Sports and Recreation Management Majors

Alumni Success StoriesA 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. Each student must also 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 101CPR/First Aid.5
EXSC 230Intro to Exercise Science3
EXSC 360Organization and Administration of Sport3
BUS 101Business Economics2
SRM 230Introduction to Sports Management3
SRM 250Sports Ethics3
SRM 260Sociology in Sports3
SRM 350Communication in Sports3
Emphasis area requirements:
BUS 211Financial Accounting3
BUS 212Managerial Accounting3
BUS 242Marketing3
MA 342Statistical Methods4
SRM 270Facilities and Events Management3
SRM 360Sports Finance3
SRM 394Administrative Internship I2
SRM 450Sports Law3
SRM 460Sports Marketing3
SRM 494Administrative Internship II3
Coaching Emphasis


50.5 Credits: 24 in residence, 22 credits upper division

Core Requirements:
SRM 101CPR/First Aid.5
EXSC 230Intro to Exercise Science3
EXSC 360Organization and Administration of Sport3
BUS 101Business Economics2
SRM 230Introduction to Sports Management3
SRM 250Sports Ethics3
SRM 260Sociology in Sports3
SRM 350Communication in Sports3
Emphasis area requirements:
BIO 221Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 222Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
HE 240Nutrition3
EXSC 310Motor Learning3
EXSC 350Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
EXSC 475Exercise Physiology4
SRM 240Fundamentals of Coaching3
SRM 340Sports Psychology3
SRM 495Coaching Internship3

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 via 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