Master of Science in Recreation, Event and Sport Management

Online graduate program offered by the College of Education

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.