Recreation,Tourism & Sports Management
2003 -- Leisure in American Society -- 3 credit
Issues relative to choices an individual and society make
when utilizing "free" time and resources. We will discuss the
multi-billion dollar leisure industry and its effect on our
personal lives and wellness. Students will be introduced to
APA style referencing and citations.
Note: ENGL 1023 is highly recommended
pre/co-requisite. Course rotation: Fall.
2013- - Introduction to Recreation & Leisure
Concepts & Professions -- 3 credit hours
Introduction to the professional fields in recreation and
leisure by presenting the basic principles, fundamentals, and
concepts as related to such factors as history and objectives,
sociological and economic aspects, as well as motivation and
barriers to participation. Knowledge, attitude awareness, and
resources needed to work with diverse populations. Additionally
provides an introduction to communication tools necessary for RTSM
professionals such as email, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc.
Focus on effective written and oral communication.
Prerequisite: RTSM 2003. Course
2103 -- Leadership & Supervision in RTSM -- 3 credit
Leadership, group dynamics, human resources planning and
organizing, employee recruitment, selection, and supervision.
Prerequisite: RTSM 2013. Course
2403 -- Introduction to Tourism -- 3 credit
Survey of travel and tourism in the United States with focus on
terminology, demographics, financial significance, and
trends. Prerequisite: RTSM
2013. Course rotation: Fall.
2503 -- Outdoor Recreation Management -- 3
Concepts and methods of outdoor recreation planning and
management explored with emphasis on the public sector.
Current issues relative to recreation provision identified and
debated. Prerequisite: RTSM
2603 -- Introduction to Sport Management -- 3 credit
Development of a conceptual understanding of sport
management, career opportunities in sport management, and the
necessary competencies for the different career fields.
Prerequisite: RTSM 2013.
3103 -- Recreation & Sport Facility Management &
Design -- 3 credit hours
Management and design principles applied to park,
recreation, sport areas and facilities. Emphasis on
operational efficiency, quality service, fiscal responsibility and
maintenance management and planning. Additional emphasis on
physical accessibility of facilities.
Prerequisite: RTSM 2013. Course
3303 -- Recreation Programming -- 3 credit
Theoretical and applied approaches to the recreation program
planning process. Basic elements of programming using a
variety of recreational settings and diversity of practical
experience. Prerequisite: RTSM
2013. Course rotation: Spring.
3503 -- Outdoor Living Skills - 3 credit hours
Designed to acquaint students with basic outdoor living
skills and related environmental practices. A variety
of outdoor activities, including overnight camping trips, are
required. Course fee will apply.
Pre-requisite: RTSM 2503.
Course rotation: Fall.
3523 -- Outdoor Recreation & Rural Tourism
Consortium -- 3 credit hours
This is an off campus Outdoor Recreation and Rural
Tourism Consortium taking place at Tremont, the Environmental
Education Center at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Students will be expected to do readings prior to the trip and
participate in the entire trip. Course fee applies.
Prerequisite: RTSM majors and/or
instructor's permission. Course rotation: Fall.
3603 -- Legal Issues in RTSM -- 3 credit
An overview of the role of government, commercial and
non-profits in the provision of recreation and sport
services. Provides the basic understanding of legal
liability, risk management, negligence, standard of care, safety
regulations, and other legal subjects as they apply to recreation
and sport. Prerequisite or
Corequisite: RTSM 2013. Course
3803 -- Special Topics in RTSM -- 3 credit hours
Presentation and discussion of relevant issues in
Recreation, Tourism & Sport Management.
Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.
Course rotation: Fall and Spring.
3903 -- Pre-capstone Seminar -- 3 credit
Review of philosophy and professional ethics of parks,
recreation, and tourism management. Self assessment of
student's strengths, limitations, and career aspirations.
Preparation of reference files, letters, and resumes.
Identification of, application to, and acceptance by
department-approved agencies for completion of capstone
experience. Prerequisites: RTSM
3103 and RTSM 3303. Course rotation:
4103 -- Senior RTSM Seminar -- 3 credit
Integration of knowledge, theory and methods from course work and
experience; development and presentation of comprehensive
operational and management problems and plans. Designed to
encourage students to function as professionals and to relate areas
of specialty to the broader Recreation, Tourism and Sport
Management profession. Prerequisites:
RTSM 3103 and RTSM 3303. Course rotation:
4303 -- Professional Event Management -- 3 credit
Students acquire an in-depth knowledge about the field of event
management. Planning techniques, strategies, and requirements
for planning, implementing, and evaluating community events are
included. Emphasizes ordinances, planning, funding, and
marketing. Prerequisite: RTSM
3303. Course rotation: Spring.
4503 -- Adventure-Based Recreation -- 3 credit
Acquaints students with basic adventure-based outdoor
activities and related environmental practices. A variety of
outdoor activities, including an overnight camping trip, are
conducted in the classroom and surrounding areas. Course fee
will apply. Prerequisite: RTSM
4603 -- Athletic Administration -- 3 credit
Provides overview of the area of athletics administration
for scholastic and collegiate settings. This course covers
many areas from staffing and recruiting to fund-raising.
Prerequisite: RTSM 2603.
4803 -- Special Topics Course -- 3 credit
Presentation and discussion of relevant issues in Recreation,
Tourism & Sport Management.
4903 -- RTSM Capstone Experience -- 3 credit
Provides prospective RTSM professionals a 400-hour (ten-week)
learning experience in a selected agency or organization, under the
joint supervision of a qualified manager and a College capstone
Prerequisite: RTSM 3903. Course