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Course : Internship in Recreation, Leisure or Sport

Course Number
KNEW 4973
Section Number
Summer I 2022
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time

Course Description

A structured learning experience designed for students to observe and work with professionals in the field. Students will demonstrate leadership, management, and organizational skills while developing professional contacts and practical experiences beneficial for employment and career advancement after graduation.


Senior standing, a grade of “C” or better in KNES 2023 3203, 3603, 4513, and satisfactory completion of the Writing Proficiency Requirement or ENGL 2113(2019-2020 catalog).

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will acquire, synthesize, evaluate and use information gathered to make sound administrative decisions.
  2. Students will gain knowledge of effective administrative, budgeting, and marketing practices in the recreational and leisure service field.
  3. Students will gain knowledge and experience in planning, organizing, managing special events in leisure, recreation, or sport venues.
  4. Students will gain knowledge about the professional opportunities available through sport and leisure services.
  5. Students will create, show, and/or display evidence of their knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies relative to the areas of leadership style, program planning and implementation, budget management and generation of revenue, equipment purchasing, maintenance and inventory, marketing, advertising and public relations, supervision of personnel and interpersonal relationship, supervision & maintenance of facilities, and risk management.
  6. An on-site visit from the faculty supervisor will occur at least once during the internship experience.

Course Requirements

Attend any set class meetings or make acceptable arrangements with the instructor if out of the region or state for each meeting.

Complete a 140-hour approved internship experience.

Complete all associated assignments:

Virtual Class Meetings/Times

June 2 @ 12:30PM

June 16 @ 9:30AM

June 30 @ 6:00PM

July 14 @ 7:30PM

July 28 @ 10:00AM

Course Standards

It is expected that students represent the University in a professional manner during the internship experience. Any actions or behaviors deemed inappropriate by the on-site supervisor or the faculty supervisor may result in the dismissal of the student from the internship experience.

Any misrepresentation of the intern’s duties, responsibilities, and hours completed or other actions and behaviors regarded as academic dishonesty will result in the dismissal of the student from the internship experience.

Dismissal from the internship experience will result in a final grade of F for this course. Failure to complete and submit any assignment required (internship log, and final site supervisor evaluation) in this course will also result in a final grade of F.

Attend any set class meetings or make acceptable arrangements with the instructor if out of the region or state for each meeting.

Working with the on-site supervisor students will schedule and complete a 140-hour approved internship experience.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

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