The School of Sport, Recreation and Tourism Management (SRTM) offers one master’s degree, one graduate certificate, two bachelor's/accelerated master's programs, three undergraduate programs, two undergraduate certificates, four minors, and seven interdisciplinary minors with other units.

Graduate Programs

The MS in Sport and Recreation Studies meets the growing need for professionals and academics through concentrations in the areas of Recreation Administration, Sport Management, and Individualized Study in Sport, Recreation and Tourism.

A Graduate certificate is available in Sport Management with concentrations in International Sport Management and Sports Coaching.

Undergraduate Programs

The BS in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, with concentrations in Sport Management, Parks and Outdoor Recreation, and Therapeutic Recreation provide professional preparation in these exciting growth areas. Sport Management prepares capable graduates able to apply creative communication, leadership, and managerial skills in an array of positions in the $1.3 trillion sport sector, including sales, marketing, public relations, operations, facilities, and event management. The Parks and Outdoor Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation concentrations are accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT), and prepare students for supervisory and management careers in private and public parks and recreation systems (clinical and community). Therapeutic Recreation graduates implement interventions and rehabilitation activities to enhance the quality of life for special populations. Parks and Outdoor Recreation graduates plan and implement community recreation programs, lead outdoor activities, and manage the uses of natural and cultural resources.

The BS in Tourism and Events Management degree offers concentrations in Events Management, Hospitality Management and Tourism Management. These programs prepare students to develop skills in policy, administration, planning, programming, marketing, finance, and leadership. Events Management graduates plan, implement and evaluate events ranging from social gatherings, such as weddings, to major conferences, festivals, and mega-events. Hospitality Management graduates are prepared for planning, operations and sales pertaining to hotels, resorts and restaurants. Tourism Management graduates plan, present and interpret cultural sites, built environments, and public spaces for sustainable tourism and destination marketing purposes.

Minors

SRTM offers minors in sport coaching, sport management, tourism and events management, and recreation management.

Interdisciplinary Minors

In addition to school-based minors, the SRTM offers several minors in interdisciplinary areas of study. These minors require coursework from two or more disciplines and are administered by inter-unit faculty groups. The minors include:

Event Technical Production

The Event Technical Production Minor  is offered jointly by the School of Sport, Recreation and Tourism Management and the School of Theater in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Students will learn how to plan, manage and execute live events and presentations.

Sport Analytics

The Sports Analytics Minor is offered jointly by the School of Sport, Recreation and Tourism Management, School of BusinessCollege of Science, and Volgenau School of Engineering.

Sport and American Culture

The Sport and American Culture Minor is offered jointly by the School of Sport, Recreation and Tourism Management and Department of History and Art History. Students will learn about sport and its interconnection with other societal institutions. 

Sport and Computer Game Design

The Sport and Computer Game Design Minor is offered jointly by the School of Sport, Recreation and Tourism Management and the Computer Game Design Program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. This minor provides a combined introductory look at both the sports and computer game industries.

Sport and Conflict Resolution

The Sport and Conflict Resolution Minor offered by the School of Sport, Recreation and Tourism Management and School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

Sport Communication

The Sport Communication Minor is offered jointly by the School of Sport, Recreation and Tourism Management and the Department of Communication

School Faculty

Professors

R. Baker, Brayley, Chalip, Daniels, Green

Associate Professors

Aidoo, Esherick, Jin, Kozlowski, Lee, McDowell, M. Park, P. Rodgers, Slocum, Wiggins

Assistant Professors

Aylsworth

Instructors

Casserly, P. Gilbert, T. Jones, Magnant

 Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies (PRLS)

200 Level Courses

PRLS 200: Wilderness First Responder. 2 credits.
Examines the role of outdoor professionals in wilderness medicine and the response, care and rescue of outdoor participants in non-urban outdoor environments. Uses the Patient Assessment System (PAS) to assess backcountry patients in an intensive experiential course which addresses the issues of medico legal concerns, blood borne pathogens and infectious diseases. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 8 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 210: Introduction to Recreation and Leisure. 3 credits.
Traces the development of current concepts of recreation and leisure and their implications and consequences. Covers influences of philosophy, religion, science, economics, sociology, and politics on discretionary time and its uses. Notes: Open to nonmajors. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 220: Experiential Education Theory and Application. 3 credits.
Provides a broad theoretical, as well as practical, background in teaching and learning experientially. Concepts presented, experienced, and discussed include the basic premises of experiential learning according to a wide variety of educators and philosophers. The content and experience applies to recreation, education, development, and therapeutic settings. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 221: Challenge Course Facilitation. 3 credits.
Provides the fundamental principles and techniques of challenge course facilitation. Classroom learning is combined with an experiential setting through leading youth groups in the field. Students are provided with an introduction to safety, skills, and facilitation techniques for low and high elements of outdoor challenge courses. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: CPR Certification and PRLS 220.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 241: Practicum. 3 credits.
Paid or voluntary work experience in a park and recreation agency. Minimum period of 10 to 12 weeks of part-time employment or experience. Capstone course for minors, allowing for integration and application of course work, theories, and research to a work setting. Work sites chosen among four approved sites. Includes meetings and assignments prior to and during the practicum. Notes: Open to departmental majors and minors only. Serves as a capstone for minors who have completed PRLS 310, 316, and 327. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 210D, 220D or 316D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
PRLS 250: Wilderness Travel and Sustainability. 2 credits.
This experiential course is designed for students with prior backpacking experience. Involves discussions, demonstrations, and activities that teach students wilderness skills, safety and judgment, leadership and teamwork, and environmental ethics. Topics covered include basic wilderness first-aid, hazard evaluation, emergency procedures, expedition behavior, self awareness, judgment and decision making, campsite selection, shelter and stove use, fire building, sanitation and hygiene, cooking, nutrition and rationing, equipment care and selection, staying warm and dry, route finding and navigation, Leave No Trace backpacking, weather, natural history, and wilderness ethics. Application of these skills will occur during the 14-day offtrail backpacking trip in a remote wilderness area. Not only will students practice these wilderness skills, but they will also develop leadership abilities by working in a collaborative team environment. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Focused Course
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 290: Aquatic Operation and Management. 3 credits.
Covers industry standards for water quality and aquatic facility management. Includes recognizing, measuring, and preventing biological and physical hazards. Meets requirements for certification as a Certified Pool/Spa Operator through the National Swimming Pool Foundation as well as certification in CPR through the American Red Cross. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

300 Level Courses

PRLS 300: People with Nature. 3 credits.
Traces philosophical evolution of perceptions of and attitudes toward nature. Examines role of philosophers, scientists, nature-writers, and artists in the shaping of environmental thought. Includes extensive reading of Emerson, Thoreau, Muir, Leopold, Carson, Wilson, and others. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Focused Course
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 302: Park Management and Operations. 3 credits.
Focuses on management and operations of park resources, including the management of visitors and recreation development. Emphasizes understanding of contemporary threats to park integrity and preservation of resources. Also covers maintenance management systems. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 300
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 310: Program Planning and Evaluation. 3 credits.
Introduces fundamental principles and techniques of the planning process for sport, recreation and tourism programs, including assessment of needs and goals, objectives, and mission statement; generating solutions; planning programs for implementation and evaluation. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 210D, SPMT 201D, PHED 200D, SRST 200D or TOUR 200D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 316: Leadership and Outdoor Education. 3 credits.
Focuses on promotion of lifelong health and fitness via noncompetitive and informal outdoor activities. Introduces safety, skills, and leadership techniques. Covers sustainable use, conservation, and stewardship of natural resources. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 317: Social Psychology of Play and Recreation. 3 credits.
Applies social psychological theories and research to the study of leisure, play, and recreation behavior, including correlates, antecedents, and consequences of and constraints to these concepts. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 210D or SRST 200D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 323: Program Leadership and Evaluation. 3 credits.
Covers leadership and evaluation of health, fitness, and recreation programs. Uses computer technology to study evaluative aspects of program planning and administration. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 310D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 327: Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
An introduction to the processes and techniques of therapeutic recreation to meet the unique needs of people with disabilities. This course examines the history, concepts, theories, and foundations of therapeutic recreation. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 360: Bill of Rights Issues in Parks, Schools, and Public Places. 3 credits.
Examines issues, particularly those involving First Amendment free speech and freedom of religion issues such as political protests, religious displays, and use permits. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 362: Cultural and Environmental Interpretation. 3 credits.
Focuses on communication processes and practices used to explain and interpret special characteristics of cultural and environmental resource sites for visitors. Conceptual principles for planning interpretive programs and multi-media delivery techniques are discussed. Methods for programming interpretive services, addressing multi-audience accessibility, and administration and evaluation of interpretive services used at recreation and tourism sites are also examined.. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to TOUR 362.
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 300.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

PRLS 402: Human Behavior in Natural Environments. 3 credits.
Applies social and behavioral theories to management for recreational users of land and water resources. Examines deterioration and pollution of land and water, noise, crowding, and conflicts among users. Discusses strategies for mitigation of deleterious impacts and depreciative behaviors, and attitudes toward resource conservation, preservation, and use. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Focused Course
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 300C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 405: Planning and Operation of Recreation Facilities. 3 credits.
Covers quantity, location, and design standards for facilities. Includes safety, functionality, durability, and maintenance demand criteria in planning and design; programmatic and operational objectives to be met, including user comfort and convenience, crowd management, and traffic flow, and space relationships. Includes field study of local facilities. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 410: Administration of SRT Organizations I. 3 credits.
Focuses on operation and management of sport, recreation and tourism organizations. Covers management and leadership theories and techniques, problem-solving and decision making, organizational communications, design of organizational structures and budgeting. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 411: Administration of SRT Organizations II. 3 credits.
Focuses on program and organizational marketing principles and strategies; service quality assessment and organizational evaluation techniques; and organizational financing for the experience industry. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 410C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 416: Trends and Programming Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
Explores the role of leisure in human development with a specific focus on needs, demands, and services for people with disabilities and illness. Presents concepts associated with leisure, aging, physical challenge, targeting leisure services, research, and public policy. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 327D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 417: Processes, Techniques and Supervision in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
Exploration of processes and techniques used in Therapeutic Recreation, with a focus on the nature and diversity of recreation and leisure activities, modalities and interventions, facilitation techniques and approaches, leadership roles and tasks, communication skills, clinical supervision, health and safety considerations, and the impact of the impairment and/or treatment on the individual. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 327C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 418: Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
Presents methods of assessment, development of treatment program plans, and evaluation of all components. Extends program design by developing competencies in the planning approaches, individual and group assessment techniques, program evaluation, and documentation strategies for people with disabilities and illness. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 327D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 460: Sport and Recreation Law. 3 credits.
Emphasizes safety, liability, and risk. Covers current law and liability issues for administrators of RHT facilities and programs. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 480: Special Topics in Recreation Management. 1-3 credits.
Selected topics reflecting interest in specialized areas of parks and outdoor recreation or therapeutic recreation. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PRLS 490: Recreation Management Internship. 12 credits.
Consecutive weeks in an agency for a minimum 10-15 weeks of 30-40 hours weekly (400 total hours-parks and outdoor recreation) and (560 total hours-therapeutic recreation supervised by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist). Applies course work, theories, and research to an agency site chosen by the student after approval by Internship Coordinator. Includes meetings and assignments before and during internship. Note: Mandatory internship meeting attendance required before registration and CPR and AED certification required by start of class. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 210D, 310C, 323C, 316C, 410C, SRST 200D, PRLS 323C, 241D and 317C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior Plus or Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Parks and Outdoor Recreation or Therapeutic Recreation.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
PRLS 499: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Individual study of topic area in leisure research, theory, or practice under direction of faculty. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 90 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Health Education, Health, Fitness Rec Resrcs, Individualized Study, Nursing, Physical Education (Special), Physical Education or Parks, Rec, Leisure Studies.

Washington Consortium level students may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

PRLS 501: Introduction to Natural Resources Law. 3 credits.
Selected legal issues involving conflicting use and preservation demands on our nation's limited natural resource base, particularly those involving public lands, open space, and recreation resources. Uses case studies of recent court decisions. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 460.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PRLS 503: Administration and Disability Rights in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
Overview of major law and policy issues related to therapeutic recreation services for people with disabilities. Primary focus is on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related federal legislation. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 460.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PRLS 526: Environmental Education and Resource Interpretation. 3 credits.
Provides methods for communicating and disseminating information pertaining to the use of natural recreation resources. Covers design and implementation of educational materials and programs to enhance understanding and appreciation of cultural, historical, and natural resources. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PRLS 531: Natural Resources Recreation Planning. 3 credits.
Origins and evolution of recreation use philosophy, policies, and service of public estate management. Examines planning for a spectrum of opportunities, from wilderness to developed sites, with attention to financial consideration and sustainable use of cultural and visual resources. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Focused Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PRLS 533: Visitor Services. 3 credits.
Examines motivation of resource-based recreation participants. Covers visitors' expectations and perceptions, with emphasis on implication for service quality, staff training, and other management responsibilities. Discusses use and user conflicts and placement, information and interpretive service, and human and other interpretive service resources. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PRLS 535: Evaluating Recreation Outcomes. 3 credits.
Covers application of quantitative and qualitative research methods to the evaluation of programs provided to visitors and users of public lands for outdoor recreation. Focuses on needs assessment and application of meaningful measures for formative and summative evaluations. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PRLS 598: Special Topics. 1-6 credits.
Projects related to parks, recreation, and leisure studies. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PRLS 599: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Study of a problem area in parks, recreation, and leisure studies research; theory or practice under the direction of faculty member. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

PRLS 601: History of Leisure and Sport in American Society. 3 credits.
Examines leisure and sport in American society from the early colonial period to the present day. Investigates the pattern of leisure and sport as America moved from a largely agrarian to a highly industrialized nation. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PRLS 610: Recreation Administration and Planning. 3 credits.
Examines recreational administration concepts regarding organizational structure and operations, personnel management, financing, policy development, and public relations procedures. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PRLS 611: Social Psychology of Leisure. 3 credits.
Addresses historical, theoretical, and empirical foundations of social psychological constructs relative to social behavior in park, recreation, sport, and tourism settings. Focuses on attitudinal, social, and motivational theories as applied to leisure-related contexts. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PRLS 612: Philosophy of Leisure and Sport. 3 credits.
Investigates the phenomenon of leisure and sport from a philosophical perspective. Utilizes the philosophical approach to better explain the role that leisure and sport play in American society. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PRLS 613: Strategic Leadership in Recreation Administration. 3 credits.
Focuses on strategic leadership in recreation administration necessitated by demographic, social, political, and legal challenges; addresses organizational culture, positive leadership, innovation, partnerships, data-driven decision making, and accountability. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PRLS 614: Legal Issues in Recreation Administration. 3 credits.
Surveys current legal issues relevant to Recreation Administration, including, but not limited to, tort law, civil rights law, employment law, constitutional law, and copyright law. This course uses case studies of recent court decisions. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PRLS 670: Environmental Law. 3 credits.
Focuses on interpretation of environmental laws and regulatory issues. Emphasizes critical evaluation of alternatives to unresolved issues in environmental policies involving endangered species, hazardous waste, and toxic substances. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Sport Management (SPMT)

100 Level Courses

SPMT 100: Current Events in Sport Business. 1 credit.
Engages students in a discussion about recent developments in the sport industry, using the Sport Business Journal to stimulate the discussion as well as provide the student with current information about this rapidly changing industry. There will be two field trips conducted as part of this class. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 110: Basketball Officiating. 1 credit.
Teaches the fundamentals of officiating basketball including a thorough discussion of each of the rules as well as instruction of two person mechanics. Provides opportunity to become a certified Virginia High School League (VHSL) official. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 111: Football Officiating. 1 credit.
Teaches the fundamentals of officiating football including a thorough discussion of each of the rules as well as instruction of crew mechanics. Provides opportunity of becoming a certified Virginia High School League (VHSL) official. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 112: Soccer Officiating. 1 credit.
Teaches the fundamentals of officiating soccer including a thorough discussion of each of the rules as well as instruction of crew mechanics. Provides opportunity of becoming a certified Virginia High School League (VHSL) official. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

200 Level Courses

SPMT 201: Introduction to Sport Management. 3 credits.
Introduces sport management profession. Primary focus is on sport industry, including professional sport entertainment, amateur sport entertainment, for-profit sport participation, nonprofit sport participation, sporting goods, and sport services. Notes: Open to non majors. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 202: Mental Skills for Sport Performance. 2 credits.
Introduces mental skills training for sport performance used within the field of sport and exercise psychology. Demonstrates mental practice techniques to be practiced and assessed. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 210: Foundations of Sport Coaching. 3 credits.
Introduction to the scientific bases for coaching sports and the process of coaching athletes. It includes the development of an individual coaching philosophy and the application of scientific training in the psychological, physiological, pedagogical and managerial bases of sport coaching. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 241: Practicum. 3 credits.
Paid or voluntary experience in sport industry setting. Work sites chosen by students after receiving approval of faculty supervisors. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Sport Management.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

300 Level Courses

SPMT 302: Philosophical and Ethical Dimensions of Sport. 3 credits.
Investigates moral issues in sport and judgments about right and wrong behavior among athletes, coaches, spectators, and others. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 304: Sport, Culture, and Society. 3 credits.
Analyzes sport from educational, political, economic, and cultural perspectives. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 318: Diversity and Inclusion Issues in Sport. 3 credits.
Focuses on sport participant and employee diversity and inclusive practices; and how differences based on religion disability, socioeconomic class, sex, gender, sexual orientation and racial hierarchies impacts historical and current sport experiences and outcomes. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 320: Psychology of Sport. 3 credits.
Psychological theories of personality, motivation, and anxiety explored in sport environment. Examines social-psychological research on audience effects, team cohesion, leadership, and fan behavior. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 321: America Through Baseball. 3 credits.
This course is designed for the student to gain an understanding of the past and present role of baseball in American culture. The course focuses on the development of professional baseball over the past 160 years and the ways in which the history of America as a nation and culture can be "read" through baseball. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 322: Football and American Culture. 3 credits.
Designed for the student to gain an understanding of the past and present role of football in American culture. Focuses on the development of college, professional and high school football over the past 120 years and contemporary issues in football culture are analyzed such as debates over racial symbols and mascots, the question of professionalizing division one college football, and tailgating and televisual football cultures. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 323: America and the Modern Olympics. 3 credits.
This course is designed to provide students an understanding of the role played by the United States in the modern Olympic movement. The primary focus is on the United States relationship with the modern Olympics from the earliest days of the games up through the Cold War period and beyond. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 341: Field Experience in Sport Coaching. 3 credits.
Application of the scientific bases for coaching sports and the process of coaching athletes. Includes paid or voluntary experience in a sport-specific setting. The practicum location is to be chosen by students after receiving approval of the faculty supervisor. A minimum of 120 clock hours is required within the timeframe of the course. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 210C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Coaching.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

SPMT 405: Sport Venues and Events. 3 credits.
Principles and techniques of event planning and operations in sport facilities and venues. Emphasizes principles and concepts of organization and administration including communication, personnel management, management of physical resources, and risk management. Examines a variety of sport events and venues such as indoor stadiums, athletic field complexes, and managing recreation and intramural activities. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 60 hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 412: Sport Marketing and Sales. 3 credits.
Investigates principles and processes in sport marketing and finance. Focuses on research and development, sport promotion, sport sponsorship, advertising, merchandising, and distribution of sporting goods. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 420: Economics and Finance in the Sport Industry. 3 credits.
Examines the principles of economics, budgeting, and finance as it applies to the sport industry. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 60 hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 425: Sport Analytics. 3 credits.
Discusses theories and concepts in sport analytics. Topics cover player performance, player management, sports data strategies, team management, and game day operations and strategies. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: SPMT 201C and (STAT 250C or BUS 210C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 430: Sport Communication. 3 credits.
Provides a senior-level exploration of the role of sport communication in contemporary cultures. Readings and discussions address questions about how communication about/in sports highlights the importance of sports, the cultural identities of those who engage in sport communication, and the pervasiveness of sport communication practices in industry. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: General COMM course.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 440: Global Perspectives in Sport. 3 credits.
An interdisciplinary examination of sport as a global phenomenon. Historical, cultural, economic, and governance perspectives are considered. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 455: Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations. 3 credits.
Examines sport organizations focused on both professional and amateur governance structures and processes. The study of policy in educational, nonprofit, and professional sport venues is also addressed. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 60 hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 462: Sport Business Law. 3 credits.
Students in this course will receive instruction in the major areas of the law that impacts the sport industry. Students will also see how knowledge of sport law can make them better sport managers. There will be an introduction to the legal system in the United States and then we will see how the law has shaped the management of sport organizations and the playing and staging of the games. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 470: Strategic Management and Leadership in Sport Organizations. 3 credits.
Provides a foundation in organizational studies. It addresses the theoretical underpinnings and applications of leadership, It examines strategic planning processes and management within sport organizations. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 475: Sport Management Professional Development Seminar. 3 credits.
This is a seminar format in which students synthesize and apply theories, concepts, and practices in the leadership and management of sport organizations. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 75 hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 241D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Sport Management.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 480: Special Topics in Sport Management. 3 credits.
Selected topics reflecting interest in specialized areas of sport management announced in advance. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SPMT 490: Internship. 12 credits.
Paid or voluntary work experience in sport industry settings. Requires minimum period of 10 to 12 weeks of full-time employment. Applies course work, theories, and research to work settings. Work sites chosen by students after approval of faculty supervisors. Includes meetings and assignments before and during the internship. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Recommended Prerequisite: SPMT 475 and completion of 90 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 241C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Sport Management.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
SPMT 499: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Faculty-directed independent study of approved topics in sport management. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

SPMT 551: Sport in the Global Marketplace. 3 credits.
Explores sport business internationally including the production and consumption of professional and Olympic-linked sports and the impact of globalization on sport. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SPMT 555: The Australian Model of Sport. 3 credits.
Examines the Australian model of sport which has been adopted in many countries. Analyzes government sport policy and the organization and administration of Australian professional sports. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPMT 551.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SPMT 556: The Global Soccer Industry. 3 credits.
Explores the international soccer industry focusing on major professional leagues, international federations, international movement of players, the production of soccer equipment, legal and social issues. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPMT 551.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

SPMT 611: Sport Marketing and Sales. 3 credits.
Investigates principles and processes in sport marketing. Focuses on research and development, sport promotion, sport sponsorship, advertising, merchandising, and distribution of sporting goods. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SPMT 612: Economics and Financial Management in the Sport Industry. 3 credits.
Examines principles of economics, budgeting, and finance as they apply to the sport industry. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SPMT 613: Strategic Leadership in Sport Organizations. 3 credits.
Examines the theoretical underpinnings and effective strategic processes of leadership in sport organizations. Leader behaviors, characteristics, situational influences, and the cognitive dimensions of leadership will be explored within the organizational context. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SPMT 614: Legal Issues in Sport. 3 credits.
Examines legal issues as they apply to the sports industry. Course content includes, but is not limited to: tort law, risk management procedures, product liability, constitutional/contract/administrative/statutory law, crowd control/security, personal/professional values, and situational analysis. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SPMT 616: Sport Operations, Venues, and Event Management. 3 credits.
Examines administrative functions and operations, strategic planning, governance structures, policy development, and effective practices in the strategic management of sport programs, including managerial principles for venues and events. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SPMT 618: Psychology of Coaching. 3 credits.
Presents a psychological foundation for sport coaching. Basic tenets of the psychology of individual and group behavior will include motivation, stress, communication, group cohesion/dynamics, leadership, reinforcement, and feedback as they relate to the context of sport coaching. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SPMT 620: Ethical Issues in Global Sport. 3 credits.
Investigates moral issues in sport, and judgments about right and wrong behavior among organizations, athletes, coaches, spectators, and others at the global level. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SPMT 631: Theoretical Models of Sport Coaching. 3 credits.
Examines the scientific bases for coaching athletes. Emphasizes philosophical underpinnings and theoretical foundations in the psychological, physiological, pedagogical, and managerial bases of sport coaching. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SPMT 651: Sport and International Development. 3 credits.
Explores the roles of sport in international development with focus on Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international federations, professional leagues and grassroots initiatives will be examined. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPMT 551.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SPMT 652: Governance and Policy in International Sport. 3 credits.
Explores sport governance and policy in the international context with focus on international federations, professional leagues and comparative analyses of governmental sporting policies. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPMT 551.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Sports and Recreation Studies (SRST)

200 Level Courses

SRST 200: History of Sport and Leisure in America. 3 credits.
Traces the history of sport and leisure in America. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

300 Level Courses

SRST 360: Sport Based Youth Development. 3 credits.
An interdisciplinary examination of current trends and issues in youth sport, with a focus on non-school based community programs. Emphasis is placed on the structural characteristics of sport and physical activity programs as they pertain to proper development of children and adolescents. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to two attempts. Equivalent to PHED 360.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

SRST 450: Research Methods. 3 credits.
Covers the development of empirical research designs for both practical and theoretical problems in health, fitness, and recreation resources management. Includes literature review of hypothesized relationships, and formulation of research proposals. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: STAT 250C, DESC 210C, OM 210C or IT 250C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

SRST 595: Thesis Preparation. 2 credits.
Provides a basic overview and working knowledge of the procedures to be used towards completion of the thesis. With competencies gained in previous sport and recreation studies courses, the student will begin to form the criteria, considered evidence, and judgment towards a research topic for SRST 799. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
SRST 598: Special Topics. 1-6 credits.
Focuses on projects related to sport and/or recreation studies. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SRST 599: Independent Study in Sport and Recreation Studies. 1-3 credits.
Studies problem area in sport and recreation studies research, theory, or practice under direction of faculty member. Notes: Students engage in one-on-one or seminar independent study with an SRST faculty member. The faculty member may be the student's thesis or project supervisor. While SRST 599 is repeatable, 3 credit hours must be designated for Preparation of Thesis or Project Proposal. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

600 Level Courses

SRST 606: Foundations of Sport and Recreation Studies. 3 credits.
Examines the historical development of the Sport and Recreation Studies fields. Explores the interconnection between these phenomena in the context of the social, cultural and economic forces shaping American and global societies. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to English Language, Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SRST 623: Research Design and Statistical Reasoning. 3 credits.
Introduces basic principles of scientific and scholarly inquiry in Sport and Recreation Studies. Explores the logic and practice of methods and techniques employed in research related to sport and recreation. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

700 Level Courses

SRST 796: Seminar in Sport and Recreation Studies. 1 credit.
Scholarly forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary topics in sport and recreation studies. Graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars/practitioners share ongoing research and practical applications. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: All other coursework with the exception of concurrent capstone.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
SRST 798: Master's Project/Internship. 1-6 credits.
Offers capstone experience to enable students to demonstrate their integrative knowledge and skills accrued through study in their concentration area within Sport and Recreation Studies. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Corequisite: SRST 796.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SRST 623B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
SRST 799: Master's Thesis. 1-6 credits.
Explores sport and recreation problem using appropriate research methodology and under supervision of graduate faculty member. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SRST 623B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

Tourism and Events Management (TOUR)

100 Level Courses

TOUR 110: Professionalism and Civility. 1 credit.
Focuses on developing competencies in the areas of professionalism and civility in a variety of settings including professional image, conduct at work, telephone, written, oral, and electronic etiquette, table manners, and social networking with an emphasis on the cultural needs for honoring commitments and obligation. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 190: Wedding Planning. 3 credits.
Introduction to the planning and management of weddings. Explores social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and historical influences on wedding planning decision-making and business strategies. Reviews practices relevant to successful wedding planning, and consultancy for diverse clients and settings. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

200 Level Courses

TOUR 200: Introduction to Tourism Management. 3 credits.
Introduces travel and tourism from local to international levels. Covers the scale, scope and organization of the industry. Emphasizes the development and management of natural, cultural, heritage and recreational resources of tourism. Identifies issues related to the economic, technological and political aspects of tourism. Notes: Open to nonmajors. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 210: Global Understanding through Travel and Tourism. 3 credits.
Examines tourism as a global industry and human activity that promotes and facilitates understanding of historical and cultural values, and of international institutions that characterize the broader global system. Notes: Open to nonmajors. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 214: Hospitality Tourism and Events Management Accounting. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of financial accounting for hospitality, tourism and event managers. Presents financial accounting from the perspective of recording financial transactions, developing financial statements and evaluating investment and operational decisions. Emphasizes efficient use of spreadsheets in managerial decision making. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 220: Introduction to Event Management. 3 credits.
Explores principles and practices of managing medium- and large scale events including festivals, conventions, concerts, shows, sporting events, and ceremonies. Emphasizes organization, site preparation, communications, personnel, and security as well as evaluation and innovation. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 221: Event Implementation and Evaluation. 3 credits.
Introduction to event implementation and evaluation through involvement in on-site event delivery and analysis. Studies participant motivation and economic, social, environmental, and cultural impacts in relation to an event's products and services. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 220D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 230: Introduction to Hospitality Management. 3 credits.
This course is an introduction to hospitality management, including an overview of management in the hospitality industry and professional opportunities. The concepts and practices of hospitality management are examined and discussed. The scope and forms of hospitality organizations are reviewed, as well as trends within these organizations. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 241: Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Practicum. 3 credits.
Provides 120 hours of introductory supervised professional fieldwork experience in an approved tourism, events, or hospitality management setting for 10 to 14 weeks (10 weeks only for the Summer term) under the supervision of a practicum Faculty Supervisor and Agency Supervisor. Includes meetings and assignments before, during, and after the practicum. Notes: Students must complete the mandatory pre-experience orientation session online before registering for this course. Hourly requirement per week is 15-20 for Summer term. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 200D, 220D and 230D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Tourism and Events Management.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

300 Level Courses

TOUR 301: Hotel Management. 3 credits.
Explores interrelated systems in hotel management, including front desk, reservations, housekeeping, food/beverage, telecommunications, guest services and security. Reviews and segments hotel products and associated management challenges. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 230D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 310: Food and Beverage Management. 3 credits.
Explores the principles of foodservice management regarding production and selling of food and beverage products. Categorizes various types of food, wine, beer and spirits. Reviews foodservice buying, pricing, menu planning, production, storage, service, controls and quality assurance. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 230D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 311: Women and Tourism. 3 credits.
Focuses on women as hosts and guests. Using social theory, explores issues regarding the history and evolution of tourism as a gendered system. Addresses family, solo and business travel, and employment, taking into consideration issues related to more and lesser developed countries as they relate to the roles of women in international tourism. Notes: Open to nonmajors. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 313: Event Technical Production. 3 credits.
Explores theoretical and practical considerations of event technology. Examines specifications, layout installation techniques and operation of sound systems, lighting systems and video systems for event industry sectors. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 220D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 314: Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Revenue Management. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of revenue management as utilized in a hospitality context. Presents the dynamics of revenue management and demonstrates strategic and operations perspectives. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 200C, 220C or 230C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 320: Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Information Systems. 3 credits.
Introduces management information systems (MIS) technology and its application to hospitality, tourism and event management (HTEM) sectors from managerial and strategic perspectives. Surveys computer applications, products and trends in gathering, analyzing, storing and communicating information within the HTEM sectors. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 200D, 220D or 230D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 330: Resort Management. 3 credits.
Surveys effective practices in the management of resort recreation enterprises. Examines basic resort operations, including front desk, food and beverage, amenities, and housekeeping. Covers management of a variety of resort types, such as ski resorts, beach resorts, dude ranches, business retreats, adventure camps, health spas, and golf resorts. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 200D or 230D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 331: Cruise Ship Management. 3 credits.
Surveys effective practices in the management and operation of cruise ships. Includes on-site examination of basic cruise operations including sales and booking, food and beverages, hotel operations, security, recreation activities, shore excursions and personnel management. Examines historical foundations of the cruise industry, related leisure and management theory, and leisure trends specific to mass international maritime travel. Notes: Includes on-campus classroom lectures and week-long on-board cruise ship instructional experience. Must be 21 years of age by beginning of semester. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 200C and 230C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Tourism and Events Management.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 340: Sustainable Tourism. 3 credits.
Studies the characteristics of environmentally, economically and socio-culturally sustainable tourism and assesses the possibilities and limitations for its implementation within a variety of destinations and product settings. Emphasizes conventional "mass" tourism and small-scale "alternative" tourism as they apply to hospitality, event , and tourism management. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Focused Course
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 200D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 341: Film and Medical Tourism. 3 credits.
This two-part course introduces film-induced tourism and medical tourism. The evolution of each type of tourism, and the opportunities and challenges of each type of tourism, will be explored in-depth. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 200C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 342: Sacred Spaces and Dark Tourism. 3 credits.
In-depth examination of the tourist experience at popular sacred sites and at attractions that offer socially unapproved or harmful personal touristic experiences. Management issues at touristic sacred sites and dark tourism enterprises will be identified and compared. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 200C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior, Senior Plus or Senior.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 343: Wine and Food Tourism. 3 credits.
Considers the characteristics of food and wine tourism related to environmental, economic and socio-cultural sustainable tourism and assess the possibilities and limitations for implementation within a variety of destinations and settings. Includes the development of the global food chain, artisan food and drink production, and the role of food and wine in the tourist experience. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 200C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 352: Heritage and Cultural Tourism. 3 credits.
Analyzes historical and cultural attractions, including museums, canals, monuments, pilgrimage sites, military sites, and cultural and heritage landscapes. Covers presentation and interpretation, African-American and Native American heritage, management and operational considerations, and marketing. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 200D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 355: Event Logistics. 3 credits.
Explores practical considerations of event logistics and operations for conferences, conventions and exhibitions throughout the event industry sector. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 220C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 362: Cultural and Environmental Interpretation. 3 credits.
Focuses on communication processes and practices used by professionals to explain and interpret special characteristics of cultural and environmental resource sites for visitors. Discusses conceptual principles for planning interpretive programs, as well as techniques for analyzing and disseminating information and entertainment through various media. Examines delivery of interpretive messages across a variety of audiences, strategies for programming interpretive services, and the administration and evaluation of interpretive services at tourism, event, and recreation sites. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to PRLS 362.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 300C or TOUR 352C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

TOUR 410: Tourism Economics. 3 credits.
Introduces both macro and micro economic theory as it relates to hospitality, tourism and events management fields. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 241C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 412: Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Marketing and Sales. 3 credits.
Provides understanding and tools for marketing and management of financial resources in entrepreneurial tourism enterprises. Also includes market planning, business planning, feasibility assessment, investment analysis, basic accounting, and operational control. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 241C or PRLS 241C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 414: Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Finance. 3 credits.
Develops skills and competencies for the management of financial resources in hospitality, tourism and events management enterprises. Covers economic principles, the time value of money, revenue streams, pricing and expenditure management. Applies fundamental principles to personal financial management. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 241C and 214C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 420: Tourism Planning/Policy. 3 credits.
Principles of planning and policy that apply to integrated and sustainable tourism development at the international, national, state, regional, local, and site scale. Considers government, industry, and community perspectives. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Focused Course
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 241C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 430: Destination Marketing and Management. 3 credits.
Discusses the theories and concepts of destination management with a comprehensive approach that emphasizes planning, development, and marketing a destination. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 241C-.
C- Requires minimum grade of C-.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 440: Meetings and Conventions. 3 credits.
Analyzes meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions with respect to business environment and structure, industry suppliers, site and facility selection, human resource management, legal and financial issues, marketing and promotion, and event organization. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 241C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 445: Restaurant Management. 3 credits.
Advances knowledge gained in Food and Beverage Management, basic cooking skills, and human resource management to include hands-on operations of a full-service restaurant. Knowledge needed to successfully manage both back-of-the-house and front-of-the-house operations will be taught. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Safe Serve Certification
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 310C, 450C and NUTR 410C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 450: Hospitality Human Resources Management. 3 credits.
Reviews concepts and methods related to the achievement of strategic business goals through employee recruitment, training and development. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 241C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 460: Hospitality Facilities Operations. 3 credits.
Explores the principles applied to facilities systems operations in hospitality sectors. Considers design, planning, layout and maintenance of hospitality properties and systems. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 230C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 470: Career Preparation. 1 credit.
Focuses on current issues in tourism, events and hospitality management with an emphasis on career development strategies. Notes: Meets for half the semester Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 241D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 480: Special Topics. 1-3 credits.
Selected topics reflect interest in specialized area of tourism and events management. Announced in advance. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
TOUR 490: Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Internship. 12 credits.
Provides 400 hours of advanced supervised professional experience in an approved tourism, events, or hospitality management setting for a minimum of 30 hours/week, and a maximum of 40 hours/week (summer term only). Provides a continuous and structured opportunity to apply principles and skills developed in the classroom to the solution of practical problems. Notes: Students must attend mandatory pre-experience orientation session before registering and must participate in the mandatory final presentations upon completion of internship. Can register for only one additional course for up to 3 credits. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 241D and 470D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior Plus or Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Tourism and Events Management.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
TOUR 499: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Faculty directed independent study of approved topics in tourism and events management. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: TOUR 200 and 220, and 90 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Tourism and Events Management.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

500 Level Courses

TOUR 540: Sustainable Tourism Management. 3 credits.
Examines components and interrelationships within tourism systems and assesses the potential economic, sociocultural, and environmental impacts associated with this sector. Considers managerial strategies that minimize the negative impacts and maximize the positive impacts, thereby attaining sustainable tourism. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Focused Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
TOUR 598: Special Topics in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management. 3 credits.
Focuses on Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management projects related to sport and recreation studies. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

700 Level Courses

TOUR 710: Advanced Administrative Practices in Tourism and Events. 3 credits.
Explores best practices in the administration of tourism and events businesses. Particular emphasis will be placed on contract management, and strategic planning for dynamic markets and changing technologies, with specific applications to geographically dispersed consumers and suppliers. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
TOUR 720: Major Events and Convention Management. 3 credits.
Prepares graduate students for managing large scale events such as major festivals, conventions, sporting contests, cultural exhibitions, and commercial exhibitions. Management of human financial, information, and technology resources will be emphasized. Offered by School of Sport/Rec/Tour Mgmt. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.