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Sport and Leisure Management

Department of Health and Sport Sciences

Sport and Leisure Management Major (B.S.Ed.)

Program objectives of the B.S.Ed. in Sport and Leisure Management are: (a) to become involved in the profession and committed to the academic, service, and social mission of the profession; (b) to demonstrate an awareness of the critical role of diversity to the delivery of inclusive sport and leisure services; (c) to demonstrate effective leadership within the sport and leisure profession; and (d) to behave in accordance with the ethical standards of the sport and leisure profession.

A. University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. The following are recommended or required for the major: Social/Behavioral Sciences: CSED 2101 is recommended; ECON 2010 is required.

B. The Major (79 hours)

1. Core requirements (43 hours). (Minimum grade of "C-" required in all major courses); SLS 2105 (4), 3104, 3105, 3204, 3605, 3650, 4135, 4155, 4205, 4500, 4605 (12).

2. SLS electives (15-36 hours). Includes all SLS courses not required in the major core.

3. General Electives (0-21 hours) to bring the total number of hours to 120.

Accelerated B.S.Ed. in Sport and Leisure Management with a concentration in Sport and Leisure Management/M.S in Health and Sport Science with a concentration in Sport and Leisure Management

This program allows outstanding undergraduates to begin the coursework for the Master of Science in Sport and Leisure Management during their senior year. Students are encouraged to begin planning to enter the Accelerated B.S.Ed./M.S. program early in their undergraduate career, in consultation with their advisor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences.

Working with the undergraduate and graduate academic coordinators, undergraduates selected into this program begin a carefully tailored course of study which will allow them to complete their B.S.Ed. degree while they also begin the coursework toward their M.S.

To apply, students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, and must submit two reference letters and a copy of their transcript to the Health and Sport Sciences department. Each applicant will complete an interview with the graduate academic coordinator in health and sport sciences.

Students must also apply to the Graduate School for the accelerated B.S.Ed./M.S. program, which allows them to take graduate courses in health and sport science. To continue in the program past the B.S.Ed., students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the Health and Sport Sciences department's M.S. program.

Only in ABM programs, up to 9 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. However, any graduate coursework will not apply to undergraduate GPA.

Typical 4-Year Sport and Leisure Management Sequence

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences* 3 Natural Science/Lab* 4
MATH* 3 Humanities/Fine Arts* 3
Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 COMM 2381 3
 Elective  3 History* 3
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   16 hrs

Sophomore Year

ENGL 2201 or 2202 3 ECON 2010 3
SLS 2105 4 History* 3
SLS elective 3 SLS 3204 3
Natural Science/Lab* 4 SLS elective 3
    Elective 3
       
Semester Totals 14 hrs   15 hrs

Junior Year

SLS 3104 3 Elective 3
SLS 3105 3 SLS 4205 3
SLS 3605 3 SLS 3650 3
Elective 3 SLS 4135 3
Elective 3 SLS elective 3
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Senior Year

SLS elective 3 SLS 4605 12
SLS 4155 3 Elective 3
SLS 4500 3    
SLS elective 3    
Elective 3    
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement