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Nic Clark ‘22 Was Hired as Youngest Sales Executive in Chicago White Sox Organization

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.

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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
  • New England Patriots
  • New England Revolution
  • Orleans Firebirds
  • TD Garden
  • The Boston Management Group (Hockey)
  • Warrior Center

Minimum laptop requirements (preliminary) for Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing, and Sport and Recreation Management majors:

  • Windows 10 or 11 operating system
  • Minimum 64-bit Intel I-7 or 64-bit AMD Ryzen 7
  • Minimum quad core processor
  • Minimum 8 GB memory
  • Minimum 500 GB internal storage.
Nic Clark ‘22

Nic Clark ‘22 Hired as Youngest Sales Executive in Chicago White Sox Organization

Nic Clark’s lifelong dream had been to work in Major League Baseball. After graduating from Curry College in 2022, he's already turned that dream into a flourishing career.

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In 2019, Curry launched a Sport and Recreation Management major to accommodate a growing interest in the field. Professor Natalie West, who leads the program, talks about the variety of opportunities available to students majoring in this area and how the College’s close proximity to one of the best sports towns in America is a benefit to enrollment.

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