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

300 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.

Graduation Requirements: minimum 2.500 GPA in the minor required for graduation.

Attribute 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

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits
  HM 23030 Hotel Operations 3
  HM 33070 International Cuisine 1 4
  RPTM 36075 Program Design and Evaluation 1 3
  SPAD 45022 Event Planning and Production 1 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 RPTM 36192 Practicum in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (1)  
ELR SPAD 25092 Practicum I in Sport Administration (1-3)  
ELR SPAD 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 least 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 Convention Sales and Management (3)  
  HM 43043 Hospitality Meetings Management (3) 1  
  HM 41095 Special Topics in Hospitality Management (3) with advisor approval  
  Recreation, Park and Tourism - Approved Courses
  RPTM 26030 Recreation Group Leadership (3) 1  
  RPTM 26060 Introduction to Global Tourism (3)  
DD RPTM 36040 Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Leisure Services (3) 1  
  RPTM 36060 Entrepreneurial Approaches to Leisure and Hospitality Services (3) 1  
  RPTM 46000 Tourism and Recreation Travel (3) 1  
  RPTM 46095 Special Topics in Recreation (1-3) with advisor approval  
  Sport Administration - Approved Courses
  SPAD 35025 Facility Management (3) 1  
  SPAD 45023 Sport Marketing (3)*  
  SPAD 45024 Sport in Global Perspective (3) 1  
  SPAD 45026 Sport and The Media (3) 1  
  SPAD 45027 Public Relations and Promotion in Sport (3) 1  
WIC SPAD 45030 Sport Enterprise (3) 1  
  SPAD 46080 Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation (3) 1  
  SPAD 46095 Special Topics in Sport Administration (1-3) with advisor approval  
  1. Student must see a Faculty Advisor in HM, RPTM or SPAD concerning course prerequisites and fees.