Nov 12, 2019  
2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Recreation & Sport Management


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Chair

McLean, Daniel
  (2007), Professor; B.A., Sacramento State College; M.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.
   

Graduate Coordinator

Busser, James A.
  (1987), Professor; B.S., Illinois State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
   

Graduate Faculty

Busser, James A.
  (1987), Professor; B.S., Illinois State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Carruthers, Cynthia P.
  (1990), Professor; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Giannoulakis, Chrysostomos
  (2008), Assistant Professor; B.S., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; M.Ed., Springfield College; Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado.
Livengood, Jennifer
  (2007), Assistant Professor; B.A., Southern Illinois University; MSW, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
McLean, Daniel
  (2007), Professor; B.A., Sacramento State College; M.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.
Stahura, Kurt
  (2004); Associate Professor; B.A., University of Wisconsin; M. A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
  
The Department of Recreation and Sport Management offers a program of study that provides students with the theory, knowledge, and skills needed to assume management positions in sport and leisure service agencies. A variety of organizations across the country have a need for qualified management personnel who also possess a theoretical background in sport and leisure behavior. Successful management of sport and leisure services is predicated on acquiring three areas of knowledge. First is a theoretical foundation in sport and leisure behavior. This background enables the manager to understand the motivations, expectations, and satisfactions of the participant and spectator and to incorporate these into events, programs, and services. Second is an understanding of management techniques specific to the delivery of sport and leisure service. These include a thorough background in the management, development, and operation of sport and leisure service delivery systems, facilities, programs, and ancillary services. Third is a research/analysis component that is designed to prepare the student to evaluate programs and services as well as analyze and interpret complex information. This component prepares the student for data based management applications and problem-solving techniques.

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