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Contact: Amy Fitzpatrick

Coordinator, Graduate Programs
School of Kinesiology, Rec. & Sport
amy.fitzpatrick@wku.edu
(270) 745-2710

Contact: Fred Gibson

Associate Professor
School of Kinesiology, Rec. & Sport
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
fred.gibson@wku.edu
(270) 745-6021


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Course Descriptions

  • RSA 501 – (3 hrs.) – Research Methods in REC Sport: Research terminology, design, methods, data analysis, and manuscript preparation in recreation and sport.

  • RSA 513 – (3 hrs.) – Recreation and Sport Admin: Leadership and management of recreation and sport agencies with emphases on strategic planning, policy, human resources, programming, governance, and organizational behavior and culture.

  • RSA 515 – (3 hrs.) – REC Sport Facility Development: Facility development process with emphasis on the unique features of many different types of facilities. Field experience required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus meetings. University transportation provided when possible.

  • RSA 517 – (3 hrs.) – Legal Issues in REC and Sport: Legal systems, legal concepts, and landmark cases influencing the recreation and sport industry.

  • RSA 519 – (3 hrs.) – Fiscal Practices in REC Sport: Financial principles and practices relevant in recreation settings. Topics include economic principles, financial management and organization, income sources, fundraising, pricing, and budgeting.

  • RSA 521 – (3 hrs.) – Public Relations in Rec/Sport: Specialized application of effective communication techniques for building relationships with internal and external constituencies that support marketing from the general practice of public relations.

  • RSA 523 – (3 hrs.) – Theory of Recreation and Sport: Philosophy, theory, and ethics of recreation and sport, including current professional trends in the field.

  • RSA 534 – (3 hrs.) – Facility Management: This course integrates the various management functions of public assembly facilities. Students focus on advanced management principles, practices and methods.

  • RSA 536 – (3 hrs.) – Event Management: This course integrates the various management functions associated with conducting successful events. Students focus on advanced management, principles, practices and methods.

  • RSA 590 – (3 hrs.) – Practicum in Recreation and Sport: Cooperative field experiences in approved recreation and sport settings where students obtain professional administrative and/ or programming experience with agency and faculty supervision.

  • RSA 598 – (3 hrs.) – Master's Project in Recreation and Sport: Directed investigation of a faculty approved topic in recreation and sport culminating with the submission of a paper for publication.

 Last Modified 4/25/14