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    East Tennessee State University
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Sport and Leisure Management Major, B.S. (Park and Recreation Management Concentration)


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Clemmer College of Education


Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology


Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology Information


Box 70671
Phone: (423) 439-4265
Fax: (423) 439-5383
E305 Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center
Web address: http://www.etsu.edu/coe/serk

Chair: Dr. Mike Ramsey 
email: ramseym@etsu.edu

The Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology offers two different baccalaureate degree programs: B.S. in Physical Education with concentrations in Exercise Science and K-12 Teacher Education as well as a B.S. in Sport and Leisure Management with concentrations in Sport Management and Park and Recreation Management.

The Exercise Science concentration is suggested for the student who is interested in a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, sports medicine, corporate fitness, and related fields. The K-12 teacher licensure concentration prepares students as professional physical educators in grades K-12.  The Sport Management concentration prepares students to work as leaders in the sport industry. The Park and Recreation Management concentration prepares students for leadership roles in the leisure service industry including community, commercial, and natural resource management settings.

The Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology also offers minors in Park and Recreation, Sport Management, Coaching, and Physical Education.

Graduate Study - The Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology offers Master of Science degrees in Sport Management as well as Sport Science and Coach Education and a Ph.D. in Sport Physiology and Performance. This program offers a very unique experience working directly with collegiate athletes and coaches.  Additional information is available in the Graduate Catalog.

Programs

Physical Education Major, B.S. (Exercise Science Concentration)
Physical Education Major, B.S. (Physical Education - K-12 Concentration)
Sport and Leisure Management Major, B.S. (Park and Recreation Management Concentration)
Sport and Leisure Management Major, B.S. (Sport Management Concentration)
Coaching Minor
Physical Education Minor
Park and Recreation Management Minor
Sport Management Minor

Note:


All students in the SALM major are required to make a grade of C or better in all major classes. Courses may be retaken for grade adjustment in accordance with university policy.

Park and Recreation Management Concentration


The park and recreation management concentration provides instruction and training in the planning, organization, and leadership and management of park and recreation agencies and programs. Flexibility allows students to tailor their educational experience to meet their career goals. Students are also given the opportunity to employ theories learned in the classroom in practical settings through the internship program. Students can work in a variety of fields such as community recreation, state/national parks, military recreation, or the outdoor recreation industry.

General Program Information


To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements established by ETSU, by the East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees, by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels outlined in the following list:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements


Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120


General Education Requirements: 41 - 42 Credit Hours


Listed below are the categories and courses specified under East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, only those courses are listed under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.
 

Communication


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition


Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication


Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts


9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.

History


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences


8 credits, consisting of two of the following (some require labs which are listed directly after the lecture):

(Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences must select 8 credit hours in a SINGLE laboratory science. Please see listing in College of Arts and Sciences B.S. Degree Requirements for options.)

Note:


Recommend taking natural or earth sciences.Astronomy I will count as a guided elective. 

Mathematics


3 - 4 credits, consisting of one of the following:

  • MATH 1530 - Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus (3 credits)
  • MATH 1840 - Analytic Geometry and Differential Calculus (3 credits)
  • MATH 1910 - Calculus I (4 credits)
  • Note:

    Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530  during their first 15 hours at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530-Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/

Recreation and Guided Electives: 22 credit hours


Choose 15- 21 credit hours in Recreation Electives and 1-7 in Guided Electives to equal 22 hours total.

Guided Electives: 1-7 Credit Hours


Minor: no minor required


Free Electives: 3 Credit Hours


Additional Information


Click here to view the Park and Recreation Management Concentration Suggested Course Sequence 

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