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Sport and Recreation Management B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 50
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The sport and recreation management program gives students the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in sport and recreation with an orientation toward management. It is employment-oriented, designed around active learning and responsive teaching, and technology-driven, focused on communication and human relations. Program graduates will be able to manage, assist in the management of, or find employment in sport and recreation organizations. Career opportunities include positions in professional sport franchises, sport and recreation facilities, participative sport event management, spectator sport event management, licensed athletic apparel companies, corporate fitness programs, college and university athletic departments, park and tourist attraction sites, community centers, senior centers, health clubs, sport and recreation camps, clinics, and seminars. Program outcomes: 1. Competencies in general business disciplines (i.e. management, marketing, finance) as related to sport and recreation management; 2. Skills in written and oral communication that relate to the sport and recreation industry; 3. Ability to apply industry-specific technological tools and operating procedures for sport and recreation; 4. Team building skills and the ability to work in groups.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Students must complete 40 upper division credits.
Core
Take 17 or more course(s) totaling exactly 47 credit(s) from the following:
· FIN 3100 - Managerial Finance (3.0 cr)
· GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning (1.0 cr)
· GBUS 1981 - Career Development (1.0 cr)
· HSCI 1072 - Wellness (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
· MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
· SRM 2020 - Foundations of Sport and Recreation Management (3.0 cr)
· SRM 3002 - Sport Law and Governance (3.0 cr)
· SRM 3003 - Sport Facility and Activities Management (3.0 cr)
· SRM 3005 - Athletics Administration (3.0 cr)
· SRM 3006 - Sport Marketing and Communication (3.0 cr)
· SRM 3008 - Sport Ethics and Leadership (3.0 cr)
· SRM 3012 - Sport Finance and Economics (3.0 cr)
· SRM 3100 - Psychology of Sport (3.0 cr)
· SRM 3200 - Socio-Cultural Dimensions in Sport (3.0 cr)
· SRM 3900 - Internship (1.0-3.0 cr)
· SRM 4800 - Sport and Recreation Management Capstone (3.0 cr)
· Take 1 or more course(s) totaling exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
· ACCT 2010 - Financial Accounting (3.0 cr)
· ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
Technology
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
· CA 1xxx
· GBUS 3300 - Business Analytics (3.0 cr)
Program Electives
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling exactly 9 credit(s) from the following:
· COMM 3710 - Event Planning and Management (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4800 - Crisis Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4900 - Public Relations (3.0 cr)
· NATR 1233 - Introduction to Natural Resources (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3203 - Park and Recreation Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning (3.0 cr)
· ACCT 1xxx
· ACCT 2xxx
· ACCT 3xxx
· ACCT 4xxx
· ECON 1xxx
· ECON 2xxx
· GBUS 3xxx
· MGMT 3xxx
· MKTG 1xxx
· MKTG 2xxx
· MKTG 3xxx
· MKTG 4xxx
Liberal Education Requirements
A minimum of 40 liberal education credits required. Students must complete the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with the following specific liberal education courses required:
COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
ECON 2102 - Macroeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough Open Electives credits to meet the 120 credit requirement for graduation.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Online
The sport and recreation management program gives students the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in sport and recreation with an orientation toward management. It is employment-oriented, designed around active learning and responsive teaching, and technology-driven, focused on communication and human relations. Program graduates will be able to manage, assist in the management of, or find employment in sport and recreation organizations. Career opportunities include positions in professional sport franchises, sport and recreation facilities, participative sport event management, spectator sport event management, licensed athletic apparel companies, corporate fitness programs, college and university athletic departments, park and tourist attraction sites, community centers, senior centers, health clubs, sport and recreation camps, clinics, and seminars. Program outcomes: 1. competencies in general business disciplines (i.e. management, marketing, finance) as related to sport and recreation management; 2. skills in written and oral communication that relate to the sport and recreation industry; 3. ability to apply industry-specific technological tools and operating procedures for sport and recreation; 4. team building skills and the ability to work in groups.
The Sport and Recreation Management BS online program has the same curriculum requirements as the on-campus Sport and Recreation Management BS program.
 
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FIN 3100 - Managerial Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principle financial considerations/ratio analysis of business. Cost of capital, asset management, capital structure planning, financial statement analysis, working capital management, short-term financing, budgeting. Integrates theory/applications. prereq: [ACCT 2102 or 3010], [ECON 2101, MATH 1031] or instructor consent
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to UMC policies, e-mail, virtual private network, online library resources, writing scholarly reports, APA referencing, netiquette, networking in online environment, group work in online environment.
GBUS 1981 - Career Development
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Planning for securing/successfully completing internship. Internship policies/objectives. Samples of forms.
HSCI 1072 - Wellness
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students develop a personal wellness plan.
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terminology, theories, concepts, and skills of managing. Basic functions of managing including, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Additional topics include decision making, business ethics, and social responsibility. prereq: Psy 1001 or instructor consent
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to marketing/strategic marketing process. Team development of marketing plan that implements product, pricing, distribution, promotional strategies. prereq: [Econ 2101 or 2102], [Psy 1001 or instructor consent]
SRM 2020 - Foundations of Sport and Recreation Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental content areas. Career opportunities, principles/issues in sport ethics, personnel/financial management, sport law, facility/event management, strategic planning, sport marketing.
SRM 3002 - Sport Law and Governance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Legal principles affecting managers, sponsors, users of sport/recreation programs. Vocabulary of contract negotiation/civil rights in planning, developing, maintaining, managing sport/recreation organizations. prereq: GBUS 3107
SRM 3003 - Sport Facility and Activities Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Designing, planning, and controlling sport facilities and sport event logistics. Scheduling and planning of sport events. Box office management. Security and supervision of facility events, safety and medical services, housekeeping maintenance. Concessions, merchandise. Risk management, insurance.
SRM 3005 - Athletics Administration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Administration of policies and procedures for amateu/professional athletics organizations; covers both private and public athletics administrations.
SRM 3006 - Sport Marketing and Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applying theories/principles of marketing to sport industry. How marketing is used in various SRM settings, from local sporting/amateur events to professional leagues. prereq: MKTG 3300
SRM 3008 - Sport Ethics and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Ethical issues in recreation/sport. Explore values/apply critical thinking. Ethical theories. Developing framework for ethical decision-making. Applying decision-making framework to industry needs. prereq: 2000
SRM 3012 - Sport Finance and Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Traditional/innovative methods of revenue acquisition, financial management in sports organizations. Broader economic impact/implications of sport in society. Importance of budgeting/finance in sports industry.
SRM 3100 - Psychology of Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories, concepts, and interventions related to sport and exercise psychology. Topics covered includes: motivation, team/group dynamics, psychological skills training, psychology of injury, and burnout.
SRM 3200 - Socio-Cultural Dimensions in Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways sport is linked to other spheres of social life. Organization/behavior patterns within sport settings. Cultural, structural, situational factors, social processes related to sport.
SRM 3900 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Field-based learning experience. Minimum of 3 credits is required. prereq: Jr, instructor consent
SRM 4800 - Sport and Recreation Management Capstone
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Capstone course emphasizing design, implementation and evaluation of an entire sport or recreation program. Students will be expected to develop a senior project that could be used in a portfolio when applying for a job.
ACCT 2010 - Financial Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to financial accounting for US organizations, reading/understanding financial statements.
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts of accounting cycle, cash, accounts receivable, inventories, plant assets, payroll. prereq: Math 1031
GBUS 3300 - Business Analytics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Concepts, procedures, and technologies used by managers, administrators, and employees to enhance operation of an organization. Use of data mining and analysis to improve decision strategies. prereq: MATH 1150
COMM 3710 - Event Planning and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Using project management techniques to plan, market, implement, and evaluate small-/large-scale events.
COMM 4800 - Crisis Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Organizational crises, disasters, emergency situations. Existing academic literature, everyday media literature. Focuses on appropriate communication strategies, written composition, and delivery of speeches. prereq: COMP 1013, SPCH 1101
COMM 4900 - Public Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Overview of theory, practice, roles, and techniques in public relations within organizations. Writing news releases. Conducting news conferences, planning/implementing events. Responding to challenging questions from audience members. Conducting public relations audit of organization. prereq: COMP 1013, SPCH 1101
NATR 1233 - Introduction to Natural Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of our natural resource heritage with emphasis on North America. Various fields within natural resources examined in terms of conservation practices, employment opportunities, and importance to sustainable societies.
NATR 3203 - Park and Recreation Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of park and recreational area management. The recreationist; federal and state legislation; the roles of federal, state, local, and private sector recreation managers; and management techniques as they affect the private and public recreational area manager. prereq: NatR 1233
NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ecological, economic, and legal principles applied to land use planning in relation to agricultural, industrial, residential, wild land, forestry, recreational, and transportation needs. Legislative, agency, and citizen involvement in environmental law formulation and enforcement. Case studies. prereq: Jr or Sr status
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic economic principles of pricing, resource allocation, consumption. Supply/demand, cost of production, consumer behavior. Competition/influences of market structure. prereq: Math 0991 or 2 yrs high school algebra or equiv
ECON 2102 - Macroeconomics (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Big picture of economy. Determinants of national income, national income accounting, unemployment, inflation, economic growth. Classical, Keynesian, recent theoretical approaches to modifying economic activity. Monetary/fiscal policies. International economic relations.
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.