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Recreation, Tourism & Sport Management

BA Degree

Lisa Crowe, MPA, Chair, Business & CIS Division
J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room 109
(270) 384-8124  crowel@lindsey.edu   

Virginia Dilworth, PhD, Program Coordinator
J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room 104A
(270) 384-8068  dilworthg@lindsey.edu

Full-time program faculty:  Lisa Crowe, MPA; Virginia Dilworth, PhD; Al Eferstein, MPA; Rose Garvey, MPA; John Howery, MBA; Trudy Morlino, PhD; Mohammad Pourheydarian, PhD


Mission Statement

The Recreation, Tourism & Sport Management (RTSM) program focuses on preparing students to enter professional careers that involve developing, planning, and managing leisure, recreation, sport, and tourism programs and facilities. As RTSM professionals, graduates will be involved in improving the quality of people's lives and the livability of their communities by developing, communicating, and applying knowledge and educating professionals committed to providing recreation, tourism, and sport resources that are environmentally, socially, and economically beneficial.

The Recreation, Tourism & Sport Management degree is not accredited by the International Assembly of College Business Education (IACBE).


Graduation Requirements

Depending upon the general education program pursued, students must earn either 120 or 128 credit hours to meet graduation requirements.  Some courses taken for the major may simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.  Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education programs.

Students should note that the major provides fewer than the required 39 hours of 3000-4000 level course work.


Program Requirements:  66-69 hours

In addition to the appropriate general education program, students must complete the major's prerequisites, its core requirements, and its related studies requirements and must select program electives as indicated.

A.  Prerequisites:  0-3 hours

  • Functions & Algebra (MATH 1013) is a prerequisite for ACCT 2113 unless waiver requirements are met -- 3 hours

B.  Core Requirements:  36 hours

  • Leisure in American Society (RTSM 2003) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Recreation & Leisure Concepts & Professions (RTSM) 2013) -- 3 hours
  • Leadership & Supervision in RTSM (RTSM 2103) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Tourism (RTSM 2403) -- 3 hours
  • Outdoor Recreation Management (RTSM 2503) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Sport Management (RTSM 2603) -- 3 hours
  • Recreation & Sport Facility Management & Design (RTSM 3103) -- 3 hours
  • Recreation Programming (RTSM 3303) -- 3 hours
  • Legal Issues in RTSM (RTSM 3603) -- 3 hours
  • Pre-Capstone Seminar (RTSM 3903) -- 3 hours
  • Senior RTSM Seminar (RTSM 4103) -- 3 hours
  • RTSM Capstone Experience (RTSM 4903) -- 3 hours

C.  Program Electives (select from the following):  9 hours

  • Outdoor Living Skills (RTSM 3503) -- 3 hours
  • Outdoor Recreation & Rural Tourism Consortium (RTSM 3523) -- 3 hours
  • Athletic Administration (RTSM 4603) -- 3 hours
  • Professional Event Management (RTSM 4303) -- 3 hours
  • Special Topics (RTSM 3803) -- 3 hours
  • Special Topics (RTSM 4803) -- 3 hours

D.  Related Studies Requirements:  21 hours

  • Survey of Economics (ECON 2023) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Management (BUSI 2903) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Marketing (BUSI 3933) -- 3 hours
  • Personnel Management (BUSI 3953) -- 3 hours
  • Financial Accounting (ACCT 2113) -- 3 hours
  • Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2123) -- 3 hours
  • Approved BUSI Elective -- 3 hours

Note:   Completion of the related studies requirements will result in a minor in Business Administration.


Exit Assessment

In RTSM 4903, a ten-week internship related to the student's concentration and providing professional administrative experience must be successfully completed.  Seniors also develop and complete a special project to benefit the internship site.

 

 

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