Chwee Lye Chng, Regents Professor; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. HIV; sexuality education.
John R. Collins Jr., Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Social-psychological dimensions related to leisure behavior engagements; community and resource-based recreation planning and management; sport management.
Jeff Goodwin, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University. Motor behavior.
David W. Hill, Regents Professor; Ph.D., University of Georgia. Exercise physiology.
Allen W. Jackson, Regents Professor and Department Chair; Ed.D., University of Houston. Health; physical activity; physical fitness; research methods.
M. Jean Keller, Professor; Ed.D., University of Georgia. Gerontology; leisure studies; therapeutic recreation.
Scott B. Martin, Professor; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Sport psychology; sport sociology.
Brian McFarlin, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Purdue University. Exercise physiology.
James R. Morrow Jr., Regents Professor; Ph.D., University of Colorado. Research and measurement.
Robert W. Patton, Regents Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. Exercise physiology; health-related fitness.
Jakob Vingren, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Connecticut. Physiology of resistance exercise related to hormones, nutrition, health and performance.
Joe Walker, Principal Lecturer; Ph.D., Clemson University. Community recreation development; natural resource land use; outdoor recreation programming; community tourism development; recreation administration; community recreation funding strategies; comprehensive recreation planning.
Karen H. Weiller, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University. Sport sociology; youth pedagogy.
Tao Zhang, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. Social-psychological aspects of sport; youth and sport; physical activity.
Recreation, Event and Sport Management Program
E-mail: Jeanette Krzewinski-Malone (Program coordinator)
Physical Education Building, Room 209
The Recreation, Event and Sport Management program at the University of North Texas can lead you to challenging and rewarding leadership positions in a variety of recreation, sport, event and leisure settings including:
We offer course work leading to a Master of Science degree in Recreation, Event and Sport Management focusing on event and program planning, design and evaluation, facility operations management, fiscal administration, and analysis of the economic impact of programs and events.
The program utilizes classroom and laboratory space in the Physical Education Building, Ken Bahnsen Gymnasium and Coliseum in addition to private facilities in the area. Within these settings, you exercise your management and leadership skills in:
Our curriculum examines the theoretical approaches to the study of recreation, sport and leisure, and research methods for conducting scientific studies. Many faculty members are recognized scholars and active researchers. They have been honored by the National Recreation and Park Association; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; and the National Therapeutic Recreation Society, among others. Their research areas include:
The program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (22377 Belmont Ridge Road; Ashburn, Va. 20148-4501; telephone 800-626-6772). The council recognizes the program for its excellence in education, outstanding reputation in the field, strong alumni support and high quality academic and career advising services.
The College of Education is also one of the top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school professionals in Texas.
You will need to meet the general requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School®, and the following program requirements:
If you do not have professional recreation experience or course work in recreation, you may be required to complete up to 9 semester hours of co-requisite courses and a practicum course.
The recreational sports office employs graduate assistants, supervisors, game officials, court monitors, lifeguards, aerobics instructors and student secretaries. You should apply if you have experience or major in recreation, although training will be provided if you lack experience. The pay scale varies according to experience and length of service with the office. Contact the recreational sports office at 940-565-2275 for more information.
Teaching fellows lecture in undergraduate program areas. Instructional opportunities exist in a variety of health-related fitness, physical activity, health promotion and recreation classes. Teaching fellows earn a stipend of approximately $12,500 to $15,000 for nine months. Summer opportunities are often available. Teaching fellows must be formally admitted to one of our department’s graduate programs and enroll in a minimum of 6 semester hours of course work in each of the fall and spring semesters.
The department, college and university award many graduate scholarships each year. These scholarships typically apply to tuition and fees for two semesters. The award amounts depend on the scholarship. More information is available at the College of Education website or the Financial Aid site.