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Sport and Recreation Management

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Sport and Recreation Management professionals are needed to meet recreation demands resulting from expanding populations, increased leisure time, greater mobility and changing social attitudes. The curriculum in Sport and Recreation Management is designed to prepare students for professional positions in sport, recreation, parks and outdoor recreation programming and administration. Students interested in sport and recreation management can find a variety of career opportunities including community recreation, federal, state and municipal governmental agencies, private outdoor and tourism enterprises as well as intercollegiate athletic departments and minor and major league sport teams. Students interested in municipal and county recreation agencies, YMCA/YWCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, college/professional sports, fitness/facility management organizations, and therapeutic recreation in clinical as well as community settings, can focus their interests using additional recreation, marketing, accounting, economics, social media, management, entrepreneur, and leadership elective courses. This major is based on interdisciplinary approach providing a broad, comprehensive background for leadership and administrative roles in sport and recreation industries.  It also provides students a foundation for advanced academic pursuits of a graduate degree in sport or recreation administration or related degree programs.

Check out course descriptions and program requirements for Sport and Recreation Management in the Online Catalog.

For more information contact:

Kendra Kattelmann, PhD, RDN, LN, FAND
Phone: 605-688-4668
E-mail: Kendra.Kattelmann@sdstate.edu

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