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.

Faculty

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.

Program Distinctions

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.

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Your Future

Our bachelor’s degree program in Sport and Recreation Management is excellent preparation, whether you plan to enter the workforce or attend graduate school.

Careers

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.

Graduate Studies

Our Sport and Recreation Management students may receive assured or early acceptance toRussell Sage College’s:

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.

Learning Experience

You will learn from and network with seasoned sports-management professionals with real-world experiences.

Internships and Networking Opportunities

As an undergraduate Sport and Recreation Management student, you’ll work with a faculty member who knows you to find an internship opportunity based on your goals.

 

Recent employers that have hosted Sport and Recreation Management interns from Russell Sage College include Nike, Inc., News10 Sports Broadcasting, the Times Union Center arena, the Adirondack Thunder hockey team, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, and the Tri-City ValleyCats minor league baseball team.

 

Sports management leaders are frequently invited to classrooms as guest speakers and many provide internship opportunities. You’ll also get to network with leaders from across industries at school-sponsored events like career panels and weekend-long business-plan intensives.


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