PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND RECREATION THERAPY SPORTS MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION
The purpose of the sport management concentration is to prepare students for a baccalaureate degree in athletics, sports and recreation management. Also, to provide students with the educational and practical experiences for careers in sport management.
Over the years, a career in Sport Management has gained acceptance as a major professional degree leading to a satisfying career.The career of Sport Management can be defined as people who have sports background experience, management experience and/or a business background. Every professional sports team has people that bring these skills to the organization.
For example, the New York Yankees, from the owners to the general manager to the baseball manager, are involved in some form of sport management. Not only do professional sports organizations provide jobs in sports management, so do college campus athletic departments. For example, college athletic departments provide positions as athletic directors, assistant directors, intramural sports managers, club sports managers, sports information directors, and sports facility operations managers.
In addition, a Sport Management degree can also be useful in seeking a position with the Parks and Recreation Departments, YMCA's, and Community Sports Centers (Boys' Club) or students can start their own specific sports business. In summary, a degree in Sport Management can provide many career job opportunities dependent on an individual's personal career interests and goals.
SPORTS MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION
CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS: (All courses are 3 credits each except ACC 11 which is 4 credits)
RPE 7 - Introduction to Sports Management RPE 11 - Introduction to Recreation RPE 12 - Leadership in Recreation and Physical Education RPE 32 - Organization & Administration of Recreation Programs RPE 40 - Sports & American Society RPE 46 - Facilities Planning in Sports RPE 91 - Field Experience in Physical Education, Recreation and Recreation Therapy BA 11- Fundamentals of Business BA 14 - Principles of Marketing BA 31 - Organization Behavior and Management ECO 12 - Macroeconomics ACC 11 - Fundamentals of Accounting
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