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Graduate Degree - M.S. Recreation & Sport Administration

M.S. Recreation & Sport Administration

This program is designed to prepare professional Recreation and Sport Administration practitioners for a wide range of occupations. Three concentrations areas are available:

General (on-campus): The General concentration provides opportunity for study in a specialized area of recreation, knowledge of research procedures, and academic background for students planning to pursue doctoral study.

Athletic Administration & Coaching (online): The Athletic Administration and Coaching concentration provides an opportunity for persons interested in Athletic Administration to gain knowledge, research and experience in this dynamic area.

Facilty & Event Management(online): Numerous professional organizations emphasize trainings and certifications in facility and event management for their members. These offerings can include aquatic management, crowd control, playground safety, accessibility, risk management, construction standards, turf management, emergency action planning, green design and sustainability, and many more. This program is designed to prepare recreation and sport professionals with qualifications and skills to do just that. The program includes thesis and non-thesis options. Candidates are encouraged to write a thesis.

Degree Requirements—33 hours

Required Core—21 hours

RSA 501 Analysis of Research in Recreation

RSA 513 Recreation and Sport Administration

RSA 515 Recreation Sport Facility Development

RSA 517 Legal Issues in Recreation and Sport

RSA 519 Fiscal Practices in Recreation Sport

RSA 521 Public Relations in Recreation and Sport

RSA 523 Theory of Recreation and Sport


Plus one of the following concentrations:

General Concentration

Athletic Administration & Coaching

Event & Facility Management


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 Last Modified 12/3/18