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Bachelor of Science in Recreation Sports Management Online

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Program Overview

Prepare to promote lively exercise, good nutrition choices and overall well-being with the leadership knowledge and influential skills you will gain in the Bachelor of Science in Recreation Sports Management online program. Designed to fit around your schedule, this online undergraduate program solidifies and merges your kinesiology expertise with a foundational business background to give you a comprehensive look into managing recreational sports organizations.

In this online bachelor's program, you will study the inner workings of athletic program management—including the business aspects such as accounting, economics, and information systems; foster your skills in sports therapy and first aid; and grow your leadership abilities in communication, planning, and facility management. You will further develop your knowledge and gain exposure to real-life scenarios by participating in two 15-week internships in the sports organization of your choice. As a graduate, you will be prepared for exciting employment opportunities in parks, recreational therapy programs, youth athletics, municipal recreation programs, residential camps, and professional sports.

Tuition
$285 Per Credit Hour
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Credit Hours
124 Credit Hours
Tuition
$285 Per Credit Hour
Calendar
Varies Program Duration
Credit Hours
124 Credit Hours
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Tuition

Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers its students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition that includes fees.

Tuition
$285 Per Credit Hour
Tuition
$855 Per 3-Credit-Hour Course

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Additional Fees

Application: $25
International Student Application: $65

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SOSU's Federal School Code is 003179. If you plan to use federal financial aid, it is recommended that you apply for and have your financial aid awards finalized before enrolling. To expedite this, it is important that you file your FAFSA as soon as possible after applying.

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Student Financial Aid Office
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Phone: 580-745-2186
Fax: 580-745-7469
Email: financialaid@SE.edu


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At SOSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

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Admissions

Let's start boosting your career! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for this online program, along with information on required documentation.

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To meet the admission requirements for the B.S. in Recreation Sports Management, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Transfer Students: Students who have attempted seven or more semester hours of college credit. Remedial and activity courses are not counted.

  • Students are accepted as long as their cumulative GPA is a 2.0 or higher. If the student's cumulative GPA is less than a 2.0 but it does not indicate a suspension, they can enroll at SOSU for the upcoming semester; however, they would be placed on probation until that cumulative GPA reaches at least a 2.0. If their last semester does indicate a suspension, they would be required to sit out a semester before enrolling at SOSU. If a student has two suspensions, they must attend another school and raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher before being accepted to SOSU.
  • College placement testing: Students will be required to take a test in each of the three areas (English, Math and Reading) unless they have successfully completed a college course in that area or have provided ACT scores of at least a 19. Students who have not scored high enough in the Science area automatically have a deficiency until they clear the Math & Reading deficiencies. If they do not pass the placement test, they will be required to either complete a remedial course or will have an additional lab component. These deficiencies should be completed within the first 12 credit hours (typically one semester). Our Learning Center can provide more information if you have further questions.

Adult Freshmen: 21 or older and has earned no more than six hours of college credit after high school graduation. Concurrent work is excluded.

  • Provide a completed high school transcript or GED
  • College placement testing is required if the student does not provide ACT or SAT scores. See testing information above.

New Freshmen: A student who has earned no more than six hours of college credit after high school graduation. Concurrent work is excluded.

  • Minimum ACT of 20 (or SAT equivalent) or 2.7 overall high school GPA and top 50% of graduating class OR 2.7 GPA in the 15-unit core curriculum (four English, three Math, three History, three Science and two Electives)
  • College placement testing: There are three tests (English, Math and Reading) that are given to students who do not score at least a 19 on the ACT or equivalent SAT scores in that area. Students who have not scored high enough in the Science area automatically have a deficiency until they clear the Math & Reading deficiency.

If the student does not pass the placement test, they will be required to either complete a remedial course or will have an additional lab component. These deficiencies are required to be completed within the first 24 credit hours (typically two semesters). Our earning Center can provide more information if you have further questions.

Returning Students: Students who have not attended any other school since leaving SOSU are accepted under the following circumstances:

  • The student has a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0; or
  • If the student's cumulative GPA is under a 2.0 and their final semester with SOSU was on academic probation, they can return on probation. This status will stay in effect until the student raises their cumulative GPA to at least a 2.0.
  • For students who have been suspended, university policy states that for the first suspension, a student must sit out at least one semester before returning. If a student has two suspensions, they must attend another school and raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher before being accepted to SOSU.

Note: There would not be any placement testing required for these students since they should have already participated in testing; however, they may have some deficiencies that need to be completed.

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application. There is a non-refundable $55 application fee.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) and diploma(s) from each college or university attended. If your transcript is not issued in English, we require the original document as well as an English translation done by your school(s) or a professional translating company. Original = issued by a school or examination board with an official signature and school stamp or seal.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE. For IERF, students need to choose the "detailed report" option and select Southeastern Oklahoma State University from the menu. IERF will send the evaluation of your records to our International Student Services office.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS Academic score of 5.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, let us know your registration number and have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language
      • You graduated from a U.S. high school with 4 years of English
      • You have a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have 24 hours of college or university credit in the U.S. with a grade point average of 3.0 or better (including English Composition I and II)

Courses

For the B.S. in Recreation Sports Management online, students must complete a minimum of 124 credit hours. The curriculum is comprised of 26 core credit hours, 18 B.S. in Recreation Sport Management elective credit hours, 44 General Education credit hours, 18-24 credit hours in a minor and 17-23 general elective hours selected in consultation with an advisor to meet university requirements for graduation.

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Students must complete the following courses for a total of 26 credit hours.

KIN 2752: First Aid and Safety

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

This course provides knowledge and practical experience in emergency care.

KIN 3142: Recreation Sport Programs

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

This course is designed to study the objectives and principles in administering recreational sports programs in schools and in the community. The course offers an exploration and examination of theoretical foundations and basic sport programming skills, methods and techniques necessary to deliver recreational sports activities within a variety of settings, agencies and/or organizations.

KIN 3152: Camp Counseling Leadership & Programming

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Organization and administration of organized camp experiences. Topics will include counseling techniques, leadership and programming.

KIN 3242: Sports/Recreation Facilities Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

The course is designed to present information regarding management of recreation facilities in the public and private sectors. The course will focus on the facility manager's role and responsibilities.

KIN 3852: Officiating

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Techniques of officiating. Topics will include effective communication skills, officiating style, conflict resolution, and legal responsibilities.

KIN 3951: Recreational Sport Management Internship

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

A real-world experience in sport and recreational programs that will give the student the opportunity to experience and contribute to a professional recreation sport management setting and develop skills essential to that setting. Prerequisite: departmental approval.

KIN 4043: Introduction to Sport Law

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to sport law with an emphasis on liability, negligence, and risk management with an application to recreation sport management.

KIN 4152: Community Recreation

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Study of the scope of recreation, activities appropriate for a community-wide program, survey of facilities and opportunities, and planning.

KIN 4373: Foundations of Kinesiology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of kinesiology and the related fields with a focus on how they are integrated into a unified body of knowledge.

KIN 4383: Contemporary Issues in Sport Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of current issues in recreation sport management.

KIN 4842: Psychology of Sport

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

This course is designed to introduce the history and evolution of sports psychology. The course identifies various personality traits and the impact these traits have on sport performance. Specific traits of aggression, confidence and anxiety will be investigated. The course also addresses the dynamics involved in the structure of a team.

KIN 4952: Sport Management Internship II

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Work experience in sport and recreational programs. Pre-requisite: departmental approval.

Students must take the following elective courses as part of the B.S. in Recreation Sport Management program.

ACCT 2103: Fundamentals Financial Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to financial accounting including developing, analyzing and interpreting financial statements.

BIM 1553: Business Computer Applications

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the use of the computer in a business setting. Office applications, the use of the internet, and searching online database are introduced and discussed. Applications include word processing, spreadsheet, database and graphics programs. Students will learn to use applications to analyze and solve basic business problems.

BUS 1133: Introduction to Business

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Survey of business activities covering principles, problems and practices related to economic enterprises. Not open to junior and senior business majors.

MKT 3233: Principles of Marketing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods and services that satisfy individual and organizational objectives.

MNGT 3133: Organizational Leadership

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The study of planning, leading, organizing and environment. Includes a heavy emphasis on human behavior in organizations.

MNGT 3143: Principles of Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The study of planning, organizing, leading and controlling with emphasis on the behavioral approach.

In consultation with an advisor, students must select a minor, which will range between 18-24 credit hours.

Students must complete 44 credit hours of General Education courses from the following categories.

Communications (9 hours)

  1. English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
  2. Speech Communications (COMM 1233 or 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 hours)

  1. Political Science (POSC 1513)
  2. American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
  3. Social Science (ECON 2113, GEOG 2723, HIST 3513 or SOC 1113)
  4. Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 hours)

  1. Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
  2. Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114,1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214 or 1414)
  3. Mathematics (MATH 1303, 1513, 1543, 1613, 2013, 2113, 2143, 2215 or 2283)
  4. Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 hours)

  1. Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113; 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
  2. Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; or THTR 1143, 1183, 2183 or 3183)
  3. Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN 1113; GERM 1113, SPAN 1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

General Electives selected with an advisor as needed to meet university graduation requirements.

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