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    Nov 18, 2019  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recreation, Event and Sport Management, BS (Sport Management track)

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A Bachelor of Science with a major in recreation, event and sport management and a focus on sport management can prepare you for entry-level positions in practically all aspects of the sports and recreation services industry. It also prepares you to work in the professional sports industry.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science with a major in recreation, event and sport management (sport management track).

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “General university requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Education  requirements.

Other course requirements



0–2 hours chosen in consultation with an advisor.

Other requirements

  • A minimum grade of C is required in each RECR course, and a 2.5 GPA is required on courses in the major.
  • A minimum UNT GPA of 2.0 and an overall GPA of 2.0 are required for graduation. Overall GPA includes all course work transferred plus that taken at UNT.


  1. Each recreation, event and sport management student is required to complete a total of 15 credit hours of internship and professional development [12 credit hours on-site experience (RESM 4100 ) and RESM 4150 ].
  2. Sport management students must complete a minimum of 480 clock hours to meet this requirement.
  3. Therapeutic recreation students must complete 600 hours during 15 consecutive weeks, necessitating  internship during a fall or spring term/semester.
  4. RESM 4100  (12 hours) is required of all majors in an approved setting appropriate for their career interest area. The student must meet several requirements prior to enrollment in this course, including:
    • Completion of the required RECR major courses;
    • A minimum of 2.25 overall GPA; a minimum of 2.50 GPA in all RECR courses with a C or better in each RECR course;
    • Verification of 400 hours of paid or voluntary experience in a recreation, sport, park, or leisure service agency within the past 48 months; and
    • Departmental permission to enroll in the course.

The internship is typically a 30- to 40-hours-per-week affiliation with an approved agency. It is usually taken during the last term/semester.


Students are encouraged to see their academic or faculty advisor and the department degree audit advisor each term/semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

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