Nov 29, 2023
A Bachelor of Science with a major in recreation, event and sport management and a focus on program management can prepare you for entry-level positions in practically all aspects of the sports and recreation services industry.
The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science with a major in recreation, event and sport management (program 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.
Recreation, Event, and Sport Management, 39 hours
Plus 12 hours from
Students in the Program Management and Sport Management tracks take the following 12 hours.
Other course requirements
Program management interest area
18 hours (6 advanced) in a field outside of recreation, event and sport management, chosen in consultation with an advisor.
0–2 hours chosen in consultation with an advisor.
- 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.
- 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 (RECR 4100 ) and RECR 4150 ].
- Program management and sport management students must complete a minimum of 480 clock hours to meet this requirement.
- RECR 4100 - Internship in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services (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 recreation major courses;
- A minimum of 2.25 overall GPA; a minimum of 2.50 GPA in all recreation courses with a C or better in each recreation course;
- Verification of 400 hours of paid or voluntary experience in a recreation, 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.