2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

Master of Science in Sport, Recreation and Fitness Management

*Program placed on moratorium*

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.

  Credits
Program Core – Required CoursesSport Management Component 12
EDF 501 Research Design and Interpretation 3
STAT 541 Applied Statistics 3
HHP 540 Foundations of Sport Leadership 3
HHP 550 Psychological Principles of Sport Performance 3
 
Choose Emphasis: Coaching and School Leadership Emphasis 12-15
HHP 465 Legal Aspects of Sport 3
HHP 410 Psychology of Coaching 3
HHP 593 Workshop:  Coaching Youth Sport 3
PSYC 515 Psychopathology 3
SOC 593 Workshop:  Sociology of Sport 3
HHP 436 Stress Management and Emotional Health 3
HHP 562 Graduate Athletic Training I 3
HHP 570 Sport Organizations and Governance 3
Electives Up to 6
   
Marketing and Development Emphasis
Restricted Electives:  Select at least 2 courses from the following:
12-15
HHP 465 Legal Aspects of Sport 3
HHP 560 Sport Marketing 3
HHP 570 Sport Organizations and Governance 3
Business Electives – Selected in consultation with advisor 3-6
Electives – Selected in consultation with advisor 0-6
 
Capstone Component 9-12
HHP 590 Internship and Seminar 3-6
HHP 598 Research Project 3-6
OR HHP 590 Internship and Seminar 3-6
HHP 599 Thesis 6
Total minimum credits required for degree 36

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.

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