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Sport and Recreation Management


Sport and Recreation Management (BS)


Sport and Recreation Management
Business Studies
Coaching and Sport Instruction
Communication and Journalism
Communictions and Public Relations
Event Management
Sport and Diversity

The B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management will consist of 24 foundations semester hours, and 15 semester hours in a selected emphasis area. There will be a total of 39 semester hours required in the major.

The curriculum is designed to meet NASSM and NRPA competencies. These standards are based on an understanding of business principles such as finance, sales, marketing and promotion, risk management, and administration.

Core courses will focus on the contemporary nature of recreation and sport enterprises. This focus will introduce prospective students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to a degree in Sport and Recreation Management. The foundation courses will comprise a range of upper-level courses that develop a breadth of understanding and skills to meet job competencies in sport and recreation management areas.

Course Work 

Students in this major will take foundation courses in recreation and sport administration, business practices, facilities design and management, liability, and promotion.

Review Health and Human Physiology in the UI General Catalog to learn more about requirements for the Sport and Recreation Management major and graduating with honors.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in Sport and Recreation Management need to meet the requirements for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Student Opportunities 

In addition to having nearly 500 Student Organizations, Iowa students choose from multiple Living-Learning Communities, Study Abroad Programs, and Undergraduate Research Opportunities.

Students in this major may enjoy the Health Sciences Living-Learning Community or the Well Beings Living-Learning Community in the UI residence halls.

Faculty, Facilities, and Resources 

Many resources on campus relate to the Sport and Recreation Management major, including UI Wellness, the Division of Recreational Services, Health Iowa, and the Aging Studies Program.

The 215,000-square-foot Campus Recreation and Wellness Center is ranked the #3 student recreation center in the nation and boasts 20,000 square feet of fitness space over three levels, a 52-foot climbing wall, and a 50-meter competitive swimming pool.


Iowa graduates have job placement rates ranging from 86-100 percent, depending on their area of study, and our Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.


The Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid are great resources for students seeking scholarships.

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