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Students must complete 22 credit hours of required courses and 9 credit hours of electives (31 credit hours total) to graduate.

Courses

Courses Credit Hours
Required
PRT 500: Conceptual Foundations in Parks, Recreation Tourism & Sport  3
PRT 503: Advanced Fiscal Management for Parks, Recreation Tourism & Sport  3
PRT 504: Data Management and Evaluation in Parks, Recreation Tourism & Sport  3
PRT 505: GIS and Spatial Analysis in Parks, Recreation Tourism & Sport  3
PRT 506: Organ. Behavior and Leadership in Parks, Recreation Tourism & Sport  3
PRT 507: Strategic Marketing Management in Parks, Recreation Tourism & Sport  3
PRT 508: Risk Management for Parks, Recreation Tourism & Sport  3
PRT 650: E-Portfolio  1
Three (3) of the following
Electives 9
Total Degree Hours  31

Schedule of Courses (may periodically change)

Year 1

Fall Semester (August-December)

  • 1st 7-week Session:      PRT 500: Conceptual Foundations
  • 2nd 7-week Session:     PRT 503: Advanced Fiscal Management or Elective

Spring Semester (January-May)

  • 1st 7-week Session:      PRT 507: Strategic Marketing Management
  • 2nd 7-week Session:     PRT 505: GIS

Summer Session 1 (May-June)

  • PRT 508: Risk Management

Summer Session 2 (June-July)

  • Elective

Year 2

Fall Semester (August-December)

  • 1st 7-week Session:      PRT 506: Organ. Behavior & Leadership
  • 2nd 7-week Session:     PRT 504: Data Management

Spring Semester (January-May)

  • 1st 7-week Session:      Elective
  • 2nd 7-week Session:     Elective
  • PRT 650: E-Portfolio

Course Descriptions

PRT 500 – Conceptual Foundations in PRTM

Exploration of the conceptual foundations of leisure, recreations, sport, play, and work, the history of ideas in the field and the relationships of these ideas to contemporary professional and social problems. Restricted to PRTM masters and students and others by consent of the instructor.

This course will be offered online in an accelerated seven-week format.

For more info on How to Apply, please visit Distance Education.

PRT 503 – Advanced Fiscal Management for PRTM

This course is intended to provide students with advanced concepts of fiscal management as applied to the unique industries of parks, recreation, tourism and sport management. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how the receipt, disbursement, and utilization of funds can foster sustainability within these types of organizations. Additionally, this course will focus on developing the skills necessary to apply ethical financial analysis principles through financial risk management. This course is restricted to PRTM masters students and others by consent of the instructor.

This course will be offered online in an accelerated seven-week format.

For more info on How to Apply, please visit Distance Education.

PRT 504 – Data Management & Evaluation in PRTM

Introduction to procedures and techniques used in research and evaluation in parks, recreation, sport, and tourism settings to solve management problems. The course emphasizes techniques for data collection, management, analysis, and communication of research findings. This course is restricted to PRTM masters students and others by consent of the instructor.

This course will be offered online in an accelerated seven-week format.

For more info on How to Apply, please visit Distance Education.

PRT 505 – GIS and Spatial Analysis in PRTM

Introduction to spatial reasoning and spatial analysis as implemented in geographic information systems (GIS) to perform evaluation and research in parks, recreation, tourism, and sport settings. This course is restricted to PRTM masters degree students or others with consent of the instructor.

This course will be offered online in an accelerated seven-week format.

For more info on How to Apply, please visit Distance Education.

PRT 506 – Organizational Behavior and Leadership in PRTM

This course will focus on the organization and administration of public, private and not-for-profit park, recreation, tourism and sports (PRTS) agencies. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the structural, human, political, and cultural factors that impact organizational efficiency and effectiveness – specifically focusing on these environments. The course will primarily address issues related to organization, management, ethical leadership, human personnel supervision, theory, and research. This course is restricted to PRTM master’s degree students or by permission of instructor.

This course will be offered online in an accelerated seven-week format.

For more info on How to Apply, please visit Distance Education.

PRT 507 – Strategic Marketing Management in PRTM

This course examines the theoretical principles and applications of marketing and promotion strategies for recreational sport and key marketing concepts and strategies using case studies. There is significant discussion on marketing activation, leveraging strategies of sport/event sponsor brands/ companies, and developing a marketing plan. This course is restricted to PRTM master’s degree students and others with the content of the instructor.

This course will be offered online in an accelerated seven-week format.

For more info on How to Apply, please visit Distance Education.

PRT 508 – Risk Management for PRTM

This course explores risk management in park, recreation, tourism, and sport oganizations with an emphasis on ethical managerial strategies. The topics include legal concepts related to specific managerial functions, impacts on functions in recreation environments that result in more efficient and successful operation and protection for the organization. In addition, effective strategies for risk management related to facilitating active-healthy lifestyles and sustainable communities will be explored.

This course will be offered online in an accelerated seven-week format.

For more info on How to Apply, please visit Distance Education.

PRT 650 – Professional Electronic Portfolio in PRTM

Students will develop a personalized digital portfolio of the work completed in all required courses in the Masters of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management program. The portfolio should include evidence, reflection, and critical analysis of core competencies achieved throughout their academic course of study. This course must be taken during a student’s last semester after he or she has completed all the required courses.

This course will be offered online in an accelerated seven-week format.

For more info on How to Apply, please visit Distance Education.