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Bachelor of Science

Sport and Recreation Management

A degree in sport and recreation management is the comprehensive study of athletics in collegiate, professional, business and recreational contexts.

What will you learn while studying sport and rec. management?

The Sports and Recreation Management degree curriculum provides students with a well-rounded business background and an opportunity to develop skills in multiple aspects of the sport, recreation and leisure industry.


Leadership skills


Individual and group structure


Oral and written communication


Follow-through skills


Organization and planning


Physical and endurance activities

Your Career in Sport and Recreation Management

Careers in the sport and recreation management field are limitless and can include anything from sports program management and marketing to coaching and teaching.

  • Athletic administration of college, professional or amateur sport
  • Sport marketing
  • Sport communication and media
  • Camp administration
  • Resort activities and recreation
  • Sport governance
  • Sport tourism
  • Coaching, scouting and sport officiating
  • Federal, state and municipal park operations
  • Military recreation and fitness management
  • Youth program management
  • Special events and promotion
  • Campus intramurals and recreation
  • Health and fitness management
  • Adventure program management

What can I do with a sport and recreation management major?

The sports and recreation management industries are rapidly expanding, and with that growth comes an increasing need for professionals to plan, market and manage teams, facilities and recreational programs. Today’s job market seeks qualified professionals with specific business and industry skills as well as field experience.

Sport And Rec Management Student

S.M.A.R.T. Club

Sport and Recreation Management Team is geared toward students interested in networking and exploring careers in the sport and recreation industry.

Blue Grad Cap

94% Success Rate

94% of bachelor’s degree students reported successful outcomes within six months of graduation.

55% of good paying jobs go to grads with at least a 4-year degree

College Catalog

View catalog or download catalog (PDF) for all course descriptions and degree requirements.


Develop an additional focus of study to help expand your resume by completing another minor.

Sport And Rec Management Internship

Sport and Recreation Management Internships

Students studying sport and recreation management gain invaluable experience with a 240 hour senior internship. Our Sport & Recreation majors have interned at some great locations including Riverfront Sports, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and Keystone College Athletics.

Real World Experience

From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real-world experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest skills to succeed in the real world.

Study Abroad

Explore our study abroad programs and discover a world of opportunities that are sure to be the highlight of your college years.


Working with a faculty mentor conducting research enriches the learning process and creates positive lifelong attributes.

Civic Engagement

Engage in civic-based projects and service-learning experiences and make a positive difference in the greater community.


Internships and field experiences give students the chance to learn through hands-on experiences beyond the classroom.

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