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Sport and Recreation Management, B.S.

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Sport and Recreation Management Degree

Be part of a $15 billion industry and prepare to be a leader in the business of sport and recreation.

Why Study Sport and Recreation Management?

Connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and internships:

  • Build a well-rounded business foundation and develop skills in multiple aspects of the sport, recreation, and leisure industry.
  • Gain leadership and management skills through various organizations and event planning.
  • Learn the business of recreation and sport including aspects of leading activities, facility management, program planning, ticket sales, event coordination, marketing and promotion, media, and public relations.
  • Work alongside faculty and peers who are interested in networking and exploring careers in the sport and recreation industry.
  • Learn to create a professional portfolio, an effective marketing tool when applying for employment and attending interviews.
  • Gain practical experience through internship opportunities

Receive personalized attention and top-notch instruction in a supportive environment:

  • Our Stairs to Success developmental plan for success will guide you through your time at Keystone.
  • 92% of students receive financial aid.
  • Over 150 scholarships are awarded yearly.
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Contact

Dr. Sandra Smith
Program Director
570-945-8432
BMT@keystone.edu

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The Department of Business, Management, and Technology at Keystone College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

What can I do with a degree in sport and recreation management?

Career Options

  • Athletics Administration
  • Federal, State, and Municipal Park Management
  • Fitness Management
  • Resort Managment
  • Special Events and Promotions
  • Sport Marketing
  • Youth Program Management

Employers

  • Riverfront Sports
  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
  • Keystone College Athletics
Sport And Rec Management Student

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.

Exceptional experiences.
Giant outcomes.

13:1

Keystone student-to-faculty ratio

7%

increase in jobs over the next 10 years

94%

Keystone students employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation

$96,541

Median annual salary for chemistry careers

Ranked

Amazing opportunities—on campus and beyond

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.

Internships

Students studying sport and recreation management gain invaluable experience with a 120 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.

Sport And Rec Management Internship
Sport And Rec Management Field Students

Connections

Over 30 student-run clubs and organizations, including the Sport Management and Recreation Team (S.M.A.R.T.) and the Hospitality Business Management Club, are available and are a wonderful way to meet people, travel, learn about different subjects, and gain valuable leadership opportunities.

Be Involved

When you become a Giant, you will enjoy campus life in a passionate, close-knit community…a family. Keystone College comes together in many different ways with 18 Division III sports, a variety of student events, 276 acres to explore, and various ways to learn both inside and outside of the classroom.

Featured Faculty

Kasey Chermak, MS

Kasey Chermak, MS

Instructor of Information Technology  
Patricia Davis, PhD

Patricia Davis, PhD

Professor of Accounting and Program Director of Accounting and Financial Management
Brenda Lidy, MS

Brenda Lidy, MS

Associate Professor and Program Director of Hospitality Business Management, Program Director of Business (BS) and Business Administration (AS), Program Director of Supply Chain Management
Robert Nardelli, DPS

Robert Nardelli, DPS

Assistant Professor and Program Director of Computer Science and Information Technology
Elizabeth Schneider, MBA, JD

Elizabeth Schneider, MBA, JD

Associate Professor of Business  
Sandra R. Smith, PhD

Sandra R. Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor and Program Director of Sport and Recreation Management (BS) and Sport Leadership Management (MS)
Donald “Doc” Stacknick, MS

Donald “Doc” Stacknick, MS

Instructor of Sport and Recreation
Chad Stevens, PhD

Chad Stevens, PhD

Associate Professor of Business, Program Director of MBA, and Chair of Business, Management & Technology
Kevin Vinson, MBA

Kevin Vinson, MBA

Associate Professor of Accounting

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