Throughout the program, students study courses in sports and recreation marketing, sports and recreation law, sport and society, facilities management, and event planning. Internships are required to give students exciting networking opportunities available in order to gain experience and make contacts for future employment after graduation.
At a Glance
- Faculty with real-world experience in the sport and recreation management field.
- Faculty members provide personal attention and mentoring for students.
- Access to outstanding, flexible internships, including ties with the professional sports community in Portland, as well as local recreation organizations.
- Integrated major with business administration prepares students for the possibility of later working in sales, merchandising, or management as it relates to sports and recreation.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Employment of recreation workers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.” The New England states currently have a high number of employment opportunities in recreation. With a greater emphasis on well-being through the lifespan, there will be a need for more recreation programming and professionals to administer those programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Sport & Recreation Management curriculum enables student to apply business knowledge and skills to the unique demands of a sports- or recreation-related industry.
Explore the possible career paths available with a degree in sport management: sports media, merchandising, professional team and league operations, and more.