Western Kentucky University

Recreation and Sport Administration

M.S. Recreation & Sport Administration, Ref. #095

Course Descriptions

RSA 501 (3 hours) Research Methods in Recreation and Sport
Research terminology, design, methods, data analysis, and manuscript preparation in recreation and sport.

RSA 513 (3 hours) Recreation and Sport Administration
Leadership and management of recreation and sport agencies with emphases on strategic planning, policy, human resources, programming, governance, and organizational behavior and culture.

RSA 515 (3 hours) Recreation and Sport Facility Development
Facility development process with emphasis on the unique features of many different types of facilities. Field experiences required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus meetings. University transportation provided when possible.

RSA 517 (3 hours) Legal Issues in Recreation and Sport
Legal systems, legal concepts, and landmark cases influencing the recreation and sport industry.

RSA 519 (3 hours) Fiscal Practices in Recreation and Sport
Financial principles and practices relevant in recreation and sport settings. Topics include economic principles, financial management and organization, income sources, fundraising, pricing, and budgeting.

521 (3 hours) Public Relations in Recreation and Sport
Specialized application of effective communication techniques for building relationships with internal and external constituencies that support marketing from the general practice of public relations.

RSA 523 (3 hours) Theoretical Foundations of Recreation and Sport Philosophy, theory, and ethics of recreation and sport, including current professional trends in the field.

RSA 590 (3 hours) Practicum in Recreation and Sport
Cooperative field experiences in approved recreation and sport settings where students obtain professional administrative and/ or programming experience with agency and faculty supervision. This course requires off campus travel. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus meetings. May be repeated once in a different setting for a maximum of six credit hours.


 

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

 Last Modified 7/23/13