Curriculum: Recreation & Sport Management


Major Program (63-67 semester hours)

The major combines courses in recreation and sport with business, education, psychology, health and wellness science, public administration and human relations.


Core Requirements (39 semester hours)

RSTM 100 Introduction to Recreation &
Leisure Service Delivery Systems  3
RSTM 211 Program Design & Leadership Methods  3
RSTM 299 Inclusion & Leisure in Society  3
RSTM 323 Outdoor Recreation & the Environment  3
OR RSTM 200 Outdoor Leadership
RSTM 325 Admin & Resource Mgmt of Recreation and Leisure Services  3
RSTM 350 Fiscal Management and Marketing Strategies in Leisure Services  3
RSTM 390 Professional Development Seminar  1
RSTM 391 Intermediate Field Experience  2
RSTM 399 Research Methods in Recreation and Leisure Services  3
RSTM 422 Senior Seminar  3
RSTM 498 Advanced Field Experience  12



Choose one of the following concentrations (24-28 hours):


Students in the program must complete all core course requirements and one concentration. Core curriculum focuses on understanding the following concepts and relationships: significance of recreation and leisure throughout one’s lifespan; interrelationships between leisure behavior and the natural environment; issues and trends in the profession; diverse delivery systems; service to diverse populations; health and wellness; program and event planning; community and economic development; facility and resource planning; administration; management and leadership; marketing and public relations; finance and budgeting; risk management and legal foundations; human resource management; and research and evaluation.

The program emphasizes the application of theory to leadership practice in various settings. A unique feature of the program is the Advance Field Experience/Internship requirement during the senior year whereby the student applies classroom learning in a 12-14 week full-time professional work experience.
For further curriculum information, check the USF Catalog.