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    Apr 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recreation, Event and Sport Management, MS

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The Master of Science degree program with a major in recreation, event and sport management (RESM) is designed to prepare students for management-level positions within the recreation, event and sport management industries, or for further graduate work in recreation, event, or sport.

Career opportunities include leadership and management positions in various agencies such as municipal recreation departments, not-for-profit agencies, resorts, military bases, commercial recreation enterprises, sport facilities, schools, state or federal agencies, parks, outdoor education centers, camps, YMCAs, intramural and campus recreation programs, corporations and fitness clubs, and professional and semi-professional sports organizations as well as college athletics.


In their research, RESM faculty employ various methods and techniques also used in professional practice. Specific research examples include administration of leisure services, community and economic aspects of recreation and sport events, and recreation opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Financial support for research programs is generated by the faculty from internal university resources and external grants and contracts.

Degree program

The graduate program in RESM provides a 30-hour Master of Science degree.

Additional admission requirements

Applicants for admission into the RESM graduate program must submit a letter of application, current resume, one page statement of career interest and two letters of reference pertaining to the applicant’s aptitude for graduate work. These materials should be sent to the RESM program coordinator.

Degree requirements

Students are required to take eight courses (24 hours) and complete a culminating experience under the supervision of an RESM graduate faculty member (6 hours).

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