Community Sports Management

The community sports management concentration focuses on the role that amateur and recreational sports play in a community. Emphasis is on the role of sports across the life span provided through sports organizations and programs that also support community development.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours, including 12 hours of upper division courses.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.

Core Courses

CSM 201 Introduction to Community Sports (3) Required

CSM 305 Survey of Sports Facility Design (3) Required (Prerequisites: CRD 210 (or NLM/PRM/TDM 210) with C or better; MAT 142 or higher; minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA; minimum 45 hours)

CSM 407 Ethics and Legal Issues in Sports Required (Prerequisites: CSM 201)

PRM 315 Community Recreation Systems (3) (Prerequisites: PRM120 (REC120) with C or better)

OR  PRM 364 Foundations of Recreation Therapy, SB (3) (Prerequisites: Min 45 hours)

OR  PRM 380 Wilderness and Parks in America, SB & H (3)

Other courses may be selected with approval from an advisor in the School of Community Resources and Development

Students must select six credits of electives from the following:

CSM 335 Sports and Recreation for Youth Development (Prerequisite: min 45 hours. Credit is allowed for only CSM 335 or PRM 335)

CSM 481 Sports Tourism (3)

CSM 485 Sports Events (3) (Prerequisite: minimum 45 hours. Credit is allowed for only CSM 485 or PRM 485)

NLM 220 Introduction to Nonprofit Management (3)

NLM 310 Volunteer Management (3) (Prerequisite: min 45 hours. Credit is allowed for only NLM or PRM 310)

PRM 364 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation, SB (3) (Prerequisites: Min 45 hours)

All Interdisciplinary students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

All core courses require:

  • Two courses completed in each concentration area
  • Activation of BIS eligibility student group by a BIS advisor
  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop:






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