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BA Degree


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

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

Full-time program faculty:  Lisa Crowe, MPA; VGinni 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

Some courses taken for the major will simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.  Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education program.

Students should note that the major provides fewer than the required 39 hours of 3000-4000 level coursework, therefore students will need to complete additional 3000-4000 level coursework to meet this requirement.

 

 

Program Requirements:  63-66 hours

 

Along with the 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.   Core Requirements:  30-33 hours

  • Functions & Algebra (MATH 1013) is a prerequisite for ACCT 2113 and ECON 2033 unless waiver requirements are met -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Recreation, Tourism & Sport Management (RTSM) 2013) -- 3 hours
  • Leadership & Diversity in RTSM (RTSM 2103) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Tourism (RTSM 2403) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Sport Management (RTSM 2603) -- 3 hours
  • Recreation Programming (RTSM 3303) -- 3 hours
  • Outdoor Recreation Management (RTSM 3513) -- 3 hours
  • Research & Evaluation in RTSM (RTSM 3613) -- 3 hours
  • Pre-Internship Seminar (RTSM 3901) -- 1 hour
  • Senior RTSM Seminar (RTSM 4012) -- 2 hours
  • Professional Event Management (RTSM 4303) -- 3 hours
  • RTSM Internship (RTSM 4903) -- 3 hours 

B.  Program Electives (select from the following):  12 hours

  • Recreation & Sport Facility Management (RTSM 3103) -- 3 hours
  • Outdoor Living Skills (RTSM 3503) -- 3 hours
  • Outdoor Recreation & Rural Tourism Consortium (RTSM 3523) -- 3 hours
  • Park & Open Space Planning & Design (RTSM 4203) -- 3 hours
  • Tourism Destination Management (RTSM 4403) -- 3 hours
  • Special Topics (RTSM 3803) -- 3 hours 
  • Athletic Administration (RTSM 4603) -- 3 hours
  • Special Topics (RTSM 4803) -- 3 hours
  • Recreational Ministries (RTSM 4403) -- 3 hours

C.  Related Studies Requirements:  21 hours

  • Financial Accounting (ACCT 2113) -- 3 hours
  • Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2123) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Management (BUSI 2903) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Marketing (BUSI 3933) -- 3 hours
  • Personnel Management (BUSI 3953) -- 3 hours
  • Survey of Economics (ECON 2023) --or-- Microeconomics (ECON 2033) -- 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 must be successfully completed.  Seniors also develop and complete a special project to benefit the internship site.

 

 

 

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