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Students pursuing a Sport and Recreation Management degree at his internship at the TD Garden

The Sport and Recreation Management degree program offers you the unique business, management, marketing, and ethics expertise to succeed in the business of sport. The career-focused curriculum will prepare you to be a critical thinker, interdisciplinary in your approach, and capable of effectively managing and marketing sport and recreation enterprises across an array of career paths.

The Sport and Recreation Management program is focused on preparing you for your future career, providing you with management principles related to planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling. Topics to be covered will include, but are not limited to Sport and Recreation administration, event management, marketing, revenue streams, sponsorship and sales and collegiate athletics.

Job growth within the field of Sport and Recreation Management is on the rise. There is demand in the marketplace for well-educated and well-trained candidates. As part of your training, majors are encouraged to pursue internships to gain invaluable on-the-job skills. The Sport and Recreation Management Program prepares students for not only the next steps in their career but also for graduate school. Many graduates will go on to pursue their master’s in various programs such as: an MBA, MS in Sport Management, MS in Marketing, or MA in Communication.

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Courses You’ll Love

  • Sport and Recreation in Society
  • Sport and Recreation Marketing & Revenue Streams
  • Sport and Recreation Facility and Event Management
  • Sport and Recreation Legal Studies
  • Sport and Recreation Strategy and Leadership
  • History of Women in Sport

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Course Requirements and Information

The complexity, globalization, and profound impact sport and recreation industries have on society have created an increasing demand for this specialized curriculum. Employment for the collective professions related to sport management is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Rising participation and interest in high school, college, and professional sports should only increase the demand for graduates of sport management programs in years to come.

Sport and Recreation Management career options include:

  • Athletic Development and Fundraising
  • Athletic Director
  • College Intramurals and Student Life Management
  • Event Coordinator
  • Facilities and Operations Management
  • Player and Personnel Management
  • Professional, Semi-professional, or Collegiate Coach
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Public Relations and Communications
  • Sport Sponsorship and Sales
  • Youth Athletics and Recreation

Sport and Recreation Management Internships our students have completed:

  • Bauer
  • Cape Cod League Baseball
  • Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC)
  • Curry College Athletics
  • ESPN
  • NASCAR
  • New England Patriots
  • New England Revolution
  • Orleans Firebirds
  • TD Garden
  • The Boston Management Group (Hockey)
  • Warrior Center

Minimum Grade Policy for Business and Computer Science Department Majors/Minors:
This policy will apply to all majors and minors offered within the Business and Computer Science Department (Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing, MIS, and Sport Management).

Students who are majoring or minoring in any program offered within the Business and Computer Science Department will be required to retake any pre-/ co-requisite, elective, or required course offered by the Business and Computer Science Department if they earn below a grade of a C. Students are allowed to waive this policy for their first two grades of C-. The third C- and any subsequent grades of a C- will have to be retaken. Although students are not required to maintain a GPA of 2.5 to be a Business and Computer Science Department major, students who receive a cumulative GPA of less than 2.5 will be required to meet with the Academic Success Coordinator and commit to a specified plan for the following full semester to improve their grades.

Prerequisites:

ACNT 1010 Financial Accounting
3
ACNT 1011 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 1000 Intro to Business 3
BUS 1610 Economics: Macro 3
BUS 1611 Economics: Micro 3
MIS 1010 Managing with Information Systems 3

Core Requirements:

SRM 1000 Introduction to Sport and
Recreation Management
3
SRM 2000 Sport and Recreation in Society 3
SRM 2010 Sport and Recreation Administration 3
SRM 2020 Sport and Recreation Marketing
and Revenue Streams
3
SRM 2030 Sport and Recreation Facility
and Event Management
3
SRM 3000 Sport and Recreation Legal Studies 3
SRM 3010 Sport and Recreation Strategy
and Leadership
3
SRM 3020 Sport and Recreation Governance
and Policy
3
SRM 3980 Senior Seminar: Sport and Recreation 3
BUS 2000 Management Theory and Practice 3
BUS 2150 Quantitative Methods and Analytics* 3
BUS 2250 Business Law 3
BUS 2550 Operations Management 3
FIN 2000 Financial Management 3
BUS 3930 Management of International Business 3
BUS 3950 Business Ethics Seminar 3
MRKT 2520 Marketing Management 3

Prerequisite or Corequisite:

*MATH 1150 Statistics I (BUS 2150) 3

Minimum Grade Policy for Business and Computer Science Department Majors/Minors:
This policy will apply to all majors and minors offered within the Business and Computer Science Department.

Students who are majoring or minoring in any program offered within the Business and Computer Science Department will be required to retake any pre-/co-requisite, elective, or required course offered by the Business and Computer Science Department if they earn below a grade of a C. Students are allowed to waive this policy for their first two grades of C-. The third C- and any subsequent grades of a C- will have to be retaken. Although students are not required to maintain a GPA of 2.5 to be a Business and Computer Science Department major, students who receive a cumulative GPA of less than 2.5 will be required to meet with the Academic Success Coordinator and commit to a specified plan for the following full semester to improve their grades.

Required Courses (9 Credits):

SRM 1000 Intro to Sport and Recreation Management 3
SRM 2010 Sport and Recreation Administration 3
SRM 2020 Sport and Recreation Marketing
and Revenue Streams
3


Choose two of the following electives (6 Credits):

SRM 2000 Sport and Recreation in Society 3
SRM 2030 Sport and Recreation Facility
and Event Management
3
SRM 3000 Sport and Recreation Legal Studies 3
SRM 3010 Sport and Recreation Strategy and Leadership 3
SRM 3020 Sport and Recreation Governance and Policy 3

Total Credits: 15

Upon completion of the Bachelor in Science in Sport and Recreation Management, students will be able to:

  1. Apply critical thinking and techniques to solve real problems related to the sport and recreation industries.
  2. Recognize, understand and apply laws, ethical situations, and social responsibility as it relates to working in the sport and recreation industries.
  3. Effectively communicate through writing, research, and speaking with individuals, organizations, media and the public across all sport and recreation industry settings.
  4. Apply branding, event management, and marketing theories as they apply to the global and domestic sport and recreation industry consistent with the professional standards.
Anthony Johnson '24

Meet Anthony Johnson '24

The sport and recreation management major is on track to learn and explore a career as a tennis coach, an outlook that will center on his love for the sport. When he is not playing and training for the Curry Men's Tennis team, he coaches young students at the Franklin Park Tennis Association and Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center.

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Seth Corwin, Class of 2020

Meet Seth Corwin '20

“I’ve learned so much in class about sport management, including collective bargaining, marketing, and various legal issues involved in the industry. And my internship with the Boston Management Group, an agency that represents elite hockey players, has given me solid real-world experience.

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Nic Clark

Nic Clark, Class of 2022

“As soon as I learned Sport and Recreation Management was going to be a major I went right over and made the switch. I knew I wanted a career in sports. Before, I had to relate my coursework back to sports. Now I don’t have to do that. My Sport and Recreation Management classes do that for me.”

Thomas Perez, Class of 2022

“My Sport and Recreation Management professors have been amazing. My success all starts with them. It’s all about my relationship with them, my connection to them, and the doors this degree will help open.”

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