Turn your passion for sports and recreation into a fulfilling career. The fully online BS in Recreation and Sports Management program prepares graduates with the management and leadership skills for the fast-paced, dynamic recreation and sports industry. Projected to grow to $83.1 billion by 2023 (PwC Sports Outlook,), the U.S. sports market is flourishing with opportunities in all areas, such as sports facilities (arenas/stadiums), sports marketing, community recreation programs, fitness clubs and intercollegiate athletics. The Recreation and Sports Management track's curriculum blends fundamentals with real-world application, and includes industry-specific courses in finance, law, marketing, human resource management and the sociology of sport. You'll gain hands-on experience through two internships.
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The FIU Online BS in Recreation and Sport Management provides you with the skill set and competitive edge you need to distinguish yourself in the recreation and sports management field. The economics driving the North American sports market include gate revenues, media rights, sponsorship and merchandise (PwC, Sports Outlook). Professional sports clubs and teams are interested in graduates with a keen understanding of sports revenue and marketing. The Recreation and Sports Management track gives you an interdisciplinary introduction to all the most important aspects of the business of sports and recreation, including marketing, strategic planning, management, human resource management, law and liability.
The FIU Online BS in Recreation and Sport Management major prepares you for a wide array of career possibilities—everything from working at a sports venue to coaching a youth sports team to managing a recreation program at a college or university. Here are some of the median salaries for various career paths: campus recreation director, $64.713 (salary.com); coaches and scouts $28,360 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics); sports marketing manager, $92,500 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics); and facilities manager, $82.592 (salary.com)
A total of 120 credits are required for the Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Sport Management with a track in Recreation and Sport Management.
To qualify for admission into the program, students must meet all published admission requirements which include: program prerequisites, General Education/Gordon Rule, GPA, and CLAST. Students who do not meet the College admission requirements may request a formal review by: (a) writing an admission appeal letter to the Department requesting a review of the applicant's records and indicating the reason(s) special consideration should be granted to the applicant; (b) forwarding three letters of recommendation; and (c) participating in a formal interview with departmental/program faculty or representatives
- DEP 2000 – Human Growth and Development: Introductory Developmental Psychology (3)
Required Core Courses
- LEI 3001 – Leisure and Recreation in America (3)
- LEI 3707 – Inclusive Recreation Services (3)
- LEI 3542 – Principles of Parks, Recreation and Sport Management (3)
- LEI 3800 – Liability and Law in Leisure, Recreation and Sports (3)
- ACG 3024 – Financial Accounting for Managers (3)
- PAD 4223 – Public Sector Budgeting (3)
- LEI 4940 – Internship * (9)
- LEI 4941 – Internship II (9)
Recreation and Sport Management Track
- LEI 3402 – Prog. Develop. in Recreation & Sport
- LEI 3524 – Human Res. Mgt. In PRS
- LEI 3630 – Care Maintenance and Design
- LEI 4560 – Leisure Services Marketing
- LEI 4590 – Seminar in PRS (Graduating Seniors only)
- MAR 3023 – Marketing Management
- PET 4251 – Sociology of Sport
- Advisor Approved electives (6 hours)
To ensure every student’s success, we have certain admissions requirements for each of our programs. To help you through the application process, our enrollment advisors are here to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.;
FIU Admission Requirements
Applications are accepted for Spring, Fall and Summer terms.</p
Steps to Apply
First Year Students
Please submit the following:
$30 application fee.
Official SAT or ACT scores.
Official high school transcripts.
Please submit the following:
$30 application fee.
Official college transcripts.
If you have less than 60 transferable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores in addition to any transcripts from postsecondary schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
In addition to the above requirements, international applicants should submit:
Official English Language Proficiency exam scores (TOEFL or IELTS).
Official translations of any transcripts, if not in English.
If you have less than 60 transferrable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts with translation.
Returning students must meet the current university and degree-specific requirements to be admitted.
FIU has policies for students who left FIU, please cli ck h ere for more details.
Please submit the following:
Online application $30 application fee.
Updated official transcripts
Program Admission Requirements
The following requirements must be met in order to be considered for the B.S. in Recreation and Sport Management - Recreation and Sport Management Track.
A minimum lower-division GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
Either 60 credit hours of lower division coursework or an AA degree from an accredited institution
Must meet the following lower division requirements:
University Core/General Education
Successful completion of 60 credit hours of lower-division coursework or an AA from an accredited Florida public institution.
To complete the online undergraduate programs admissions form, select your program from the application form. You may complete the online application and submit it, even before taking any entrance exams. All supporting admission documents may be sent to:
Florida International University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 659003
Miami, FL 33265-9003
FIU also accepts transcripts electronically via:
Faster (All FL public institutions)
Naviance (Typically used by private high schools)
SMART/Joint Service Transcript – Military records
*Meeting the university minimum requirements does not guarantee admission
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Alexis McKenney is an associate professor of recreational therapy at Florida International University. Her primary area of research and scholarship is in the area of character development and leisure. In particular, McKenney's research centers on evaluating the effects of prosocial behavior interventions on children and adolescents with behavior disorders or who are considered to be at-risk. She has presented on and published numerous articles and book chapters on topics that fall within the realm of character development.
120 Credits Required
$228.81 Per Credit Hour (In-State) + Fees
$345.87 Per Credit Hour (Out-of-State) + Fees
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