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    Sep 28, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

The Recreation and Sport Management major with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation prepares students for employment in a variety of health care settings including programs for mental health and intellectual disabilities, physical rehabilitation centers, drug and alcohol treatment centers, and community-based programs. Graduates fulfill the eligibility requirements for National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. The program concludes with a semester-long internship experience.

uTrack Requirements

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 entered 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 ( 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 201  with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of ENGL 101 * and ENGL 102 *, and three (3) hours of Quantitative Reasoning

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 294 , RSM 394 , and RSM 494  and to graduate.

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Honors Program

Recreation and Sport Management majors with a concentration in Sport Management have the opportunity to participate in the college’s honors program. For eligibility and requirements, see College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Honors Program .

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

Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CFS 210 * 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
1Natural Science Elective  4  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
PSYC 110 * or PSYC 117  3  
2Quantitative Reasoning Elective * 3  
Term 2
1Natural Science Elective *   4 ENGL 101 
ENGL 102  3  
2Quantitative Reasoning Elective * 3  
 4Unrestricted Elective 4  
Term 3
CLAS 273   3 Quantitative Reasoning Elective*
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247  3  
RSM 201   4  
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3  
Term 4
1BCMB 230   5 RSM 201  
PHIL 252  3  
RSM 326   3  
3RSM 320   3  
4Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 5
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 PSYC 110 
KNS 332  or EEB 240   3-4  
PSYC 330   3  
3RSM 325   3  
3RSM 294   3  
Term 6
3RSM 310 , 3RSM 394   6 No milestones
5Professional Support Course Electives 6  
4Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 7
Psychology Elective (300-400 level course) 3 No milestones
RSM 405 , RSM 420 , RSM 430   9  
Recreation and Sport Management Elective
(300-400 level course)
Term 8
3,6RSM 494   12 No milestones
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Students taking BCMB 230  at UTK must take a chemistry sequence.
2 Select courses from the University General Education list .
3 Requires advancement into the recreation and sport management major.
4 Select any course not already required for the major.
5 Courses must be in addition to those specified for the major and must be selected from 300- or 400-level courses in the following disciplines: child and family studies, psychology, sociology, recreation and sport management, special education, or kinesiology, and educational interpreting and audiology and speech pathology, or KNS 290 ; PHYS 221 *, PHYS 222 *; SOCI 120 *; ANTH 110 * or ANTH 130 *; STAT 201 *; PUBH 315 , PUBH 350 , or PUBH 401 ; BIOL 101 *, BIOL 102 *, BIOL 150 *, BIOL 160 *, or BIOL 159 *; CHEM 100 *, CHEM 110 *, CHEM 120 *, or CHEM 130 *. All Statistics, Biology, and Chemistry course credits cannot be applied to both a general education and professional support elective requirement.
6 Must meet guidelines for national NCTRC certification.