Sport & Recreation Management (B.S.)

The B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management at Russell Sage College is for students who are interested in pursuing entry-level careers with professional and minor league sport teams, collegiate level athletic departments, private and public fitness facilities, club-level athletic teams, and entrepreneurs. Graduates may decide to pursue further study, advanced-level coaching careers or work within private sport companies in a variety of roles.

Learning Outcomes

Upon program completion students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate content knowledge in the areas of sport management, business, and recreation.
  • Apply appropriate and effective use of technology for organizations.
  • Communicate effectively through the delivery of written and oral presentations.
  • Use critical thinking skills to understand and apply problem solving strategies and techniques for organizational and individual decision making.
  • Exemplify professional skills, attitudes, and dispositions.
  • Develop professional, personal, and interdisciplinary connections through content and professional experience.

Degree Completion Notes

  • Total credits required for bachelor degree (minimum): 120 credits
  • Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
  • Major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200
  • 1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage (minimum)
  • Completion of all required General Education coursework
  • Documentation of valid and current certification for First Aid/CPR/AED training prior to graduation.

Suggested Plan of Study

Year 1 - Fall
BUS 204 Principles of Marketing
PED 110 Intro to PE, Rec, & Sports
RSC 101 Thriving at Sage
WRT 101 Writing in Community
General Education course

Year 1 - Spring
BUS 205 Principles of Management
PED 225 Concepts of Fitness & Wellness
SCI 235 Sports Nutrition
WRT 201 Researching in Community
General Education course

Year 2 - Fall
BUS 212 Business Law I
PED 305 (.5 cr) & PED 330 (.5 cr)
PED 350 Sport Psychology
RSC 201 Intercultural Perspectives
General Education Course
General/open Elective course

Year 2 - Spring
BUS 213 Business Law II
BUS 308 Human Resource Management
PED 215 (.5) & PED 217 (.5 cr)
PED 240 Sports Medicine
PED 409 Coaching Theory
General/open Elective course

Year 3 - Fall
BUS 362 Sport Management
PED 303 Tactics/Skills & Invasion/Target Games
RSC 301 Innovating to Impact
General Education Course
General/open Elective course

Year 3 - Spring
BUS 335 Management Information Systems
BUS 340 Leadership & Diversity
BUS 430 Sport Law
General Education course
General/open Elective course

Year 4 - Fall
BUS 327 or PED 405 Internship
BUS 363 Sport Marketing
PED 420 Org & Admin of PED Programs
General/open Elective course
General/open Elective course

Year 4 - Spring
BUS 431 Sport Facility & Event Management
PED 304 Net/Wall & Field Scoring
General/open Elective course
General/open Elective course
General/open Elective course

Total credits:
58

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor's