University of North Texas

College of Education

Recreation, Event and Sport Management


PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

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:

  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Sports organizations
  • Private sector

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:

  • Aquatics
  • Facilities operation
  • Health/wellness
  • Outdoor adventure/education
  • Special events
  • Youth sports

Outstanding faculty and student support

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:

  • Assessment of recreation and sport facilities
  • Economic analysis of sport and recreation events
  • Physical activity and park usage
  • Trail related research
  • Leisure and aging

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.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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