Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management
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. Scholarships are also available.
What you will learn
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.
- Integrate knowledge from sports recreation and business administration fields
- Examine the relationship between theory and practice
- Analyze effective means of communication in a variety of modalities
- Apply business procedures to team and facilities management
- Assess appropriate decision making skills in a variety of sports and recreation organizations
Your Courses in Sports and Recreation Management
Explore multiple aspects of the world of sports and recreation while enhancing your knowledge and technical skills. You may choose to follow the standard course requirements or add a specialization to further enhance your degree. You can also add a specialization to your degree to provide further focus to your studies.
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.
Major Course Requirements (45 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)
Specializations in Sports and Recreation Management
You may choose to delve into other areas of sports and recreation management when you add a specialization to your sports and recreation management degree program. A specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses. Choose from the following specializations:
BA in Sports and Recreation Management
The BA in Sports and Recreation Management program creates leaders in the business side of sports. In this video, Dr. Jonas Ohrberg, Chair of the BA in Sports and Recreation Management program, highlights the leadership skills students will develop with this degree.
Careers in Sports and Recreation Management
Just a few of the many professional careers that often begin with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management include: Residential Camp Director, Tournament Coordinator, or Sports Information Director. Take a look at your potential career options.
The Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management degree is IACBE accredited.