Sport and Recreation Management - BS

  • Sport and Recreation Management

  • “The professors are really helpful, and they care about each student.”

    Dahmir Noel, a 2017 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sport and recreation management

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    Program Contact: Dr. Shailendra Gajanan


    Do you love sports? Do you want to do more than just watch them on TV? Would you like to work in the field? A major in sport and recreation management will give you that chance.

    On our campus, you'll 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. 

    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.

    What you can do with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management. Suggested 4-year plan of study.

    Degree Requirements

    Course requirements in the Major

    Students must receive a C- or better in all above core courses.

    Total credits required for the major: 66

    General Education Program Requirements and Requirements-Variable

    (See General Education Program and General Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree under Academic Policies and Guidelines for further details.)

    Please be advised

    Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.


    These are just some of the positions our recent graduates have.

    Graduate School:
    • Lake Erie College
    • California University of Pennsylvania
    • Springfield College