Apply your love of sports and fitness to the world of business while expanding your knowledge and experience with your IACBE accredited Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management degree from Ashford University.
Dr. Nils Jonas Ohrberg is an Assistant Professor in the Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management program for the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Government from New Mexico State University, his Master’s in Sports Administration from University of New Mexico, and his Doctorate degree in Organization and Management from Capella University. Read his full bio.
Online Sports and Recreation Management Bachelor's Degree Focus
The Sports and Recreation Management major prepares you for managerial positions in the sports and recreation industry, including: professional sports, fitness clubs, athletics equipment merchandising, recreation programs, and intramural and recreational sports. You will complete coursework in accounting, business, economics, information systems, physical education, and psychology. The curriculum consists of the learning experiences essential for business management positions in the sports and recreation professions. When you complete the required coursework, you will be well acquainted with the sport industry, be highly trained in various theories of management, and exhibit college-level writing and speaking skills.
You may also choose to delve into other areas of sports and recreation management when you add a specialization to your degree program. A specialization consists of four (4) courses, each worth three (3) credits. These courses are taught online as part of your degree program. Choose from the following specializations:
Prepare to launch and manage entrepreneurial enterprises. You will increase your business and your technical skills when you add the Entrepreneurship specialization to your degree.
Add to your Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Finance. You will bridge the fields of finance and business to gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches of financial management.
Take advantage of a wide range of opportunities in one of the fastest growing areas in business organizations. You will increase both business and technical skills with an Information Systems specialization added to your Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management degree.
Explore different ways in which marketing and advertising shape our modern business world by adding a minor in Marketing to your Bachelor's degree. You will expand your experience with branding, research, and consumer behavior.
Build on your Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Project Management. You will be well-equipped to seize new opportunities in this fast-growing field.
Your courses in this Bachelor of Arts degree program are taught by advance-degreed instructors with real-world experience in the subjects they teach. In addition, you can transfer up to 90 approved credits toward your Bachelor's degree and accelerate your degree completion.
Special Terms and Conditions
Successful completion of this program by itself does not provide licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification.
If this program fits your personal and professional goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.