Recreation, Sport & Tourism Minor

for the Minor in Recreation, Sport & Tourism


department website: http://rst.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Recreation, Sport, & Tourism Faculty


college catalog page: Applied Health Sciences

college website: http://ahs.illinois.edu/


minor contact: Kim Shinew at shinew@illinois.edu


This minor is directed towards students who have an interest in working in the sports, recreation and/or tourism industries, or students who feel knowledge in these areas will help them succeed in their careers.

The course requirements for the minor are 19-21 hours. This includes three foundational courses (9 hours) that all students are required to take followed by 10-12 courses from a list of approved electives. The foundational courses will enable students to acquire knowledge about the broad range of the field and introduce them to the different areas of the industry. At least 6 hours will be advanced (300 or 400 level course), meeting the requirement for all minors. The elective courses will allow students to gain expertise in a particular area of the field, or develop a deeper knowledge base of the field and industry.

for the Minor in Recreation, Sport & Tourism


Minimum required course work: Students must complete 9 hours of foundational courses and 10-12 hours from approved electives, including at least six hours of advanced (300-level or 400-level courses) and six hours of coursework must be distinct from credit earned for the student’s major or another minor.


Minimum hours required for completion: 19 hours.

Foundational Courses9
RST 100Recreation, Sport, and Tourism in Modern Society3
RST 210Management in Recreation, Sport and Tourism3
One of the following:
Parks, Recreation, and Environments
Foundations of Sport Mgt
Foundations of Tourism
RST Electives4 to 6
Parks, Recreation, and Environments
Foundations of Sport Mgt
Foundations of Tourism
Leadership in Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Diversity in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism
Financial Resource Management in Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Nature and American Culture
Ethical Issues in Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Disability in Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Sport and Sustainability
Six (6) hours from the following:6
Human Development and Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Designing Parks and Recreation Experiences
Marketing in Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Facility Management in Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Tourism and Culture
Legal Aspects of Sport
Total Hours:19 to 21