Health, Physical Education and Recreation | HR Management in Leisure Services
R471 | 17930 | Dr. Sarah J Young
Description of Course Content: Principles and practices of human
resource management in recreation and leisure service agencies,
emphasizing the skills necessary to manage full-time, part-time, and
seasonal employees and volunteers. The class will consist of
lectures, discussion, case studies, video presentations, and
exercises. Opportunities for supervisory skill develop in the
classroom will be provided.
Required Book List:
Byars, L. L., & Rue, L. W. (2006). Human resource management (8th
ed.) Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill Irwin.
Summary of Assignments:
• Exams. There will be a total of three objective and short
answer exams given during the semester.
• You’re the manager: What would you do? Real-life
situations will be presented corresponding with the topics of
discussion in class. Each student will react to the situation in
writing, supporting their position with at least 2 references from
lectures, library resources, and/or by conversation with a
professional currently in the field.
• Web-based Project. A web-based learning module designed to
incorporate a variety of different learning methods (i.e., on-line,
in-class, peer review) while covering key dimensions of human
resource management. Students will be required to complete
assignments for each unit as well as develop a professional
portfolio showcasing HR tasks for specific RLS positions.
• In-Class Activities. Activities will take place
periodically throughout the semester during class time. Students
attending class that particular day will receive credit for
application assignments/activities completed in class. Students
absent on those days will not be able to make up the in-class