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The BA in Recreation and Sport Management (RSM) emphasizes a multidisciplinary understanding of leisure service management and leadership in preparation for careers and further education in managing recreation and sport organizations. The degree prepares students to work in the leisure service industry and addresses sport management and sport psychology, recreation administration and event planning, leadership and talent development, fitness, community health, nutrition and motor development. The degree is equally appropriate for adults already working in the field looking to advance their skills and knowledge base as well as those new to the field.
This major is designed for working adult students and provides:
- Flexible scheduling including online options available
- Financial Aid, flexible payment options, and special adult student tuition pricing
- Acceleration and affordability through transfer credit and prior learning assessment (PLA) credit
- Opportunities to combine bachelor's and master’s programs and apply graduate courses to both programs
- Individualized program planning, course selection and advising assistance provided
- Enhanced career opportunities through professional portfolio development, and career placement services instruction from industry practitioners, and wide-ranging Career Services support
- Degree granted by DePaul University, with its excellent academic reputation and the opportunity to join its prestigious and extensive alumni network
|Program Requirements||Quarter Hours|
|College Core Requirements||78|
|Total hours required||192|
Students will be able to:
- Analyze and apply knowledge and theories of leisure service management.
- Explain legal and regulatory requirements applicable to recreation and sport organizations.
- Understand and address social justice issues related to recreation and sports.
- Apply skills for effective decision-making in recreation and sports.
- Investigate problems using qualitative and quantitative methods.
- Apply methods of communication in multiple settings.
- Analyze and apply different liberal arts perspectives.
College Core (78 credit hours, 20 credit hours in residence)
|LL 201||REFLECTIVE LEARNING 1||2|
|or RPL 101||PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT|
|LL 305||ACTIVE CITIZENS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY, WORKPLACE WORLD||4|
|LL 205||QUANTITATIVE REASONING||4|
|or LL 206||ADVANCED MATH FOR PROFESSIONAL STUDIES|
|LL 261||ESSAY WRITING||4|
|LL 270||CRITICAL THINKING||4|
|LL 290||RESEARCH WRITING 1||4|
|LL 301||RESEARCH METHODS 1||6|
|LL 302||EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PRACTICUM 1||4|
Liberal Learning Requirements (46 credits, 4 credits in residence):
- Liberal Arts in Action Requirement: CCA 281, CCH 281, CCS 281 or courses with LA1 designation, 6 credits
- CORE CURRICULUM ARTS & IDEAS, courses with the CCA, AL, PI, or RD requirement designations, or any Arts & Ideas competencies, 12 credits
- CORE CURRICULUM HUMAN COMMUNITY, courses with the CCH, SSMW, or UP requirement designations, or any Human Community competencies, 12 credits
- CORE CURRICULUM SCIENTIFIC WORLD, courses with the CCSW, SI, SILB, or SISK requirement designations, or any Scientific Word competencies, 12 credits
- IN 307 INTEGRATIVE LEARNING, 4 credits 1
Must be completed in residence.
Major Requirements (76 credit hours)
40 credit hours must be completed in residence in the major, including FA 199 and LL 303.
Professional Studies Core (20 credits, 8 credits in residence)
|CAREER ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING|
|FA 199||CAREER ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING||2|
|DCM 330||PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE||4|
|ETHICS OR SOCIAL JUSTICE, courses with the PSES requirement designation. Choose one of the following:|
|DCM 317||ETHICS IN THE PROFESSIONS||2|
|DCM 318||SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE PROFESSIONS||2|
|CREATIVITY OR INNOVATION, courses with the PSCI requirement designation. Choose one of the following:|
|CCA 170||CREATIVITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP||2|
|DCM 319||CREATIVITY AND INNOVATIVE THINKING||2|
|GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, courses with the PSGP requirement designation. Choose one of the following:|
|CCH 239||BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY AND OUR GLOBAL FUTURE||4|
|CCH 283||GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES OF WORK & FAMILY||4|
|CCH 300||GLOBALIZATION AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE||4|
|LL 303||CAPSTONE PROJECT||6|
Recreation and Sport Management Core (40 credits)
|CCA 250||INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION AND SPORTS MANAGEMENT||4|
|CCH 367||LEISURE, RECREATION, AND HEALTH||4|
|BADM 223||ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE PRINCIPLES||4|
|CCA 251||PROGRAMMING PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS IN RECREATION AND SPORTS||4|
|BADM 334||HUMAN RESOURCE AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT FUNDAMENTALS FOR MANAGERS||4|
|BADM 330||LAW IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT||4|
|PE 206||PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH||4|
|CCS 267||NUTRITION FOR A LIFETIME||4|
|or PE 273||HEALTH AND NUTRITION|
|BADM 288||MARKETING FOR THE SOCIAL GOOD||4|
|CCA 285||WORK, PLAY, REST: NAVIGATING COMPLEXITIES OF ADULT LIFE||4|
Recreation and Sport Management Electives (16 credits)
|BADM 120||ESSENTIALS OF COACHING||2|
|BADM 270||BUSINESS STARTUPS||2|
|CCA 153||THE ART OF SPEECHMAKING||2|
|CCA 396||INTRODUCTION TO ART THERAPY||4|
|CCH 219||THE FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: ONE WOMAN'S CRUSADE||4|
|CCH 253||FAMILY LIFE: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF FAMILIES||4|
|CCH 282||LEISURE FOR WELL-BEING||2|
|DCM 301||EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP IN A CHANGING PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT||4|
|DCM 307||ANALYZING HUMAN BEHAVIOR||4|
|DCM 312||ADVANCED LEADERSHIP THEORY & PRACTICE||4|
|DCM 323||THE PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING AND THE AGED||4|
|HSP 100||INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY||4|
|HSP 320||PRIVATE CLUB MANAGEMENT||4|
|HSP 350||EVENT PLANNING||4|
|PE 311||MOTOR DEVELOPMENT THROUGHOUT THE LIFE SPAN||4|
|PE 346||ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORTS & FITNESS PROGRAMS||4|
|PE 391||THEORY AND TECHNIQUES OF COACHING||4|
|PE 450||PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT BEHAVIOR AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE||4|
Open Electives (38 credits)
Open Electives can be fulfilled through courses taken in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and other DePaul colleges, transfer courses, assessment of prior learning (PLA), and independent studies.