Sport and Fitness Management:  A Diverse Field

UMM offers two distinct options to prepare you for a career in Sport and Fitness management.  The Business option prepares you for a career focusing on the administration of sports in a corporate or office setting.  The Recreation option prepares you for a career focusing on the direct delivery of sports, fitness and recreation programs to participants.

Specific career tracks are available through each option.  Some examples are:

Training

Business Option

  • Sports Marketing
  • Stadium Operations
  • Special Events Mangement
  • Ticket/Group Sales
  • Labor Relations Fitness
  • Contract Mangement

Recreation Option

  • Coaching
  • Athletic Director
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Strength &
    Conditioning Coach
  • Manager
  • Sports Programmer
 

Each career track leads toward different employment settings such as:

Business Option

  • Sports Staidum
  • Pro Sports Team
  • Country Club
  • Sports Resort

Recreation Option

  • Fitness Center
  • School/College Athletics
  • YMCA
  • Recreation Agency

 

If you see yourself in an office working to plan, organize and coordinate business functions and services to enhance the operation, the Business option is suited for you.  If you see yourself in the gym or on the field working face-to-face with people teaching, coaching, and leading activities, the Recreation option is designed for you.

The Business option is offered within the Business and Entrepreneurial Studies degree program while the Recreation option is offered within the Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management degree program.  For a comparison of these two options click here.  For complete information about either degree program please visit the Business and Entrepreneurial Studies and the Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management web pages.

 

 

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