Recreation and Sports Management - Sports Management Emphasis, BS


Program Description

The Recreation and Sport Management bachelor’s degree focuses on fostering healthy lifestyles, effective management of organizations, and the social and economic development of communities through recreation, tourism and sport services.  

Emphases within this degree program include:

  • Sport Management
  • Corporate Recreation and Wellness
  • Experience Industry Management

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Recreation and Sport Management Core Requirements

RSM 1110Leisure in Society (SS, GC)3
RSM 2500Introduction to Recreation and Sport Management3
RSM 2600Recreation and Sport Leadership3
RSM 3000Program and Experience Design3
RSM 3120Sport and Society3
RSM 3430Tourism and Commercial Enterprises3
RSM 3900Recreation and Sport Marketing3
RSM 3950Supervision and Human Resources in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 4000Legal Foundations in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 4100Financial Management in Recreation and Sport3
RSM 4200Professional Development1
RSM 4620Senior Seminar2
RSM 4820RRSM Internship (6 credits minimum to graduate)3-12

Sport Management Emphasis Requirements 

RSM 2070Fundamentals of Sport Management3
RSM 3010Event Management3
RSM 4020Sport Governance and Policy3
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles (ALPP)3
Complete six (6) credits from the following:6
Intercollegiate Athletic Administration
Practicum in Recreation and Sport
Global Sport and Leisure Perspectives
Special Topics in Recreation and Sport
Administration and Finance in Recreation
Research Methods
Consumer Behavior
Promotion Management
Sales Management (ALPP)
Marketing Strategy
First Aid / Resp Emergencies
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Motivation and Coaching

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher. 
  5. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in Recreation & Sport Management major coursework.