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Sport and Recreation Management Degree

Do you eat, sleep, and breathe sports? Are you passionate about physical fitness? Whether you want to lead a small-town recreation program or work for a professional athletic franchise, you need a sport and recreation management degree from Indiana University Kokomo. As a student here, you won’t just be sitting on the sidelines. You’ll be out in the field on trips, in internships, and at campus events, observing, experiencing, and participating in things that demonstrate what you’re learning in the classroom.

My sport and recreation management degree allowed me to focus on specific areas relevant to my future endeavors. It’s allowed me to more deeply understand the industry and the wide variety of areas I could use my degree. I knew I wanted to go into collegiate athletics, but I also worked in public parks and recreation, professional arena management, and collegiate recreational sports.
- Greg Cooper, Director of Athletics and Cole Fitness Center

At IU Kokomo, we’ll be with you from your first semester to the home stretch. You’ll graduate this program with a deep understanding and appreciation of the industry, close relationships with your peers and professors, and an internship experience to help you stand out to future employers. Your required internship experience can be tailored to fit your future goals, including anything from professional sport teams, intercollegiate athletics, sport marketing firms, amateur sports organizations, resorts, to health and fitness clubs.

Throughout the program, you’ll learn how to make sport and recreation events an experience; you’ll study topics such as the basics of management theory, fitness and wellness, and how to accommodate diversity to include accessibility in the world of sport and recreation.

Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management

This degree program helps students demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles and key concepts in sport and recreation management, display an understanding of the professional and ethical obligations including a global awareness and an appreciation of the impact of diversity, demonstrate critical thinking skills enabling students to comprehend and effectively analyze issues, make decisions, and form sound and well-based judgements, apply effective oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills, and develop a commitment to continuing professional growth and life-long learning. Students will take courses including Introduction to Fitness and Wellness, Management of Sports Events, Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, and Youth Sport Management.

To learn more about what your next four years might look like, check out a degree map for sport and recreation management.

If you think you may be interested in continuing your education and earning a Master of Science in Business Administration, sport and recreation management students who complete a business minor are eligible for direct admittance. For more detailed information regarding course requirements for this degree, please visit our academic bulletin.

Ready to get the ball rolling?

If the sport and recreation management degree sounds like the perfect degree for you, don’t hesitate to get in the game. Chat with an admissions counselor today to schedule a visit or apply.

Last updated: 11/03/2017