Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Sport Management is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the recreation and sport industries. RESM students must select one of two tracks that best aligns with career interests (electives allow for additional flexibility within the tracks). For acceptance into the undergraduate program in Recreation and Sport Management, applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the University of Arkansas.
- Recreation Administration Track (PDF) and Catalog link
- Sport Administration Track (PDF) and Catalog link
- RESM Course Descriptions (Catalog link)
- College of Education and Health Professions Honors Program
- Financial Aid
Students who select the Recreation Administration track tend to have goals related to careers in public, private and commercial recreation in a variety of settings — for example community, university, state and national parks, and non-profit organizations. Below are a few of the many organizations where Recreation Administration students gain practicum and/or internship experience while completing their degree.
- City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department
- Donald W. Reynolds Boys and Girls Club, Fayetteville
- Arkansas Athletes Outreach
- U of A University Recreation
- Devil’s Den State Park
- Experience Fayetteville (city Convention and Visitors Bureau)
- Visit Bentonville (city Advertising and Promotion Commission)
- Washington County Fairgrounds
Students who select the Sport Administration track tend to have goals related to careers in professional sport, collegiate sport, amateur sport, event management and sport agencies. Below are some of the many organizations where Sport Administration students gain practicum and/or internship experience while completing their degree.
- Texas Rangers
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Sporting Kansas City
- NWA Naturals (Arvest Ballpark)
- Arkansas Razorbacks
- Fayetteville Public Schools (athletics at various schools)
- Perfect Game Midwest
- Arkansas State Golf Association
- Next Level Baseball Academy
Recreation and Sport Management majors must obtain a C or better in all courses beginning with the alpha code RESM. To enroll in RESM 440V, students must have a 2.50 grade-point average or better in RESM core and concentration courses, completed multiple practicums, and completed RESM 3873 with a grade of C or better.
There are several experiential requirements within the recreation and sport management core. Students are required to do three practicum experiences (RESM 2011) with three different agencies. Each experience totals 45 hours. A more intense experience of an internship (RESM 440V) requires a minimum of 400 hours or work full time for 12-15 weeks in an approved recreation or sport agency. A minimum of 120 hours are required for graduation in the major of Recreation and Sport Management.