Bachelor - Sports & Recreation Management

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Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management program is designed to provide you with training and knowledge you could apply to managerial roles within organizations that offer recreational and athletic activities. Read on for more information about this Forbes School of Business & Technology at Ashford University online bachelor's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The curriculum of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management program combines sports marketing and management courses with those in business to help students prepare for administrative careers in the sports management field. Topics addressed in the major course of study include sports and recreation organizational policies, leadership techniques, marketing strategies, managerial processes, and the role of sports managers. Students will also have the opportunity to examine case studies and work on projects to further their understanding and expertise in sports and recreation management. This Forbes School of Business & Technology™ program also provides students with the chance to develop their knowledge and skills in many areas of business, including accounting, public relations, human resource management, marketing, and communications.

What are the Prerequisites?

Aspiring students of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management program should have strong communication skills, enjoy being physically active, and possibly have taken some courses in exercise science or sports management. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What are the Course Requirements?

As a student of the Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management program at Ashford University, you will be required to complete 120 credits to earn this degree. This credit total reflects 45 major credits, 52 general education credits, and 32 elective credits. Three course totaling nine credits taken in the major coursework could be applied toward general education requirements.

Sports and Recreation Management Course Requirements

Course NumberCourse Title
Introductory Course Requirements
EXP 105Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
MGT 330Management for Organizations
CGD 218Visual Literacy in Business
CGD 318Public Relations Practices & Promotional Writing
SOC 318Sociology of Sport
BUS 330Principles of Marketing
BUS 340Business Communications
ACC 205Principles of Accounting I
BUS 307Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques
BUS 311Business Law I
ECO 203Principles of Macroeconomics
INF 410Project Management
BUS 303Human Resource Management
SRM 320Organization & Administration of Sports & Recreation Management
SRM 410Contemporary Issues in Sports Marketing & Management
SRM 325Case Research in Sports & Recreation Management

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management program, you could be eligible to pursue entry-level administrative positions within organizations that offer recreational and athletic activities. You might seek employment in health clubs, community centers, sports team offices, or in corporate fitness programs.

Entry-level positions you could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Residential camp director
  • Athletic equipment manager
  • Sports agent
  • Fitness club manager
  • Tournament coordinator
  • Sports information director

Advanced Degrees

Individuals completing Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management program could be eligible to pursue graduate-level studies in recreation and sports administration. In some cases, advancement to senior management or executive positions will require a graduate degree.

Master's degrees that you could pursue include:

  • Master of Sports and Recreation Management
  • Master of Sports Administration
  • Master of Sports Leadership

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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