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Recreation and Sport Admin (RSA)

RSA 501    Research Methods in Recreation and Sport    3 Hours

Research terminology, design, methods, data analysis, and manuscript preparation in recreation and sport.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018

RSA 513    Recreation and Sport Administration    3 Hours

Leadership and management of recreation and sport agencies with emphases on strategic planning, policy, human resources, programming, governance, and organizational behavior and culture.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018

RSA 515    Recreation and Sport Facility Development    3 Hours

Facility development process with emphasis on the unique features of many different types of facilities. Field experiences required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus meetings. University transportation provided when possible.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; spring 2018; summer 2018

RSA 517    Legal Issues in Recreation and Sport    3 Hours

Legal systems, legal concepts, and landmark cases influencing the recreation and sport industry.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017; winter 2018; spring 2018; summer 2018; fall 2018

RSA 519    Fiscal Practices in Recreation and Sport    3 Hours

Financial principles and practices relevant in recreation settings. Topics include economic principles, financial management and organization, income sources, fundraising, pricing, and budgeting.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017; winter 2018; spring 2018; summer 2018; fall 2018

RSA 521    Public Relations in Recreation and Sport    3 Hours

Specialized application of effective communication techniques for building relationships with internal and external constituencies that support marketing from the general practice of public relations.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; summer 2018; fall 2018

RSA 523    Theoretical Foundations of Recreation and Sport    3 Hours

Philosophy, theory, and ethics of recreation and sport, including current professional trends in the field.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; summer 2018; fall 2018

RSA 530    Advanced Studies in Recreation and Sport    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Specific and detailed analysis of issues in recreation and sport incorporating individualized instruction between student and faculty.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017

RSA 532    Environmental Education Resources    3 Hours

Experiential learning with environmental education resources. Emphasis is placed on Kentucky based interpretation of the natural environment. Field experiences required and students are required to provide their own means of transportation to field sites.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

RSA 534    Facility Management    3 Hours

This course integrates the various management functions of public assembly facilities. Students focus on advanced management principles, practices and methods.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018

RSA 536    Event Management    3 Hours

This course integrates the various management functions associated with conducting successful events. Students focus on advanced management principles, practices and methods.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; fall 2018

RSA 538    Facility and Event Security Management    3 Hours

Emphasis on efficient methods of security management in the recreation and sport (facility and event) industry, with a focus on an interagency approach.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; summer 2018; fall 2018

RSA 542    Investigation of Current Interscholastic Athletics Issues    3 Hours

A capstone experience for the concentration in IAA that will involve an in depth investigation of the various issues addressed throughout this program of study. Does not count toward certification of rank change in Kentucky.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018

RSA 543    Sports Medicine Administration for Interscholastic Athletics    3 Hours

An in-depth study of the many issues administrators and coaches face in supporting and developing an interscholastic sports medicine program within a school or school district. Does not count towards certification or rank change in Kentucky.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; spring 2018; summer 2018

RSA 544    Practicum in Interscholastic Sport    3 Hours

Cooperative field experiences in approved interscholastic sport settings where students obtain professional administrative and/or programming experiences with agency and university supervision.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018

RSA 546    Leadership and Ethics in Sports Health Care    3 Hours

Provides knowledge and skills related to leadership and ethical behavior and decision making in a variety of athletic training employment settings.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Recreation and Sport Admin (095)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

RSA 554    Student-Athlete Development    3 Hours

Develop an understanding of the historical and contemporary issues faced by student-athletes at colleges and universities. Content includes support services guidelines in the areas of academics, personal issues, and career preparation/planning.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; summer 2017; fall 2017; winter 2018; fall 2018

RSA 556    Governance in Intercollegiate Athletics    3 Hours

Provides for a thorough examination of intercollegiate athletics governing bodies (i.e., NCAA, NAIA, NAAC, NJCAA). Emphasis placed upon governing hierarchy, responsibilities of individual institutions, conference affiliations, and membership requirements.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; spring 2018; summer 2018

RSA 558    Compliance in Intercollegiate Athletics    3 Hours

Provides an in-depth analysis of NCAA rules and regulations relating to intercollegiate athletics. Topics include ethical conduct, employment issues, amateurism, recruiting, eligibility (academic and general requirements), financial aid, awards and benefits, playing and practice schedules, and enforcement.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; fall 2017; fall 2018

RSA 560    Issues in Nonprofit Administration    3 Hours

Historical, philosophical, and theoretical examination of the nonprofit sector, voluntary action, and philanthropy. Including the comparative perspectives, scope, and significance of the sector. Critical issues related to nonprofit governance, leadership, and board/committee development.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018

RSA 565    Nonprofit Grant Writing and Fundraising    3 Hours

Principles, practices, techniques, and ethics of nonprofit grant writing and fundraising. Philanthropy, relationship building, and comprehensive fund development processes. Special emphasis placed on writing grants and developing fundraising strategies.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018

RSA 570    Fiscal Administration in the Nonprofit Sector    3 Hours

Financial management, accountability, stewardship, planning, and transparency for nonprofit organizations. Financial literacy with emphasis placed on planning and reporting processes requisite for establishing and maintaining federal nonprofit status.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; spring 2018; summer 2018

RSA 585    Nonprofit Practicum    3 Hours

Capstone supervised professional experience in approved nonprofit settings where students obtain professional nonprofit experience with agency and faculty supervision.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; summer 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; summer 2018

RSA 590    Practicum in Recreation and Sport    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Cooperative field experiences in approved recreation and sport settings where students obtain professional administrative and/or programming experience with agency and faculty supervision. This course requires off campus travel. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus meetings.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; summer 2018; fall 2018

RSA 598    Master's Project in Recreation and Sport    3 Hours

Directed investigation of a faculty approved topic in recreation and sport culminating with the submission of a paper for publication.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

RSA 599    Thesis Research/Writing    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

The master's thesis is to be directed by a member of the Graduate Faculty of the Department. (Each semester)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; spring 2017

RSA 600    Maintain Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None