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.
- 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
- Sports teams
- Public recreation facilities
- Health/fitness center
- Schools, colleges or universities
- Sports marketing
- Nonprofit organizations
- Facility and event management organizations
HPRED 0210Course 1 NameThe Governance And Management Of SportCourse 1 DescriptionAn investigation of the scope of the sport and recreation industries, a growing major business enterprise in the world. Attention focuses on how the managerial process relates to sport and recreation organizations, their products, and their services.
HPRED 1301Course 2 NameSports MarketingCourse 2 DescriptionA survey of the principles and techniques used by professionals in the areas of sports information, marketing, and promotions. Course content will include the development of media relations and marketing plans, and the utilization of sport specific statistical information unique to athletic programs.
HPRED 1310Course 3 NameEthics And Leadership In SportCourse 3 DescriptionAn in-depth analysis of ethics and leadership as they pertain to professionals and managers within the realm of sport and recreation.
HPRED 1425Course 4 NameSport Economics And FinanceCourse 4 DescriptionProvides students with an improved understanding of issues relating to sport economics and finance. Students will expand their skills in financial analysis and planning while simultaneously developing an appreciation for the financial decision-making process in the complex world of sport. The course will include the following topics: organization, accountability, financial planning, purchasing, revenue streams, sponsorship, licensing, franchises, box office operations, retail operations, customer retention, fund-raising, financial risk management and payroll procedures.
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.