Published in Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, Volume 23, January 1, 2008, pages 1-8.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Keri Schwab was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
This paper challenges the conventional wisdom of departments of parks and recreation raking sport management under their "wing." Based on a review of the sport management literature and a polling of s port management and park and recreation educators, we argue that departments of parks and recreation are bur temporary refuges for migrarory sport management programs that eventually will want to build their ow n "nests." Efforts to accommodate sport management only serve co undermine the mission of academic programs in parks and recreation by sapping resources, compromising the education of park and recreation majors, and eroding park and recreation faculty members' sense of professional purpose.
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration