May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

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

Department Information

Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation and Kinesiology
PO Box 70671
Phone: (423) 439-4265
Fax: (423) 439-5383
Web address:

Dr. Mike Ramsey, Department Chair

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 Recreation Management with concentrations in Sport Management and Park and Recreation Management.

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.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

Compass Core Curriculum

41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 76 credits
     Major Core    (33 credits)
     Concentration    (21 credits)
     Recreation and Guided Electives    (22 credits)
Free Electives 3 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: SARM-BS (PARM)  

Course Grade Minimum: Must have a grade of “C” or better in all major classes.

Compass Core Curriculum   

These requirements include earning 40-43 credits in Strengthening Foundations, Understanding Natural and Social Worlds, Exploring Connections, Cultivate Artistic Awareness, and Growing as an Individual and Global Citizen categories.

Total Requirements for Sport and Recreation Management Major: 76 credits

Recreation and Guided Electives: 22 credits

No Minor Required

Free Electives: 3 credits

Major Field Test

A major field test is required for graduating students. Please see advisor for more information.

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.