Sport and Leisure Management majors graduating from the University of Mary's Gary Tharaldson School of Business will be enriched through a curriculum of discovery, development and application to ensure a sound knowledge of the key professional components of sport and leisure management.
Students also gain an understanding of how to incorporate servant leadership into their everyday lives as business professionals. In addition to the core competencies of the University, graduates of the sport and leisure management program will be able to:
demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the scope and the historic, scientific, and philosophical foundation of the profession.
apply the knowledge of professional practice coupled with the historical, scientific, philosophical foundations of sport and leisure.
develop through critical thinking valid and sound decisions about professional practices, policies, procedures, techniques, and related ethical and professional issues.
design experiences clearly reflecting application of knowledge for relevant facets of contemporary professional practices, business, science and philosophy.
assess needs and implement recreation programs, events and leisure experiences among diverse clientele, settings, cultures and contexts.
evaluate services and experience offerings and use the data to improve the quality of the service.
recognize and apply basic concepts, principles and procedures of organization, financial, human resource and business management, marketing, public relations, and communications.
demonstrate through experience-based classroom work, a practicum field experience of not less than 80 hours and a comprehensive internship program of not less than 400 hours, the ability to use and apply the practices and methodologies of the field.
incorporate the Benedictine values and the merits of servant leadership into the best practices of academic projects and coursework, community projects, and work effectively in a team environment.
Courses Required for Sport and Leisure Management Major
All of the following courses require a final grade of C or higher to count towards the major. Courses marked with an * should be completed prior to application to the major. They also require a grade of C or higher.
*ACC 101, *ACC 102, *CIS 101or pass the equivalency exam, *BUS 215, BUS 333, BUS 346, BUS 371, COM 305, COM 329, COM 414, PED 222, PED 313, SLM 202, SLM 227, SLM 333, SLM 327, SLM 411, SLM 440, SLM 441, SLM 442
ECN 204, *ENG 121. *COM 110, *MAT 180
Ancillary courses included in the major: COM 204, COM 226, ART 108, SOC 320
Students must also complete ALU 499, Senior Competencies Assessment, an exam to be taken during their last semester of study.