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The Joint Undergraduate-Master’s Program (JUMP) allows high achieving undergraduate students to begin working on the M.S. in Recreation & Sport Administration (RSA) while completing a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration or Sport Management.

Students admitted into the RSA JUMP may take graduate courses that count toward their undergraduate and graduate degree.

Students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Recreation Administration or Sport Management may enroll in graduate courses as an undergraduate student (paying undergraduate tuition) and count up to 12 graduate hours toward both degrees.

The M.S. in Recreation & Sport Administration includes 33 credit hours.

The following RSA graduate courses have been identified as possible JUMP replacements for Recreation Administration and Sport Management undergraduate courses:

Possible graduate replacements for undergraduate courses


RSA 513 Recreation & Sport Administration REC 406 SPM 452
RSA 515 Recreation & Sport Facility Development REC 426 SPM 404
RSA 517 Legal Issues in Recreation & Sport  --- SPM 450
RSA 519 Fiscal Practices in Recreation & Sport REC 402 SPM 402

RSA graduate certificate program courses or REC 400G courses.

  • Facility and Event Management - online certificate
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Administration - online certificate
  • Nonprofit Administration - online certificate
  • REC 400G courses (e.g. 420G, 424G, 430G, 434G, 482G)
REC/SPM electives

Two degrees, less time, less money, and a better return on investment.

The ability to complete graduate courses while still at the undergraduate level is an attractive option for students. Double-counting courses for both graduate and undergraduate credit significantly lowers the cost of obtaining a Master’s degree. Additionally, the JUMP reduces the overall time of completing the graduate program.

Eligibility for admission to the RSA JUMP includes the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in the Recreation Administration or Sport Management major
  • 60 - 100 undergraduate hours completed (at least 30 completed at WKU)
  • 3.2 (or higher) undergraduate GPA
  • Recreation Administration students must have earned a ‘B’ or better in three REC courses, including at least two 300 or 400 level courses. Sport Management students must have earned a ‘B’ or better in three SPM 300 or 400 level courses.

Students who meet eligibility criteria and wish to apply for the JUMP should contact Dr. Brad Stinnett at brad.stinnett@wku.edu. A 'Statement of Intent to Enter the JUMP' form needs to be completed and submitted for approval/admission.

Consulting with your undergraduate academic advisor during an advising appointment is a good time to discuss the JUMP option. For additional information on the Joint Undergraduate-Master’s Program, please contact:

  • Dr. Brad Stinnett, Associate Professor – M.S. in Recreation & Sport Administration
  • (270) 745-4329
  • brad.stinnett@wku.edu

The RSA JUMP program is a partnership between the following academic programs in the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport:

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The program flyer is available here: RSA JUMP flyer


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 Last Modified 3/1/23