Recreation and Sport Management

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The Recreation and Sport Management emphasis provides students with the skills needed to serve in leadership, supervisory, and management roles in city, park, and recreation capacities and other leisure service agencies and sport industries. Upon completion of the program, students are encouraged to take one or more of the following exams: the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) offered by the National Recreation and Park Association, Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE), Certified Sports Administrator (CSA) through National Council of Youth Sports, and/or Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) through Sports Turf Managers Association.

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  • Career Options

Students completing the emphasis area in Recreation and Sport Management will have the knowledge and ability to work in agencies such as:

  • College and Professional Sports
  • Youth Sports
  • Sports Associations and Nonprofits
  • Recreation and Sport Facilities
  • City/Community Recreation Departments
  • Local, State, and National Parks

About Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department

The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) is located in the new Student Recreation Center. The HHPR faculty possess a wide array of specializations. The department offers undergraduate degree programs in Exercise Science, Recreation Services, Sport and Hospitality Management, and Physical Education, seven minors and certificates in Dance, Coaching, and Hospitality Management, as well as a graduate program in HHPR. Within each of the degree programs, there are emphases/concentration areas from which students select the professional paths that best fit their needs. 

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