Be Part of an Exciting and Fast-Moving Field
Whether they work with a major league team or in a small town park, Sport and Recreation Management professionals use their background in business to help make athletics and recreation part of everyone’s daily life.
Business and Sports
As a Sport and Recreation Management student, you’ll take specialized courses, such as sport law, sport management, sport marketing, sport facility and event management, sport psychology, sports nutrition, coaching theory, physical education, fitness and wellness and courses on various athletic games. You’ll also take general business courses, such as marketing, management, law, information systems, leadership and diversity and human resources. You will apply what you learn in class at a professional internship that is tailored to your goals.
Classes are taught by both full-time professors and experienced sport and recreation management professionals. They are active researchers, consultants, business owners and industry leaders, but they are teachers and mentors first. We keep classes small, therefore professors can offer individual attention and support that is rare in business schools.
If you are interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, a master’s degree in Organization Management or a master’s degree in Health Services Administration at Russell Sage College, you can take graduate courses in your senior year and you may be eligible to get prerequisite courses waived — this means you can earn a bachelor’s degree and graduate degree in about five years.
“The sports industry is … one of the fastest growing industry areas — and there’s a wide range of careers that you can go into.”
Assistant Professor and Chair, School of Management
Read more from students, faculty and alumni.
Robert Stulmaker, CAA
When students ask adjunct professor Robert Stulmaker how to have a successful career in the field of sports and recreation, …
“From the first time I walked onto the Sage campus, people were introducing themselves to me. I’d never experienced that before. And all my teachers were so helpful. I loved my professors. I’m still talking to them.”
Joshua Gonzalez is happy to have found a small college to call home. “It’s been really comforting,” says the recent …
Our bachelor’s degree program in Sport and Recreation Management is excellent preparation, whether you plan to enter the workforce or attend graduate school.
Sport and Recreation Management graduates put their business education into play with professional and minor league teams, high school and college athletics departments, club-level athletic teams, private and public fitness facilities, camps, parks, sports merchandise companies and more. Sport and Recreation Management graduates may work in a range of positions, including administration, sports information, advertising, marketing and public relations, sales, advanced-level coaching, athletic directing or facility and event management.
Our Sport and Recreation Management students may receive assured or early acceptance toRussell Sage College’s:
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) program
- M.S. in Organization Management
- M.S. in Health Services Administration
If you are interested in pursuing a master’s degree at Russell Sage College, you can take graduate courses in your senior year and may be eligible to get prerequisite courses waived — this means you can earn a bachelor’s degree and graduate degree in about five years.