Mar 21, 2019
To meet the needs of the recent growth in the sports industries, sport managers are in demand. This option, which includes either a minor in Business Administration or Sport Coaching, prepares students for career opportunities in sport fitness facilities, professional and collegiate sport teams, exercise and fitness/swim/golf/racquet clubs, municipal/high school/college/corporate/commercial intramurals and sport clubs, sport information, public/nonprofit/private sport agencies, and marketing sporting goods. This option culminates in a 10 week/400-hour internship, a practical work experience at an approved site with expert supervision. Through this experience, students gain managerial and administrative skills as well as valuable contacts for future employment. The course of study provides students with the prerequisite knowledge necessary to pass the National Recreation and Parks Association Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Examination.
1. 120 Semester Hours:
Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or better. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU. Students must repeat ‘D’ and ‘F’ courses in major and non-departmental required courses.
Non-departmental requirements (must have a grade of ‘C’ or better):
Departmental requirements (must have a ‘C’ or better):
- PEDU 1100 - Elementary Swimming (2)
- PEDU 3500 - Emergency Care & Safety Techniques (2)
- RECR 1000 - Introduction to Parks, Recreation/Sports, and Leisure Studies (3)
- RECR 2120 - Leadership in Parks, Recreation/Sports, and Leisure Service Agencies (3) (SI)
- RECR 2230 - Camping and Outdoor Recreation (3)
- RECR 2250 - Introduction to Recreation Therapy (3)
- RECR 2300 - Practicum in Recreation (3)
- RECR 3500 - Organizational Behavior in Recreation/Sports Service Agencies (3)
- RECR 3600 - Management of Recreation/Sports Service Agencies (3) (WI)
- RECR 3700 - Marketing for Recreation and Sport Services (3)
- RECR 3800 - Research Methods in Parks, Recreation/Sports, and Leisure Studies (3)
- RECR 3900 - Facility Management in Recreation and Sport (3)
- RECR 4150 - Event Management and Program Planning in Recreation and Sport Service Agencies (4)
- RECR 4610 - Finance in Parks, Recreation/Sports, and Leisure Service Agencies (3)
- RECR 4625 - Pre-internship in Parks, Recreation/Sports, and Leisure Service Agencies (1)
- RECR 4630 - Internship in Parks, Recreation/Sports, and Leisure Service Agencies (9)
- RECR 4900 - Technology Applications in Recreation, Physical Education & Sport (3)
4. Concentration Requirements
5. Minor Requirements
Students with a concentration in Recreational Sport Management with a Minor in Sport Coaching must complete the requirements of the Sport Coaching Minor .
Students who wish to major in the Recreation Administration Program must have an overall grade point average of 2.25 and apply to be admitted into the program. Applicants must be at least a sophomore and have completed the following courses: RECR 1000 , RECR 2120 , and one additional 2000 level RECR course with a GPA average of 2.25 or better. Students are required to be senior status, have permission of their advisor, and have completed RECR 4625 prior to enrolling in the RECR 4630 . Students must be in good standing and have passed all required courses prior to internship placement, which consists of a minimum 400-hour, 10 consecutive week field placement experience in recreation/leisure service agency.