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Sports & Recreation Management

Sports & Recreation Management

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Minimum required credits: 62
AAS Student Education Plan (SEP)
Program Description
With increased national demand in the health and wellness field, the need for experts in the sport and recreation field is increasing. Within the Williston region, there has been significant growth in demand for recreation facilities and employees for these facilities. Students in this field will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to manage sport and recreation facilities, assess and promote community recreational needs.

Program Outcomes
  1. Accurately design and promote a sport or leisure program including the use of reasoning skills to analyze and solve problems, administration of the budget, facilities, equipment, safety, resources, marketing promotion and advertising.
  2. Supervise and manage a sport or leisure service actively and effectively.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills
  4. Demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: a) the nature and scope of the relevant sport and recreation related professions and their associated industries; b) techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in these industries; and c) the foundation of the profession in history, science and philosophy through out many different cultures.
Program Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.

BADM 140 | Intro to Sports Management | 3 credits
BADM 150 | Intro to Recreation Management | 3 credits
BADM 170 | Recreation Areas and Facilities Management | 3 credits
BADM 245 | Recreation Administration | 3 credits
COOP 197 | Cooperative Education/Internship | 1 credit
HPER 100 | Concepts of Fitness & Wellness | 2 credits
HPER 115 | Intro to Coaching | 3 credits
HPER 207 | Prevention of Injuries | 2 credits
HPER 210 | First Aid & CPR | 1 credit

View course descriptions.

Suggested Electives:
ACCT 200 | Elements of Accounting I | 3 credits
BADM 208 | Event Planning | 3 credits
BADM 240 | Sales | 2 credits
HPER 208 | Taping and Bracing | 2 credits
HPER 218 | Personal Trainer Preparation | 3 credits
HPER 241 | Intro to Exercise Science | 3 credits

The suggested general education courses are not required, but are recommended for a career in sport and recreation management.



Shawn Cote

Instructor, Health and Wellness
Health and Wellness Department
1410 University Avenue
Stevens Hall 128
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