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Sport and Recreation Management

Sport and Recreation Management - BS

Take your love of sports and make it pay off for you in the working world.

WHY STUDY SPORT AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT?

You’ll be able to customize your program. Yes, there will be courses you'll be required to take. But then, you can pick a minor or concentration that will match what you want to do after graduation.
You'll also learn by doing. Get great experience on an internship. That will look great on a resume. Our students have interned with the Washington Wild Things baseball team, D.C. United major league soccer club and Pine Acres Country Club.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You’ll study all of the aspects of sport management, including the psychology of sport, how to manage and market a sport or recreation organization, and the legalities involved in this field.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN SPORT AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT?

With your degree, you'll have lots of career opportunities to choose from. Work for a sports team. Be a sports information director at a college or university. Work in sports media or sports law. Manage recreational programs for national or state forests. Head a fitness center. Or, take what you know and go to graduate school.

Job titles:

  • Athletic representative/agent
  • Country club manager
  • Field maintenance director
  • Fitness center manager
  • Promotions manager
  • Sports marketing specialist
  • Health club manager
  • Corporate fitness director
  • Youth sports director
  • Sports public relations director

Employers:

  • Sports teams
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Health/fitness center
  • Schools, colleges or universities
  • Sports marketing
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Facility and event management organizations
The thing I like best about Pitt-Bradford is I get a degree from a great university, and the experience has helped me grow as a person. Matthew Marynchak, a sport and recreation management major from South Park, PA.