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  • Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management
    College of Health and Human Performance
    HFT 2750 Event Management
    Credits: 3.
    An overview of the meetings, conventions, special events and expositions industry.
    HFT 3253 Lodging Operations and Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ACG 2021.
    Provides a realistic managerial examination of each major operating department within a lodging firm.
    HFT 3512 Event Promotion
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ACG 2021 and HFT 2750.
    Advanced course in event promotion and sponsorship acquisition, involving a wide range of subjects relevant to event marketing from both macro (global) and micro (organization) perspectives. The course focuses on the components of development and marketing plans for various venues in the special events sector.
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    HFT 4468 Hospitality Revenue Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ACG 2021.
    Provides an applied understanding of the strategies and tactics used in hospitality revenue management. Addresses fundamental principles and concepts of revenue management, including capacity management, duration control, demand and revenue forecasting, discounting, overbooking practices, displacement analysis, rate management and sales mix analysis.
    HFT 4517 Convention Sales and Service
    Credits: 3; Prereq: HFT 2750 and LEI 3301.
    Studies the scope of sales and meeting management within the hospitality industry. The reciprocal relationship between selling and service is presented within the context of hospitality marketing practices.
    HFT 4743 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LEI 3301 and MAR 3023.
    Explores a wide range of subjects relevant to tourism and hospitality marketing from both macro (global) and micro (organization) perspectives.
    HFT 4754 Advanced Event Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: HFT 2750 and LEI 3301.
    Advances an understanding of the strategic event management process, including the selection and assessment of methods and techniques utilized in planning, organizing, promoting and delivering major events.
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    HLP 4933 Variable International Topics
    Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated with change in content.
    Provides the opportunity to study in a wide range of cultural settings.
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    LEI 2000 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure (Non-Recreation Majors)
    Credits: 3.
    Understanding the various roles that recreation has in contemporary society. Provides the opportunity to examine recreation as a potential profession.
    LEI 2181 Leisure Contemporary Society
    Credits: 3.
    Examines leisure as a condition of being human, as a cultural mirror and as a social instrument; reflects a wide range of literature from a number of academic disciplines. (S)
    LEI 3120 Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Parks
    Credits: 3; Prereq: Sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Surveys the history, terminology and current issues of outdoor recreation and parks. Overview of urban, private, NGO, local, state and federal roles in the provision of outdoor recreation opportunities. Explores the tension between recreational use and conservation values.
    LEI 3140 Philosophy and History of Recreation
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 2HH - REC or LEI or HHP majors.
    Overview of the philosophical and historical foundations of recreation, leisure and play with the intent of providing students a base on which to interpret the recreation profession. (H)
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    LEI 3180 Current Trends in Leisure Services
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3HH - REC or LEI or HHP majors.
    Explores the dynamics and implications of current professional issues and trends impacting the delivery of parks, recreation and tourism services.
    LEI 3301 Principles of Travel and Tourism
    Credits: 3; Prereq: Sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Overview of the travel and tourism industry. Course content covers historical, behavioral, societal and business aspects of travel and tourism.
    LEI 3303 Fundamentals of Tourism Planning
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LEI 3301.
    Examines the planning of tourism services and facilities, including the identification, planning and use of the physical, social and economic resources necessary to develop and support tourism.
    LEI 3320 Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services
    Credits: 2; Prereq: 3HH standing.
    Opportunity to explore and develop leadership and abilities to successfully implement recreation programs and services in leisure delivery systems.
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    LEI 3331 Camp Administration and Programming
    Credits: 2.
    Camp programming and administration.
    LEI 3340 Resort and Destination Development
    Credits: 4; Prereq: LEI 3301.
    Studies resort and destination development and management in resort planning, development and management. Includes current examples from the industry itself as well as laboratory experience for on-site research and study.
    LEI 3360 Hospitality Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3HH - REC or LEI or HHP majors, or department permission.
    Overview of the hospitality industry, including hotel management, food and beverage operations, business and leisure travel markets, convention services, hospitality trends, quest-based customer service strategies and career opportunities.
    LEI 3400 Recreation Program Design and Leadership
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3HH standing.
    Focuses on designing and staging leisure experiences using a servant leadership approach. Provides information and practical experiences required to successfully translate agency vision, philosophy and policies into the design, implementation and program evaluation of recreation program and services in community or commercial contexts.
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    LEI 3500 Administration of Leisure Services
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 2HH-REC or LEI; Prereq or Coreq: LEI 3320 and LEI 3400.
    Organizing and administering leisure and recreation services, emphasizing problem solving. Limited to recreation majors or those with instructor permission.
    LEI 3546 Park Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EES 3000, FNR 3153, LEI 3140 or LEI 3250, or instructor permission.
    Park operations and management including planning, maintenance, law enforcement, resource management and visitor contact. Examines user conflicts and reviews case studies of existing park operations and research.
    LEI 3600 Design and Maintenance of Leisure Facilities
    Credits: 2. Prereq: 3HHP standing.
    Planning, budgeting, site selection, layout and maintenance of recreational facilities.
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    LEI 3705 Leisure Services for People with Disabilities
    Credits: 3.
    Leisure and recreation services for special population groups with a focus on access/inclusion, barriers to participation, disabling conditions, special population groups, program development, service delivery and legislation.
    LEI 3843 Entrepreneurship in Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LEI 2181.
    Analyzes the entrepreneurial opportunities in tourism, hospitality, recreation, events and sport by examining the process of creating, planning and managing business ventures in these sectors.
    LEI 3921 Field Experience in TRSM
    Credits: 3; Prereq: department permission.
    Practical field experience in leisure service delivery. Students will apply skill and knowledge as volunteers where they will utilize leadership and management skills to enhance participant involvement and agency operations. In addition, the student prepares a resume, investigates agencies as potential intern sites and submits the appropriate forms for approval of an internship site.
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    LEI 4321 Ecotourism
    Credits: 3; Prereq: Six credits of biological science.
    Studies the components, history, practice and current issues of nature-based tourism. Explores principles and problems of ecotourism for natural resources and host populations and includes rural tourism, economic impacts, tourism life cycle and case studies.
    LEI 4540 Management and Supervision of Leisure Facilities and Personnel
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3HH standing.
    The management process as it relates to planning and operation of leisure service facilities. Subjects include traditional and contemporary management theory, the management process, legal and financial aspects, risk management and contemporary issues in leisure services management. Facility topics include feasibility studies and design issues.
    LEI 4560 Marketing for Recreation, Parks and Tourism
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 4HH - REC majors, or instructor permission.
    Examines the multi-dimensional marketing functions common to recreation, parks and tourism organizations; builds on students' knowledge from other courses and emphasizes strategic planning in marketing and its use in hospitality and tourism organizations.
    LEI 4570 Revenue Resources Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LEI 3400 and ACG 2021.
    Identifies the many and variable forms of revenue resources available in recreation and the methods of managing that revenue.
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    LEI 4800 Legal Aspects of Tourism, Events and Recreation
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LEI 2181 and LEI 3301.
    Concentrates on the legal aspects of recreation, tourism, hospitality and event management. Enables students to better understand the law as it pertains to their area of specialization and improves risk management practice.
    LEI 4845 Outdoor Recreation Enterprises
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LEI 2181.
    Introduces a range of private enterprise recreation, park and ecotourism business opportunities and provides guidance and practice in writing an operations business plan for such businesses. Examines customer motivations for engaging with outdoor recreation related businesses, product, services, marketing analysis and methods of providing excellent service.
    LEI 4880 Research Methods in Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LEI 2181 or SPM 2000 and STA 2023.
    Introductory course providing a broad understanding of measurement and evaluation in recreation, sports, events, tourism and hospitality; introduces diverse aspects of research, from setting the theoretical background to evaluating the results of analyses.
    LEI 4905 Variable Topics
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content. Prereq: department permission.
    Offered upon request to meet special interests not adequately provided in other courses, such as Multidisciplinary Perspectives of Gerontology and Health and Physical Aspects of Aging.
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    LEI 4912 TRSM Research
    Credits: 0 to 5; can be repeated with change in content up to 15 credits.
    Participate in supervised research experiences. For this purpose, research is defined as an independent, self-directed experience that enables the student to investigate an issue in tourism, recreation or sport management and then to communicate the results to others. (S-U)
    LEI 4940 Internship in Leisure Services
    Credits: 1 to 15; Prereq: department permission.
    Practical field experience in selected off-campus leisure service agencies. Normally taken during the last semester before graduation. (S-U)
    LEI 4955 Travel Studies
    Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated with change in content.
    Travel studies.
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    PET 3121 History of Sport and Exercise Sciences
    Credits: 3; Prereq: majors only.
    Development of sport and exercise sciences in the United States from colonial America to the present. Interpretations of sport and exercise sciences and the relation to society.
    PET 3254 Women in Sports
    Credits: 2.
    Presents a broad perspective of the historical, sociological and physiological aspects of sport participation by females. (WR)
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    SPM 2000 Introduction to Sport Management
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces management, marketing, financial and legal principles regarding sport facilities, events and organizations within interscholastic, intercollegiate, professional and international sport industries. The conduct of amateur and professional sport programs.
    SPM 3012 Sport and Society
    Credits: 3; Prereq: sophomore standing or instructor permission.
    Societal implications of sport in history and heritage, youth programs, collegiate and professional situations and the involvement of minority groups, women, business and industry. (WR)
    SPM 3204 Ethical Issues in Sport
    Credits: 3.
    Review and study of ethical issues that affect sport.
    SPM 3306 Sport Marketing
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAR 3023 and SPM 2000 with minimum grades of C.
    Key marketing concepts and strategies in sports referent to sport consumer behavior and implications for marketing. Analyzes marketing cases to solve marketing-related problems and to help students prepare and evaluate a comprehensive marketing plan.
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    SPM 4104 Sport Facility Design and Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 or 4HH - SPM majors.
    Planning and management of sport facilities.
    SPM 4154 Administration of Sport and Physical Activity
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAN 3025 and SPM 2000 with minimum grades of C.
    Managerial principles and techniques applicable to a variety of sport, physical education and fitness settings.
    SPM 4515 Sport Business and Finance
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPM 2000.
    Financial expense categories and sources of revenue for sport organizations. Determines and calculates facility revenues and non-facility revenues. Develops potential solutions for improving revenue sources to increase revenue and decrease costs while maintaining a viable product.
    SPM 4723 Legal Issues in Sport and Physical Activity
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPM 2000, and 3 or 4HH - SPM majors only.
    Legal structures, major laws, regulations and case precedents that establish legal responsibilities, rights, privileges and controls related to sport management.
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    SPM 4905 Variable Topics in Sport Management
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 5 credits; Prereq: department permission.
    Offered upon request to meet special interests that not adequately provided in other courses.
    SPM 4941C Internship in Sport Management
    Credits: 1 to 15; can be repeated with change in content.
    Internship with a public or private enterprise in sport management. (S-U)
    SPM 4948 Practicum in Sport Management
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 5 credits. Prereq: department permission.
    Practical experience in sport management. May include a senior thesis with oral defense.
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