Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Recreation Sports Management (RSM) classes through the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Management (KRSS) this summer had the opportunity to work with the USA Cycling National Road Championship. The Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships took place on June 24 & 25 in Knoxville and students, under the guidance of Jim BeMiller’s event management classes RSM 370 & 570, got hands on experience working with the event. The event attracted the top American cyclists who competed on the equivalent to a national championship-level course for the road championships. This event determined the men’s and women’s national champions for time trial and road course.
The Recreation Sports Management program through KRSS offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The programs prepare new professionals to enter the parks, recreation, tourism, and related professions. The program emphasizes the experiential education approach to professional preparation.
More information about the event can be watched here. Additional photos and details are also featured in this Knoxville News Sentinel article.