Sports and Recreation Management Majors

A 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 for  Coaching Emphasis or the Administration Emphasis

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

Part 2: Sports and Recreation Management Major

Administrative Emphasis


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

Core Requirements:
SRM 101 CPR/First Aid .5
EXSC 230 Intro to Exercise Science 3
EXSC 360 Organization and Administration of PE 3
BUS 101 Business Economics 2
SRM 230 Introduction 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 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 212 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 242 Marketing 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 II 3
Coaching Emphasis


50.5 Credits: 24 in residence, 22 credits upper division

Core Requirements:
SRM 101 CPR/First Aid .5
EXSC 230 Intro to Exercise Science 3
EXSC 360 Organization and Administration of PE 3
BUS 101 Business Economics 2
SRM 230 Introduction 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
HE 240 Nutrition 3
EXSC 310 Motor Learning 3
EXSC 350 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
EXSC 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.

Updated Sept. 2015