Majoring in Sport Management
You will learn from and network with experienced sports industry professionals in this Sport and Recreation Management degree program.
“You don’t need to throw it, kick it, or bounce it. You can be the one to run the show by enrolling in the Sport and Recreation Management program at Russell Sage.”
-Bob Stulmaker, B.S., M.S., SAS, SDA, CAA, Sport and Recreation Management lecturer, former director of physical education, athletics, and health, and former assistant director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association
Sport Management Classes
As a Sport and Recreation Management major, you’ll take specialized courses, such as sport law, sport marketing, facility and event management, sport psychology, nutrition, coaching theory, physical education 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 full-time professors and experienced sport and recreation management professionals.
We keep classes small, therefore professors can offer individual attention and support that is rare in business schools.
Careers with a Degree in Sport Management
Sport management majors go on to work with professional and minor league teams, high school and college athletics departments, club-level athletics teams, private and public fitness facilities, camps, parks, athletics merchandise companies and more.
Individuals with a sports management degree work in a range of positions, including administration, sports information, advertising, marketing and public relations, sales, coaching, and facility and event management.
Graduate Studies with a Degree in Sport Management
Our Sport and Recreation Management majors may receive assured or early acceptance to Russell 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.
A graduate degree is so much more than just more education. It is about being an expert and leader in your chosen field, and it signals to employers, managers, and recruiters that you are not only committed to your field but to personal excellence in your career. Russell Sage’s graduate programs aren’t centered on merely increasing knowledge – they are about teaching you to think, understand, and lead.
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Sport management majors say the professional preparation and supportive community at Sage has helped set them up for success.
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Nicholas Taylor ’20 will be the first to tell you that before he arrived at Sage as a junior, other …
Robert Stulmaker, CAA
When students ask adjunct professor Robert Stulmaker how to have a successful career in the field of sports and recreation, …
Joshua Gonzalez is happy to have found a small college to call home. “It’s been really comforting,” says the recent …