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Course : Organization & Planning for Recreation, Leisure & Sport

Course Number
KNES 3203
Section Number
DX1
Semester
Fall 2021
Location
N/A
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time

Course Description

Exploration, discussion, and practical applications of procedures and practices in the planning, organizing & administration of fitness, leisure, recreation and sport programs.


Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Course Competencies


Satisfactory completion of the course will document that students have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Use effective group process skills as members of a team to initiate, organize and deliver group projects and presentations
  2. Acquire, synthesize, evaluate and use information gathered to make sound administrative decisions
  3. Demonstrate a gained knowledge for effective administrative, budgeting and marketing practices in the recreational and leisure service field
  4. Plan, organize, & manage special events in leisure, recreation, or sport venues.
  5. Describe and apply the core competencies required for managing recreational sport programs in collegiate, public, quasi-public, and private settings
  6. Know participant development attributes and understand the socialization process in sport.


Class Meeting Information

This course is a fully online course using MSUTexas Desire to Learn (D2L) platform. Students are expected to check in a minimum of three (3) days each week to be able to stay up to date on presentations, available material and assignments. Additionally YouTube, ZOOM and/or Flipgrid will be used in this course as well for some presentations/lectures/assignments. 


Required Course Materials 

Textbook: Barcelona, B. J., Wells, M. S., & Arthur-Banning, S.  (2020). Recreational sport: Program, design, delivery, and management. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics in both physical and electronic versions. 


Course Materials: Access to a personal computer with Microsoft Software, high speed Internet and the ability to access D2L (the MSUTexas Online Learning System, and Smart phone, I Pad or similar technology for Flipgrid assignments. 


Technology: All students must have internet access and be able to: send and receive e-mail, create, send and receive Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher or PowerPoint documents; use Google documents, sites & slides, use Desire 2 Learn portal through MSUTexas portal, download/use Flipgrid and ZOOM meeting platform for class assignments/meetings & presentations, post to discussion boards, appropriately use internet links and online websites such as Google Docs, Sites, Slides, etc. 

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