Sport and Recreational Management

Sport and Recreational Management focuses on the business side of the sport industry. The growth of sports around the nation and around the world has fueled the need for sport management professionals.

The Business Administration concentration in Sport and Recreational Management will allow you to develop sound business skills and combine them with your passion for athletics. Through concentration-specific coursework, you will gain a unique perspectives on ways to apply fundamental business principles to the sport industry. Through real-life examples, case studies, and project-based learning, you will develop practical skills in management, communication, critical and creative thinking, and making business decisions.

The curriculum is designed to prepare students to transfer for further study toward a bachelor’s degree and parallels the first two years of study required by similar programs offered at four-year institutions. The majority of sport management jobs are found in marketing, sales, and administration. Those with bachelor’s degrees often work in supervisory and management positions in sport-related organizations and businesses, such as:

  • Professional, semi-professional, collegiate, high-school and youth sport
  • Facilities and event management
  • Sport marketing and sales
  • Communications and media
  • Sporting goods manufacturing management
  • Sporting goods retail management
  • Non-profit sports
  • Private clubs
  • Fitness industry management
  • Extreme sports.

Course Sequence for Sport and Recreational Management Program

Program Goals for Sport and Recreational Management Program


The Business, Technology & Legal Studies Division held its first Hall of Fame Reception, recognizing area businesses and individuals for their contributions to their programs and students. The event also provided the opportunity for students from the programs to network with area professionals. To read more about the Hall of Fame Reception, click here.

Pictured clockwise, starting top left: Business, Technology & Legal Studies Division Hall of Fame inductees Anatoli Murha, Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union; Lisa McDermott, Everett Kelley Associates; students who attended the Hall of Fame Reception; and attendees at the event. To see more photos from the event, click here.