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. While pursuing your degree, you examine the theoretical approaches to the study of recreation, sport and leisure, and research methods for conducting scientific studies.
You're also exposed to 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, the Ken Bahnsen Gymnasium and the Coliseum in addition to private facilities in the area. In these settings, you exercise your management and leadership skills in:
Many faculty members are recognized scholars and active researchers. They've been honored by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration; the Society of Health and Physical Educators; 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). It commended the program for its excellence in education, outstanding reputation in the field, strong alumni support and high quality academic and career advising services.
UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.
The Toulouse Graduate School offers several professional development workshops, including a Thesis Boot Camp. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.
You'll need to meet the general admission requirements for the graduate school, and the following program requirements:
If you don't have professional recreation experience or course work in recreation, you may be required to complete up to 9 credit hours of co-requisite courses and a practicum course.
Teaching fellows lecture in a variety of healthrelated fitness, physical activity, health promotion and recreation classes. They 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 the graduate program and enroll in at least 6 credit hours each fall and spring semester.
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 our website or the financial aid site.
The recreational sports office employs graduate assistants, supervisors, game officials, court monitors, lifeguards, aerobics instructors and student secretaries. 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.
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, Associate 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, Associate 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
Physical Education Building, Room 209