Utah Tech University

Recreation & Sport Management

Bachelor’s in Recreation & Sport Management

The Recreation and Sport Management (RSM) bachelor’s degree focuses on fostering healthy lifestyles, effective management of organizations, and the social and economic development of communities through recreation, tourism and sports services.

Our curriculum is designed to expose students to all facets of the sport and leisure profession, with an emphasis on developing critical leaders in an ever-changing global industry. Classes offer a unique blend of management, leadership, experience design, and professional development as well as sport and leisure behavior education, creating the perfect environment to foster skill development, critical thinking and innovation.  The RSM program aligns with national standards focusing on four main industry benchmarks, which include:

  • Sport and leisure career foundations and social science perspectives
  • Program, event, and experience design
  • Strategic management and operations
  • 400-hour minimum internship experience


  • Municipal parks and recreation departments
  • Intercollegiate athletic departments
  • Nonprofit youth organizations
  • University campus recreation
  • Event management organizations
  • Outdoor outfitters and guide services
  • Professional and amateur sport organizations
  • Resort and tourism agencies
  • Graduate school in a variety of disciplines


Joseph Lovell, Ed.D.

RSM Program Director

Email: Joseph.Lovell@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435.879.4631

Office: HPC 305

Jin Woo Ahn

Assistant Professor of Recreation and Sport Management

Email: Jin.Woo.Ahn@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4753

Office: HPC 338

Gina Taualii

Academic Advisor for College of Health Sciences - Pre-Nursing, Exercise Science, and Rec & Sport Mgt.

Email: Gina.Taualii@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4797

Office: HPC 346

Karen Davis

Academic Advisor for College of Health Sciences - Exercise Science, and Rec & Sport Mgt.

Email: Karen.Davis@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4627

Office: HPC 342