Sport and Recreation Management

Turn your love of the game into a career

From small-town recreation management to working for the Indianapolis Colts, a bachelor’s degree in sport and recreation management from Indiana University Kokomo can set you up for victory.

At IU Kokomo, we’ll be with you from your first day to the home stretch toward commencement. You’ll graduate from this program with a deep understanding and appreciation of the sport and recreation industry, close relationships with your peers and professors, and an internship experience that will help you stand out to future employers.

Throughout the program, you’ll learn how to make sport and recreation events into an experience. You’ll study topics like management theory, fitness, and wellness, while learning how to accommodate diversity and accessibility into athletics.

Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management

This degree program helps students understand and gain knowledge of the fundamental principles and key concepts in sport and recreation management.

Students will learn about the professional and ethical obligations of the field, including a global awareness and appreciation of the impact of diversity.

The program will also impart critical thinking skills, enabling students to comprehend and effectively analyze issues while applying effective oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.

If you are interested in continuing your education and earning a Master of Science in Business Administration, a degree in sport and recreation management can be an excellent complement to an M.B.A. program.

Sports Marketing and Management Minor

Adding a minor in sport marketing and management to your degree can tailor your future to a unique path and open the door to a variety of opportunities. In this program, students gain an understanding of the fundamentals of management theory, and how sport marketing strategies can contribute to the success of a business.

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The world is open to you

Imagine a career where you can spend your day at the local YMCA, or manage a brand new, billion-dollar stadium in a major city. A degree in sport and recreation management from IU Kokomo can open doors in the sport and recreation industry. When you graduate, you’ll leave this program equipped to tackle the job market, no matter where you end up.

Graduates with a degree in sport and recreation management can find work as:

  • Community and after-school leaders
  • Sports events planners
  • Sports development officers
  • Publicity directors
  • Sports administrators
  • Parks and recreation managers
  • Sports marketers
  • Fitness and wellness center managers
  • Sports marketers
  • Fitness and wellness center managers
  • Compliance professionals
  • Sports product innovators
  • Sports promoters
  • Season ticket managers
  • Theme park managers
  • Concession managers

The real-world experience you will gain in this program, from a mandatory internship to KEY trips, will help you hit the ground running in your future career.

Take a swing

If a degree in Sport and Recreation Management sounds like a home run, don’t hesitate to get in the game! Explore our Academic Bulletin, and chat with an advisor today to visit or apply.

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