Recreation and Sport Management

The undergraduate Program in Recreation and Sport Management prepares professionals for a variety of career opportunities in the fields of recreation and sport management. It is part of the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation.

Career opportunities include positions of park and recreation directors for a city, fitness center managers, state and national park managers, camp administrators, sport marketers, sport administrators or work at YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, or other youth-serving agencies.

Graduates of this program should be well-prepared to enter the recreational work force at an entry level position or pursue graduate studies in such areas as recreation management, sport management, or other allied-health professional schools.

The graduate program in recreation and sport management is designed to prepare students for administrative positions. Students collaborate with faculty in theory, research, and field based experiences. This shared learning creates a dynamic environment for students to explore the boundaries of knowledge in the leisure service field.

Career opportunities for sport management positions are found in university and professional sports including sport marketing, athletic administration, and sport facility management.

Opportunities for recreation include public recreation administration, special event development, and commercial recreation enterprise.

The candidates in the doctoral programs are most often employed in teaching at the college level.