BA, Sports and Recreation Management

Study Format Online

This degree is available 100% online.

Program Length 128 credits, 67 transfer

This degree requires 128 credit hours, which may include up to 67 transfer credits.


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Concordia University Chicago's online accelerated Bachelor's in Sports and Recreation Management* prepares students to advance within the sports industry, including professional organizations, college athletics and recreational or commercial facilities.

The major is designed to prepare students for careers and advanced study in the field of sports, recreation and leisure. Students will master event operations, manufacturing of sports equipment, marketing, management, and communication as each pertains to the sports industry.

Career opportunities range from working within and managing a sports team, sports media, sports law or other recreational programs and organizations. Professional sports clubs and teams hire people who are trained in producing sports revenue and have marketing skills that are specific to ticketing, sponsorships, event planning, and marketing. This degree will provide you with a skill set and the competitive edge to distinguish yourself in the sports business field.

Admission Requirements

  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or above on most recent transcript
  • Successful completion (Grade C or above) of English Composition I
  • 30 semester hours of previous college level credit from a regionally accredited institution
  • Resume

Credit for Prior Learning 

Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program can earn up to a maximum of 32 semester hours of credit from sources as workshops, seminars, corporate training programs, military service, or other experiences. Documentation that the student presents must demonstrate mastery of college-level learning acquired from these sources. It is evaluated and may result in credit hours being awarded.

Career Possibilities**

  • Athletics administration
  • Athlete representation
  • Business operations
  • Corporate fitness director
  • Events coordinator
  • Game operations
  • General manager
  • Media and community relations
  • Promotions manager
  • Recreational director
  • Sponsorship coordinator
  • Sports
    • Information Director
    • Analyst
    • Announcer
    • Producer
    • Marketing Specialist
    • Public Relations
    • Youth Director

*This degree is a pathway to CUC’s MA in Sports Leadership
**Some occupations may require additional training, certification and/or education.

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