, and
Jamieson. Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL.
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
Assignments: There will be several practical assignments that will
help students prepare for a professional career in recreational sports
administration. Among them are:
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.
Management Policy Plan: Each student will prepare a management
policy plan and report covering a specific management issue related to
the field of recreational sport management.
Research Paper: The research paper will be a research-oriented
literature review covering a relevant issue or topic related to the
field of recreational sport.
Program Proposal: A recreational sport program proposal of the
design of a recreational sport program for a specific population in a
specific management setting.
Recreational Sport Policy Debate: Students will debate a specific
policy issue affecting the field of recreational sport management in
class. The format of the debate will be determined based on class
demographics. 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 studentís view on the issue
Exams: There will be three exams and a final exam.