BS RTM: Sports Management Emphasis

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The RTM program at Concord University offers a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Tourism Management degree with an emphasis in Sports Management. The sports management instruction provides students with an overview of sport careers, sport environment and skills needed in the field. Advance instruction focuses on sports ethics, marketing and development of recreational facilities.

Degree Requirements


The RTM Program use the following progression sheet to track the courses that students have taken towards the degree.

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RTM Progression Sheet (PDF)

Concord University Core Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Tourism Management degree with an emphasis in Park and Recreation Management requires successful completion of 120 semester hours, including: (1) the Program of General Studies, including the following required courses: MATH 105 and ECON 201 or 202; (2) the Recreation and Tourism Management Core classes (see below); (3) at least one RTM area of emphasis; and (4) an internship experience. Two modern language courses are strongly recommended.

Recreation and Tourism Management Core

33 Credit Hours

  • RTM 100 Introduction to Recreation and Tourism Management (3)
  • RTM 222 Managing Tourism Resources (3)
  • RTM 224 Tourism Motivation and Behavior (3)
  • RTM 226 Inclusive Services in Recreation and Tourism (3)
  • RTM 240 Programs and Operations in Recreation (3)
  • RTM 311 Measuring Tourism Impacts (3)
  • RTM 456 Seminar in Recreation and Tourism Management (3)
  • RTM 460 Recreation and Tourism Management Internship (3-12)

Note: P ED 218 Sophomore Practicum, P ED 332 Junior Practicum, and  P ED 465 replace RTM 460 for students in the Sports Management area of emphasis. (12 credit hours)

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Area of Emphasis: Sports Management

  • P ED 105 Introduction to Sports Management (1)
  • P ED 202 Foundations of Physical Education and Sport (3)
  • P ED 216 Sport Ethics (3)
  • P ED 217 Sport Governance (3)
  • P ED 218 Sophomore Practicum (3)
  • P ED 303 Sport Finance (3)
  • P ED 306 Advanced Sport Management (2)
  • P ED 330 Sport Marketing (3)
  • P ED 332 Junior Practicum (3)
  • P ED 410 Sport Law (3)
  • P ED 465 Field Instruction/Internship (3-6)
  • RTM 328 Design and Maintenance of Recreation Facilities (3)

Recommended electives for Sports Management

  • MGT 305 Principles of Management (3)
  • MKT 305 Principles of Marketing (3)