Master of Science in Sport, Recreation and Fitness Management
The Master of Science in Sport, Recreation and Fitness Management degree is designed to prepare students to serve in a variety of leadership positions within schools, sport, recreational and fitness organizations. To meet the program goal of preparing graduates for leadership responsibilities at various levels, including non-school youth settings, high school, collegiate, professional, and recreational settings, students work with their advisor to develop emphasis in (a) coaching and school leadership or in (b) development, marketing and management.
Student Learning and Outcome Assessment
Graduates of the Sport, Recreation, and Fitness Management degree program will be able to strategically plan, operate, and evaluate athletic, recreation, and fitness programs. Students will develop specific proficiencies in conducting and evaluating relevant research, facility management and marketing strategies, while providing professionally insightful and justifiable answers, opinions, advice, and direction to individuals and groups receiving their services. As Master’s level students they will also demonstrate the ability to competently apply critical thinking and research skills to understand professionally relevant topics and issues. Students will further demonstrate professional written and oral communication skills with various constituencies in diverse settings. Outcome assessments are conducted in each course, during internship experiences, and at the conclusion of the research project or thesis.