BS in Parks, Recreation and Sport with Emphasis in Sport Management
Degree Program Description
The public’s desire for quality of life, the pursuit of happiness and for well organized leisure activities drives a $600 billion marketplace supporting parks, recreation, more than $152 billion in sport management, and a $1.3 trillion investment in tourism. Students interested in Parks Recreation and Sport are individuals who are active, involved in sports, the great outdoors, and enjoy travel. The BS in Parks, Recreation & Sport with an emphasis in Sport Management specializes in the business aspects of sport and recreation. Areas of study include governance and policy in sport and leisure, sport economics and finance, business of sport, and legal aspects of sport. In Sport Management, economics drive a wide variety of opportunities including professional and collegiate sport, professional management, sporting goods, media, administration and finance. Sport managers are hired by professional sport team's organizations and associations as well as collegiate athletics, sport facilities, in addition to positions in sporting goods, media, administration, and finance. Possible careers include sport brand manager, marketing manager, athletic director, sport agent, media relations director, and ticket sales representative. This emphasis is preparatory for post-baccalaureate and graduate work in law, business, or sport.
Major Program Requirements
|PRST 2010||Foundations of Sport||3|
|PRST 2080||Global Sport Environments||3|
|PRST 3282||Governance and Policy in Sport and Leisure||3|
|PRST 4385||Legal Aspects of Sport||3|
|Professional Electives related to emphasis (at least 6 credits must be from PRST curriculum)||15|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||MATH 1100||3|
|COMMUN 1200 or AG_ED_LD 2220||3||ECONOM 1014 or ABM 1041||3|
|PRST 1010||3||SOCIOL 1000 or RU_SOC 1000||3|
|PRST 1011||1||Humanities & Fine Arts||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts||3||Missouri State Law Requirement||3|
|Biological, Physical, or Mathematical Science||3|
|PSYCH 1000||3||ACCTCY 2010, 2026, or 2036||3|
|STAT 1200, 2500, or ESC_PS 4170||3||MRKTNG 3000, ABM 2183, or ABM 3224W||3|
|PRST 2281||3||PRST 2111||3|
|Communication Elective||3||Professional Elective||3|
|Biological or Physical Science with Lab||3-4||PRST 2010||3|
|H_D_FS 2400 or 2400W||3-4||PRST 3215||4|
|PRS Professional Elective||3||PRST 3282||3|
|PRST 2080||3||Professional Elective||3|
|PRST 4100||3||BIO/PHYS Sci||3|
|PRST 4150 (or Parks, Health and Wellness Course)||3||General Elective||3|
|PRST 4208||3||PRST 4940||12|
|PRS Professional Elective||3|
|Total Credits: 120-122|
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