Program Description

The Sports and Recreation Management Associate Degree program includes the skills and knowledge earned in business leadership; finance, sales, risk management administration, marketing, promotion, and event coordination. This program combines a solid business background, with the study of recreation, sports, wellness and promotional management.

Approximate Cost

$10,624
Tuition: $10022 , Books: $602

Starting Salary

$24,149–$35,162
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

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Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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at Wausau
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at Antigo
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at Medford
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at Phillips
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at Spencer
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at Wittenberg
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at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Describe sport governance, athlete health and safety laws
  • Apply directing, organizing, and budgeting skills related to recreational events
  • Apply industry-specific technological tools and operating procedures for sport and recreation
  • Apply business functions and systems related to the sports and recreation industry

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Adventure Guide
  • Youth Camp Coordinator
  • Recreation Program Specialist
  • Sports/Special Events Planner
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Sports Marketing
  • Fitness/Recreation Member Services Representative

Courses

The Sports and Recreation Management Associate Degree is a 63 Credit* program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS 3.00
WORD LEVEL 1 1.00
MARKETING PRINCIPLES 3.00
EXPLORING HOSPITALITY AND RECREATION 2.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Second Term

POWERPOINT LEVEL 1 1.00
EXCEL LEVEL 1 1.00
CUSTOMER SERVICE 2.00
MEETING, TRAVEL & EVENT PLANNING 2.00
HOSPITALITY AND RECREATIONAL LAW 3.00
HOSPITALITY/SPORTS AND RECREATION INTERNSHIP 3.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00

Third Term

RISK MANAGEMENT IN RECREATION 2.00
RECREATION PROGRAMMING 3.00
RECREATION FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3.00
EXPLORING TEAM SPORTS IN THE U.S. 3.00
INCLUSIVE RECREATION 2.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Fourth Term

TRENDS AND TOPICS IN RECREATION 1.00
RECREATION ADMINISTRATION 3.00
FACILITY OPERATIONS 3.00
RECREATION CAREER PREPARATION 1.00
OUTDOOR RECREATION 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00
ECONOMICS 3.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.

Program Transfer

The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.

School Name Degree Name
Carroll University Sports Administration

General Transfer

All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.

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Admissions Process

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.