Management Degree Now Available – United States Sports Academy offering master of sport science degree in recreation management – Brief Article

Finding time to pursue an advanced degree in recreation management is difficult. Often, day-to-day duties and demands don’t allow enough time to report to a classroom for two hours, twice per week. But by harnessing today’s technological advancements, the opportunity to pursue that coveted post-graduate degree is finally available.

The United States Sports Academy (USSA) in Daphne, Alabama, is now offering a master of sport science degree in recreation management. This new program is specifically designed for an individual working in recreation management who cannot take part in traditional classroom offerings. Practitioners working in community recreation, parks, armed forces recreation, therapeutic recreation, commercial recreation, outdoor recreation, campus recreation, and other similar fields are invited to enroll.

The recreation management program is being offered solely through distance learning. This new and exciting method offers students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree through independent and practical study, plus it allows them to complete the program anytime, anywhere, proving that the professor and student do not need to be in a classroom setting for learning to take place.

USSA’s distance-learning students receive study materials via the USSA Web site, on computer disk, or through workbook-style study guides. Question sets, practical study activities, course papers, and final exams are examples of the requirements for course completion.

The recreation management program consists of eight three-credit courses, plus either a nine-credit, 400-hour mentorship or a nine-credit thesis, The three-credit courses include topics such as concepts and foundations of leisure, administration of recreation and finance, recreation law and risk management, recreation business and personnel management, and others.

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