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  Oct 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Recreation and Sport Management Major, BS in Education – Sport Management Concentration


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The Recreation and Sport Management major with a concentration in Sport Management prepares students interested in working in the sport industry. The program combines the sport management curriculum with a minor in business administration. The program concludes with a semester-long internship experience.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Major Requirements and Rules

Advising Transition

Academic advising for freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students in the Recreation and Sport Management major occurs in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences' Office of Advising and Student Services (BEC 332). To transition from college to department advising, the student must complete an application form and submit it to department advising staff (322 HPER or via email to the staff member listed on the application.) Applications for the transition from college to department advising can be obtained by visiting HPER 322 or the Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies department website (krss.utk.edu). College and department advising staff will assist students making this transition.

The Board of Admissions meets at the end of each term to review applications. Applications must be submitted by December 1, May 1, or August 1 to be considered for the following term. A complete application and all transition criteria must be met to transition. Students will submit an application to transition after meeting the following minimum criteria:

  • Minimum of 30 semester hours earned.
  • Minimum cumulative University of Tennessee GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of RSM 100  with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of RSM 250  with a grade of C or better
  • Successful completion of ENGL 101 * and ENGL 102 *, and MATH 125 * or MATH 141 

Once the application is approved by the department, students will be emailed an acceptance letter with the name and contact information of their new department advisor. Students will then be responsible for scheduling a meeting with their new advisor for entrance advising to complete the process.

Minimum Grades and Required GPA for Continuation in the Major

Any Recreation and Sport Management course taken must be passed with a minimum grade of C. A 2.5 GPA is required to register for RSM 290 , RSM 390 , and RSM 490  and to graduate.

Service Learning Honors Program

Recreation and Sport Management majors with a concentration in Sport Management have the opportunity to participate in the college's Service Learning Honors Program. For eligibility and requirements, see Service Learning Honors Program .

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Education – Recreation and Sport Management Major – Sport Management Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
1Social Sciences Elective * 3  
2Unrestricted Electives 6  
Term 2
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 ENGL 101 
ENGL 102  3  
MATH 125 * or MATH 141 * or MATH 147  3-4  
RSM 100   1  
2Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 3
3ACCT 200  or ACCT 207   3 2.5 cumulative GPA
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247  3 MATH 125 * or MATH 141 
3ECON 201 * or ECON 207  4  
1Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
RSM 250   3  
Term 4
3MGT 201   3 RSM 100  
1Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
3STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
2Unrestricted Electives 3  
Term 5
3,4MARK 300   3 RSM 250  
RSM 335   3  
RSM 290   3  
2Unrestricted Electives 3  
6Recreation and Sport Management Electives 3  
Term 6
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 RSM 290  
3,4MGT 300   3  
5RSM 350 , 5RSM 390   6  
6Recreation and Sport Management Electives 6  
Term 7
6Recreation and Sport Management Electives 9 RSM 390  
1Communicating through Writing Elective* 3  
3,4FINC 300   3  
Term 8
5RSM 490   12 No milestones
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Select courses from the University General Education list . At least one natural science course must have a lab.
2 Select any course not already required for the major.
3 Business administration minor requirement.
4 Must be taken at UTK.
5 Requires advancement into the recreation and sport management major.
6 May choose from KNS 490 ; RSM 310 , RSM 330 RSM 334 , RSM 336 , RSM 337 , RSM 338 , RSM 340 , RSM 360 , RSM 370 , RSM 380  (class focus must be sport management), RSM 410 , RSM 415 , RSM 430 , RSM 440 , RSM 450 , RSM 460 . All courses on list (except KNS 490 , RSM 337 , RSM 338 , and RSM 370 ) require advancement into the recreation and sport management major.

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