The online Master of Science degree program with a major in recreation, event and sport management (RESM) is designed to prepare students for management-level positions within the recreation, event and sport management industries, or for further graduate work in recreation, event, or sport.
Career opportunities include leadership and management positions in various agencies such as municipal recreation departments, not-for-profit agencies, resorts, military bases, commercial recreation enterprises, sport facilities, schools, state or federal agencies, parks, outdoor education centers, camps, YMCAs, intramural and campus recreation programs, corporations and fitness clubs, and professional and semi-professional sports organizations as well as college athletics.
RESM students may work with faculty on various research projects. Currently faculty interests include topics such as service quality, organizational culture and theory, administration of leisure services, community and economic aspects of sport and recreation events, motivations of non-profit sport organizations, and recreation opportunities for persons with disabilities. Multiple RESM faculty have served on numerous editorial and conference boards and have been honored as fellows in professional organizations.
Admission to the master’s program in Recreation, Event, and Sport Management (RESM) is a two-step process. Once approved by the graduate school, applications are sent to the RESM graduate program coordinator for review and final decision.
Apply to Toulouse Graduate School
- Complete an application at https://goapplytexas.org/.
- Requirements for international applicants can be viewed at http://admissions.unt.edu/international, including information on meeting the English Language Proficiency requirement.
- Have official transcripts from each college or university you have attended sent to the Toulouse Graduate School. Submit documents to:
University of North Texas
Toulouse Graduate School
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- Earn a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Earn a 3.0 grade point average or higher on all undergraduate work OR a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of your undergraduate degree OR a 3.4 GPA on your master's degree.
Dr. Jean Keller, Professor
Physical Education Building 205-K
Students are required to take eight courses (24 hours) and complete a culminating experience under the supervision of an RESM graduate faculty member (6 hours).
Required courses (24 hours)
Culminating Experience (6 hours)
Students must choose one of the following options for the culminating experience.
Students may enroll in 6 credits in one semester or split the credits over two semesters.
Students selecting the non-thesis option will complete the following:
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Applying for financial aid
- Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available annually.
- You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
- Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
- Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by visiting online at financialaid.unt.edu