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.
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
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 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 .