B.S. in Sport Management and Recreation Studies

Sport management students

The sports industry is an incredibly diverse field that needs professionals who posses a comprehensive skill set to meet the demands of a constantly evolving market. Because the sports industry is so diverse, professionals need an understanding of marketing sports products, managing finances, managing facilities, managing customer relationships, understand contractual agreements, and be well-versed in a contemporary sport environment. Many of our graduates are currently working in various professional and collegiate sports leagues such as Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, and the Southeastern Conference.

Recreation Leadership careers are crucial in ensuring a community and tourists can participate in safe and enjoyable events. The school of Kinesiology offer a degree in this field to prepare interested professionals for careers like Athletic or Recreation Coordinator, Park Ranger, Aquatics Coordinator, Facilities Manager and Parks and Recreation Director.

Potential Careers

  • Marketing professionals
  • Digital Media
  • Sales
  • Advertising
  • Corporate Sponsorships
  • Journalism
  • Event Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Sports Agent
  • Athletic Administration
  • Athletic or Recreation Coordinator
  • Park Ranger
  • Aquatics Coordinator
  • Facilities Manager
  • Parks and Recreation Director.

Median Annual Salary

Sports Marketing Professionals


Sports Agent




Public Relations


Digital Media


Event Management


Facilities manager


Aquatics Supervisor


Athletics Supervisor


Parks & Recreation Director


*Median annual salaries are from The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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