Program Description

The Sports and Recreation Management Associate Degree 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.

* This program is coming soon, pending official approvals from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Higher Learning Commission (HLC). You may still apply and be accepted into the program, contingent upon official program approval.

Starting Salary

$40,435
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

Available

100% Online

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.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
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:

  • Commercial Fitness Business Associate
  • Sports Marketing
  • Athletic Administration
  • Sports Safety
  • Sports Wellness
  • Sport Event Planner
  • Coach
  • Sports Officiate

Courses

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

First Term

WORD 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
MARKETING PRINCIPLES 3.00
EXPLORING HOSPITALITY AND RECREATION 2.00
PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Second Term

ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS 3.00
POWERPOINT 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
EXCEL 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
CUSTOMER SERVICE 2.00
MEETING, TRAVEL & EVENT PLANNING 2.00
HOSPITALITY AND RECREATIONAL LAW 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 3.00
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
CHALLENGE COURSE PROGRAMMING 2.00
RECREATION CAREER PREPARATION 1.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00
ECONOMICS 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this Sports and Recreation Management (Coming Soon*) Associate Degree:

Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

School Name Degree Name
Colorado State University - Global Business Management
Colorado State University - Global Human Services
Colorado State University - Global Information Technology
Colorado State University - Global Project Management
Lakeland University Accounting
Lakeland University Business Administration
Lakeland University Communication
Lakeland University Computer Science
Lakeland University Criminal Justice
Lakeland University Food Safety and Quality
Lakeland University Hospitality Management
Lakeland University Management Information System
Lakeland University Marketing
Lakeland University Organizational Management
Lakeland University Psychology
Northern Michigan University BS in Applied Workplace Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Systems Analysis
Rasmussen College Accelerated Criminal Justice - Leadership and Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Early Childhood Education Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Finance
Rasmussen College Accelerated Healthcare Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Resources and Organizational Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Services
Rasmussen College Accelerated Marketing-Digital Marketing
Rasmussen College Accelerated Supply Chain and Logistics Management
UW Green Bay B.A.S Organizational Leadership
UW Oshkosh BAS in Organizational Studies
UW Stevens Point Bachelor of Applied Studies in Organizational Leadership
UW Stout BS in Career, Technical Education and Training
UW Stout BS in Management

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Fill out our application

The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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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.