2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 18, 2019  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Recreation and Sport Management


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GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED:

Master of Arts
Master of Science

Department of Recreation and Sport Management
Health and Human Services Building, room B-64
Phone: 812-237-2183
Fax: 812-237-2493
E-mail: rcsm@indstate.edu
Web site: http://web.indstate.edu/rcsm/

Department Chairperson: Dr. Steven W. Smidley

Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Thomas H. Sawyer

GRADUATE FACULTY

Professors

Sawyer, Thomas H., Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Graduate Coordinator and Professor of Sport Management and Physical Education
Specializations: Sport Facility Design, Sport Finance, Sport Law, Sport Management, Sport Marketing

Rogers, Nancy Brattain, Ph.D., Indiana University
Professor of Recreation and Sport Management, and Director,Center for Public Service and Community Engagement
Specializations: Leisure and Aging, Recreation Management, Community Engagement, Nonprofit Management

Associate Professors

Bodey, Kimberly J., Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Associate Professor of Recreation and Sport Management
Specializations: Sport Management Theory and Practice, Sport Governance and Policy Development, Ethical Decision Making Sport Law.

Rogers, Don, Ph.D., Indiana University
Associate Professor of Recreation and Sport Management
Specialization: Recreation Therapy

Strigas, Ethan; Ph.D., Florida State University
Associate Professor of Recreation and Sport Management
Specializations: Sport Management, Volunteerism, Legal Aspects of Sport, Marketing, Sport Governance

Assistant Professors

Schaumleffel, Nathan A., Ph.D., CPRP, University of Illinois
Assistant Professor of Recreation and Sport Management
Specializations: Community Recreation, Rural Recreation Development, Non-Profit Management, Youth and Community Development

Smidley, Steven W., Re.D., Indiana University
Department Chairperson, Assistant Professor of Recreation and Sport Management
Specialization: Recreation Management and Youth Leadership

INTRODUCTION

Graduate study in the Department of Recreation and Sport Management is designed to strengthen the basic principles and understandings in the recreation and sport management disciplines.

The program meets the guidelines for graduate degrees in sport management established by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the North American Association for Sport Management.

FACILITIES

The Department of Recreation and Sport Management is located in the Health and Human Services Building. The department manages the ISU Field Campus. The University library holdings in recreation and sport management are excellent and include subscriptions to many recreation and sport management journals and periodicals.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies for admission, applicants are expected to have completed an undergraduate major in recreation, sport, physical education, business, or related field. Applicants with deficiencies may be granted conditional admission. Students failing to meet grade point average requirements will be required to take the Graduate Record Examination and attain a combined score of 800 in the verbal and quantitative sections. Students without a sport management  major will be required to take Recreation and Sport Management 510 as a prerequisite. Prospective students should submit official transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Students must meet admission standards as established by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies for full or conditional admission. International students must submit a TOEFL score no less than 550.

Several graduate assistantships are available through the Department of Recreation and Sport Management. Other assistantships and financial assistance are available through other sources on campus. All are awarded on a competitive basis.

Full-time students are expected to carry a minimum of nine hours per semester.

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