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Emily Johnson


Creating Online Space for Recreation and Sport Management Students to Engage in Critical Discussions Related to Professional Ethics 


RSM 338 – Recreation and Sports Management


The current goal of the Applied Ethics in Recreation and Sport course is to provide students with an overview of professional ethics, issues, and controversies as they relate to the recreation and sport spaces. The course provides a mix between lecture and discussion with a focus on promoting and co-creating knowledge during the discussion component. Now, with the everchanging landscape of education as well as the recreation and sport spaces, it is imperative that students learn how to engage in the online setting while also having these difficult conversations.

The goal of this course redesign is to improve and develop interactive lectures and group discussions, and discussion boards where students can engage with one another similarly to how it is done in the classroom. Furthermore, many of the recreation and sport management students are concurrently involved with the athletic department in various capacities. As such, by redesigning this course, not only are we providing students the tools they need to be able to interact in virtual workplaces; we are also providing students who are actively involved with the athletic department a more streamline access to their education and mitigating significant absences related to sport travel.