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College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

316 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2012

The event planning curriculum prepares students to assume leadership roles within the industry. Through innovation, research, knowledge dissemination and the enhancement of educational and practical opportunities, this program will afford students the opportunity to enroll in a variety of courses across disciplines to procure knowledge and practical skills pertaining to the process of event planning. 

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Type Course Title Credits
  HM 23030 Lodging Operations 3
    33070 International Cuisine * 4
  RPTM 36075 Program Design and Evaluation * 3
  SPAD 45022 Event Planning and Production * 3
  Practicum electives, choose one from the following:
Practicum may be repeated up to 3 credit hours with advisor approval
ELR HM 43092 Practicum in Hospitality Management (3-6)  
ELR SPAD 25092 Practicum I in Sport Administration (1-3)  
ELR   35092 Practicum II in Sport Administration (1-3)  
  HM, RPTM and SPAD electives, choose from the following:
Students NOT enrolled in the majors/minors listed below must select at last one approved course from each of the three categories (HM, RPTM and SPAD). Students enrolled in the following listed major/minors must select one course from each of the two categories that is not in their major/minor. For these students the remaining coursework may be selected from any of the three categories or consist of an approved elective.
Majors Minors
Hospitality Management (HSPM) Hospitality Management (HSPM)
Recreation, Park and Tourism (RPTM) Park Management (PMM)
Sport Administration (SPAD) Recreation Management (RMM)
  Sport Administration (SPAD)
  Tourism Management (TMM)
  Hospitality Management - Approved Courses
  HM 33040 Hotel Convention Sales and Services (3)  
    43043 Hospitality Meetings Management (3)*  
    41095 Special Topics in Hospitality Management (3) with advisor approval  
  Recreation, Park and Tourism - Approved Courses
  RPTM 26030 Recreation Group Leadership (3)*  
    26060 Introduction to Global Tourism (3)  
DD   36040 Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Leisure Services (3)*  
    36060 Commercial Recreation and Tourism (3)*  
    46000 Tourism and Recreation Travel (3)*  
    46095 Special Topics in Recreation (1-3) with advisor approval  
  Sport Administration - Approved Courses
  SPAD 35025 Facility Management (3)*  
    45023 Sport Marketing (3)*  
    45024 Sport in Global Perspective (3)*  
    45026 Sport and The Media (3)*  
    45027 Public Relations and Promotion in Sport (3)*  
WIC   45030 Sport Enterprise (3)*  
    46080 Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation (3)*  
    46095 Special Topics in Sport Administration (1-3) with advisor approval  
TOTAL 23-25

*Student must see a Faculty Advisor in HM, RPTM or SPAD concerning course prerequisites and fees.

Minimum 2.500 GPA in the minor required for graduation.