Lake Superior State University

Sport and Recreation Management: Bachelor of Arts/Science

Program Description


The bachelor of science/bachelor of arts in sport and recreation management is a professional degree which focuses on leading, planning, managing and directing athletic, recreation and leisure opportunities for all ages of clientele, in a variety of public, private and commercial settings. A business minor is included in the degree to enhance management knowledge and skills. Career specialization can be achieved through additional minors or concentrations. A bachelor of arts includes eight hours of foreign language requirements.

A one-semester internship is required for both the bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees.

Available degrees (see specific degree requirements further down the page):



Degree Requirements


Bachelor of Arts Sport and Recreation Management

Program Requirements (33 credits)

  • RECS101 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services 3
  • RECS105 Program Development & Leadership 3
  • RECS270 Sports Management 3
  • RECS295 Practicum 1
  • RECS375 Commercial Recreation 3
  • RECS390 Recreation Leader Apprenticeship 1
  • RECS397 Recreation Studies Junior Research Seminar 1
  • RECS435 Research in Recreation and Leisure Sciences 3
  • RECS437 Recreation Studies Senior Research Seminar 1
  • RECS450 Philosophy of Leisure and Human Performance 3
  • RECS481 Professional Development Seminar 1
  • RECS482 Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services 4
  • RECS492* Internship 6

*It is recommended that RECS492 be completed during the summer of the student’s senior year.

Business Requirements (25 credits)

  • ACTG132 Principles of Accounting I 4
    or
  • OFFC119 Computerized Accounting Procedures 4
  • BUSN231 Business Communications 3
  • BUSN350 Business Law I 3
  • ECON201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  • ECON202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  • FINC245 Principles of Finance 3
  • MRKT281 Marketing Principles and Strategy 3
  • MGMT360 Principles of Management 3

Cognate Requirements (19 credits)

  • BIOL105 Functions of the Human Body 4
  • EMED181 First Aid 1
  • HMSV480 Grantwriting 3
  • Foreign Language 8
  • PSYC210 Statistics 3

School Electives (12 credits)

  • EXER140 Health and Fitness 3
  • EXER141 Introduction to Movement 3
  • EXER230 Athletic Injury and Illness Prevention 3
  • EXER234 Preventative Taping Techniques 1
  • EXER248 Psychology of Sport and Performance and Coaching 3
  • RECS212 Instructional Methods in Adapted Aquatics 2
  • RECS220 Methods in Arts & Crafts 3
  • RECS262 Outdoor Recreation 3
  • RECS280 Readiness in Games, Activities and Sports 3
  • RECS295 Practicum 1-3
  • RECS320 Dance and Rhythmic Activities for Recreation 3
  • RECS344 Adapted Sports and Recreation 3
  • RECS362 Land Management for Recreation Purposes 3
  • RECS365 Expedition Management 3
  • RECS367 National Parks, National Monuments and National Culture 3
  • RECS370 Recreation for the Elderly 3
  • RECS390 Recreation Leader Apprenticeship 1
  • RECS496 Selected Research Topics 1-3

General Education:  All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Core Requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

Bachelor of Arts degree (8 credits): One year of a modern language other than English.  If taken at LSSU, this would be CHIN151-CHIN152 or CHIN251-CHIN252; FREN151-FREN152 or FREN251-FREN252; GRMN141-GRMN142 or GRMN241-GRMN242; NATV141-NATV142 or NATV201-NATV202; or SPAN161-SPAN162. One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement. 

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.

 

 

Bachelor of Science Sport and Recreation Management

Program Requirements (33 credits)

  • RECS101 Introduction to Recreation & Leisure Services 3
  • RECS105 Program Development & Leadership 3
  • RECS270 Sports Management 3
  • RECS295 Practicum 1
  • RECS375 Commercial Recreation 3
  • RECS390 Recreation Leader Apprenticeship 1
  • RECS397 Recreation Studies Junior Research Seminar 1
  • RECS435 Research in Recreation and Leisure Sciences 3
  • RECS437 Recreation Studies Senior Research Seminar 1
  • RECS450 Philosophy of Leisure and Human Performance 3
  • RECS481 Professional Development Seminar 1
  • RECS482 Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services 4
  • RECS492* Internship 6

*It is recommended that RECS492 be completed during the summer of the student’s senior year.

Business Requirements (25 credits)

  • ACTG132 Principles of Accounting I 4
    or
  • OFFC119 Computerized Accounting Procedures 4
  • BUSN231 Business Communications 3
  • BUSN350 Business Law I 3
  • ECON201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  • ECON202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  • FINC245 Principles of Finance 3
  • MRKT281 Marketing Principles and Strategy 3
  • MGMT360 Principles of Management 3

Cognate Requirements (17-19 credits)

  • BIOL105 Function of the Human Body 4
  • EMED181 First Aid 1
  • HMSV480 Grantwriting 3
  • POLI130 Intro. to State & Local Government 4
    or
  • POLI160 Intro. to Canadian Government 3
  • PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 4
    or
  • PSYC155 Lifespan Development 3
  • PSYC210 Statistics 3

School Electives (12 credits)

  • EXER140 Health and Fitness 3
  • EXER141 Introduction to Movement 3
  • EXER230 Athletic Injury and Illness Prevention 3
  • EXER234 Preventitive Taping Techniques 1
  • EXER248 Psychology of Sport and Performance and Coaching 3
  • RECS212 Instructional Methods in Adapted Aquatics 2
  • RECS220 Methods of Arts & Crafts 3
  • RECS262 Outdoor Recreation 3
  • RECS280 Readiness in Games, Activities and Sports 3
  • RECS295 Practicum 1-3
  • RECS320 Dance and Rhythmic Activities for Recreation 3
  • RECS344 Adapted Sports and Recreation 3
  • RECS362 Land Management for Recreation Purposes 3
  • RECS365 Expedition Management 3
  • RECS367 National Parks, National Monuments and National Culture 3
  • RECS370 Recreation for Elderly 3
  • RECS390 Recreation Leader Apprenticeship 1
  • RECS496 Selected Research Topics 1-3

General Education:  All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Core Requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.


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