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M.S. Recreation & Sport Administration
The Master of Science degree in Recreation and Sport Administration (RSA) is designed to prepare professionals for a wide variety of exciting occupations. This degree program provides opportunities to study specialized areas in-depth and prepares students who plan to pursue doctoral studies. Experience is necessary in the ever-changing and competitive recreation and sport industry. Therefore, this program emphasizes practical experience and networking to strengthen employment potential following graduation.
The RSA faculty is comprised of experienced professionals who are leaders in their fields and offer expertise in a wide variety of subject areas. Our faculty members have constructed challenging and engaging courses that prepare students to confidently face real-world challenges.
Program of Study
The 33-hour degree requires 24 hours of core courses. Students then select 9 hours of advisor approved electives from their interest area. All students will complete at least one practicum experience and may choose a second experience as an elective.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
- Official transcript from the college or university granting the baccalaureate degree.
- Cumulative baccalaureate grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Previous degree in recreation and sport is not required.
Student wishing to apply should visit the Graduate Studies website at http://www.wku.edu/graduate/ and click on the red "Apply Now" button.
When completing the online application, use the following information:
- Planned Course of Study -- Recreation and Sport Administration.
- Concentration -- General (on campus).
Degree Requirements—33 hours
Required Core—21 hours
RSA 501 Analysis of Research in Recreation (FA/SP/SU)
RSA 513 Recreation and Sport Administration (SP)
RSA 515 Recreation Sport Facility Development (SP)
RSA 517 Legal Issues in Recreation and Sport (SP)
RSA 519 Fiscal Practices in Recreation Sport (FA)
RSA 521 Public Relations in Recreation and Sport (FA)
RSA 523 Theory of Recreation and Sport (FA)
RSA 590 Practicum (FA/SP/SU)
(FA=Course is offered in the Fall, SP=Course is offered in the Spring, SU=Course is offered in the Summer)
Plus 3 advisor approved electives