Certificate of Recreational Sport Management

The field of recreation management has changed over the years. Recreation professionals have moved from a field of resource management toward program development and entrepreneurship. This program of study will help prepare students for the current demands of the recreation professions and will culminate in a Certificate of Recreational Sport Management. Admission requirements for the certificate program are as follows: current KSU student, a minimum of 2.75 institutional GPA, completion of Introduction to Sport Management (SM 2100), and a completed application.

Certificate coursework

● SM 3200 Leadership and Management of Sport Organizations
● SM 3400 Sport Facility Design and Management
● SM 3900 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure
● SM 4200 Recreation Programing
● SM 4300 Commercial Recreation and Tourism
● SM 3500 Sport Sponsorship & Fundraising

All of the above courses have the following prerequisites: 1) completion of SM 2100 Intro to Sport Management, and 2) a minimum institutional GPA of 2.75.

This certificate program also requires participation in a 60-hour recreation or leisure volunteer experience (The Internship Coordinator will monitor and approve these volunteer activities. These experiences will be non-course credit hours. Proof of participation is required through the VKSU program.).

For more information contact:

John David Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Prillaman Health Sciences, Room 4015