Sport and Recreation Management, BS Curriculum
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- Program Type: Baccalaureate
- Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2013
- Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
- Required credits within the major: 67
- This program requires summer terms.
- Degree: Bachelor of Science
The sport and recreation management program gives students the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in sport and recreation with an orientation toward management. It is employment-oriented, designed around active learning and responsive teaching, and technology-driven, focused on communication and human relations.
Program graduates will be able to manage, assist in the management of, or find employment in sport and recreation organizations. Career opportunities include positions in professional sport franchises, sport and recreation facilities, participative sport event management, spectator sport event management, licensed athletic apparel companies, corporate fitness programs, college and university athletic departments, park and tourist attraction sites, community centers, senior centers, health clubs, sport and recreation camps, clinics, and seminars.
Program outcomes: graduates will demonstrate:
- competencies in general business disciplines (i.e. management, marketing, finance) as related to sport and recreation management;
- skills in written and oral communication that relate to the sport and recreation industry;
- ability to apply industry-specific technological tools and operating procedures for sport and recreation;
- team building skills and the ability to work in groups.
This program is available:
- via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Students must complete 40 upper division credits.
Sport and Recreation Management Core
- Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
- Principles of Accounting II (3.0 cr)
- Orientation to Online Learning (1.0 cr)
- Legal Environment in Business (3.0 cr)
- Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
- Supervision and Leadership (3.0 cr)
- Foundations of Sport and Recreation Management (3.0 cr)
- Sport Law and Governance (3.0 cr)
- Facility and Event Management (3.0 cr)
- Sport Marketing and Communication (3.0 cr)
- Sport Ethics and Leadership (3.0 cr)
- Sport Finance and Economics (3.0 cr)
- Socio-Cultural Dimensions in Sport (3.0 cr)
- Internship in Sport and Recreation Management (1.0-3.0 cr)
- Seminar in Sport and Recreation Management (1.0 cr)
or COMM 3303
- Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
Physical Education and Recreation Requirements
Take 4 or more credits(s) from the following:
Take 3 or more credits(s) from the following:
The following courses will not satisfy this requirement: Mgmt 3100, 3200, 3210, Mktg 3300. If a CA course is chosen, it must be a different course than the CA course chosen to meet the Technology Requirement.
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
- CA 1xxx
- ITM 1xxx
- ITM 2xxx
- ITM 3xxx
- ITM 4xxx
- MGMT 3xxx
- MGMT 4xxx
- MKTG 3xxx
- MKTG 4xxx
Liberal Education Requirements
A minimum of 40 liberal education credits required. Students must complete the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with the following specific liberal education courses required:
- Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
- Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
- Microeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
- Macroeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
- College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
- Elementary Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
- Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Take 3 credits of any CA courses.
Students must take enough Open Electives credits to meet the 120 credit requirement for graduation.