A 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

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.

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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

Sample Curriculum

Download a sample of the classes you may be expected to take.

College Catalog

See the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.


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

Keystone Sport and Recreation Management degree internship opportunities

Sport and Recreation Management Internships

Students studying sport and recreation management gain invaluable experience with a 400 hour senior internship. Our Sport & Recreation majors have interned at some great locations including Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Florida, Pocono Raceway, the Washington Red Skins, and the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado.

Real World Experience

From internships and research projects to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct lab experiences, work with your peers and mentors in the biology field, and learn first-hand the breaking science research that’s happening 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.

Undergraduate Research

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

Civic Engagement

Take advantage of remarkable opportunities for civic-based projects and service-learning experiences that benefit the greater community.


Internships and other field experiences give students the opportunity to learn through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom.

From Our Graduates

“I love Keystone because of how easy it is to feel included in the campus community. From the minute I stepped on campus I knew this would be my home.”

Jed Parker

Sport and Recreation Management major, 2018 - Accepted to Temple University grad school.

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