Sports and Recreation Management Majors

The degree in Sports and Recreation Management provides students with the planning, administrative and leadership skills needed to contribute to the success of organizations that focus on sport and recreation activities, sports products, or sports services. All students within this major complete the common core classes. Additionally, each student must declare either an administrative emphasis or coaching emphasis, which identifies the remaining required courses.

Courses

Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Sports and Recreation Management Major

Administrative Emphasis


52 credits: 24 credits in residence, 24 credits upper division

Core Requirements:
HHK 101 CPR/First Aid 1
HHK 230 Intro to Health and Human Kinetics 3
HHK 360 Organization and Administration of PE 3
EC 101 Business Economics 2
SRM 230 Intro to Sport Management 3
SRM 250 Sports Ethics 3
SRM 260 Sociology in Sports 3
SRM 350 Communication in Sports 3
Emphasis area requirements:
BUS 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 240 Principles of Marketing I 3
BUS 241 Principles of Marketing II 3
MA 342 Statistical Methods 4
SRM 270 Facilities and Events Management 3
SRM 360 Sports Finance 3
SRM 394 Administrative Internship I 2
SRM 450 Sports Law 3
SRM 460 Sports Marketing 3
SRM 494 Administrative Internship 3


Coaching Emphasis


51 Credits: 24 in residence, 22 credits upper division

Core Requirements:
HHK 101 CPR/First Aid 1
HHK 230 Intro to Health and Human Kinetics 3
HHK 360 Organization and Administration of PE 3
EC 101 Business Economics 2
SRM 230 Intro to Sport Management 3
SRM 250 Sports Ethics 3
SRM 260 Sociology in Sports 3
SRM 350 Communication in Sports 3
Emphasis area requirements:
BIO 221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 222 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HHK 240 Nutrition 3
HHK 310 Motor Learning 3
HHK 350 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
HHK 475 Exercise Physiology 4
SRM 240 Fundamentals of Coaching 3
SRM 340 Sports Psychology 3
SRM 495 Coaching Internship 3

Major Outcomes

Following completion of the major in Sports and Recreation Management, graduates will be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts, theories, models, and vocabulary necessary for the field of sports management.
  • Recognize the major trends, issues, and historical developments in the field of sports management.
  • Integrate business administration and athletic administration in the areas of marketing, finance, and operations management.
  • Experience through direct participation, the multiple facets of athletic administration.
  • Implement effective leadership and team building skills.
  • Implement the necessary skills to administrate an athletic event, such as organization, initiative, human resource management, and emergency procedures.
  • Summarize important ethical and legal aspects of sports management.