Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Recreational Sports Management Concentration

The recreational sport management concentration is tailored to satisfy the competencies required of professionals interested in the delivery of programs to youth and adults in the form of sport activities and facilities in which the service provider has direct contact with sport participants.

Program of Study:
The 9 hour recreational sport management concentration (RSM) is designed to prepare students with aspirations to be involved with community-based sport, youth sport organizations (YMCA, Boys-Girls Club), campus recreational sport, informal sport organizations, military recreation , or commercial enterprises offering special services directly to sport participants. Recreational sport managers and programmers often seek careers with municipalities, private clubs, vacation resorts, non-profit organizations, educational organizations, military bases, and corporations. Degree requirement is a total of 36-39 semester hours.

Required Core (12 semester hours)
RCLS 6000 Philosophical and Social Foundations of Leisure Services
RCLS 6100 Risk Management and Legal Liability in Recreation, Leisure, and Recreational Sport
RCLS 6110 Research Methods in Recreational Therapy and Recreation and Leisure Services
RCLS 6120 Seminar in Recreation, Leisure, and Recreational Therapy Administration
RCLS 6210 Management and Program Development in Recreation and Leisure Services
RCLS 6220 Managing Commerical and Tourism Industry Leisure Services

RSM Concentration Requirements (9 semester hours)
RCLS 6005 Recreational Sports and Activities Management
RCLS 5111 Recreation Facility Management
ONE of the following:
RCLS 5100 Acquatic Facility Management
RCLS 5101 Waterfront Facility Operations
EXSS 6445 Sport Psychology
PADM 6120 Public Budgeting and Finance

RPA Thesis Option (12 semester hours)
OMGT 6123 Quantitative Methods
MKTG 6642 Marketing Research
RCLS 7000 Thesis
RCLS 7000 Thesis

RPA Non-Thesis Option (15 semester hours)
RCLS 6501 Capstone Experience in Recreation and Leisure Services Administration
OMGT 6123 Quantitative Methods
Plus 9 semester hours of approved electives

For more information contact:
Dr. Thom Skalko
1409 Carol Belk Building
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
252-328-0018

rcls@ecu.edu

MISSION STATEMENT

RCLS educates tomorrow's leaders in recreation, parks, tourism, and recreational therapy as well as provides scholarship and leadership to the region, state, and nation.

VISION STATEMENT

To be the model professional education and training program of the nation through scholarship, innovation, technical assistance, and outreach thereby helping learners to develop the necessary competencies, interpersonal skills, and critical thinking to lead the professions in the coming decades.

CORE VALUES

RCLS holds the following core values, which serve as the foundation for where we place our priorities in terms of teaching, scholarship, and service.